Stories tagged: Robb Akey
FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2011, 4:26 P.M.
Vandals looking to thaw out on Saturday
The Idaho football team hasn’t won since Sept. 10. But while the 1-6 Vandals have been “as cold as the damn ice cubes in a freezer,” as coach Robb Akey …
SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2011
Vandals fall to New Mexico State
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Matt Christian and Travaughn Colwell combined to throw for 202 yards and two touchdowns as New Mexico State rolled to a 31-24 victory over Idaho on …
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2011, 4:57 P.M.
Vandals need to kick-start run game
Idaho football fans have scrutinized the volatile play of quarterback Brian Reader in recent weeks, and for obvious reasons. But it’s not just the Vandals’ passing attack that is languishing.
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2011
Pressure’s on Vandals’ Reader
Football: Brian Reader has been here before. He’s seen Robb Akey make a sudden switch at quarterback to shake things up, and he knows it can work. That’s because the …
SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2011
Idaho fans grumble as Reader struggles
MOSCOW, Idaho – The faint sound of boos began early in the third quarter, just a small segment of University of Idaho fans voicing their frustration over the Vandals’ offensive …
SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 2011
Idaho Vandals in doldrums on both sides of football
MOSCOW, Idaho – The quarterback play has been nowhere as efficient. The running game is far less productive. And the daring coaching decisions have yet to pan out like they …
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2011, 3:39 P.M.
Vandals optimistic despite poor start
The quarterback play has been nowhere as efficient. The running game is far less productive. And the daring coaching decisions have yet to pan out like they did two years …
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2011
Vandals offensive line coach McDonell enjoys return to region
MOSCOW, Idaho – The second-floor Kibbie Dome office is large enough for two desks, a mini-fridge, a flat-screen TV that hangs on the wall and not much else. This is …
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2011
Idaho falls short after missing two-point conversion
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Idaho hung around and hung around against heavily favored Virginia and nearly pulled the upset. And although Brian Reader’s two-point conversion pass fell incomplete, allowing Virginia to …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2011
Vandals’ offense sputters in defeat to Bulldogs
MOSCOW, Idaho – By now, it’s more than an occasional occurrence. The Idaho offense slips into hibernation mode, the defense grows frustrated and weary, and the Vandals’ opponent pounces. It …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2011, 2:10 P.M.
Vandals eager to take on Fresno State
The opening week of conference play, the dad’s weekend crowd, the fact that Fresno State will ditch the WAC after this year – all these factors should help make for …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2011
Texas A&M puts Idaho in huge first-half hole, cruises
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Idaho forced two first-quarter turnovers against No. 9 Texas A&M on Saturday night and couldn’t convert either. After missing those early chances, the Vandals wouldn’t have …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2011, 6:56 P.M.
Vandals eager to get back on track
It wasn’t just a dreadful performance against Bowling Green that Idaho coaches used the past few days to get the Vandals in the proper frame of mind for lower-division North …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2011
Senior QB Brian Reader leads Vandals into opener
MOSCOW, Idaho – On the first day of fall camp last month, Idaho football coach Robb Akey approached Brian Reader – a senior who bided his time behind a four-year …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2011, 4:45 P.M.
Reader in charge of Vandals
On the first day of fall camp last month, Idaho football coach Robb Akey approached Brian Reader – a senior who bided his time behind a four-year starter – and …
SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2011
Idaho makes strides in firming up its defense
MOSCOW, Idaho – The defensive line seems capable of withstanding the toll of a 12-game season. The linebackers are battle-tested and, in the words of their coach, can “flat run.” …
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2011
Hard work begins to pay off as Vandals hit field
MOSCOW, Idaho – Day after day this summer, Idaho football players – the ones who stayed in town – stuck to the same routine. They would make their way through …
THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011, 9:48 P.M.
Vandals begin workouts after dedicated summer
Day after day this summer, Idaho football players – the ones who stayed in town – stuck to the same routine. They would make their way through the quiet campus …
THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011
Confident Akey expects Vandals to go bowling
MOSCOW, Idaho – Today marks the start of Robb Akey’s fifth fall camp as University of Idaho football coach, and with each passing year the exuberant leader of the Vandals’ …
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011
Area roundup: Bandits advance to championship round at state
Blake Bozett finished 5 for 6 with four runs and the Spokane Bandits banged out 28 hits to outlast Pepsi Pak 24-20 at the American Legion Senior state tournament at …
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011
Surprise guest a motivator
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Idaho football team was deep into its final practice before Saturday’s spring game when Robb Akey felt a tap on his shoulder. It was former Vandals …
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011, 9:02 P.M.
Former Vandal Iupati shows up, shares insight at practice
The Idaho football team was deep into its final practice before Saturday’s spring game when Robb Akey felt a tap on his shoulder. It was former Vandals star lineman Mike …
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011
Idaho football coach praises defensive line’s potential
MOSCOW, Idaho – The offense has yet to coalesce. Key players from almost every position are either on crutches or hobbled. And the Idaho football team is forced to operate …
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
Bass shows explosive style in Vandals’ spring scrimmage
MOSCOW, Idaho – Back at Arizona State, Ryan Bass used to listen to Dennis Erickson talk about the players he coached at the University of Idaho. That was pretty much …
FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2010, 3 P.M.
Emotional finale for Idaho Vandals
Saturday in the Kibbie Dome against San Jose State, quarterback Nate Enderle will be one of 15 seniors playing for the final time as a Vandal. Each will be honored …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2010, 3:33 P.M.
Deonté Jackson back on track
Back in Las Vegas, the father and son still cross paths. Their meetings are infrequent, unexpected – and usually awkward.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 10, 2010, 3:05 P.M.
UI’s Enderle heads home to take on Huskers
Most of the details of his introduction to Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb., didn’t stick. Nate Enderle isn’t sure how old he was when he first went, or how often …
FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010
Akey’s new contract tops improvements approved by regents
MOSCOW, Idaho – Over the course of a few hours on Thursday, the Idaho State Board of Education looked at the three items on the University of Idaho athletic department’s …
THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010, 7:34 P.M.
Akey gets raise, UI dome facelift
Idaho football coach Robb Akey gets a new contract and Kibbie Dome will get a facelift after the Idaho State Board of Education granted the Vandals’ wish list.
THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010
Akey’s raise could be 100K
College football: A nearly $100,000 raise – that is what’s in store for Idaho football coach Robb Akey, who negotiated a new contract with UI after the team’s most successful …