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High-powered ’Dogs up next for Vandals

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho has surrendered more than 60 points twice already this football season – at then-No. 3 LSU in September and two weeks later at North Carolina. Neither …


Texas State runs roughshod over Vandals

Shaun Rutherford threw for one touchdown and used his legs to run for another Saturday to lead the Texas State Bobcats to a 38-7 victory over the Idaho Vandals in …


GU women fall in overtime to Gaels

The Gonzaga women’s soccer team forced overtime with two goals in the final 1:15 of regulation, but Saint Mary’s scored with 45 seconds left in the second overtime for a …


Vandals struggle to sort it all out

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho football coach Robb Akey said Monday the winless Vandals have “washed away” a lost weekend at North Carolina – the 66-0 trouncing from the Tar Heels …


Vandals lose in OT

MOSCOW, Idaho – Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith rolled right and looked toward the end zone. There was receiver Jalen Claiborne, only 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds, streaking past 6-2 safety Trey …


Vandals hang with No. 3 LSU until Tigers erupt in second half

BATON ROUGE – Well, everybody can’t be Louisiana-Monroe. But then again, neither was Idaho quite the cupcake for third-ranked LSU that the local newspaper here so graphically portrayed the Vandals …


UI football situation drags on

MOSCOW, Idaho – At a football scrimmage last month, Idaho athletic director Rob Spear sat on the Kibbie Dome bleachers and heard from one Vandals fan with an unwavering opinion: …


Bowling Green holds back Vandals

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Anthony Samuel ran for two touchdowns and Matt Schilz threw for another to help Bowling Green defeat Idaho 21-13 in nonconference play Saturday. “We fought and …


UI’s Akey putting emphasis on finishing

If University of Idaho coach Robb Akey plans to pick up any souvenirs during his jaunt to Sin City this week, finding football’s version of alchemy – if such a …


UI offense gets mixed reviews

How much progress has the Idaho offense made? Steve Axman, the Vandals’ offensive coordinator, pondered that question and immediately went back to early April to draw a comparison.


Confident Akey expects Vandals to go bowling

MOSCOW, Idaho – Today marks the start of Robb Akey’s fifth fall camp as University of Idaho football coach, and with each passing year the exuberant leader of the Vandals’ …


Vandals picked fourth in WAC women’s soccer

The Western Athletic Conference announced its preseason women’s soccer coaches poll and preseason all-WAC team Monday, and Idaho garnered fourth-place billing and three all-WAC picks, including Preseason Offensive Player of …


Vandals find sun, offense at Silver and Gold Game marred by injury

MOSCOW, Idaho – Finally, for the first time during the Idaho football team’s trying spring, things started to come together Saturday morning. The injury-ravaged offense cranked out big pass plays …


Idaho football coach praises defensive line’s potential

MOSCOW, Idaho – The offense has yet to coalesce. Key players from almost every position are either on crutches or hobbled. And the Idaho football team is forced to operate …


Idaho football scrimmage belongs to defense

MOSCOW, Idaho – The defense had a good day at the Idaho Vandals’ second spring football scrimmage on Saturday. “Our defense got after it pretty well today,” coach Robb Akey …


Bass shows explosive style in Vandals’ spring scrimmage

MOSCOW, Idaho – Back at Arizona State, Ryan Bass used to listen to Dennis Erickson talk about the players he coached at the University of Idaho. That was pretty much …


Vandals cap year with OT win

MOSCOW, Idaho – It might not have had the stature of last year’s Humanitarian Bowl win, but Idaho’s season-ending victory on Saturday mimicked the late-game drama and excitement. Idaho blocked …


Late score denies Vandals another bowl trip

FRESNO, Calif. – Just when it looked like Idaho’s postseason hopes had been dashed, the Vandals responded with their biggest play of the season – an 86-yard touchdown on a …


Idaho’s O-line builds momentum

MOSCOW, Idaho – When the Idaho football team conjured up a breakthrough last year after a decade of losing, the Vandals had the luxury of banking on a solid-as-granite offensive …


Greenwood, Jackson score twice to keep Idaho bowl hopes alive

LOGAN, Utah – Eric Greenwood scored two touchdowns in the first half and Deonte Jackson scored twice in the second half to push Idaho past Utah State 28-6 Saturday. Idaho …


Lavarias shines for UI defense

MOSCOW, Idaho – Aaron Lavarias was just beginning an interview with a reporter Tuesday when Idaho football coach Robb Akey walked past the Vandals’ most productive defender and offered the …


Boise State buries Idaho

MOSCOW, Idaho – They congregated around midfield, unwilling to budge. Boise State had yet to enter the field before kickoff, but Idaho players weren’t about to see a repeat of …


Vandals know Broncos will pounce on mistakes

MOSCOW, Idaho – Reporters from all over the state this week asked Idaho players and coaches variations of the same question: What’s it going to take to finally bring down …


Idaho tired of losing to rival Boise State

Deonte Jackson sifted through all the possibilities of Idaho’s biggest game of the season – a stunning Vandals upset, another Boise State laugher, somewhere in between – and he settled …


Vandals excited to face Boise State on Friday

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho football coach Robb Akey made his feelings very clear Monday on the hazy future of the Vandals’ 40-year-old series with Boise State – at least when …


Idaho recreates last year’s nightmare loss to Nevada

MOSCOW, Idaho – Early in the fourth quarter of another Idaho nightmare against Nevada, Kama Bailey wiggled away from the Wolf Pack’s kickoff coverage and started galloping down the sideline. …


UI wants to make amends

MOSCOW, Idaho – Members of the University of Idaho defense trudged off the team plane Sunday morning, groggy after an all-night flight from Hawaii, and already Mark Criner had started …


Vandals tickled with Elmo, the redshirt freshman

MOSCOW, Idaho – The first practice of the week was over, and Idaho quarterback Nate Enderle and tight end Taylor Elmo – the proven senior and budding redshirt freshman – …


Elmo turning heads at Idaho

The first practice of the week was over, and Idaho quarterback Nate Enderle and tight end Taylor Elmo – the proven senior and budding redshirt freshman – stood a few …


Moniz leads Hawaii to rout of Idaho

HONOLULU – Bryant Moniz threw for three touchdowns, ran for another score and streaking Hawaii won its sixth straight and became bowl eligible by defeating Idaho 45-10 on Saturday night. …