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Women’s swimming: Idaho stands in fourth place at WAC Championships

Idaho placed fourth in the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay on Thursday during the second day of the Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in Houston.


Idaho multievent athletes open strongly at WACs

Sophomore Drew Thompson stands in third place in the decathlon and senior Cait Rowland is in fourth place in the heptathlon to lead Idaho’s efforts after the first day of …


Vandals can’t run with Antelopes in 86-73 defeat

PHOENIX – A 20-3 Grand Canyon run midway through the second half was too much for the Idaho men’s basketball team to overcome Thursday night in an 86-73 loss in …


Four corners: Idaho Vandals

COMING UP: Tonight vs. UMKC, 7 p.m.; Saturday vs. Chicago State, 7 OUTLOOK: Right from the start of WAC play, the Vandals will get a feel for the new teams …


UI’s Charlston first-team All-WAC

Idaho women’s basketball player Alyssa Charlston earned a first-team All-Western Athletic Conference spot for the second consecutive season, while Vandals Stacey Barr and Christina Salvatore also received postseason WAC honors, …


Vandals top Seattle U in WAC opener

SEATTLE – Idaho trailed for most of the second half and leading scorer Stephen Madison was hindered with foul trouble all night, but the Vandals rallied for a 71-64 victory …


Spokane trio lead Vandals’ soccer success

The injury is almost forgotten now, unlike the memories Liz Boyden will carry forward after a bonus year of soccer at the University of Idaho. A broken leg three matches …


WAC expansion leaves open questions for Idaho

DENVER – The Western Athletic Conference is the first Division I conference to give up on football since the Southwest Conference dissolved in 1995, but the 50-year-old league added two …


WAC expansion leaves questions for Idaho

DENVER – The Western Athletic Conference is the first Division I conference to give up on football since the Southwest Conference dissolved in 1995, but the 50-year-old league added two …


Idaho beats New Mexico State for its first win of the season

MOSCOW, Idaho – Friday, Trey Farquhar got a surprise foot rub from an Olympic gold medalist. And Saturday, after Idaho’s 26-18 Western Athletic Conference football win over New Mexico State, …


Vandals well rested as they prepare for North Carolina

MOSCOW, Idaho – Before Idaho flew 2,500 miles to face Virginia last fall, Vandals coach Robb Akey wanted to know: Do college football teams that give themselves more travel time …


Vandals to go it alone

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho is ready to jettison the crumbling Western Athletic Conference and venture into new territory as a football independent. The Vandals’ other athletic programs, …


Idaho evaluating options after WAC defections

MOSCOW, Idaho – Two summers ago, after Boise State announced its departure from the Western Athletic Conference, Idaho athletic director Rob Spear emphasized the resiliency of the conference. Through all …


Barone’s 25 points lead Idaho past Portland State

Kyle Barone scored a career-high 25 points to help Idaho beat Portland State 77-68 on Saturday night.


Vandals lose close one to Hawaii as last-second FG comes up short

MOSCOW, Idaho – Trey Farquhar has booted long field goals before – longer than what he faced with eight seconds left on Saturday. That’s why Idaho coach Robb Akey had …


Nevada edges Fresno State for 15th straight home win

Cody Fajardo passed for 313 yards and a touchdown and ran for 61 yards and another score as Nevada held off the Fresno State Bulldogs for a 45-38 win Saturday …


Vandals’ offense sputters in defeat to Bulldogs

MOSCOW, Idaho – By now, it’s more than an occasional occurrence. The Idaho offense slips into hibernation mode, the defense grows frustrated and weary, and the Vandals’ opponent pounces. It …


WAC markets geography, potential to schools

LAS VEGAS – The changing Western Athletic Conference wants enough schools to have two divisions and an annual title game, and is looking to boost membership by selling programs on …


Addition of Texas-Arlington gives WAC 10 members for 2012

The reshaping of the Western Athletic Conference continued Thursday with the addition of the University of Texas-Arlington. But don’t expect the membership changes to stop there. With UTA, which will …


Idaho athletic director Spear would like Montana schools in WAC

MOSCOW, Idaho – It will be at least another month until the Western Athletic Conference announces its expansion plans. But Idaho athletic director Rob Spear has already made his feelings …


Idaho athletic director Spear would like Montana schools in WAC

It will be at least another month until the Western Athletic Conference announces its expansion plans. But Idaho athletic director Rob Spear has already made his feelings known – both …


WAC adjusts to changes as conference in flux

LAS VEGAS – In the casino at the Orleans Hotel, banners still hung above the smoke touting the West Coast Conference tournament 24 hours after it ended – perhaps because …


Hawaii handles New Mexico State

Alex Green rushed for a school record 327 yards and three touchdowns, Bryant Moniz threw four touchdown passes and Hawaii beat New Mexico State 59-24 on Saturday in Las Cruces, …


Nevada wins, sets up showdown with BSU

RENO, Nev. – Colin Kaepernick, Vai Taua and the rest of the 19th-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack are finally getting what they wanted: a chance to play No. 3 Boise State …


WAC roundup: Kaepernick, Taua help Nevada nip Fresno St.

Colin Kaepernick set a school record with two more rushing touchdowns, and Vai Taua’s third score of the night gave the 21st-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack a 35-34 win over the …


WAC expected to announce addition of three schools

The Western Athletic Conference is expected to announce today the addition of the University of Texas-San Antonio and Texas State University, along with the University of Denver as a non-football …


WAC roundup: Fast start spurs Nevada

Colin Kaepernick passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another as Nevada defeated Utah State 56-42 on Saturday night in Reno, Nev. Mike Ball had three touchdowns for the Wolf …


Nevada, Fresno State agree to stay in WAC until 2012

RENO, Nev. – Nevada and Fresno State have agreed to play one more season in the Western Athletic Conference before transferring to the Mountain West Conference in 2012 and will …


WAC close to adding two Texas schools for football

The Western Athletic Conference is close to completing expansion plans that would bring Texas State and Texas-San Antonio into the conference for football beginning with the 2012 season, conference officials …


WAC briefs: Nevada remains perfect

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick ran for a pair of first-quarter touchdowns and Vai Taua carried 16 times for 196 yards and three touchdowns – including a 73-yarder in the third quarter …