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UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Jerry Hendren, Vandals great in 1960s, dies at age 70

A charter member of the Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame, as well as a member of the Inland Empire Hall of Fame, Jerry Hendren, 70, died Feb. 26.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington defensive coordinator John Graham joins Idaho staff as linebackers coach

John Graham is back in the game – and back in the Big Sky Conference. The former Eastern Washington defensive coordinator is the new linebackers coach at Idaho, he announced …


Idaho Vandals head to Georgia for final game as FBS member

Idaho’s 22-year venture in FBS has resulted in an 85-174 cumulative record and three bowl wins, including the Famous Idaho Potatoes Bowl last year. After losing five league games by …


Early turnovers put Idaho Vandals in hole as they lose 17-10 to New Mexico State

Idaho committed two turnovers in the first six minutes and New Mexico State cashed them in for 14 points, helping the Aggies to a 17-10 victory over the Vandals on …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

Seventh loss means Idaho Vandals won’t qualify for a bowl

After losing 13-7 to Coastal Carolina Saturday in its final home game, Idaho’s record is 3-7 with two games remaining. There is no chance to win the six games necessary …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Idaho’s Reuben Mwehla has grown with the program from Day One

As his career as an Idaho receiver tapers to three or possibly four games, if the Vandals can qualify for a bowl, Reuben Mwehla can look back on what he …


Vandals have two weeks to get injured QB Matt Linehan back on field

The status of University of Idaho senior quarterback Matt Linehan, who suffered a hand or wrist injury to his throwing arm late in the Vandals’ 24-21 loss to the University …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

Idaho Vandals build early lead, hold off Louisiana Monroe 31-23

Matt Linehan had his first 300-yard passing game of the season as he threw for 360 yards and three touchdowns and Idaho held off Louisiana Monroe 31-23 on Saturday afternoon.


Idaho Vandals’ Alfonso Onunwor has learned to be a leader and top-flight receiver

With five regular season games left and still, possibly, a bowl game for the 2-5 Vandals, Alfonso Onunwor’s senior season is progressing to the point the University of Idaho’s leading …


Idaho Vandals overwhelmed by Missouri Tigers, 68-21

The Idaho Vandals gave Missouri a brief scare. But any concerns about a homecoming upset were quickly swept away in a record-setting tide of scoring. The Tigers crushed Idaho 68-21.


Call Idaho Vandals’ D.J. Henderson a man for most any position

D.J. Henderson is living the defensive lineman’s dream. He gets to run with the football. But it has not transported him from a weighty sense of responsibility as a former …


Idaho falls short of Rajin’ Cajuns after second-half rally

Homecoming tightened in intensity for the Idaho Vandals as they attempted to dig themselves out of a 21-10 third-quarter hole against Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday in the Kibbie Dome.


Idaho Vandals’ Tony Lashley a part-time football player, full-time father

Where many of his Idaho teammates find football and school make for a full day, Tony Lashley, Idaho’s standout linebacker, adds husband and father to the mix.


Vandals’ running game thrives with Aaron Duckworth, Isaiah Sauners

Aaron Duckworth is fashioning a senior season that will have his grandchildren rolling their eyes in disbelief when he recounts it from his rocking chair. But it’s all true, and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

Vandals look to regain winning edge against Western Michigan

Idaho Vandals travel to Kalamazoo to take on Western Michigan


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Idaho Vandals fall to UNLV in 44-16 stunner

Lexington Thomas had a career-high 190 yards rushing and three touchdowns, Armani Rogers and Devonte Boyd had the longest pass play in school history and UNLV bounced back from one …


Game Preview: UNLV at Idaho

The Idaho Vandals look to go 2-0 to start the season when they host UNLV on Saturday at the Kibbie Dome.


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 …


John Blanchette: Vandals continue to win despite controversial decision to downgrade

As it’s been pretty much 95 degrees every day since our last Idaho football fix in the giddy triumph at the Potato Bowl, it could be assumed that all had …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

Idaho Vandals open 2017 football season with 28-6 win over Sacramento State

Aaron Duckworth rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown and the Idaho defense did not allow a touchdown as the Vandals opened their season with a 28-6 nonconference football victory …


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 …


Matt Linehan returns in fine form in Idaho Vandals’ first scrimmage

Starting quarterback Matt Linehan, who missed practices last week with an undisclosed medical problem that sent him to the hospital, was in good form on Sunday in the team’s first …


Check this out: Vandals’ Ed Hall finds success on and off the field

From walk-on to scholarship athlete. Check. Budding entrepreneur with a potentially successful business already on the way. Check. A great outlook on life. Check again. There’s hardly a box Ed …


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. …


Vandals’ top guns dominate spring game

In Idaho’s annual Silver and Gold game in the Kibbie Dome that concluded spring practice Friday, the Silver team first offense, led by senior quarterback Matt Linehan, rolled to a …


Getting drafted would be a kick but Idaho’s Austin Rehkow won’t be watching

Austin Rehkow doesn’t plan on tuning into a moment of NFL draft coverage this weekend. He won’t be glued to his phone for updates, either.


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

Idaho Vandals work to improve defensive secondary after bowl-winning season

Lloyd Hightower is listed at 173 pounds on the Idaho spring football roster.


Idaho’s Trent Cowan was born and raised to play football for Vandals

Trent Cowan grew up wanting to play for the Idaho Vandals – to play for the team he had loved all his life. He also dreamed of facing Boise State …


Vandals welcome December practices as they prepare for Potato Bowl

On Thursday evening, the Idaho Vandals completed their fifth practice to prep for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, where they will face Colorado State on Thursday at 4 …


Football preview: Georgia State Panthers at Idaho Vandals

They’re guaranteed to go to a bowl and finish fourth in the Sun Belt. So what’s left to motivate the Vandals as they finish the regular season against Georgia State? …