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For Vandals, guarantee games a necessary evil

Today isn’t the first time Idaho has served as a schedule-filler for one of college football’s glamour programs.


Local flavor of WSU-Idaho game starts with QBs

As Washington State readied for its Sept. 7 game against Southern California, quarterback Connor Halliday was monitoring the preparations of another school, too.


Petrino has multiple-choice exam in store for Vandals’ foes

When Idaho runs the first play from scrimmage of the Paul Petrino era this evening at North Texas, it could line up in an option-based offense that has its roots …


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 …


Vandals story lines

Lone year of independence The Vandals no longer are in the Western Athletic Conference, and they have one year before joining their future (and former) home for football, the Sun …


Impact newcomer

Paul Petrino spent most of fall camp referring to explosive freshman running back Richard Montgomery as a stud. His position coach, Jason Shumaker, simply calls him a steal. Despite a …


Petrino likes view at mock contest

MOSCOW, Idaho – Paul Petrino stood in the same spot Friday for Idaho’s preseason Media Day event that he did on Dec. 3 when he was introduced as Vandals football …


Petrino won’t say it, but it’s now obvious Chalich will start

Idaho football coach Paul Petrino won’t announce who will start at quarterback for the Vandals in their season opener at North Texas. But he said after practice Thursday morning that …


UI’s Runner might face felony charge over punch

An Idaho football player could face a felony assault charge for his part in an altercation that ended the career of former Washington State receiver Mansel Simmons. Pullman Police announced …


Idaho Spring Game at Kibbie Dome Friday night

MOSCOW, Idaho – Really, it’s just a dressed-up scrimmage four-plus months before the season. Yet Idaho is treating tonight’s spring football finale like a “real” game, with 15-minute quarters, clock …


Vandals literally get a fast start

MOSCOW, Idaho – Paul Petrino’s first practice at Idaho was just how he envisioned: players zipping through drills, a herd of quarterbacks flinging nonstop passes, his assistants running to get …


Petrino gets set to introduce Vandals to new schemes

MOSCOW, Idaho – The first batch of spring practices under a new coaching staff is always important. But to head coach Paul Petrino and the University of Idaho football team, …


Vandals add JC quarterback Neyer

MOSCOW, Idaho – A week ago, Idaho football coach Paul Petrino said the Vandals weren’t likely to add a junior-college quarterback who would compete in spring camp. But that changed …


Vandals face potent Aggies

MOSCOW, Idaho – Their quarterback is in the midst of a record-setting season, their coach is suddenly on other schools’ wish lists and they’ll go down as one of the …


Idaho has a shot at home against UTSA

MOSCOW, Idaho – In the visitor’s locker room last weekend at Lavell Edwards Stadium, head football coach Jason Gesser gave what he later termed a “heartfelt talk” to Idaho players …


Vandals play first game under Gesser

MOSCOW, Idaho – The last time the University of Idaho played a football game without Robb Akey on the sideline was Nov. 25, 2006. Dennis Erickson was the coach. San …


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, …


Idaho faces 2013 scheduling problems amongst 0-5 start

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho football coach Robb Akey said Monday the winless Vandals have “washed away” a lost weekend at North Carolina – the 66-0 trouncing from the Tar Heels …


North Carolina bulldozes Idaho

For Idaho coach Robb Akey, the first quarter couldn’t have ended fast enough. The winless Vandals couldn’t get first downs, couldn’t stop North Carolina’s offense and couldn’t keep the Tar …


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 lose in OT after tying game on final play of regulation

The Idaho Vandals remain winless after losing in overtime to the Wyoming Cowboys at the Kibbie Dome.


Vandals head to Death Valley for No. 3 LSU

MOSCOW, Idaho – Robb Akey’s first game as Idaho’s football coach was at the Los Angeles Coliseum against USC, then the nation’s top-ranked team and a dynamo under Pete Carroll. …


Vandals look for big jolt at Bowling Green

MOSCOW, Idaho – Another football game in a budding rivalry with Bowling Green makes for a nice subplot. What matters to Idaho coach Robb Akey is showing last week’s flat …


Vandals release TV schedule

A minimum of six University of Idaho football games will be televised or available on the Internet this fall with the first broadcast scheduled to be the Vandals’ road opener …


Vandals open practice with boost in numbers

MOSCOW – The glimmering new black helmets drew most of the attention, from players and the media, at Idaho’s fall camp opener. But it was another sight at the Vandals’ …


Former WSU coach Wulff drops in at Vandals scrimmage

MOSCOW, Idaho – Since he was fired at Washington State on Nov. 29, Paul Wulff has savored the extra time with his family. But he’s also racked up serious frequent-flyer …


Idaho will wrap up spring football on Friday

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho has gone from billing tonight’s conclusion to spring football camp as the Silver and Gold game to the Silver and Gold scrimmage. That’s …


Idaho Vandals’ young offensive line developing

Mike Marboe was speaking generally when he said the Idaho offense started from scratch this football offseason. But his comment seems especially apt for the offensive line, a unit he …


UI football slate challenging

Football: A tough nonconference schedule and the addition of league newcomers spices up the University of Idaho 2012 football schedule, which was released Monday. The Vandals open the season at …


Vandals aide Axman retires

MOSCOW, Idaho – Last week Robb Akey was adamant his existing coaching staff at the University of Idaho was still intact. But he qualified his statement by noting no changes …