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FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016

Watson leaves Boise victorious again 

Here's a real nice report from by SR bud Greg Lee re: former Coeur d'Alene High football star Deon Watson. Watson, of course, was instrumental in UI's 61-50 win over Colorado State in the Potato Bowl. The last time Watson played in Boise? He helped Coeur d'Alene High win its 2nd straight high school 5A football championship.

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Poll: Council made right decision

In the Thursday poll, a supermajority of Hucks Nation said the Coeur d'Alene council made the right decision in allowing day care licenses to individuals who have person marijuana offenses dating back five years and more. Today's Poll: After Idaho's big win in the Potato Bowl, do you think the Vandal football team belongs in the top FBS division?

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MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

UIdaho Hit w/Postseason Bowl Ban 15 

The common joke on Twitter Saturday morning, after Idaho announced that the NCAA had slapped its football program with a 2014 bowl ban, was the Vandals didn’t need to be ineligible to be out of the running for the postseason. Idaho is coming off consecutive...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013

Akey Enjoys Simply Being Sports Dad 

He was a gregarious personality on the Washington State and Idaho sidelines, leaping, hugging and chest-bumping with his players for 14 seasons on the Palouse. But now, looking across the field at high school kids, Robb Akey keeps to himself. He doesn’t want to be...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 9, 2013

Petrino: Chalich's Still My No. 1 QB 

With Idaho's offense sputtering through the first two weeks of the season, coach Paul Petrino said he'll continue to platoon redshirt freshman Chad Chalich and junior Josh McCain at quarterback. But he also made clear who's atop the depth chart. “Chad’s the starter. Josh is...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

Idaho Football To Rejoin Sun Belt 

The Idaho Vandals will not be without a football conference for long. Idaho, which will play the 2013 season as an independent, plans to join the Sun Belt as a football-only member in 2014, Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear told the Idaho Statesman on Monday....

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

1 Last Year To Jump Thru WAC Hoops 

LAS VEGAS – The elevator doors at the Orleans Hotel are papered over with the logo for the Western Athletic Conference basketball tournament playing in the arena next door, which otherwise seems to be a secret. The other day a woman pushed the button and...

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MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012

Idaho Vandal Suspended For Tweet 

Update: Gesser: UI will visit in offseason possibly monitoring or limiting Twitter among players. Says Elmo's suspension was for more than his tweet -- Josh Wright via SR sports tweet. A University of Idaho football player who put out a tweet criticizing the school's athletic...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012

Akey Surprised By Midseason Firing 

Robb Akey knew his Idaho coaching staff needed a pick-me-up after a 70-28 loss to Louisiana Tech on Saturday. So he called a staff meeting for Sunday afternoon to suggest some changes, find some bright spots and go over recruiting plans heading into the final...

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Gesser Will Coach By Committee 

Mid-afternoon on Monday, the sign outside the most prominent coach’s office in the Kibbie Dome still read: “Robb Akey, Head Football Coach.” A few hours earlier, Jason Gesser had met with the media for the first time as Idaho’s interim coach. And 18 hours before...

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MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012

Akey's Departure Brings Tears

This morning Jason Gesser met with reporters for the first time after being named Idaho's interim head football coach. The 33-year-old former Washington State quarterback, wearing a black pinstripe suit with a gray tie, started crying a few minutes into the press conference when talking...

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Idaho Fires Football Coach Akey 

Item: Idaho coach fired, Gesser takes over/Josh Wright, SR Here’s a bet: Robb Akey comes down to the breakfast table this morning, looks at a family trying to hide its heartbreak and booms out the question he asks every room he enters: “HOW WE ALL...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012

Daily News: Go Back To Big Sky, UI 

Subtract the 2009 season and the University of Idaho football program has had little to celebrate the last decade or so. And now Idaho appears to have hit bottom, with no home for the 2013 season. The once proud program - which was a perennial...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012

ESPN: Kibbie Dome One Of A Kind 

The Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho, the smallest stadium in the FBS, seats about 16,500. (University of Idaho courtesy photo) The Kibbie Dome is like no other venue in college football. It sits like an enormous barrel half-buried into the University of Idaho campus and,...

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MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012

Idaho Vandals Undefeated In WAC 

Idaho’s “new” season started just the way the Vandals wanted – with the victory that puts them in a tie for the Western Athletic Conference lead, albeit one game into the conference season. The Vandals did it by dispatching New Mexico State 26-18 before a...

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MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012

Akey: Uncertainty Hurting Recruiting 

With athletic director Rob Spear still trying to piece together 12 games for next year, Akey acknowledged the uncertainty is having a “tremendous impact on our recruiting, our planning for the future, on everything.” The instability has most clearly manifested itself in recruiting. Akey said...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

Idaho X-Country Star Rebounds 

After her health took a sharp turn for the worse last year, Idaho cross country star Emily Paradis has had to live by two simple words - patience and perseverance. "I really struggled with it a lot. It wasn't just a physical barrier, it was...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012

Bleacher Report: Idaho Vs. LSU 

Les Miles will have his LSU football team focused and ready for Saturday's home game against WAC opponent, Idaho. But from an outsider's perspective looking in, this game is about as far from even as one can get. The Tigers have started the season in...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012

UT-Arlington Abandoning WAC, Too 

UT-Arlington is set to join the WAC this year, but their first season will also be their last. A person familiar with the decision told the Associated press the Mavericks have accepted an invitation to join the Sun Belt, and the conference will make the...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012

Blanchette: Idaho Out Of Options? 

It is sad comedy, this dry rot eating at the Western Athletic Conference, the University of Idaho’s happy athletic home. Here’s one of the amusing parts: So many change orders of addition, subtraction and dissection have attended the perpetual remodeling of the WAC that Idaho...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012

Sheltra: UI Should Return To Big Sky 

The toughest, gutsiest call made by Idaho football in recent memory came when head coach Robb Akey decided to go for two points with four seconds left against Bowling Green in the 2009 Humanitarian Bowl. Compared with the decisions the Vandal athletic department could be...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2011

Idaho Vandals Upset Oregon State 

Coming into the year, Idaho coach Don Verlin looked at this week — with games at home against Washington State and at Oregon State separated by three days — and knew it would be telling for the Vandals. Could they hang with two Pac-12 schools?...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2011

Davis, Iupati Form Bond In Trenches 

Throughout a half-hour joint interview late last week, Anthony Davis (right) and Mike Iupati (left) repeatedly finished each other's sentences. Barely two years after they met at a college football awards ceremony, they call themselves brothers. The 49ers picked both of them in the first...

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