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Vandals look to ride momentum into midweek matchup with Troy

After making a goal-line stand in the final minute to turn away Louisiana-Monroe 31-23 and end a three-game losing streak, the Idaho Vandals (3-5) head to Troy (6-2) on Thursday …


Father-son combos work for Petrinos, Ellisses in Vandals football program

As a coach at seven colleges and one NFL team, Paul Petrino honed a deep knowledge of football. It would have uniquely qualified him to appreciate his son Mason’s prowess …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

Father-son combos work for Petrinos, Ellisses in Vandals football program

As a coach at seven colleges and one NFL team, Paul Petrino honed a deep knowledge of football. It would have uniquely qualified him to appreciate his son Mason’s prowess …


Vandals have little to say about Matt Linehan’s absence

University of Idaho starting quarterback Matt Linehan missed a third straight day of practice Thursday with an undisclosed medical problem that had him hospitalized at Moscow’s Gritman Medical Center for …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

University of Idaho asks again for alcohol permit

The University of Idaho is asking Idaho’s State Board of Education to amend its alcohol permit policy to allow pre-game alcohol sales in the Fan Zone and tailgating in Kibbie …


Idaho punter/placekicker Austin Rehkow invited to NFL combine

Idaho punter and placekicker Austin Rehkow was among 330 prospects invited to the NFL Combine March 1-4 in Indianapolis.


Idaho Vandals fill pressing needs on signing day

The Idaho football program addressed several pressing needs and signed a couple of players with familiar last names to start National Signing Day.


Dropping down may help Vandals with recruiting, says high school coach of UI recruit

Capital High School football coach Todd Simis gets it. He understands the angst that many Idaho football fans feel about the Vandals transitioning to the Big Sky Conference in the …


Robb Akey fired as Redskins defensive line coach

The Washington Redskins fired defensive coordinator Joe Barry and other members of the coaching staff, including former University of Idaho coach Robb Akey.


Lewiston man’s online petition seeks to keep Vandals in FBS

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.


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


Blanchette: Parallels of the two Deon Watsons are obvious in their Idaho careers

As his father followed the bouncing basketball for a paycheck through Europe and South America, Deon Watson Jr. saw exotic ports of call, met interesting new playmates and acquired some …


Young linebackers step up for Vandals

Ed Hall is a walk-on-turned-starter whose dad plays on a reality TV show. Kaden Elliss is a turnover-producing force whose dad starred in the NFL. Tony Lashley, whose position coach …


Idaho’s Trent Cowan was born and raised to play football for Vandals

Trent Cowan grew up wanting to play for the Idaho Vandals – to play for the team he had loved all his life. He also dreamed of facing Boise State …


Vandals welcome December practices as they prepare for Potato Bowl

On Thursday evening, the Idaho Vandals completed their fifth practice to prep for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, where they will face Colorado State on Thursday at 4 …


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 Vandals to face Colorado State in Potato Bowl

The University of Idaho football team is Boise-bound for bowl season once again.


Idaho caps regular season with eighth win; bowl destination comes Sunday

This was a moment to savor. Matt Linehan knew it, so he hopped on the trainer’s table and danced.


Idaho Vandals not a lock for Arizona Bowl

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.


Football preview: Georgia State Panthers at Idaho Vandals

They’re guaranteed to go to a bowl and finish fourth in the Sun Belt. So what’s left to motivate the Vandals as they finish the regular season against Georgia State? …


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-South Alabama football preview

South Alabama Jaguars at Idaho Vandals


Report: Idaho defensive line coach Kenny Holmes takes job at Florida International

Idaho defensive line coach Kenny Holmes will take the same job at Florida International University under new coach Butch Davis, according to The Sporting News.


Line play making big difference for bowl-eligible Idaho

MOSCOW, Idaho – If you haven’t paid close attention this fall, you might be wondering how the Idaho Vandals went from 10- and 11-loss seasons – four of them in …


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. …