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Akey’s staff remains status quo for now

MOSCOW, Idaho – Following an end-of-the-season meeting with his boss, Idaho football coach Robb Akey said he’s clear on the best direction for the Vandals’ program. And as of now, …


Akey’s football staff remains intact for now

Following an end-of-the-season meeting with his boss, Idaho football coach Robb Akey said he’s clear on the best direction for the Vandals’ program. And as of now, the plan does …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 3, 2011, 6:22 p.m.

Spear not happy after Vandals’ blowout loss

Backup quarterback Tyler Lantrip passed for 340 yards and four touchdowns as Nevada routed Idaho 56-3 on Saturday in a performance that left Vandals athletic director Rob Spear unhappy with …


Cowan, Idaho conclude football season at Nevada

MOSCOW, Idaho – Bobby Cowan was the newbie in 2008, an 18-year-old freshman who shadowed T.J. Conley during the most successful season for a punter in University of Idaho history. …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 19, 2011, 9:38 p.m.

Utah State downs Idaho in double OT

Robert Turbin rushed for 210 yards and three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score in the second overtime, to lead Utah State to a 49-42 victory against Idaho on Saturday.


Vandal seniors play final Kibbie Dome game

MOSCOW, Idaho – When Robb Akey referred to Princeton McCarty and Derek Wieting as the “gray-haired old men” of the Idaho football program, the coach meant the comment as a …


BYU rolls over Idaho

Jake Heaps threw for 185 yards and two touchdowns after coming off the bench late in the first quarter to lead the BYU Cougars to a 42-7 victory over the …


Vandals rally to beat San Jose State

Kama Bailey rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns as Idaho rallied to beat San Jose State 32-29 on Saturday.


Idaho Vandals have been on receiving end of injuries

MOSCOW, Idaho – Back in mid-August, a week into fall camp, Idaho offensive coordinator Steve Axman surveyed the Vandals’ collection of wide receivers and was encouraged by what he saw. …


Boise State given OK to change conferences

The Idaho State Board of Education has given Boise State permission to pursue membership with the Big East Conference, a move that would mean more revenue and give the Broncos …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 29, 2011, 10:06 p.m.

Vandals lose when long field goal falls short

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 his arms in …


Akey not giving up hope that Vandals can make run

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Idaho football team hasn’t won since Sept. 10, and even that victory – against lower-tier North Dakota – is of little consequence at this point. But …


Vandals looking to thaw out on Saturday

The Idaho football team hasn’t won since Sept. 10. But while the 1-6 Vandals have been “as cold as the damn ice cubes in a freezer,” as coach Robb Akey …


Vandals need to take advantage of New Mexico State’s weak run defense

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho football fans have scrutinized the erratic play of quarterback Brian Reader in recent weeks, and for obvious reasons. But it’s not just the Vandals’ passing attack …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 8, 2011, 8:27 p.m.

Vandals lose to Louisiana Tech

Hunter Lee ran for a career-high 134 yards, Nick Isham threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, and Louisiana Tech spoiled Idaho’s homecoming game with a 24-11 win …


Intense McDonell encouraged about progress of Idaho’s offensive line

The second floor Kibbie Dome office is large enough for two desks, a mini fridge, a flat screen TV that hangs on the wall and not much else. This is …


Vandals fail on two-point conversion, lose

Underdog Idaho went for the win instead of forcing a second overtime, and Brian Reader’s two-point conversion pass fell incomplete as error-prone Virginia escaped with a 21-20 victory Saturday.


Vandals’ offense sputters in defeat to Fresno State

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.


Vandals eager to take on Fresno State

The opening week of conference play, the dad’s weekend crowd, the fact that Fresno State will ditch the WAC after this year – all these factors should help make for …


Texas A&M rambles past Vandals

Cyrus Gray had three touchdowns and 101 yards rushing, Ryan Tannehill threw for 337 yards and two scores in less than three quarters and No. 9 Texas A&M shook off …


Texas A&M ‘best non-conference team’ UI has faced under Akey

MOSCOW, Idaho – Robb Akey was scanning through Texas A&M’s offensive formations on film the other day when something caught his eye. Lined up on the outside for the Aggies, …


Vandals wake up in time to beat Saints

Deep into the second quarter, with the Idaho sideline in a daze and the Vandals’ season in limbo, the coaching staff decided to change things up. They were going to …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 10, 2011, 8:10 p.m.

Vandals overwhelm North Dakota

Idaho quarterback Brian Reader threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns Saturday as Idaho rebounded from its season-opening loss, defeating North Dakota 44-14.


Idaho coach Robb Akey warns Vandals not to take North Dakota lightly

MOSCOW, Idaho – It wasn’t just a dreadful performance against Bowling Green that Idaho football coaches used the past few days to get the Vandals in the proper frame of …


Vandals eager to get back on track

It wasn’t just a dreadful performance against Bowling Green that Idaho coaches used the past few days to get the Vandals in the proper frame of mind for lower-division North …


Laying an egg wasn’t in the plan

MOSCOW, Idaho – Say, any way that mass exodus from the Western Athletic Conference can be accelerated? Like maybe starting this week?


Bowling Green overpowers Vandals in opener

It wasn’t supposed to go this way. Not in the first game in the spiffed-up Kibbie Dome. Not after Idaho football coach Robb Akey declared his team ready for another …


Reader in charge of Vandals

On the first day of fall camp last month, Idaho football coach Robb Akey approached Brian Reader – a senior who bided his time behind a four-year starter – and …


Idaho Vandals make strides in firming up defense

Is the University of Idaho defense is poised, finally, for a breakthrough?


Vandals find sun, offense at final scrimmage

Finally, for the first time during the Idaho football team’s trying spring, things started to come together Saturday morning.