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Post Falls tops Lake City behind Braden Vaughan’s four touchdowns

It wasn’t the start that Post Falls coach Blaine Bennett wanted.

Lewiston holds off Coeur d’Alene in back-and-forth offensive show

A muffed punt, a late 10-point deficit, an off night from its star quarterback – none of that was enough to keep Lewiston from notching one of its biggest wins …

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 …

WSU 56, Idaho 6: How they scored

WSU 56, Idaho 6: How they scored

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 …

Blanchette: Huskies already look fine-tuned, if not appreciated

Like opening weekend of March Madness, the fun in the first couple of weeks of college football is discovering who isn’t who we thought they were.

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.

Matt Linehan’s health crucial to Vandals’ success

Idaho football coach Paul Petrino sat down on Wednesday to answer questions about his team, although he’s still in the process of gathering his own answers about the Vandals. Petrino …

Former Vandals receiver Curtis Johnson means business with Chicago Bears

The tip comes directly from a knowledgeable source. Be there promptly, Saints coach Sean Payton advises, the instant the first open session of organized team activities begins. In the quest …

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.

John Blanchette: Idaho president Chuck Staben made the right call for Vandals

Here’s a guess: the next time University of Idaho president Chuck Staben joins his educrat compadres at a convention or gathering, every five minutes or so he’ll get clapped on …

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.

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.

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: …

Sun Belt decides to drop Idaho after 2017 season

The Sun Belt has decided on Tuesday it does not want Idaho as a member after the 2017 season, which leaves the Vandals scrambling to find a place to call …

Baney: Shiloh Keo always knows the right ingredients

On Sunday, former University of Idaho football player Shiloh Keo will suit up for the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. For every Vandal (and Cougar) watching, the site of …

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.

Preview: Texas State at Idaho

Bobcats at Vandals Kickoff: 2 p.m. Kibbie Dome, Moscow

College football previews: Huskies, Vandals

Previewing Washington at Oregon State and Idaho at Auburn in college football

UI receiver Dezmon Epps suspended from team

University of Idaho senior wide receiver Dezmon Epps has been suspended immediately and indefinitely from the Vandal football team for allegedly slapping his girlfriend early Sunday morning.