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Akey’s raise could be 100K

College football: A nearly $100,000 raise – that is what’s in store for Idaho football coach Robb Akey, who negotiated a new contract with UI after the team’s most successful …


Vandals lose six scholarships

MOSCOW, Idaho – Once again, the NCAA has slapped the Idaho football team with a loss of scholarships because of the poor academic performance of its players. The Vandals on …


Defense carries day

MOSCOW, Idaho – Packaged neatly in a two-hour showcase Friday night, the Idaho football team gave some 3,000 fans a glimpse of what coaches had seen all spring. True to …


Defense stands tall in UI’s Silver and Gold game

MOSCOW, Idaho – Packaged neatly in a two-hour showcase Friday night, the Idaho football team gave some 3,000 fans a glimpse of what coaches had seen all spring. True to …


Niners nab Iupati

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Mike Singletary’s offensive line received a major makeover in a matter of 30 minutes. The San Francisco 49ers made sure they got their men, all right …


49ers draft Idaho’s Iupati

The San Francisco 49ers draft offensive guard Mike Iupati in the first round of the NFL draft.


Iupati gears up for call

MOSCOW, Idaho – If Thursday night unfolds like many expect it to, at some point Mike Iupati will take a call from a National Football League franchise and quickly see …


Kramer owed instant replay of another sort

They’ll award the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the 44th time on Sunday. Jerry Kramer dates his as being even a few years older, and instead of sterling silver it may …


Prestige pays

MOSCOW, Idaho – Robb Akey insists the University of Idaho honed in on the same high school standouts from the start. But when the Vandals started piling up victories in …


Success helps Vandals recruit

MOSCOW, Idaho – Robb Akey insists the University of Idaho honed in on the same high school standouts from the start. But when the Vandals started piling up victories in …


Vandals used key moments

BOISE – Max Komar scurried across the middle late in the third quarter and attempted to bring in a simple 5-yard catch – a play he’s made on dozens of …


John Blanchette: Gamblin’ Vandals set their own rules

BOISE – If it wasn’t completely true before, it became true Wednesday: Idaho football turned the corner. And ran smack into 1998.


Vandals win a thriller

BOISE – It took nearly every second to do it. But now the Idaho Vandals are 2-for-2 in postseason play. Max Komar made a sliding 16-yard touchdown catch with 4 …


Akey’s gutsy conversion play gives Vandals bowl win

BOISE – In the postgame circus, with jubilant Idaho fans strewn all about Bronco Stadium, Robb Akey emerged from a mass of people on a makeshift stage and got right …


Vandals win Humanitarian Bowl, 43-42

Max Komar made a sliding 16-yard touchdown catch with 4 seconds left and Nathan Enderle passed to Preston Davis for the 2-point conversion, lifting Idaho to a dramatic 43-42 victory …


Vandals seek a fine finish at Humanitarian Bowl

BOISE – Deonte Jackson has been in the University of Idaho football program long enough to be able to put 2009 in context. He’s seen the damage caused by coaching …


John Blanchette: UI defense must step up

BOISE – Five pass receptions in today’s Humanitarian Bowl and Bowling Green’s Freddie Barnes owns the NCAA single season record. This is a bigger lock than a senator from the …


John Blanchette: Win or lose, Idaho looks to gain

BOISE – Among the cottage industries spawned by college football, the manufacture of hoary bromides is likely the busiest – or surely no worse than second behind the office pool. …


Building excitement

After two sub-par seasons, Idaho Vandals football coach Robb Akey has led the Vandals to the Humanitarian Bowl. For the enthusiastic Akey, this season has been the culmination of patience, …


Vandals focus on Barnes

MOSCOW, Idaho – The first two weeks of Idaho’s bowl preparation were devoted almost exclusively to developmental work and nursing veterans back to full health. Bowling Green’s schemes and personnel, …


Idaho vs. Bowling Green means rivalry by marriage

Rick and Danielle DeMulling have been married for roughly seven months and a belated wedding gift came along in the form of Idaho’s and Bowling Green’s 7-5 football seasons. Those …


Akey appears pleased with UI contract talks

MOSCOW, Idaho – The process is creeping along compared to other coach’s extensions, but Robb Akey is pleased with where talks stand with University of Idaho athletic director Rob Spear …


Blanchette: Griz pause to consider their future

After the parade downtown Tuesday afternoon, there was a charter plane waiting to whisk the University of Montana Grizzlies off to Chattanooga, Tenn., and this weekend’s FCS championship game – …


Seven Vandals All-WAC

University of Idaho’s success on the football field this fall has been rewarded again, this time on an individual basis. The Vandals, selected Sunday for the school’s first bowl appearance …


Blanchette: With bowl bid official, Vandals can celebrate

MOSCOW, Idaho – As the whistle blows on the irony train pulling into Vandal Station, nobody is quite so pleased with Boise State’s return to the BCS party than the …


Aggies upset Vandals

MOSCOW – They met a few feet outside the media room, the backup quarterback pressed into action and the coach who had just finished trying to express his jumbled emotions. …


Idaho looks to end season with win

MOSCOW, Idaho – It’s been in the back of Adam Juratovac’s mind for several weeks now. The senior offensive lineman knew his University of Idaho football career was barreling to …


Sports in brief: Idaho’s Enderle expected to play

College football: Idaho quarterback Nathan Enderle (pictured) is expected to play on Saturday in the regular-season finale against Utah State in Moscow. Enderle has missed the last two games with …


Victories help open doors for Vandals

MOSCOW, Idaho – It won’t fully materialize until signing day in February, but one offshoot of the University of Idaho football program’s upswing is more open doors in recruiting. The …


Boise whips Vandals

Kellen Moore threw four touchdown passes to Austin Pettis and tied a career high with five overall, and the supposedly endangered, No. 6 Boise State Broncos overwhelmed Idaho 63-25 on …