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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

With a two-quarterback system, Idaho has plenty of offensive options

The Vandals have been in preseason camp since Aug. 3, and their first game, with Fresno State, isn’t until Sept. 1. They have had a pair of Saturday scrimmages with …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 6:43 p.m.

Idaho quarterbacks, run defense shine in high-scoring scrimmage

Quarterbacks Mason Petrino and Colton Richardson combined to throw for 10 touchdowns. Petrino tossed eight, completing three to Connor Whitney and a pair to Cutrell Haywood, who also caught a …


Idaho football hopes transition to Big Sky gives young offensive line chance to mesh

Offensive line play just fundamentally looks right when it is working. Apply force, move a resisting object. Jump out at the correct angle and cut off an object vectoring toward …


John Blanchette: Rob Spear, University of Idaho failed where it matters most – taking care of students

On Thursday, Idaho’s state board of education finally cut loose University of Idaho athletic director Rob Spear after lots and lots of investigation and risk assessment and hand-wringing. And presumably …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Athletic director Rob Spear fired at University of Idaho

The Idaho State Board of Education Thursday morning fired University of Idaho athletics director Rob Spear. The action concludes a four-month administrative leave for Spear. He was suspended by UI …


Former running back Aaron Duckworth getting used to new role with Vandals

When last seen in connection with University of Idaho football in December, Aaron Duckworth was lighting up Georgia State for 113 yards and a touchdown to finish a 1,025-yard rushing …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Lucky 7s: Charles Akanno, Cutrell Haywood shine as Idaho Vandals hold first fall scrimmage

Mason Petrino had a star turn at quarterback as Colton Richardson was among several prominent players who sat out the session.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Eastern Washington, Idaho land three players apiece on Phil Steel Preseason All-America Teams

National accolades are beginning to pile up for Eastern Washington and Idaho’s top players.


Idaho athletics trying to balance revenue shortfall, leadership uncertainty with new arena project on the horizon

It has been quite a year at the University of Idaho – roiled by sudden leadership changes and a thorny transition in the football program.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 7:09 p.m.

Plenty of young, talented wide receivers stepping up early in fall camp for the Idaho Vandals

Whoever takes snaps for Idaho will have David Ungerer and Kaden Elliss as veteran targets. But most of Idaho’s receivers are newcomers whose next catches for the Vandals will be …


Mason Petrino, Colton Richardson both showing signs of improvement at quarterback for Idaho football

Less than a week into the Idaho Vandals’ preseason camp, Mason Petrino’s overarching issue isn’t a looming quarterback competition with Colton Richardson.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

John Blanchette: Corner Club cornered market on true-blue Vandals

Corner Club stories? There are too many – the place is 70 years old, after all.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

Vandals report to camp and show plenty of optimism for return to Big Sky

Next to hoisting a trophy at the end of the year, the best day in a football season might be the day players report for fall camp.


After tumultuous offseason, Idaho women’s soccer returns to field with new coach Jeremy Clevenger

In the second practice of the new era Thursday, Vandals women’s soccer took a decidedly optimistic turn.


Independent report sheds no new light on Idaho’s handling of sexual assault, harassment complaints

A long-awaited report on the University of Idaho’s handling of sexual assault and harassment complaints five years ago contained no startling new information and offered conclusions that have been debated …


Five questions heading into football camp: Idaho Vandals

As the Idaho Vandals head into their first preseason camp since their return to the Big Sky Conference and the Football Championship Subdivision, the many pieces of the puzzle of …


Big Sky Conference reveals basketball tournament brackets, schedules

The Big Sky Conference announced its revamped men’s and women’s basketball championship brackets and schedules Tuesday.


Idaho State Board of Education meets, makes no decision on future of Idaho athletics director Rob Spear

For the second time in a month, the Idaho State Board of Education met in a lengthy executive session on Friday in Boise to discuss the fate of Idaho athletics …


Versatile Idaho football player Kaden Elliss named to Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Idaho senior linebacker and tight end Kaden Elliss was named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List, the Louisville (Kentucky) Sports Commission announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Big Sky goes back to 20-game conference basketball schedule

The Big Sky Conference announced Tuesday that its men’s and women’s basketball teams will play a 20-game conference schedule, beginning this winter.


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Foes become friends at Big Sky Conference media days

The Big Sky Conference’s top players know each other in name, mostly, but on Sunday and Monday in Spokane, they fraternized at the Big Sky Football Kickoff, an annual gathering …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Locally: Former Idaho basketball standout Geraldine McCorkell signs with pro team in Sweden

Geraldine McCorkell closed her career at Idaho with 1,552 career points, eighth all-time, with 546 coming her senior year when she averaged 16.5 points and 7.8 rebounds to earn second-team …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Idaho State Board of Education delays decision on Idaho athletics director Rob Spear

Rob Spear was placed on a 60-day administrative leave in April by Idaho President Chuck Staben following social media accounts early this year from two former Vandals women athletes. The …


Jeff Ledbetter takes scenic route from Idaho Vandals to San Antonio Spurs’ Summer League team

The Brea, California, native has played overseas in Brazil, Switzerland and Mexico. He’s had a couple of stints in the NBA G League and he’s working on his second year …


Idaho hires Jeremy Clevenger as women’s soccer head coach

Jeremy Clevenger, who has more than 10 years of collegiate coaching experience, is set to take over the helm of the Idaho Vandals women’s soccer program, the school announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 8:05 p.m.

Former Idaho star Victor Sanders stays positive despite lack of playing time at summer league

Rather than mope, Victor Sanders knows he can be seen by any coach, at any time. So, he said, just making a summer roster is a big opportunity and a …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 4:33 p.m.

Locally: University of Idaho announces 2018 Hall of Fame class

The University of Idaho is indelibly etched on Dennis Erickson’s football coaching resumè. Now his name will be permanently inscribed in the hallowed halls in Moscow.


Former Vandals forward Brayon Blake signs to play on Cavaliers’ summer league team

Challenged by coach Don Verlin before the start of his senior season to become a player Idaho could count on every game, Brayon Blake responded with a dozen double-doubles and …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Ex-Idaho standout Victor Sanders to play for Denver Nuggets in NBA summer league

Victor Sanders, who finished his collegiate basketball career as Idaho’s second-leading scorer all-time, has signed with the Denver Nuggets’ NBA summer-league team.


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Tailgating gets go-ahead at University of Idaho

Football fans at the University of Idaho officially will be allowed to tailgate after the State Board of Education approved an alcohol permit for 2018 home football games Thursday.