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Vandals hope to play role of spoilers against New Mexico State

As Idaho searches for fuel to fire its efforts in the final two games of a season in which it has no hope of going to a bowl, New Mexico …


Idaho Vandals could play the role of spoiler with own bowl dreams now gone

All the external motivators have faded away. There is no longer the prospect of qualifying for a bowl for the University of Idaho Vandals. The final home game has been …


Idaho will have to rely on backup quarterback to keep bowl hopes alive against Coastal Carolina

Idaho will have to keep its slim bowl hopes alive without record-setting quarterback Matt Linehan in its final home game. Sophomore Mason Petrino will start in Linehan’s place.


Idaho football falls 24-20 at Troy, loses QB Matt Linehan to hand injury

Idaho fell to Troy, 24-21, when it could not extend a fourth quarter comeback and recover an onside kick after scoring a touchdown with 23 seconds to play.


Idaho linebacker Kaden Elliss leads Vandals on both sides of the ball

In future years, when all the games have been played and all the statistics that are making Kaden Elliss an anomaly in Idaho football have been compiled, the origin of …


Vandals look to ride momentum into midweek matchup with Troy

After making a goal-line stand in the final minute to turn away Louisiana-Monroe 31-23 and end a three-game losing streak, the Idaho Vandals (3-5) head to Troy (6-2) on Thursday …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 6:08 p.m.

Idaho adopts short-term goals while needing big finish to make postseason

One week at a time. This is what Idaho’s season has come to.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:10 p.m.

Idaho could receive huge lift by upsetting Southeastern Conference’s Missouri

Saturday’s nonconference football game between visiting Idaho and Missouri is a reset button for somebody.


Appalachian State rallies past Idaho after trailing 20-0

After dominating Appalachian State through the early third quarter, building a 20-0 lead, the key for Idaho pulling an upset against the Sun Belt Conference defending co-champion was whether time …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Game preview: Appalachian State at Idaho

After coming up just short in a 21-16 homecoming loss to Louisiana-Lafayette, Idaho faces a Sun Belt Conference perennial elite.


Idaho’s kicking team works as precise unit

One subset of Idaho’s football team is not only upholding a pillar of scoring from seasons past but has taken the team’s “raise the bar” motto to heart.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

Game preview: Louisiana-Lafayette at Idaho

In three of its four games this year, Louisiana-Lafayette has lit up the scoreboard.


Idaho prevails over South Alabama in double overtime after lightning delay

After a series of lightning strikes near Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, play between Idaho and South Alabama was suspended for two hours. And then things got weird. Idaho eventually …


Western Michigan bounces back in fourth quarter to knock off Idaho

Western Michigan absorbed Idaho’s best shot Saturday and came back to knock out the Vandals 37-28 with a pair of touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter.


Joe Wysocki rides the waves as Idaho’s old-school tight end

Sophomore tight end Joe Wysocki introduced himself to Idaho’s offense against UNLV last week with a 53-yard catch.


Father-son combos work for Petrinos, Ellisses in Vandals football program

As a coach at seven colleges and one NFL team, Paul Petrino honed a deep knowledge of football. It would have uniquely qualified him to appreciate his son Mason’s prowess …


Idaho opens football season Thursday with high hopes for more success

In most instances, a 2-9 team would not be expected to offer the sternest of tests in the opening game of the next season.


Sun Belt Conference football predicted order of finish

Sun Belt Conference football predicted order of finish


Austin Rehkow stops by Idaho Vandals football practice

Austin Rehkow, Idaho’s four-year kicker and punter from Veradale who was waived by the Buffalo Bills on Aug. 20, made an appearance at the Vandals practice Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

Father-son combos work for Petrinos, Ellisses in Vandals football program

As a coach at seven colleges and one NFL team, Paul Petrino honed a deep knowledge of football. It would have uniquely qualified him to appreciate his son Mason’s prowess …


Idaho Vandals set serious tone during workout before final football scrimmage

New student orientation took place at the University of Idaho Friday. For most, it included lunch on a campus lawn and a band.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

University of Idaho asks again for alcohol permit

The University of Idaho is asking Idaho’s State Board of Education to amend its alcohol permit policy to allow pre-game alcohol sales in the Fan Zone and tailgating in Kibbie …


Idaho football grants release to Gunnar Amos

Former Coeur d’Alene standout Gunnar Amos, Idaho’s backup quarterback last season behind Matt Linehan, has been granted his release and is transferring to Idaho State, where he will be immediately …


Kibbie Dome offers Vandals football players perfect place to avoid heat, smoke

The star of the University of Idaho’s football preseason practices the last few days might be its four-decades-old Kibbie Dome.


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 5:54 p.m.

Idaho football set to open fall camp Tuesday

The Idaho Vandals will plunge into their final FBS campaign Tuesday night when they open fall camp at 6 p.m. on the SprinTurf practice field. Idaho, which enters year No. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 7:49 a.m.

Tailgating at Idaho Vandals games may get a little more legal

A portion of Moscow’s city code may be amended to allow tailgaters at University of Idaho football games to consume alcoholic beverages in areas outside the Kibbie Dome.


Idaho football brings speed to defense, experience on offense

University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino appeared at the Sun Belt Conference media day in New Orleans Monday accompanied by the most valuable player from the Famous Idaho Potato …


Idaho football places three on preseason All-Sun Belt Conference teams

Idaho football placed three on preseason All-Sun Belt Conference teams, as announced by the conference offices on Friday.


Idaho football picked sixth in Sun Belt Conference preseason poll

Idaho football was picked to finish sixth in the Sun Belt Conference Preseason Poll, the league office announced on Thursday. The poll is compiled by the conference’s 12 head coaches.


Idaho’s Matt Linehan named to Unitas watch list

Idaho senior quarterback Matt Linehan was named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List on Wednesday.