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Vandals slapped with postseason ban

The common joke on Twitter Saturday morning, after Idaho announced that the NCAA had slapped its football program with a 2014 bowl ban, was the Vandals didn’t need to be …


Petrino excited after Vandals’ grand spring finale

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Idaho Vandals don’t have a clear-cut starting quarterback heading into the summer. But they have playmakers in spades – and a starting defensive front brimming with …


Petrino putting his stamp on UI

Paul Petrino wore a wide smile after practice on Monday evening. Maybe that’s because the Vandals had another solid spring session, or maybe it was because of who was in …


Idaho defensive line continues to impress

MOSCOW, Idaho – One of the truths of spring football is that what happens in April doesn’t always carry over to the fall. For Idaho, team scrimmages will give way …


Defensive line sharp in Vandals scrimmage

Some trends that surface in spring practice are sustainable. Idaho coaches hope the depth and strength they saw from the defensive line on Saturday is one of them.


Lots of offense shown in Vandals’ marathon scrimmage

MOSCOW, Idaho – Three-quarters of the way through a nearly three-hour scrimmage on Saturday, Idaho quarterback Chad Chalich’s throwing shoulder started to tire. This was understandable on a number of …


Blog matters: WSU’s Theron West flashes brilliance; Increased depth at UI creates increased competition

A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at spokesman.com/sportslink. Cougars


UI’s Vandals put in a long day’s work

Chad Chalich and Matt Linehan took all the snaps during the Idaho Vandals’ 190-play football scrimmage on Saturday. It was a typically long, intense scrimmage under second-year coach Paul Petrino.


Petrino likes Vandals’ speed

MOSCOW, Idaho – It was just one play on the second day of spring practice. Still, it had to be tantalizing to Idaho football coach Paul Petrino and his offensive …


Vandals satisfy their need for speed

It was just one play on the second day of spring practice. Still, it had to be tantalizing to Idaho football coach Paul Petrino and his offensive staff to think …


Blog matters: Mike Leach’s press conference and Paul Petrino’s spring standards

A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at spokesman.com/sportslink. Cougars


Idaho opens spring practice focused on team unity

MOSCOW, Idaho – In early March, when the University of Idaho basketball teams were still vying for postseason spots, the Vandals football team gathered at Memorial Gym for a little …


Idaho opens spring practice focused on team unity

In early March, when the University of Idaho basketball teams were still vying for postseason spots, the Vandals football team gathered at Memorial Gym for a little hoops of its …


Vandals’ Epps ups ante with great play

MOSCOW, Idaho – On a sunny morning in August, just after he had given his coaches and teammates of sign of things to come with 10 catches in Idaho’s first …


Vandals fall at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Idaho briefly made things interesting against Mississippi on Saturday night. But a lack of depth, a few missed tackles and a handful of mistakes doomed the Vandals …


Davis appears likely QB for Vandals

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho football coach Paul Petrino hasn’t ruled out Chad Chalich and Josh McCain for Saturday’s game at Mississippi. But with both quarterbacks ailing with shoulder injuries, it …


Vandals look to No. 3 QB against Ole Miss

Idaho football coach Paul Petrino hasn’t ruled out Chad Chalich and Josh McCain for Saturday’s game at Mississippi. But with both quarterbacks ailing with shoulder injuries, it seems likely senior …


Good effort by Vandals wasted

JONESBORO, Ark. – Idaho coach Paul Petrino saw one of the best efforts by his young football team Saturday evening at Arkansas State, but there were still too many mistakes …


Fresno State blasts Idaho in record loss

MOSCOW, Idaho – Late on Saturday afternoon, with just a few hundred fans left in the Kibbie Dome, Idaho quarterback Chad Chalich dropped back to pass and was blasted by …


Carr leads Fresno State over Idaho

Derek Carr threw five touchdown passes as No. 23 Fresno State pounded Idaho 61-14 on Saturday, scoring at least 40 points for the fifth time this season.


Vandals end skid

MOSCOW, Idaho – In a moment of pure joy, Idaho coach Paul Petrino sought out his wife and youngest daughter near midfield. Members of his staff gave each other – …


Northern Illinois comes back to top Idaho

Jordan Lynch threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as heavily-favored Northern Illinois held off Idaho 45-35 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 …


Petrino has multiple-choice exam in store for Vandals’ foes

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 has its roots …


Paul Petrino brings passion, discipline to Idaho football program

MOSCOW, Idaho – Both feet on the ground. Shoulders back against your chair. Eyes locked on the speaker at the front of room. It sounds like an order a Marines …


Vandals story lines

Lone year of independence The Vandals no longer are in the Western Athletic Conference, and they have one year before joining their future (and former) home for football, the Sun …


Impact newcomer

Paul Petrino spent most of fall camp referring to explosive freshman running back Richard Montgomery as a stud. His position coach, Jason Shumaker, simply calls him a steal. Despite a …


Petrino likes view at mock contest

MOSCOW, Idaho – Paul Petrino stood in the same spot Friday for Idaho’s preseason Media Day event that he did on Dec. 3 when he was introduced as Vandals football …


Petrino won’t say it, but it’s now obvious Chalich will start

Idaho football coach Paul Petrino won’t announce who will start at quarterback for the Vandals in their season opener at North Texas. But he said after practice Thursday morning 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 …