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UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Idaho names Adam Breske inside linebackers coach, replacing former Eastern Washington defensive coordinator John Graham

Idaho football has hired Adam Breske, the son of Vandals defensive coordinator Mike Breske, as its inside linebackers coach – the program announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 3:58 p.m.

Idaho Vandals football team matches program record in NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate

Academic problems that left the Idaho football team ineligible for postseason play as recently as 2014 remained in the past as the Vandals tied a program record in the latest …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

Aaron Duckworth reaches 1,000 yards as Idaho Vandals wrap up season, FBS tenure with a win

Colton Richardson threw for 228 yards and a touchdown; senior running back Aaron Duckworth ran for 113 yards, a touchdown and a 1,025-yard rushing season; and the Vandals forced four …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 7:59 p.m.

Idaho heads to South Alabama for another shot at Dallas Davis, Jaguars

South Alabama will learn something about its depth when it hosts Idaho.


Jake Luton’s roundabout path leads him back to the Palouse – this time as a starting QB in the Pac-12

At first glance, Jake Luton looks every bit the Pac-12 starting quarterback he’s become. Standing 6-7 and weighing 234 pounds, he measures up just right – more than just right, …


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 …


2017 football: Five best Idaho QBs of all-time

The Spokesman-Review selects the five best quarterbacks to play at the University of Idaho.


Idaho’s Matt Linehan continues family tradition of leading the Vandals

Senior Matt Linehan has progressed in measurables like passing statistics and wins and in a quarterback’s prized intangible, leadership.


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’s 2017 difference maker: Jordan Rose

On an offensive line that must replace three starters, senior offensive tackle Jordan Rose is a stabilizing presence.


Washington State’s Hercules Mata’afa, Idaho’s Aikeem Coleman named to Ted Hendricks Award watch list

Washington State’s Hercules Mata’afa and Idaho’s Aikeem Coleman were recently added to the watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, given annually the best defensive end in college football.


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.


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 …


Former Vandals QB Jake Luton named Oregon State starter

Oregon State coach Gary Andersen has named community college transfer Jake Luton the Beavers’ starting quarterback. Andersen announced his decision following a practice in Bend, Oregon, where the Beavers have …


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 3:53 p.m.

Idaho football posts lowest Academic Progress Rate in FBS

The NCAA released its annual Academic Progress Rates (APR) on Wednesday, and the Idaho Vandals football team was at the bottom of the Football Bowl Subdivision.


UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Former Idaho punter Austin Rehkow signs as free agent with Buffalo Bills

Former University of Idaho punter Austin Rehkow signed with the Buffalo Bills on Saturday.


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 …


Fire on ice: Vandals heat up, pound Rams in Potato Bowl

Idaho took control in the second quarter and built a 34-point lead in the third quarter as the Vandals knocked off heavily favored Colorado State 61-50 in the 20th Famous …


Potato Bowl notes: Matt Linehan leads on field then makes waves during postgame

First, Matt Linehan sizzled on the field. Then he made waves in a postgame radio interview. After leading Idaho to a 61-50 win in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the …


2-minute drill: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

What to watch as Idaho plays Colorado State in the Potato Bowl on Thursday in Boise.


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’ Steven Matlock remembers late mother, father ahead of Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Steven Matlock remembers his mom dropping him off at college for the first time. He remembers how unhappy she was to say goodbye to her oldest son. Then he remembers …


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 …


Tough-as-iron Vandals hold on to defeat South Alabama for seventh win

On Saturday, Idaho again stayed cool with the game on the line, batting down the University of South Alabama’s Hail Mary attempt as time expired in a 38-31 triumph at …


Idaho Vandals bowl eligible after 47-14 win over Texas State

Matt Linehan threw for 336 yards and a touchdown as Idaho scored the final 33 points of the game to beat Texas State 47-14 on Saturday to become bowl eligible. …


Appalachian State grabs 3 INTs in 37-19 win over Idaho

Taylor Lamb threw for 220 yards and rushed for one touchdown, Jalin Moore had 114 yards rushing and a score, and Appalachian State beat Idaho 37-19 on Saturday.


Locally: University of Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2016

Four athletes, a beloved athletic trainer, husband and wife boosters and a team were inducted into the University of Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame last weekend in Moscow.


Vandals race, dance past New Mexico State, 55-23

Behind a 476-yard passing day from quarterback Matt Linehan, the Idaho Vandals clobbered New Mexico State 55-23 on Saturday to post their most convincing win over an FBS opponent – …