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Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington ready to host improving Idaho for first time since 1994

When the Vandals (3-4, 2-2 Big Sky) visit fifth-ranked EWU (5-2, 3-1) Saturday at noon at Roos Field – their first meeting in Cheney since 1994 – the Eagles expect …


Prep notebook: Great Northern League has strong contingent in college football rivalry

Plenty of area high school players are participating in the Eastern Washington-Idaho football rivalry.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Eastern Washington, Idaho set to resume gridiron rivalry featuring fresh, familiar faces

Brian Strandley remembers lining up against a behemoth Eastern Washington offensive line when Idaho’s annual tilt with the Eagles was more than just a Big Sky Conference affair.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Top efforts highlights Idaho’s homecoming rout of Southern Utah

The Idaho team that had been expected to dominate Big Sky Conference competition in its return to the Football Championship Subdivision finally put in an appearance for homecoming.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Idaho’s Rahsaan Crawford always ready for contact, whether he’s on offense or defense

Rahsaan Crawford toils in the anonymity of the offensive and defensive lines and as a blocking back for the Idaho Vandals, yet he has the liveliest idiom on the team.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Idaho looks to get back to winning ways in homecoming date with Southern Utah

Deflated by a 24-23 loss to Montana State a week ago, when an extra-point attempt narrowly missed, the Idaho Vandals are out to show they’re not demoralized.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Missed PAT lifts Montana State over Idaho 24-23

The Vandals (2-4, 1-3) drove for what appeared to be the tying points when David Ungerer scampered in on a broken reverse-pass play from 9 yards. Cade Coffey was wide …


Mason Petrino set to guide Idaho offense at Montana State

Through five games, the Vandals have alternated between junior Mason Petrino and sophomore Colton Richardson – sometimes play-to-play.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Noah Johnson has overcome injuries to become leader of Idaho’s offensive line

Two years ago, Noah Johnson was standing at the entrance to the Kibbie Dome, an anxious freshman from Arkansas, new to the Northwest and wearing an Idaho Vandals game uniform …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Tanner Gueller throws eight touchdown passes as Idaho State routs Idaho in Big Sky showdown

Tanner Gueller threw for eight touchdowns and 492 yards, although the Vandals were able to hang around through the third quarter, drawing as close as 13 points, 41-28, with 5:25 …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

Idaho set to renew in-state rivalry with Idaho State

Idaho’s matchup with Idaho State in Pocatello is unique from at least three perspectives. It will be the first time the two have played since 2008, and the first time …


Upbeat Idaho cornerback Dorian Clark finally plays without pain

Dorian Clark developed early for the Vandals. He got into nine games as a freshman. He was supposed to be a grayshirt, but injuries on the depth chart ahead of …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Significant donations help University of Idaho move ahead with its unique arena

In the future, the University of Idaho’s planned Idaho Central Credit Union Arena will simply be a building, a well-appointed, tasteful home to men’s and women’s basketball games, concerts and …


Methodical Vandals wear down Portland State for first Big Sky Conference football win in 23 years

Idaho fashioned its first Big Sky Conference football victory since its return to the conference after 23 years away, wearing down Portland State 20-7 on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Vandals’ tasks are simple: Show up and win against Portland State

To jump-start a Big Sky Conference season that was becalmed in a decisive 44-21 loss to UC Davis last week, Idaho needs to do at least two things on Saturday …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Idaho receiver David Ungerer benefits from having mother as roommate for senior season

David Ungerer graduated from Pullman High School in 2013, less than 10 miles from the Idaho campus. But after his freshman year with the Vandals his family was scattered widely.


Idaho linebacker Ed Hall a finalist for William V. Campbell Trophy

Ed Hall is one of 40 semifinalists from the Football Championship Subdivision and one of three from the Big Sky Conference. Idaho has never had a NFF National Scholar-Athlete. The …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Idaho Vandals fall behind early in Big Sky-opening loss to UC Davis

UC Davis’ high-speed offense yielded quick results, and in their return to the Big Sky Conference, the Idaho Vandals found themselves trailing 24-0 in the second quarter before they got …


Idaho expects trickery from UC Davis in Big Sky opener for both teams

When Idaho travels to UC Davis at 4 p.m. on Saturday, the Vandals will face a team coached by Dan Hawkins, who led Boise State from 2001-2005.


New ‘caretaker’ Pete Isakson plots course for Idaho athletics

For interim athletic director Pete Isakson, the prevailing rationale for his return to the University of Idaho in February of 2017 was pretty simple.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Idaho uses second-half surge to top Western New Mexico for first win of season

Surviving a first-half test when it fell behind, settling into its assignments and physically wearing down Western New Mexico as the game wore on allowed Idaho to finish with a …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Idaho football hopes to bounce back quickly against Western New Mexico

Whatever else Idaho sees when it opens the home season Saturday against Western New Mexico, the Vandals will be facing a team that must really like football. The Mustangs endured …


John Blanchette: Dennis Erickson embarks on another coaching journey while being honored for his time at Idaho

Two things about football: One, any time someone suggests the game is at a crisis point or some moral crossroads, you can be sure a few rich guys will ready …


Denzal Brantley, Jalen Hoover ‘quarterbacks of the defense’ for the Idaho Vandals

The Idaho Vandals playing two quarterbacks has been closely watched and widely debated through the preseason and first game, against Fresno State.


Fresno State jumps on Idaho early, often in season-opening 79-13 rout

The Vandals got in trouble early. They suffered a disastrous first half, largely of their own making. They had two of Cade Coffey’s field-goal attempts blocked and returned for touchdowns …


Idaho hopes to keep Fresno State grounded, off-balance in opener

Job one for Idaho when it opens the season against Fresno State Saturday is to introduce doubt to the Bulldogs.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Idaho running back Isaiah Saunders stands as strong figure on field, at home

When Idaho opens the season against Fresno State Saturday – a Mountain West Conference team that won 10 games a year ago – the Vandals aim to clearly send the …


Big Sky sequel: Idaho Vandals not expecting sympathy in move from Sun Belt

Life being what it is, the University of Idaho isn’t going to get sympathy because the Vandals were forced to abandon the Football Bowl Subdivision after 22 years, and return …


Block buster: Kaden Elliss brings intensity, versatility to field for Idaho Vandals

Kaden Elliss is the immensely talented linebacker whose role with the Vandals has expanded to the point he plays a half-dozen positions on both sides of the ball, plus special …


2018 Prep Football Preview: St. Maries hungry for bounce-back year

Two years removed from a state title, St. Maries and head coach Craig Tefft are looking to bounce back after a down year in 2017.