FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 11 a.m.
Thursday’s gathering at the University of Idaho had all the trappings of a pre-game tailgating party. Barbecue smoke wafted through the air. The marching band rallied Vandal fans young and old. Many drank casually from unmarked plastic cups. But some declined to say what was in those cups. Booze, perhaps? “No,” said one man. “Apple juice.”
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
Fri., April 29, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
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 for the next two seasons as part of the transition to the lower division.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24, 2014
THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 2013
Thu., Aug. 15, 2013, 12:20 p.m.
BALTIMORE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district is refusing to let a seventh-grade girl play football, prompting requests that the board change its policies on female athletes. Makhaela Jenkins has played youth football around Baltimore, southeast of Columbus, but isn't allowed on the active...
FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012
Fri., Aug. 17, 2012, 8:27 a.m.
So do all those Idaho Vandals antenna flags flap in the breeze at half-staff from now on? Today in a meeting room in Boise, University of Idaho president Duane Nellis and athletic director Rob Spear schlep themselves in front of the State Board of Education...
THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012, 1:19 p.m.
Idaho plans to play as a Football Bowl Subdivision independent and join the Big Sky Conference in other sports, pending Idaho State Board of Education approval Friday. The state board will hold a special meeting Friday to vote on Idaho's athletic future. Idaho is the...
FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
Fri., March 30, 2012, 9:05 a.m.
Not long ago, my sister-in-law asked me a question that I hadn’t considered. Was I planning to let my son, who was then 3, play football? The question struck me as overly cautious. Why wouldn’t I? It won’t break my heart if he grows up...
MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
Mon., March 5, 2012, 3:08 p.m.
The Idaho Vandals announced their 2012 football schedule Monday. Idaho faces road trips to LSU, North Carolina and BYU as part of a challenging non-conference schedule. Idaho plays seven WAC games, beginning with New Mexico State on Oct. 6. The Vandals begin spring drills March...
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2011
Tue., Dec. 6, 2011, 1:23 p.m.
Before a packed ballroom in the Compton Union Building Tuesday afternoon, Mike Leach was welcomed aboard as the new head coach of the WSU football program.Leach flew into Pullman early Tuesday and was introduced to the crowd by Provost Warwick Bayly and Athletic Director Bill...
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2011
Mon., Dec. 5, 2011, 10:06 a.m.
It was a fitting end to a season that Vandals far and wide wish they could erase from their collective memories. A forgettable, yet unforgettable 56-3 thrashing by Nevada on Saturday capped a painful three-month stretch which featured two wins, four losses by seven points...
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2011
Wed., Sept. 28, 2011, 5:24 p.m.
The lopsided score on Friday night raised some eyebrows around the state, so much so that Sandpoint athletic director Tom Albertson was fielding calls on Saturday from colleagues who hadn’t seen the game accusing the Vikings of running up the score. One caller had heard...
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2011
Tue., Aug. 30, 2011, 1:46 p.m.
The Idaho Vandals host Bowling Green at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Kibbie Dome to kick of their 2011 college football season. After nearly four weeks of fall practices, Coach Robb Akey reports that the Vandals are showing signs of marked improvement on the offensive...
FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010
Fri., Oct. 29, 2010, 10:18 p.m.
On Rocky Castaneda's Facebook page, Rocky identifies the Lake City players in this photo as (from left): : Colton Carlson, Robbie Quinn, Simon Gookin, Allen Carmichael (photos). At first it looked like there was no doubt the rematch would be at Coeur d’Alene, at least...
THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2010
THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 2010
Thu., Oct. 7, 2010, 9:48 a.m.
Perhaps the best football team in the region this year doesn’t reside in the Greater Spokane League. I suspect that team is about 32 miles east of Spokane. We can’t know if Coeur d’Alene is truly the best team in the area because the GSL...
MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
FRIDAY, NOV. 13, 2009
Fri., Nov. 13, 2009, 10 a.m.
Big game Saturday. Hucksters seem pretty evenly divided between Vandal fans and Bronco fans. Feel free to post your predictions here.More about the Vandals: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/nov/13/reader-puts-idaho-in-novel-position/
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.