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Vandals hope to see signs of progress during spring game

Leave the speculation on whether Idaho will return its football program to the Big Sky to social media and online message boards.


Super Bowl champs return to work minus Miller, Ware

The Super Bowl champions reconvened Monday minus some notable star power. Von Miller is in California doing the jive with Lindsay Arnold on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” and fellow …


UI spring football: Deon Watson gives Vandals options at receiver, tight end

Veteran experience can also bring the wisdom of perspective. Just ask Idaho senior wide receiver Deon Watson.


Idaho’s passing game piles up numbers in first scrimmage

Callen Hightower felt comfortable in Idaho’s first scrimmage of the spring season.


Q & A with Idaho president Chuck Staben

Athletics is often a great opportunity for students who otherwise might not have been able to afford the education they get. A lot of our students, that scholarship makes the …


Vandals eager to shine in final two years of Sun Belt

Should Kaden Elliss exhaust his eligibility at the University of Idaho, his senior season will coincide with the season of reckoning in 2018.


Paul Petrino opens camp with focus on the field, not conference affiliations

Knowing a decision made by the Sun Belt presidents was more or less out of his hands, Idaho coach Paul Petrino is looking forward to controlling what he can control: …


Former Vandal Mike Iupati named top Polynesian NFL player

Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Mike Iupati is the Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year award.


Wide receiver Alfonso Onunwor highlights Idaho’s midyear class

Paul Petrino can comb through his resume at the receivers position and roll off names such as Harry Douglas and Roddy White from his one season as receivers coach with …


Kentucky State hires John L. Smith to coach Thorobreds

Kentucky State has hired former Louisville and Arkansas coach John L. Smith to rebuild the NCAA Division II Thorobreds.


Idaho football receiver Dezmon Epps offsets big gains with dropped passes

It’s not something Dezmon Epps does very often. With a full step on the cornerback trying to defend him, the Idaho senior wide receiver streaked down the sideline to haul …


Linehan sharp in Vandals scrimmage

Sophomore Matt Linehan may have an advantage in Idaho’s quarterback competition, but it just means third-year coach Paul Petrino expects more out of him. Linehan played his advantage well in …


West Valley’s Jace Malek signs with Vandals, but cancer detours plans

It didn’t seem like anything serious at the time. West Valley standout football player Jace Malek felt some pain in his right hip in a game in late September.


West Valley’s Jace Malek signs with Vandals, but cancer detours plans

It didn’t seem like anything serious at the time. West Valley standout football player Jace Malek felt some pain in his right hip in a game in late September.


Final home game for 19 Idaho seniors

Senior Day is here for 19 Vandals, but it’s once again time for Idaho to graduate from baby-step progress and figure out how to get it done in winning time.


Idaho, Florida agree to declare suspended game “no contest”

With oddsmakers casting them as 36 1/2-point underdogs, the Idaho Vandals’ season opener at Florida last Saturday was being dismissed as no contest well before kickoff. Now that’s what it …


Idaho, Florida declare suspended game ‘no contest’

With oddsmakers casting them as 36 1/2-point underdogs, the Idaho Vandals’ season opener at Florida last Saturday was being dismissed as no contest well before kickoff. Now that’s what it …


Vandals’ Epps ups ante with great play

MOSCOW, Idaho – On a sunny morning in August, just after he had given his coaches and teammates of sign of things to come with 10 catches in Idaho’s first …


Vandals look to No. 3 QB against Ole Miss

Idaho football coach Paul Petrino hasn’t ruled out Chad Chalich and Josh McCain for Saturday’s game at Mississippi. But with both quarterbacks ailing with shoulder injuries, it seems likely senior …


Smith leads Wyoming past Idaho

A promising start didn’t last and the young University of Idaho football team lost 42-10 at Wyoming on Saturday.


Paul Petrino brings passion, discipline to Idaho football program

MOSCOW, Idaho – Both feet on the ground. Shoulders back against your chair. Eyes locked on the speaker at the front of room. It sounds like an order a Marines …


Spear spearheading effort to build UI events center

MOSCOW, Idaho – In the last six months, Rob Spear has hired a new football coach, found a conference home for the Idaho football program and, just this week, won …


Two football assistant coaches quit at Idaho

Three days after the end of spring practice, Idaho has two vacancies on its football staff. Defensive line coach Patrick Libey and linebackers coach Mike Anderson have left the team.


Petrino goes with familiar coaches at Idaho

New University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino, a onetime Vandals assistant himself, seems intent on filling his staff with coaches who know what it’s like to coach or play …


Vandals football wait for new coach

LOGAN, Utah – Jason Gesser knew he’d be asked about his future, especially after Idaho lost its 11th game of the season in its season finale on Saturday. “We are …


Vandals fumble away chance to tie

MOSCOW, Idaho – The anguish on Justin Veltung’s face couldn’t be hidden. Even with his helmet on. Even with a coach and teammate trying to console him as he walked …


Vandals lose in Gesser’s first game as head coach

MOSCOW, Idaho – Late in the third quarter, before Idaho unraveled in a 42-13 loss to San Jose State, redshirt freshman linebacker Elan Richard timed a jump perfectly at the …


Idaho starting QB Blackman booted

MOSCOW, Idaho – Jason Gesser expected his first week as Idaho’s interim football coach to be hectic. But he probably didn’t think there would be this much drama. Quarterback Dominique …


Idaho coach fired; Gesser takes over

MOSCOW, Idaho – In his first year as Idaho football coach, Robb Akey referred to Boise State as the “donkeys.” It was one of many bold things he said the …


Blanchette: Akey made most of no-win situation

Here’s a bet: Robb Akey comes down to the breakfast table this morning, looks at a family trying to hide its heartbreak and booms out the question he asks every …