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John Blanchette: Win or lose, Idaho looks to gain

BOISE – Among the cottage industries spawned by college football, the manufacture of hoary bromides is likely the busiest – or surely no worse than second behind the office pool. …


Building excitement

After two sub-par seasons, Idaho Vandals football coach Robb Akey has led the Vandals to the Humanitarian Bowl. For the enthusiastic Akey, this season has been the culmination of patience, …


Vandals focus on Barnes

MOSCOW, Idaho – The first two weeks of Idaho’s bowl preparation were devoted almost exclusively to developmental work and nursing veterans back to full health. Bowling Green’s schemes and personnel, …


Idaho vs. Bowling Green means rivalry by marriage

Rick and Danielle DeMulling have been married for roughly seven months and a belated wedding gift came along in the form of Idaho’s and Bowling Green’s 7-5 football seasons. Those …


Akey appears pleased with UI contract talks

MOSCOW, Idaho – The process is creeping along compared to other coach’s extensions, but Robb Akey is pleased with where talks stand with University of Idaho athletic director Rob Spear …


Blanchette: Griz pause to consider their future

After the parade downtown Tuesday afternoon, there was a charter plane waiting to whisk the University of Montana Grizzlies off to Chattanooga, Tenn., and this weekend’s FCS championship game – …


Seven Vandals All-WAC

University of Idaho’s success on the football field this fall has been rewarded again, this time on an individual basis. The Vandals, selected Sunday for the school’s first bowl appearance …


Blanchette: With bowl bid official, Vandals can celebrate

MOSCOW, Idaho – As the whistle blows on the irony train pulling into Vandal Station, nobody is quite so pleased with Boise State’s return to the BCS party than the …


Aggies upset Vandals

MOSCOW – They met a few feet outside the media room, the backup quarterback pressed into action and the coach who had just finished trying to express his jumbled emotions. …


Idaho looks to end season with win

MOSCOW, Idaho – It’s been in the back of Adam Juratovac’s mind for several weeks now. The senior offensive lineman knew his University of Idaho football career was barreling to …


Sports in brief: Idaho’s Enderle expected to play

College football: Idaho quarterback Nathan Enderle (pictured) is expected to play on Saturday in the regular-season finale against Utah State in Moscow. Enderle has missed the last two games with …


Victories help open doors for Vandals

MOSCOW, Idaho – It won’t fully materialize until signing day in February, but one offshoot of the University of Idaho football program’s upswing is more open doors in recruiting. The …


Boise whips Vandals

Kellen Moore threw four touchdown passes to Austin Pettis and tied a career high with five overall, and the supposedly endangered, No. 6 Boise State Broncos overwhelmed Idaho 63-25 on …


Reader puts Idaho in novel position

MOSCOW, Idaho – This time two years ago, Brian Reader was the scout team quarterback at the University of Arkansas, biding his time to get a crack at the ferocious …


Akey sets his sights on upset in Boise

MOSCOW, Idaho – Five days before his team squares off with its most ardent rival, University of Idaho football coach Robb Akey made his stance on Boise State and the …


QB’s absence hurts Idaho; Vandals lose 31-21

MOSCOW, Idaho – The first ominous sign for fans inside the Kibbie Dome had to be the sight of quarterback Nathan Enderle warming up with his non-throwing hand. Enderle was …


Schmidt adds spice to UI’s tale

Inspiring on their immediate merits, the weekly amazements at the University of Idaho and the antsy contemplation of a bowl game are made even more remarkable cast against the Vandals’ …


Roundup: Akey on Bryant watch list

Idaho head coach Robb Akey is among 20 coaches on the watch list for the Paul “Bear” Bryant College Football Coach of the Year. The selection committee for the award …


Diagnosis buoys Vandals’ Hardy

MOSCOW, Idaho – The first prognosis came via cell phone. Daniel Hardy was in his bedroom, unable to shake the pain in his kidney, when a doctor told him to …


Idaho out front

MOSCOW, Idaho – A Texas-sized grin plastered on his face, safety Shiloh Keo galloped off the field Saturday repeating the same four words. “We’ve got a shot,” he hollered, referring …


Vandals whip Hawaii

MOSCOW, Idaho – A Texas-sized grin plastered on his face, safety Shiloh Keo galloped off the field Saturday repeating the same four words. “We’ve got a shot,” he hollered, referring …


UI’s Dickson picks right times

MOSCOW, Idaho – JoJo Dickson was taking in the merry scene after Idaho’s home-opening win last month when San Diego State quarterback Ryan Lindley approached him. Lindley had a simple …


Idaho’s Akey voice of reason in wild and WACky season

Five-and-one, perched atop the Western Athletic Conference standings, a first-time vote in a regular-season football poll and on the brink of bowl eligibility – the insanity continues at the University …


Iupati living large in Idaho

MOSCOW, Idaho – Mike Iupati wants to clear up one misconception right away: Back in American Samoa, most people aren’t huge. Quite the opposite, actually. They do hard, physical labor. …


UI needs improvement from one unit

MOSCOW, Idaho – They seem a lock to finish with the most wins of any Idaho football team this decade, and a bowl berth appears to be a solid bet. …


Vandals’ O-line matures together

MOSCOW, Idaho – A mere four Saturdays into the season, Dan Finn has gathered enough evidence to be certain of one thing. This is the finest batch of linemen he’s …


UI’s Komar finds productive route

MOSCOW, Idaho – The observation came from Max Komar, a senior whose words carry some definite weight. He’s been a part of Idaho football for four years, after all, so …


UI game times change

The University of Idaho football game against Colorado State in the Kibbie Dome on Oct. 3 has been changed from a 2 p.m. starting time to a 7 p.m. kickoff. …


Heston got special advice

MOSCOW, Idaho – It was a message from one former freshman to a soon-to-be college newcomer, and it still resonates with Jared Heston. Before he started his football career at …


Vandals focus on Huskies’ quarterback

MOSCOW, Idaho – In the buildup to Saturday’s Idaho-Washington clash, one plot line has dwarfed all others: the story of eight Husky assistants with deep Vandals roots. But for current …