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Idaho defense lacking swagger in losses

MOSCOW, Idaho – From the moment trends started to crystallize in spring camp through the first three weeks of the season, the Idaho Vandals were sure of one thing about …


Soccer notes: UI sets sights on another run

University of Idaho coach Peter Showler likes his team’s chances of responding to Sunday’s disappointing 2-0 Western Athletic Conference loss to Utah State in a fitting manner. And why shouldn’t …


Louisiana Tech shreds Idaho defense for 678 total yards

RUSTON, La. – Ross Jenkins threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and Louisiana Tech had 678 yards of offense in a 48-35 win over Idaho on Saturday. The …


UI graduate brings life of innovation to campus

MOSCOW, Idaho – Meg Browning isn’t afraid of having her mind blown. Ron Walters is just the man to do it. Browning, a University of Idaho accounting and economics student, …


Vestal: UI law student beefs up résumé

Luke Howarth’s entry into the big time of beefcake has brought support from family and fellow students at the University of Idaho law school. And from his buddies, too, of …


Vandals roll dice in big road win over Western Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Idaho coach Robb Akey has proven he doesn’t mind taking chances, the most notable example coming on a two-point conversion to claim last year’s Humanitarian Bowl. Saturday, …


Vandals’ Axman regains health after cancer battle

MOSCOW, Idaho – The pesky issue had come up before, first when he was a teenager. Steve Axman was told he had a floating chip in his jaw, and for …


Last-gasp field goal drops mistake-prone Idaho

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Twice Saturday afternoon, the Idaho football team constructed double-digit leads and appeared ready to separate from Colorado State for good. On both occasions, mistakes and poor …


Vandals improve their rankings

MOSCOW, Idaho – In Aaron Lavarias’ first year at Idaho, it was the linebackers who seemed to have everything figured out. They were the ones who told the newcomers on …


Idaho dominates UNLV before cameras, big crowd

MOSCOW, Idaho – When Robb Akey took over the Idaho football program four years ago, this must have been what he envisioned – the Kibbie Dome pulsating for a nationally …


Caldwell: Spokane’s higher-ed grades improving

Spokane is not at the forefront of higher education. Lack of a major research institution has consistently been called a weakness as community officials assemble a 21st-century information-based economic curriculum. …


Idaho finds perfect mix in win over UNLV

MOSCOW, Idaho – When Robb Akey took over the Idaho football program four years ago, this must have been what he envisioned – the Kibbie Dome pulsating for a nationally …


Eye on Boise: Constitutional amendment would allow tuition at UI

BOISE – A little-noticed item on this year’s general election ballot, SJR 101, would amend the Idaho Constitution to permit tuition to be charged at the University of Idaho. The …


Idaho receiver makes Arizona’s roster as free agent

Max Komar figured good news was on the way when the Arizona Cardinals gathered for a team meeting 10 days ago. It was cut-down day across the NFL and Komar …


Nebraska plows Idaho with five interceptions

LINCOLN, Neb. – It wasn’t the homecoming University of Idaho quarterback Nathan Enderle envisioned. Enderle threw five interceptions, two which were returned for touchdowns, as the Nebraska Cornhuskers topped the …


UI keeps big-money road games to one a season

MOSCOW, Idaho – In the buildup to Idaho’s highest-profile nonconference game in several years, Robb Akey was asked if the Vandals had quarterback Nate Enderle – a lifelong Nebraskan – …


Traffic changes proposed near NIC for education corridor

Students and faculty will have more ways to come and go at the growing college campus northwest of downtown Coeur d’Alene if a new traffic plan is approved. Designs show …


Book Notes: UI poet’s ‘Sestina’ New Yorker-bound

A University of Idaho student poet will have one of her poems published in the most prestigious mass-market publication possible: The New Yorker. Ciara Shuttleworth’s poem “Sestina” has been accepted …


How adults handle economic hardship can indelibly mark children

Emily Rawls, 24, started at the University of Idaho in 2004, and her major and minor – interior design and architecture – matched a marketplace need. Housing was boom town.


Blanchette: At the zero hour, Idaho defense puts one up

MOSCOW, Idaho – Before the Humanitarian Bowl went all wild-hairs-and- whoopie-cushions last December, Idaho coach Robb Akey had the play of the day – fixing his stare directly into the …


Idaho defense stars as offense errs in season opener

MOSCOW, Idaho – Maybe this was to be expected for a weeknight season opener. Penalties, bungled assignments, miscommunication – all came in bunches for the University of Idaho on Thursday …


Blanchette: WAC has that finger-in-the-dike feel to it

When the Idaho Vandals are done hanging their Humanitarian Bowl banner tonight, can they please pass the duct tape to Karl Benson? The commish needs it to try and keep …


Vandals look to get team off to quick start

MOSCOW, Idaho – It wasn’t until October last fall that the University of Idaho football team’s identity – potent, if slow-starting, on offense and vulnerable on defense – fully materialized. …


Vandals linebackers connect on field and at home

MOSCOW, Idaho – Come Thursday night, Idaho football fans will have a better sense of how the Vandals’ starting linebacker crew has coalesced. Already, though, this much is certain: They …


Eye on Boise: U.S. Senate delegation loses ground in digital IQ

BOISE – There was a time when then-Idaho Sen. Larry Craig was dubbed the “cybersenator” because he was the first U.S. senator to send out podcasts. Now, it seems, our …


University of Idaho confident about defense

MOSCOW, Idaho – The theme has held from the early moments of spring practice to the final scrimmage of fall camp Saturday: The Idaho defense has been more relentless, more …


Shot nearly cost Kramer his shot

If it weren’t for the work of three doctors way back when, Jerry Kramer might not have become a star for the Idaho Vandals and Green Bay Packers. Nor would …


UI’s Enderle taking charge, getting praise

MOSCOW, Idaho – He’s held the same job for four years – the starting quarterback for a program once in disrepair and now steered in the right direction – and …


Adventurer connects thrill-seeking, trigonometry

Summer 1977. John Herrington, suspended from the University of Colorado for lousy grades, hangs by one arm from a cliff, holding a prism for highway surveyors, earning four bucks an …


UI ranch worker killed by lightning

Lemhi County officials said a University of Idaho ranch employee was struck and killed by lightning during a strong thunderstorm in east central Idaho.