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Late fumble haunts Vandals in loss to Northern Illinois

MOSCOW, Idaho – Early in the fourth quarter on Saturday afternoon, what seemed improbable started to unfold in front of some 10,000 astonished Idaho fans at the Kibbie Dome. The …


Vandals play Northern Illinois in home opener

NIU at IdahoKickoff: 2 p.m. at Kibbie Dome Records: NIU 1-0; UI 0-2 Radio: 1080-AM Overview: The Vandals open their home schedule with the best nonconference team to come …


Smith leads Wyoming past Idaho

A promising start didn’t last and the young University of Idaho football team lost 42-10 at Wyoming on Saturday.


Petrino will give foes lot to think about

MOSCOW, Idaho – When Idaho runs the first play from scrimmage of the Paul Petrino era this evening at North Texas, it could line up in an option-based offense that …


Chalich makes claim as Vandals’ starter

MOSCOW, Idaho – Chad Chalich has sidestepped most questions the last two weeks about how he’s performed as Idaho’s de facto No. 1 quarterback. But since the first practice of …


Chalich impressive in Vandals’ scrimmage

Chad Chalich has sidestepped most questions the last two weeks about how he’s performed as Idaho’s de facto No. 1 quarterback. Instead, he’s talked about his offensive line, his receivers, …


Vandals’ Bradley gets Petrino’s message

MOSCOW, Idaho – Paul Petrino looked over his right shoulder and noticed that one of the stars of Idaho’s first fall scrimmage was listening. Right then, the first-year Vandals coach …


Prosecutor won’t press charges in football fight

The Whitman County Prosecutor declined to pursue criminal charges against a against University of Idaho football player who punched out a Washington State University athlete at a Pullman house party …


UI football returning to Sun Belt

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho needed a stable Football Bowl Subdivision home for its football program. The Sun Belt Conference needed to get to 12 teams so it …


Sun Belt invites Idaho to return

College football: Idaho this week will seek permission from the State Board of Education to join the Sun Belt Conference as a football-only member in 2014, the Idaho Statesman of …


Petrino completes UI staff, adds four players

MOSCOW, Idaho – Paul Petrino’s years as an assistant in the Southeastern Conference, Big Ten and Big East resonated with Idaho athletic director Rob Spear when the Vandals were searching …


Petrino comes with pedigree, drive to succeed

MOSCOW, Idaho – Growing up in a football-mad family in Montana, Paul and Bobby Petrino heard the same message from their father that he told his other players at Carroll …


Gesser wants to stay at Idaho

Jason Gesser insists the Idaho football program can reach a level of consistency where bowl appearances become the norm, not a once-in-a-decade anomaly. He’s also sure he wants to be …


Vandals’ offense faces huge challenge

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho center Mike Marboe understands how talented and experienced BYU is on defense. He saw it firsthand last year in a 42-7 loss to the Cougars, and …


Vandals’ post-Akey era starts with SJSU

MOSCOW, Idaho – The last time the University of Idaho played a football game without Robb Akey on the sideline was Nov. 25, 2006. Dennis Erickson was the coach. San …


Gesser says, ‘It’s not just me’

MOSCOW, Idaho – Mid-afternoon on Monday, the sign outside the most prominent coach’s office in the Kibbie Dome still read: “Robb Akey, Head Football Coach.” A few hours earlier, Jason …


Gesser won’t go at it alone

MOSCOW, Idaho – Mid-afternoon on Monday, the sign outside the most prominent coach’s office in the Kibbie Dome still read: “Robb Akey, Head Football Coach.” A few hours earlier, Jason …


Blanchette: Akey’s spirit carried Vandals through thick, lots of thin

Those rooms where Robb Akey bowed the walls with his relentless spirit did not go concave with the air being sucked out in surprise when the University of Idaho sent …


La. Tech scores 56 points in first half en route to drubbing Idaho

RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech amassed 839 yards in offense en route to a 70-28 football victory against Idaho Saturday night. Kenneth Dixon rushed for 232 yards and six touchdowns …


Louisiana Tech steamrolls Idaho

RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech amassed 839 yards in offense en route to a 70-28 football victory against Idaho Saturday night.


High-powered ’Dogs up next for Vandals

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho has surrendered more than 60 points twice already this football season – at then-No. 3 LSU in September and two weeks later at North Carolina. Neither …


Offensive power Louisiana Tech next for Idaho

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho has surrendered more than 60 points twice already this season – at then-No. 3 LSU in September and two weeks later at North Carolina.


Vandals play at Texas State

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho football coach Robb Akey could sense it late last week in his players’ demeanor at practice. The smiles had returned, the energy was more noticeable. The …


Vandals take new energy to Texas State

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho football coach Robb Akey could sense it late last week in his players’ demeanor at practice. The smiles had returned, the energy was more noticeable.


Vandals, Aggies both ‘starved’ for win

MOSCOW, Idaho – In the 22 seconds it took New Mexico State coach DeWayne Walker to answer a question Monday about his team’s matchup with Idaho, he described the Aggies …


Vandals take extra time for trip to Carolina

MOSCOW, Idaho – Before Idaho flew 2,500 miles to face Virginia last fall, Vandals coach Robb Akey wanted to know: Do college football teams that give themselves more travel time …


Vandals, Cowboys have come down similar paths

MOSCOW, Idaho – In two starts as Idaho quarterback, Dominique Blackman has played in front of a run-of-the-mill crowd of 16,591 at Bowling Green and 92,177 boisterous fans at LSU’s …


Idaho, Wyoming share many similarities

MOSCOW, Idaho – In two starts as Idaho quarterback, Dominique Blackman has played in front of a run-of-the-mill crowd of 16,591 at Bowling Green and 92,177 boisterous fans at LSU’s …


Vandals struggle to clear up football situation

MOSCOW, Idaho – At a football scrimmage last month, Idaho athletic director Rob Spear sat on the Kibbie Dome bleachers and heard from one Vandals fan with an unwavering opinion: …


Vandals renew recent rivalry with Bowling Green

MOSCOW, Idaho – Another game in a budding rivalry with Bowling Green makes for a nice subplot. What matters to Idaho coach Robb Akey is showing last week’s flat performance …