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Isabelle Hadden sparks Idaho to 65-52 win over Portland State

Isabelle Hadden scored a season-high 16 points to lead five players in double figures and the Idaho Vandals (15-8, 10-4 Big Sky Conference) rolled to a 65-52 victory over the …


Matt Hauser guides Portland State to 90-69 win over Idaho

Matt Hauser tossed in 24 points, sinking 6 of 10 shots from 3-point range, to spark the Portland State Vikings to a 90-69 victory over the Idaho Vandals in Big …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Vandals’ Klinker sisters proud to be ‘workhorses,’ not ‘show ponies’

The concept of paired accomplishment is not unfamiliar to the University of Idaho’s women’s basketball team. This season, Lizzy Klinker, a senior wing, and her sister, Natalie, a junior post, …


Idaho snaps its 6-game skid, beats Sacramento State 67-53

Trevon Allen scored 27 points and Idaho snapped a six-game losing streak by beating Sacramento State, 67-53 on Monday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Eastern Washington wins sixth straight, topples Northern Arizona 77-66

Jacob Davison scored 17 points and added five assists to lead Big Sky Conference leader Eastern Washington to a 77-66 win over Northern Arizona


Sky’s the limit: Former EWU receiver Kendrick Bourne could be the first Big Sky Conference player to score a TD in the Super Bowl

A dancing Kendrick Bourne made his way down the steps of the San Francisco 49ers’ team plane after landing in Miami earlier this week, the sort of Super Bowl entrance …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Idaho Vandals prove no match for Southern Utah

In the best of circumstances, Southern Utah (12-7, 5-3 in the Big Sky Conference) is a tough matchup for Idaho. “They are a big, strong, mature team. We knew that …


Grizzlies’ Pridgett, Anderson Sweep Big Sky Player of the Week Awards

This week everyone is ready to turn the calendar to a new year and a new decade, but a couple of Montana basketball players certainly enjoyed the end to 2019 …


North Dakota State lands top seed in FCS playoffs; EWU left out

The NCAA Division I playoff selection committee spread the wealth in the 24-team FCS playoff pairings that were announced Sunday. Seven of the 10 conferences involved had multiple qualifiers in …


Leonick Tamba takes advantage of opportunity with Vandals

Sharp as broken glass, sudden injury tempers victory which is part of what makes football more than pinball on turf. The game is not merely the score.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Big Sky basketball: Coaches pick Eastern Washington men to win conference title; Idaho women second in polls

After reaching back-to-back Big Sky Conference Tournament championship games and returning the bulk of its talent, EWU was picked first in the coaches poll on Thursday.


Griz, Cats Basketball Stars Earn Preseason Honors

The Big Sky Conference released its 2019 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference selections and multiple Montana Grizzlies and Montana State Bobcats were honored. Read more on the players who …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Disappointing first half of season has EWU Eagles hoping to win out

More than five minutes had burned off the halftime clock Saturday at Hornet Stadium, and a group of EWU coordinators and assistants were still half-circled around head coach Aaron Best …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

Big Sky roundup: Weber State runs past Cal Poly 41-24

Josh Davis ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns and Kris Jackson added two short scoring runs, powering Weber State to a 41-24 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday night …


Move to offensive line paying off for Eastern Washington right guard Kaleb Levao

If not for the switch from defense in 2016, Levao, who swiftly developed into an All-Big Sky Conference right guard, his college career would likely be over.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

Big Sky football roundup: Dalton Sneed leads Montana past South Dakota in opener

Dalton Sneed threw for a career-high 430 yards and had three passing touchdowns and another rushing to lead Montana to a 31-17 win over South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Big Sky Picks: Eastern Washington will have its hands full with big, talent-stocked Huskies in Week 1

EWU beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts Saturday’s Big Sky Conference football games.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

Live thread: Updates on which Washington State, Eastern Washington, Idaho and Spokane-area prep players made NFL 53-man rosters

These next 24 hours are some of the most nerving on the football calendar for NFL hopefuls. All 32 teams will have their rosters trimmed to 53 players by 1 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

Bigger, faster Idaho Vandals hold back-to-back scrimmages

With two weeks to go before the season opener, Idaho’s practices will begin to focus heavily on its plan for Penn State, according to head coach Paul Petrino.


Coaches, media pick Eastern Washington to win another Big Sky Conference crown

The Eagles were picked first in both Big Sky preseason media and coaches polls on Monday. Idaho was picked eighth.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019

Five things to watch at the Big Sky Football Kickoff media event

For two days, downtown Spokane will be the epicenter of Big Sky Conference football.


Former Big Sky Conference players well represented at Hoopfest

A decade removed from his last Hoopfest appearance, former Post Falls High and Montana State standout Marcus Colbert quickly regained his familiarity with the world’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday …


Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann soaks in Augusta as part of historic women’s golf tournament

When I received my invitation to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur championship at the end of January, first I was speechless, but obviously super excited. I couldn’t wait to get …


Five predictions for Washington Huskies’ football team heading into Aug. 31 opener against EWU

Regardless of the program, spring football and its 15 practices provide very little in the way of stone-cold certainties. But here are five predictions as coach Chris Petersen and his …


Big Sky Conference announces football schedules for 2020 through 2023 seasons

There will be more Montana on Idaho’s football schedule and less Montana on Eastern Washington’s.


Idaho confirms four men’s basketball players in transfer portal

The Idaho men’s basketball team may have to restart its rebuild.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Idaho State hires Central Valley graduate Ryan Looney as men’s basketball coach

Success has followed Central Valley High graduate Ryan Looney at his three previous head coaching stops: Eastern Oregon, Seattle Pacific and Point Loma (California) Nazarene. Now he’s a Division I …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019

Portland State’s late surge denies Eastern Washington women their first NCAA Tournament berth in 32 years

Desirae Hansen hit a 12-foot jumper with 3.1 seconds remaining to lift Portland State to a 61-59 victory over Eastern Washington and claim the Big Sky Conference tournament title and …


All-Big Sky men: Eastern Washington trio of Mason Peatling, Jacob Davison and Jesse Hunt honored

Jesse Hunt averaged 14.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists during the regular season for EWU, the No. 3 seed in this week’s Big Sky Conference Tournament in Boise.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Idaho and Eastern Washington men and women hoops teams face off in Cheney doubleheader

When last-place Idaho (4-20, 1-12 Big Sky) visit Eastern Washington (9-15, 7-6) Monday at Reese Court, EWU the Eagles will be shooting for their seventh straight win in Cheney as …