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Elmo turning heads at Idaho

The first practice of the week was over, and Idaho quarterback Nate Enderle and tight end Taylor Elmo – the proven senior and budding redshirt freshman – stood a few …


Idaho Vandals: Long flight, tough opponent

The punishing stretch began at Colorado State and wraps up Saturday night at Hawaii – five games in five time zones, with nearly 7,000 miles accounted for through the air.


Vandals happy to be home in Dome

Idaho needs four more wins in the remaining seven games to earn an invitation to a bowl, and Saturday’s 2 p.m. contest presents perhaps the best opportunity. UI is a …


Idaho, Lousiana Tech in encore

Idaho will stage an encore to its 2009 thriller with Louisiana Tech Saturday afternoon in Ruston, La, and the Vandals know the importance of their WAC opener. They don’t just …


Grandfather, uncle Steven Jackson of NFL guided Idaho RB

MOSCOW, Idaho – Back in Las Vegas, the father and son still cross paths. Their meetings are infrequent, unexpected – and usually awkward. Deonté Jackson has stumbled across his biological …


Deonté Jackson back on track

Back in Las Vegas, the father and son still cross paths. Their meetings are infrequent, unexpected – and usually awkward.


Horizon Air to paint airplane in Vandal colors

University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear’s flight options may have just opened up.


Out to erase bitter loss

MOSCOW, Idaho – After perhaps the most bitter football loss of the Robb Akey era, the Idaho Vandals did all they could Sunday to address what went wrong at Colorado …


Vandals look to grow streak

MOSCOW, Idaho – It started with a decisive victory over San Diego State last September. Two weeks later, the Idaho Vandals hung on against Colorado State. And last week, they …


UI’s Davis eyes opener

MOSCOW, Idaho – In the best of scenarios, Preston Davis would be back in early October, perhaps late September. That’s what the doctors told the University of Idaho wide receiver …


UI looks to build on 2009

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Idaho football team met in mid-January, its first time together since the program’s defining victory of the last decade, and quickly the focus became the season …


Bronco Bob takes shot at Vandals

So Robert “Bob” Kustra, the foreman at Boise State University, believes college football rivalries are meant to be civil, and that all involved are “to act like grownups.” I would …


Akey’s new contract tops improvements approved by regents

MOSCOW, Idaho – Over the course of a few hours on Thursday, the Idaho State Board of Education looked at the three items on the University of Idaho athletic department’s …


Akey’s raise could be 100K

College football: A nearly $100,000 raise – that is what’s in store for Idaho football coach Robb Akey, who negotiated a new contract with UI after the team’s most successful …


Vandals lose six scholarships

MOSCOW, Idaho – Once again, the NCAA has slapped the Idaho football team with a loss of scholarships because of the poor academic performance of its players. The Vandals on …


Defense carries day

MOSCOW, Idaho – Packaged neatly in a two-hour showcase Friday night, the Idaho football team gave some 3,000 fans a glimpse of what coaches had seen all spring. True to …


Defense stands tall in UI’s Silver and Gold game

MOSCOW, Idaho – Packaged neatly in a two-hour showcase Friday night, the Idaho football team gave some 3,000 fans a glimpse of what coaches had seen all spring. True to …


Niners nab Iupati

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Mike Singletary’s offensive line received a major makeover in a matter of 30 minutes. The San Francisco 49ers made sure they got their men, all right …


49ers draft Idaho’s Iupati

The San Francisco 49ers draft offensive guard Mike Iupati in the first round of the NFL draft.


Iupati gears up for call

MOSCOW, Idaho – If Thursday night unfolds like many expect it to, at some point Mike Iupati will take a call from a National Football League franchise and quickly see …


Kramer owed instant replay of another sort

They’ll award the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the 44th time on Sunday. Jerry Kramer dates his as being even a few years older, and instead of sterling silver it may …


Prestige pays

MOSCOW, Idaho – Robb Akey insists the University of Idaho honed in on the same high school standouts from the start. But when the Vandals started piling up victories in …


Success helps Vandals recruit

MOSCOW, Idaho – Robb Akey insists the University of Idaho honed in on the same high school standouts from the start. But when the Vandals started piling up victories in …


Vandals used key moments

BOISE – Max Komar scurried across the middle late in the third quarter and attempted to bring in a simple 5-yard catch – a play he’s made on dozens of …


John Blanchette: Gamblin’ Vandals set their own rules

BOISE – If it wasn’t completely true before, it became true Wednesday: Idaho football turned the corner. And ran smack into 1998.


Vandals win a thriller

BOISE – It took nearly every second to do it. But now the Idaho Vandals are 2-for-2 in postseason play. Max Komar made a sliding 16-yard touchdown catch with 4 …


Akey’s gutsy conversion play gives Vandals bowl win

BOISE – In the postgame circus, with jubilant Idaho fans strewn all about Bronco Stadium, Robb Akey emerged from a mass of people on a makeshift stage and got right …


Vandals win Humanitarian Bowl, 43-42

Max Komar made a sliding 16-yard touchdown catch with 4 seconds left and Nathan Enderle passed to Preston Davis for the 2-point conversion, lifting Idaho to a dramatic 43-42 victory …


Vandals seek a fine finish at Humanitarian Bowl

BOISE – Deonte Jackson has been in the University of Idaho football program long enough to be able to put 2009 in context. He’s seen the damage caused by coaching …


John Blanchette: UI defense must step up

BOISE – Five pass receptions in today’s Humanitarian Bowl and Bowling Green’s Freddie Barnes owns the NCAA single season record. This is a bigger lock than a senator from the …