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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Mike Iupati’s NFL career – one grand NFC West tour – has taken the ex-Idaho guard back home to the Pacific Northwest

Mike Iupati didn’t plan on making his professional football career one grand tour of the NFC West, but when his contract expired with the Arizona Cardinals last spring, the veteran …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Eastern Washington, Idaho players earn spots on All-Big Sky teams

Several Eastern Washington and Idaho football players earned All-Big Sky Conference honors on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

Mason Petrino, Jeff Cotton have record game as Idaho tops Northern Arizona in OT

Mason Petrino threw for a career-high 491 yards and tied the school record with six touchdown passes to lead Idaho past Northern Arizona 60-53 in overtime.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

One final win would sweep any clouds away for Idaho football

With a nod to “Sesame Street,” this game is brought to you by the number 5.


Idaho seniors use Northern Arizona game as last chance to make strong impression for professional scouts

At the conclusion of practice Wednesday, Jeff Cotton and Noah Johnson were dripping sweat. Cotton was the last guy off the field after catching a few passes from Idaho’s freshman …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

State prep football: Graham-Kapowsin cruises past Gonzaga Prep in State 4A opener

Shabro Johnson rushed for 215 yards with two touchdowns and Graham-Kapowsin eliminated Gonzaga Prep 41-17 in the first round of the State 4A playoffs at Art Crate Field in Spanaway …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Sacramento State wears down Idaho in final home game for Vandals seniors

Being held to a net 16 yards of offense in the first half and finding itself trailing 24-0 should have left Idaho demoralized against Sacramento State.


Idaho seniors look to conjure upset of No. 6 Sacramento State in their last Kibbie Dome game

Idaho has two games remaining to validate a season that has come up short on expectations.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Vandals defensive lineman Nate DeGraw always feels right at home

While the clock is ticking down for Idaho seniors, who have two games remaining, sophomore defensive tackle Nate DeGraw is enjoying late-season success that can be the foundation for his …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Dalton Sneed’s return sends Montana past Idaho 42-17

Senior quarterback Dalton Sneed came off the bench and threw for 241 yards and a touchdown to push the Montana Grizzlies past the Idaho Vandals 42-17 Saturday. Sophomore Marcus Knight …


Idaho heads into rivalry showdown against Montana clinging to FCS playoff hopes

Losses in winnable games against Northern Colorado and Portland State have left the Vandals without a cushion if they have any hope of making the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Idaho’s veteran offensive linemen push Vandals in direction of winning season

Petrino this week said Idaho’s game against the Grizzlies in Missoula will be won by the team that can dominate on the offensive and defensive lines.


Idaho defense shuts down Cal Poly for second straight Big Sky victory

Idaho coach Paul Petrino said the key to stopping the Mustangs option was winning one-on-one battles. The Vandals did that, holding Cal Poly to just 242 yards, 145 on the …


100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Newly christened Cougars’ outplay Idaho; cabaret owner sues sheriff

It was an exhilarating weekend for the area’s college football teams. Washington State College rolled roughshod over the University of Idaho, 37-0. A Spokesman-Review correspondent in Pullman said that Idaho …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Idaho will rely on quarterback versatility, disciplined defense against Cal Poly

When Idaho early this season began a second year of uncertainty over who would be its quarterback, coach Paul Petrino pounded on a theme that in the Big Sky Conference …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Several players step up to guide Idaho to first Big Sky Conference football win of season

The Idaho Vandals got out to a 24-0 lead and withstood an Idaho State comeback to secure a 45-21 homecoming win, stop a three-game losing streak, and get their first …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Idaho looks to rebound in homecoming tilt against offensive-minded Idaho State

Wins over Northern Iowa, Portland State and North Dakota suggest the Bengals (3-3, 2-1 Big Sky) can deliver a top-end performance in any game.


Idaho tight end Logan Kendall knows his way around the block

Fifty years from now, Logan Kendall may tell his grandchildren about the touchdown he scored against Penn State. But he is under no illusion about his primary role with the …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Idaho held scoreless for first time since 2013 in 24-0 loss at Portland State

Davis Alexander threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Portland State scored all of the game’s points after halftime in a 24-0 victory over Idaho on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Idaho Vandals will test Portland State’s flex defense

If Idaho’s offense has difficulty getting untracked against Portland State, it is because the Vandals’ past has come back to haunt them.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Idaho senior cornerback Lloyd Hightower continues to play at highest level

Near the close of a Vandals practice this week, Idaho coach Paul Petrino exhorted the punt block team to not merely go through the motions but to believe in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

Idaho Vandals battle but fall short against No. 4 Weber State

Doug’s Lloyd’s score on a fake field goal was the margin of victory but hardly the end of excitement in a game the Wildcats held on to win, 41-35.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Idaho hosts No. 4 Weber State after missed opportunity at Northern Colorado

With the exception of a loss to Montana last year, Idaho is undefeated in the Kibbie Dome over the last two seasons.


Vandals linebacker Kyle Perry boasts strong Idaho heritage

Kyle Perry represents the kind of well-rounded student-athlete a state school like the University of Idaho gets when its recruiting is on its game. He is not merely a Vandal, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019

Ben Raybon’s field goal caps Northern Colorado’s 27-24 comeback win over Idaho

Jace Bobo’s interception helped set up Ben Raybon’s 32-yard field goal with 4:06 remaining and Northern Colorado beat Idaho 27-24 on Saturday in the Big Sky Conference opener for both …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Idaho hoping to follow up Eastern Washington upset with Big Sky-opening win at Northern Colorado

Idaho’s most recent road win occurred in its Football Bowl Subdivision finale, 24-10 against Georgia State on Dec. 12, 2017.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Idaho offensive linemen Noah Johnson, Logan Floyd set tone in breakthrough win

Four days after a breakthrough game, a pair of practitioners of a fundamental football art were still lifted by their performance as the Idaho Vandals concluded a workout on a …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Saints linebacker, former Idaho standout Kaden Elliss put on IR

Former Idaho standout and New Orleans Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss will miss the rest of his rookie season after sustaining a knee injury, according to New Orleans Advocate reporter Amie …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Self-inflicted wounds bite Eagles against Idaho

Chris Ojoh and Jack Sendelbach stood helpless on Eastern Washington’s sideline Saturday, both starting linebackers shelved this week with injuries.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

John Blanchette: Mason Petrino kicks up heels in Idaho’s defining win over Eastern Washington

Faux outrage is fun reserved for winners, and surely the Vandals were that on Saturday at the Kibbie Dome – 35-27 over the school up the road, Eastern Washington, which …