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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

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.


Defense, wide receivers make standout plays in Idaho’s first scrimmage

In the competitive manner of brothers, Kaden and Christian Elliss kept a running tally of their respective exploits as members of the Idaho Vandals’ defense last season.


New Idaho athletic director Terry Gawlik believes in power of being connected

Gawlik comes to Idaho after 25 years in athletics administration at the University of Wisconsin, including 14 years as Senior Woman Administrator.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Idaho coach Paul Petrino’s expectations high entering first fall scrimmage

But, in the early sessions of preseason camp, veteran receivers Jeff Cotton and Cutrell Haywood have played lights-out, and the secondary, of late, has begun to rise to the challenge. …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

With knee injury behind him, Idaho running back Dylan Thigpen has high hopes for this season

Two seasons ago, Dylan Thigpen was a breakout star in Idaho spring football. Every practice he pressed the defense. In a notable run in a scrimmage, he cleared a gap …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Terry Gawlik hired as University of Idaho athletic director

Terry Gawlik, senior associate athletic director for sports administration at the University of Wisconsin, has been hired to head the University of Idaho athletics department.


Idaho wide receivers Jeff Cotton, Curtell Haywood excited to take on leadership roles after first practice

The first practice was complete, and Jeff Cotton and Cutrell Haywood came off the field Saturday in the early Palouse twilight with the purposeful, satisfied air of people who had …


Vandals coach Paul Petrino hopes to see steady progress throughout season

The business of constructing an identity for the Idaho Vandals begins Saturday when they practice as a team for the first time in the 2019 preseason.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

Five questions to answer as fall camp gets underway at Idaho

Idaho suffered a rude awakening in its return to the Big Sky Conference last season.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Trio of Eastern Washington, Idaho players named to STATS preseason FCS All-American teams

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn was the lone Eagle named to the STATS preseason FCS All-American team on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Idaho linebacker Kaden Elliss selected by New Orleans Saints in seventh round of NFL draft

Add Kaden Elliss to the list of New Orleans Saints with Idaho ties.


Idaho football players’ charge to be amended

The misdemeanor petit theft charge to which University of Idaho football players Christian Elliss and Dalton Cash pleaded not guilty earlier this month will be amended to willful concealment after …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Rob Spear has a new job after controversial exit from University of Idaho

Former University of Idaho athletic director Rob Spear has landed a new job in East Idaho.


Veteran offensive line sets tone in Idaho’s Silver and Gold Game

Although it has three practices next week focused on specific opponents in the upcoming season, Idaho, for the most part, culminated spring ball with its annual Silver and Gold game …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

Redshirt walk-on freshmen Jed Byers, Edward Becker bring enthusiasm to Idaho’s roster

On the Idaho spring football roster, their names are next to each other: Jed Byers, No. 39, redshirt freshman wide receiver, and Edward Becker, No. 40, redshirt freshman linebacker.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 8 p.m.

Chris Tormey’s extended football coaching journey started with a beer and sandwich at Jack & Dan’s

MOSCOW, Idaho – Had life taken a different course, Chris Tormey’s athletic legacy would be bounded by the universe of Gonzaga Prep and Idaho Vandals fans in the early- and …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Vandals’ offensive linemen gelling this spring

Following the Vandals practice Monday, Idaho coach Paul Petrino delivered a fundamental precept. “Whatever team hits the other team’s quarterback most usually wins.”


Receiver Cutrell Haywood thrills during Idaho’s spring football scrimmage

If the Idaho Vandals rise up and take control of a football game next fall, the foundation for such upheaval may have been laid in a play in Friday’s scrimmage.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Former Idaho linebacker Kaden Elliss flips sleds, turns heads at NFL pro day

The most impressive performance at Idaho’s NFL pro day could not be quantified by a watch, tape measure or scale, but had to be seen.


Vandals developing new identity on defense

No longer ago than last spring, Idaho’s impressionable young defenders could sit around the locker room after practice and listen to the old linebackers tell stories about their Super Bowl …


Vandals’ spring camp has Spartan feel to it

Looking for a sure thing? Bet heavily and confidently that the Idaho Vandals will be watching “300” for a pre-game movie next fall.


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Five questions Vandal football will try to answer in spring workouts

For almost every college football coach, the 15 spring workouts allowed by the NCAA create the challenge of pouring 10 gallons of work into a 5-gallon bucket. It is no …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Idaho football player Collin Sather loses cancer fight at 19

University of Idaho football player Collin Sather, a 2018 graduate of West Valley High School, died early Tuesday morning, just weeks after he was diagnosed with advanced renal cancer.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:14 p.m.

Vandals’ Collin Sather diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer

No one should have to learn it like this, but Collin Sather, who said in high school “the most important thing to me is to be a coachable player,” is …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Idaho football inks 10 more players to 2019 class, including pair of Boise State transfers

Along with 14 early signees, nine of whom are already enrolled, the Vandals feature a class of 24 newcomers, with possibly one more late signing to occur.


Locally: Barrie Steele retires after more than three decades as Idaho’s head athletic trainer

Barrie Steele was the head athletic trainer at the University of Idaho for a third of a century. Last week he wrapped his last ankle, hung up his scissors, and …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Idaho bolsters big-play potential, adds numbers in the trenches on first day of NCAA early signing period

The Vandals could also get immediate help from Satchel Escalante, a 6-0, 182-pound safety from Scottsdale Community College in Casa Grande. Arizona, and Siliweinusi “Vei” Tomasi, 6-1, 310, and a …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Roldan Alcobendas leads trio of Eastern Washington players named to STATS FCS All-American team

Honors continue to roll in for Eastern Washington kicker Roldan Alcobendas, nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli and center Spencer Blackburn.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Idaho defensive back Kyree Curington arrested after report of on-campus rape, suspended from UI team

A parent of the alleged victim made a call at about 5 a.m. Friday morning from California, “advising possibly sexual assault,” according to the Moscow Police Department’s daily log.