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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 …


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. …


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 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.


UI gets OK for third-year law classes in Boise

BOISE – The University of Idaho says the American Bar Association has signed off on the school’s proposal for a third-year law program in the state’s capital city. The university …


UI to help get students onto technical track

BOISE – With fewer U.S. students going into key technical areas – a decline that’s raised major concerns about the nation’s future competitiveness – the University of Idaho on Wednesday …


UI gets grant to study student tech lag

With fewer U.S. students going into key technical areas - a decline that’s raised major concerns about the nation’s future competitiveness - the University of Idaho on Wednesday announced a …


UI student dies of apparent alcohol poisoning

Moscow police say a University of Idaho senior died of respiratory arrest, apparently due to alcohol poisoning after a night of drinking to celebrate his 21st birthday.


UI, retirees settle lawsuit

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho and more than 250 retired employees have settled a lawsuit over changes to the retirees’ insurance benefits.


Pipe break floods UI building with 6 feet of water

The University of Idaho’s J.A. Albertson Building is closed indefinitely after a nearby water line broke late Tuesday or early Wednesday and flooded the building’s electrical room with about 6 …


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 …


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.


Small-scale projects utilize energy, heat

The Northwest gets about 2.4 percent of its energy from biomass. Mills often burn wood waste for steam to run equipment and generate electricity. Wood also heats rural schools and …


Univ. of Idaho president criticizes state leaders

University of Idaho President Duane Nellis says state budget cuts are risking education programs and innovation at the Moscow campus.


Native giant earthworms are big find for scientists

Two living specimens of the fabled giant Palouse earthworm have been captured for the first time in two decades in what represents a significant discovery of a creature that has …


Idaho scientists find giant Palouse earthworm

Two living specimens of the fabled giant Palouse earthworm have been captured for the first time in two decades, University of Idaho scientists revealed today.


Conference draws on ‘Power of One’

When she was an elementary school teacher in Scobey, Mont., Deanna Peterschick Gilmore noticed that one of her students was always left out of playground games because she was the …


UI: Furloughs for 2,600 will save $1.2 million

The University of Idaho plans to implement furloughs for 2,600 employees during the next four months to save about $1.2 million and help offset shortfalls in state funding for higher …


University of Idaho student enrollment up 3 percent

The University of Idaho reports more than 11,500 students are enrolled this semester, up three percent from the same time last year.


UI laments budget cuts, touts role

BOISE – The University of Idaho has taken $22 million in budget cuts in the past two years, and with more looming, UI President Duane Nellis told lawmakers Monday that …


Boise’s Thomas plays key role in overcoming Idaho

MOSCOW, Idaho – The unrelenting chorus of boos came in unison, almost as if they had been rehearsed for weeks. Every time Anthony Thomas touched the ball Monday night, University …


UI president warns against further cuts

The University of Idaho has taken $22 million in budget cuts just in the past two years, and with more looming, UI President Duane Nellis told lawmakers Monday that higher …


UI student dies; no foul play suspected

Police say a 27-year-old University of Idaho student appears to have died from alcohol poisoning and drug use. No foul play is suspected.