Vandals Report


SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2016

Matt Linehan is the solid No. 1 quarterback for the Vandals, with Mason Petrino emerging as the likely backup. (File/Associated Press)

Mason Petrino showing his playmaking skills for Idaho Vandals

Mason Petrino showing his playmaking skills for Idaho VandalsMOSCOW – Idaho wide receiver David Ungerer has seen the same playmaking Mason Petrino with the Vandals as he witnessed when both played at Pullman High School. The question is, how much of Petrino will UI fans see on game ...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2016

Vandals open practice with high expectations, emotions

Vandals open practice with high expectations, emotionsMOSCOW – The air crackled before Idaho’s first 2016 practice with the excitement of a team whose expectations are unusually and unabashedly high. While many teams (and even more politicians) have spent this summer trying to downplay expectations, the Vandals ...

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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016

Vandals picked to finish eighth in Sun Belt football poll 

Vandals picked to finish eighth in Sun Belt football pollIdaho is picked to finish eighth among 11 football teams in the Sun Belt Conference, the league announced Monday. The Vandals, who went 3-5 in conference play and 4-8 overall last year, earned 48 votes – ahead of New Mexico ...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016

Coach Paul Petrino led the Idaho Vandals football team to a 4-8 record last season. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho extends Paul Petrino’s contract through 2020

Idaho extends Paul Petrino’s contract through 2020The Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday approved a three-year contract extension for Vandals football coach Paul Petrino. The Board approved a proposal that extends Petrino’s tenure through 2020. Petrino’s previous deal was set to expire in December 2017.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016

QB Jake Luton leaves Vandals 

QB Jake Luton leaves VandalsIdaho’s football program was dealt a blow to its quarterback depth when Jake Luton announced on Thursday he intends to transfer from the program. Via a Twitter announcement Luton stated: “At this time I would like to announce that I ...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016

Idaho Vandals dropping to FCS, joining Big Sky in 2018 season 11 

Idaho Vandals dropping to FCS, joining Big Sky in 2018 seasonMOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho will drop to the Football Championship Subdivision beginning in 2018 and intends to join the Big Sky Conference. Idaho President Chuck Staben made the announcement Thursday. The Vandals will remain at the Football Bowl Subdivision level ...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016

Idaho football expected to announce decision to join Big Sky Conference 11 

Idaho football expected to announce decision to join Big Sky ConferenceIdaho fans will no longer be arguing over speculation of whether it’s better to stay FBS or drop to the FCS level and the Big Sky Conference. Instead, they’ll get to quibble over the decided trajectory of the University of Idaho football program.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016

THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016

Vandals hope to see signs of progress during spring game

Vandals hope to see signs of progress during spring gameMOSCOW, Idaho – Leave the speculation on whether Idaho will return its football program to the Big Sky to social media and online message boards. It’s time to play actual football. Idaho ends its 2016 spring football practices at 7 ...

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MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016

Denver Broncos defensive back Shiloh Keo (33) celebrates with Corey Nelson following the AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and New England. Keo has resigned with the Broncos. (Joe Mahoney / Associated Press)

Super Bowl champs return to work minus Miller, Ware

Super Bowl champs return to work minus Miller, WareThe Super Bowl champions reconvened Monday minus some notable star power. Von Miller is in California doing the jive with Lindsay Arnold on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” and fellow outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware is in Alabama, where Gov. Robert Bentley will proclaim a day in his honor Tuesday.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016

Idaho’s passing game piles up numbers in first scrimmage

Idaho’s passing game piles up numbers in first scrimmageLEWISTON – Callen Hightower felt comfortable in Idaho’s first scrimmage of the spring season. The senior is a year removed from arriving on campus via Scottsdale (Arizona) Community College and is expected to lead skill players in what’s anticipated to ...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016

Q & A with Idaho president Chuck Staben 

Q & A with Idaho president Chuck StabenAthletics is often a great opportunity for students who otherwise might not have been able to afford the education they get. A lot of our students, that scholarship makes the difference between whether or not they can go.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016

Vandals eager to shine in final two years of Sun Belt

Vandals eager to shine in final two years of Sun BeltMOSCOW — Should Kaden Elliss exhaust his eligibility at the University of Idaho, his senior season will coincide with the season of reckoning in 2018. By then, the shroud of mystery surrounding Idaho’s football future should be somewhat clear, following ...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016

TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2016

Arizona Cardinals guard Mike Iupati, right, has been named the Polynesian player fo the year in the NFL.

Former Vandal Mike Iupati named top Polynesian NFL player

Former Vandal Mike Iupati named top Polynesian NFL playerArizona Cardinals offensive lineman Mike Iupati has received the Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Award. Iupati, in his sixth season out of the University of Idaho, has helped lead the Arizona Cardinals to a 13-3 regular season record. ...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015

MONDAY, DEC. 7, 2015

Kentucky State hires John L. Smith to coach Thorobreds

Kentucky State hires John L. Smith to coach ThorobredsAPNewsNow. Should stand. FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State has hired former Louisville and Arkansas coach John L. Smith to rebuild the NCAA Division II Thorobreds. Smith, 67, was 14-19 the past three seasons at D-II Fort Lewis (Colorado) College. He ...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2015

SATURDAY, OCT. 3, 2015

Arkansas State beats Idaho

Arkansas State beats IdahoJONESBORO, Ark. — Michael Gordon ran for three touchdowns to lead Arkansas State to a 49-35 win over Idaho in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday night. Gordon carried 26 times for 221 yards for the Red Wolves (2-3, 1-0). ...

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UI vs. Texas State


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