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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 6 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Mason Peatling, Jacob Davison named to preseason All-Big Sky team; Idaho’s Gina Marxen also honored

One Big Sky Conference men’s basketball team had multiple players selected to the league’s preseason all-conference roster: Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

After turbulent offseason, Idaho basketball team finds renewed hope as practice begins

The first day of basketball practice looked like – basketball practice. Running, drills, coaching. In this way, the year was already off to a hopeful start.


Idaho men’s basketball adds Doug Novsek as assistant; Kirk Earlywine no longer with team

Before coming to Idaho, Earlywine was the head coach at Eastern Washington University from 2007-2011.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Idaho interim men’s basketball coach Zac Claus thrilled with team’s energy after summer session

In the wake of the sudden firing of coach Don Verlin on the cusp of a University of Idaho presidential regime change last spring, the Vandals men’s basketball team was …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

Bond between Chicago Bulls players Perrion Callandret, Zach LaVine goes beyond the basketball court

When two-time NBA slam dunk champion Zach LaVine called the Chicago Bulls organization and asked for a favor, it wasn’t the first time he’d reached out for his childhood friend …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Sports letters: Don Verlin firing another misstep by University of Idaho athletics

John Blanchette was right on with his June 14th column denouncing the firing of Don Verlin at Idaho.


Sports letters: University of Idaho made a mess of Don Verlin firing

The timing with respect to day of the week and time of day is evidence of a gutless University President.


John Blanchette: Firing Don Verlin puts Idaho in contention as college basketball’s No. 1 laughing stock

This may be Idaho doing the most Idaho thing ever. So far.


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

Idaho fires men’s basketball coach Don Verlin after he was placed on administrative leave

Assistant Zac Claus has been named interim coach and will serve in that role through next season.


Idaho’s men’s basketball uncertainty could affect five junior college transfers

Summer session classes at the University of Idaho start Monday, and the ongoing suspension of men’s basketball coach Don Verlin has implications for five prospective Vandals who are junior college …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Redacted report lists three potential violations by Idaho’s men’s basketball program

The future of University of Idaho basketball was celebrated Thursday in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new arena that has been on a wish list for half a century. But …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 3:58 p.m.

Idaho basketball coach Don Verlin on administrative leave amid potential NCAA violations

University of Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday, one day after university officials received a consultant’s final report detailing three potential violations of …


Idaho basketball adds junior college guards Ja’Vary Christmas, Keyshaad Dixon

Ja’Vary Christmas, a 6-foot-4 guard from Sheridan (Wyoming) College, and Keyshaad Dixon, a 6-1 point guard from Ranger (Texas) College, join Bruce Simmons and former Oregon State center Jack Wilson …


Idaho confirms four men’s basketball players in transfer portal

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


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Two Vandals guards exploring transfer options

Two members of the University of Idaho’s backcourt are exploring options to transfer, following the Vandals’ 5-26 season.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

University of Idaho gets green light for new arena

The Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to allow the University of Idaho to move forward with plans to construct a new basketball arena on the Moscow campus …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Idaho’s late comeback falls short in loss to Montana State

Tyler Hall’s late steal in Montana State’s 75-71 win over Idaho in the Big Sky Conference Tournament opener at CenturyLink Arena secured the Bobcats a spot in Thursday’s quarterfinals.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington hopes to stay hot in Boise; Idaho looks to pull off upset

EWU (14-17) begins tournament play Thursday, facing the winner of Wednesday’s first-round game between sixth-seeded Montana State (14-16) and No. 11 seed Idaho (6-25).


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Idaho State storms back to top Idaho 70-68

Idaho State advances to the Big Sky Conference Tournament as the No. 10 seed and will play a first-round game Wednesday. Idaho is the No. 11 seed and will also …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

Idaho-Idaho State preview: Bengals seek sweep of in-state rival Vandals

Idaho seeks revenge on Idaho State after dropping the first matchup in Moscow, Idaho.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Jerrick Harding carries Weber State over Idaho 93-59

Jerrick Harding had 22 points as Weber State romped past Idaho 93-59. Cody John added 20 points for the Wildcats.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 8:53 p.m.

Idaho-Weber State preview: Wildcats look to sweep Vandals

Weber State goes for the season sweep over Idaho after winning the previous matchup in Moscow


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Idaho snaps losing skid with 94-90 win over Sacramento State

Idaho’s Trevon Allen turned in a career night, 29 points, and Cameron Tyson was 5 for 8 on three-pointers with 17 points for the Vandals.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Idaho-Sacramento State preview: Vandals look to end losing streak vs Hornets

Sacramento State looks to extend Idaho’s conference losing streak to 15 games


Idaho can’t hold halftime lead, drops 14th straight in 67-65 loss to Portland State

Idaho’s ongoing 14-game losing streak includes 11 double-digit losses and a 41-point drubbing at Montana. But the Vandals came within a missed shot at the buzzer of taking Portland State …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Idaho state basketball: Genesis Prep star Jonny Hillman aims for three-peat

Carroll College-bound guard Jonny Hillman – the mainstay of two-time defending 1A Division II champion Genesis Prep’s reign – wasn’t interested in the big-school experience.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Idaho-Portland State preview: Vikings look to extend streak vs. Vandals

Portland State looks for its fifth straight conference win against Idaho


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Harrison Butler scores 21 to lead Southern Utah over Idaho 85-76

Harrison Butler had a season-high 21 points plus 13 rebounds as Southern Utah stretched its home win streak to seven games, defeating Idaho 85-76 on Saturday. Cameron Oluyitan had 17 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Struggling Idaho looks for road win vs Southern Utah

Idaho looks for its third straight win over Southern Utah at Centrum Arena.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 8:53 p.m.

Bernie Andre scores 22 to lead Northern Arizona over Idaho 75-54

Bernie Andre had a season-high 22 points plus 13 rebounds as Northern Arizona rolled past Idaho 75-54 on Thursday night.