Stories tagged: Rob Spear
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Former diver Mairin Jameson sued the University of Idaho in federal court this week, seeking monetary damages for the university’s mistakes in
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 8 a.m.
For interim athletic director Pete Isakson, the prevailing rationale for his return to the University of Idaho in February of 2017 was pretty simple.
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
The loss of Rob Spear as University of Idaho’s athletic director is surprising and devastating.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 6:28 p.m.
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.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 5 a.m.
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.
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 9:10 p.m.
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 …
Fri., July 27, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Uncertainty over the future of University of Idaho’s athletics remains ongoing after the UI announced Thursday it was indefinitely extending the administrative leave of athletics director Rob Spear.
Fri., May 11, 2018, 2:53 p.m.
The Moscow Police Department disclosed that a University of Idaho student athlete was accused of sexual assault last year, contradicting a statement by the athletic director that his department has …
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Associated Students of the University of Idaho approve resolution calling for athletic director Rob Spear’s resignation
In a Wednesday night meeting that lasted more than three hours, the Associated Students of the University of Idaho Wednesday approved a resolution calling for the resignation of athletics director …
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 6:21 p.m.
One day before an Associated Students of the University of Idaho vote on whether athletics director Rob Spear should be fired, UI president Chuck Staben announced he is placing Spear …
Wed., March 28, 2018, 11:05 p.m.
As the Associated Students of the University of Idaho listened Wednesday night to testimony about a resolution they will vote on next week calling for the firing of Vandals athletics …
Thu., March 8, 2018, 10 p.m.
Idaho athletic department admits to mistakes in handling of sexual assault, harassment complaints against football player in 2013
Diver Mairin Jameson and distance runner Maggie Miller reported six instances of harassment by wide receiver Jahrie Level in 2013 to Moscow Police and members of the university’s athletic department …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 9:26 p.m.
Almost two years after University of Idaho President Chuck Staben announced that the Vandals would no longer compete in college football’s top division, and a month after the school won …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
Will college football in the Inland Northwest be saved from smoky skies this weekend?
Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
In the unending desire of higher education institutions to differentiate themselves as unique, the University of Idaho is aligning itself with the state’s widely recognized timber industry.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
The University of Idaho wants more of its state funding to go to athletics to cover a projected deficit, and the State Board of Education wants more details before it …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
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.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 11:46 p.m.
For weeks the University of Idaho football team’s most likely bowl destination appeared to be the Arizona Bowl on Dec. 30 in Tucson. But that’s not so certain now.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 10:55 p.m.
A new home for University of Idaho events was unveiled on Friday. The Idaho Arena will be 4,700-seat, 70,000-square-foot athletics facility that will be home for the Vandal men’s and …
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 4 a.m.
Hugh Diener doesn’t think of it as a boycott. He’s merely sticking to what he – and other boosters – told University of Idaho president Chuck Staben months ago.
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 11:03 p.m.
A week before the University of Idaho announced that it would become the first school to drop from the highest level of college football, athletic director Rob Spear wanted to …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 10:18 a.m.
Wyoming will not make a scheduled road trip to Idaho in 2018 because Idaho is dropping out of the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
Here’s a guess: the next time University of Idaho president Chuck Staben joins his educrat compadres at a convention or gathering, every five minutes or so he’ll get clapped on …
Wed., July 22, 2015
Chris Helbling, who served as assistant coach, and Milt Palacio, who served as Director of Player Development, are no longer with the Idaho men’s basketball program, Idaho athletic director Rob …
Sat., March 28, 2015
When the Duke and Maryland women’s basketball teams tip off this afternoon at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, it will be the ninth time since 2001 that Washington State University has …
Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
The University of Idaho is moving forward with plans to aggressively raise funds for a $30 million multiuse on-campus arena, UI president Chuck Staben and athletic director Rob Spear informed …
Thu., Sept. 4, 2014
With oddsmakers casting them as 36 1/2-point underdogs, the Idaho Vandals’ season opener at Florida last Saturday was being dismissed as no contest well before kickoff. Now that’s what it …