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Appalachian State rallies past Idaho after trailing 20-0

After dominating Appalachian State through the early third quarter, building a 20-0 lead, the key for Idaho pulling an upset against the Sun Belt Conference defending co-champion was whether time …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Game preview: Appalachian State at Idaho

After coming up just short in a 21-16 homecoming loss to Louisiana-Lafayette, Idaho faces a Sun Belt Conference perennial elite.


Idaho’s kicking team works as precise unit

One subset of Idaho’s football team is not only upholding a pillar of scoring from seasons past but has taken the team’s “raise the bar” motto to heart.


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.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

Game preview: Louisiana-Lafayette at Idaho

In three of its four games this year, Louisiana-Lafayette has lit up the scoreboard.


Joe Wysocki rides the waves as Idaho’s old-school tight end

Sophomore tight end Joe Wysocki introduced himself to Idaho’s offense against UNLV last week with a 53-yard catch.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:45 p.m.

Vandals expect better showing from Rebels after UNLV’s shocking defeat

When Idaho hosts UNLV on Saturday, Vandals coach Paul Petrino believes his team is more likely to face the Rebels who took UI to overtime last year than the team …


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 …


2017 football: Idaho Vandals preview

From a team that won only one game as recently as 2014, to one that showed it could win, with a 4-8 record in 2015, to one that expects to …


Idaho opens football season Thursday with high hopes for more success

In most instances, a 2-9 team would not be expected to offer the sternest of tests in the opening game of the next season.


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 …


Aikeem Coleman, Zach Cable lead resurgence of Idaho’s defense

As the University of Idaho clawed its way to respectability, a 9-4 record and a bowl game win last year after six straight losing seasons, a defense that had struggled …


Idaho Vandals defense totals four interceptions in final scrimmage of camp

University of Idaho coach Paul Petrino saw a particularly strong showing from the Vandals’ defensive backfield in the final scrimmage of preseason camp Saturday.


Idaho Vandals set serious tone during workout before final football scrimmage

New student orientation took place at the University of Idaho Friday. For most, it included lunch on a campus lawn and a band.


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 …


Vandals have little to say about Matt Linehan’s absence

University of Idaho starting quarterback Matt Linehan missed a third straight day of practice Thursday with an undisclosed medical problem that had him hospitalized at Moscow’s Gritman Medical Center for …


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 …


Kibbie Dome offers Vandals football players perfect place to avoid heat, smoke

The star of the University of Idaho’s football preseason practices the last few days might be its four-decades-old Kibbie Dome.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Idaho defense leaves footprint on day one of camp

The Vandals, especially those adorned in white defensive jerseys, did seem to hit a new gear during the first day of camp and the general consensus – from the head …


Idaho football brings speed to defense, experience on offense

University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino appeared at the Sun Belt Conference media day in New Orleans Monday accompanied by the most valuable player from the Famous Idaho Potato …


UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Scrimmage at Lewiston High brings out best in Idaho Vandals’ defensive front

When the Idaho Vandals took the show on the road Friday to Lewiston’s venerable Bengal Field, sunlight, a bit of a chill in the air and heavy evening grass made …


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.


Successful season lifts optimism as Idaho prepares to start spring football

The University of Idaho Kibbie Dome was as quiet as a church at midweek Thursday. The weight room wasn’t much busier.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 3:29 p.m.

Vandals suspend Charles Akanno from football team

Redshirt freshman Charles Akanno has been suspended indefinitely from the Idaho Vandals football team, the university announced on Monday.


Lewiston man’s online petition seeks to keep Vandals in FBS

The University of Idaho football team made its statement last week in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Now a Vandals booster is trying to make another one.


Idaho’s Deon Watson leaves Albertsons Stadium victorious again

Deon Watson loves visiting the Treasure Valley. In particular, Watson enjoys playing at Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium. The senior wide receiver from Coeur d’Alene caught a 74-yard touchdown pass as …


Idaho coach Paul Petrino took to heart encouraging words in darker days

In his first two seasons as Idaho football coach, Paul Petrino tried not to let the losing get to him.


Heading into Potato Bowl, Vandals have embraced role as underdogs all season

Being an underdog is nothing new to the University of Idaho football team. For the Vandals to find themselves 13


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 …


Idaho’s Paul Petrino named Sun Belt coach of the year

University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino, who led the Vandals to an 8-4 record and their first bowl appearance since 2009, was voted the Sun Belt Conference coach of …