No one should have to learn it like this, but Collin Sather, who said in high school “the most important thing to me is to be a coachable player,” is finding being a team member works both ways. The University of Idaho redshirt freshman wide receiver began experiencing stomach pains Jan. 17 and has been diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer. The UI football program and university administrators have rallied to support him.
Along with 14 early signees, nine of whom are already enrolled, the Vandals feature a class of 24 newcomers, with possibly one more late signing to occur.
Barrie Steele was the head athletic trainer at the University of Idaho for a third of a century. Last week he wrapped his last ankle, hung up his scissors, and moved quietly into retirement. Just the way he wanted it.
The Vandals could also get immediate help from Satchel Escalante, a 6-0, 182-pound safety from Scottsdale Community College in Casa Grande. Arizona, and Siliweinusi “Vei” Tomasi, 6-1, 310, and a defensive lineman from Laney College in Oakland, California.
A parent of the alleged victim made a call at about 5 a.m. Friday morning from California, “advising possibly sexual assault,” according to the Moscow Police Department’s daily log.
Feleipe Franks passed for 274 yards and three touchdowns – all in the first half – and No. 13 Florida ran up 600 total yards to rout overmatched Idaho 63-10. Florida rolled to a 49-0 lead at halftime. Gators defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson returned an interception 26 yards for a touchdown on the first play to start the onslaught.
The Idaho Vandals are playing out the final game in a 4-6 season. But instead of finding themselves in a Big Sky Conference outpost in early winter, the Vandals on Saturday are in the sun, at a storied stadium and facing a nationally ranked SEC opponent.
In his senior year at the University of Idaho, where four years of a disciplined approach to the classroom and the football field should have paid off in a sunset cruise to graduation, Ed Hall could still benefit from the 30-hour day.
Dalton Sneed threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns, linebacker Dante Olson set a program record and Montana beat Idaho 46-27 on Saturday for the Little Brown Stein.
As he headed off the field after practice to a team meeting Thursday, with his father sitting in the Kibbie Dome stands watching, Idaho senior running back Isaiah Saunders must have been consumed by the universal fear – a parent on the loose telling stories about him.
Among the arcane assortment of cups, boots, boats, bells, buckets, artillery and statuary that comprise trophies in college football rivalries, Idaho coach Paul Petrino may have vied for one of the most unusual.
In an era of run-pass options and spread offenses, Idaho and North Dakota met in a Kibbie Dome battle that could have been played on tall grass, outdoors under a bleak November sky, in 1965.