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Idaho Vandals bowl eligible after 47-14 win over Texas State

Matt Linehan threw for 336 yards and a touchdown as Idaho scored the final 33 points of the game to beat Texas State 47-14 on Saturday to become bowl eligible. …


Vandals kicker Austin Rehkow works to make family proud

Three letters are inscribed on the orange band that Austin Rehkow never takes off his left wrist. Three letters, nothing more.


Isaiah Saunders’ inspired play lifts Vandals to win over Louisiana-Lafayette

Isaiah Saunders punched in the go-ahead touchdown, Austin Rehkow drilled a 50-yard field goal and Idaho rolled to a 23-13 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday night in Lafayette, Louisiana.


Football preview; Idaho at Louisiana-Lafayette

Football preview; Idaho at Louisiana-Lafayette


It’s faith, family and football for Vandals linebacker Kaden Elliss

He’s the oldest of 12 children, the son of a former NFL All-Pro defensive lineman who laughs when talking about how he got his athletic genes from his mom.


Appalachian State grabs 3 INTs in 37-19 win over Idaho

Taylor Lamb threw for 220 yards and rushed for one touchdown, Jalin Moore had 114 yards rushing and a score, and Appalachian State beat Idaho 37-19 on Saturday.


Vandals race, dance past New Mexico State, 55-23

Behind a 476-yard passing day from quarterback Matt Linehan, the Idaho Vandals clobbered New Mexico State 55-23 on Saturday to post their most convincing win over an FBS opponent – …


Idaho’s move to FCS has big funding implications

Hugh Diener doesn’t think of it as a boycott. He’s merely sticking to what he – and other boosters – told University of Idaho president Chuck Staben months ago.


Vandals kicker Austin Rehkow snares player-of-week award

Senior kicker Austin Rehkow, a Central Valley High School graduate, was named the Sun Belt Conference special teams player of the week after his four field goals helped the visiting …


Austin Rehkow’s last-second field goal lifts Idaho to victory over Louisiana-Monroe

Austin Rehkow’s fourth field goal, a 27-yarder as time expired, lifted Idaho to a 34-31 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night.


Preview: Idaho at Louisiana-Monroe

Idaho Vandals vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks


College football preview: Troy at Idaho

Idaho Vandals preview box


Vandals’ Florida connections produce RB Aaron Duckworth and others

When Aaron Duckworth heard that a UNLV television broadcaster last week compared his physique and running style to former NFL All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew, he responded with a surprised …


Email reveals Spear wanted to delay FCS move

A week before the University of Idaho announced that it would become the first school to drop from the highest level of college football, athletic director Rob Spear wanted to …


Idaho Vandals football capsule

Idaho Vandals football capsule


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 9:23 p.m.

Petrino accepts blame for Vandals shortcomings

Paul Petrino shouldered all of the blame. The backbreaking blocked field goal, the poor execution on offense, the shoddy special teams? “That all just goes back to me,” the Idaho …


Vandals QB Matt Linehan developed football genes early in life

It was an early August evening, and Idaho’s first preseason practice had just ended. Tight end Buck Cowan, surrounded by cameras, was telling reporters that Matt Linehan was one of …


Jake Browning leads No. 18 Washington past Idaho, 59-14

The contract payout was the only consolation for the Vandals on Saturday afternoon after they endured a 59-14 stoning at the hands of No. 8 Washington at Husky Stadium – …


Paul Petrino says Idaho faces Washington team that is complete package

Paul Petrino sees all the ingredients for an elite football team in No. 8 Washington.


Idaho safety Jayshawn Jordan taking advantage of second chance

Jayshawn Jordan says he saw the light before spring workouts began. He had one more season to play college football after recovering from a debilitating injury, and it felt like …


Blanchette: Vandals sidestep Bobcats in season opener

College football’s dating service throws in a sense of humor for no extra fee. A favorite ploy is sending a newly hired coach back to play the school which employed …


Defense answers call as Idaho holds off Montana State in opener

It looked like it would be an Idaho romp. It turned out to be a nerve-jangling defensive chess match.


Vandals season of promise starts against Montana State in Kibbie Dome

Kris Cinkovich senses a pattern with the Idaho Vandals, one he’s seen from other rise-from-the-ashes college football programs.


Vandals open practice with high expectations, emotions

The air crackled before Idaho’s first 2016 practice with the excitement of a team who expectations are unusually and unabashedly high.


Vandals picked to finish eighth in Sun Belt football poll

Idaho is picked to finish eighth among 11 football teams in the Sun Belt Conference, the league announced Monday.


Idaho extends Paul Petrino’s contract through 2020

The Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday approved a three-year contract extension for Vandals football coach Paul Petrino. The Board approved a proposal that extends Petrino’s tenure through 2020. …


QB Jake Luton leaves Vandals

Idaho’s football program was dealt a blow to its quarterback depth when Jake Luton announced on Thursday he intends to transfer from the program.


Idaho Vandals dropping to FCS, joining Big Sky in 2018 season

Idaho will drop to the Football Championship Subdivision beginning in 2018 and intends to join the Big Sky Conference.


Idaho football expected to announce decision to join Big Sky Conference

Idaho fans will no longer be arguing over speculation of whether it’s better to stay FBS or drop to the FCS level and the Big Sky Conference. Instead, they’ll get …


Idaho’s offense, defense both get to feel good after spring game

Deon Watson feels slighted every time he steps onto the field. It’s a perpetual chip on his shoulder being a kid from Idaho playing for home-state University of Idaho.