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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

New Alliance of American Football gives former area players another chance at big time

Matt Linehan isn’t the highest-paid player on the Salt Lake Stallions’ 52-man roster. He isn’t fighting for scraps on the startup organization’s payroll, either.


Idaho Vandals head to Georgia for final game as FBS member

Idaho’s 22-year venture in FBS has resulted in an 85-174 cumulative record and three bowl wins, including the Famous Idaho Potatoes Bowl last year. After losing five league games by …


Vandals hope to play role of spoilers against New Mexico State

As Idaho searches for fuel to fire its efforts in the final two games of a season in which it has no hope of going to a bowl, New Mexico …


Vandals have two weeks to get injured QB Matt Linehan back on field

The status of University of Idaho senior quarterback Matt Linehan, who suffered a hand or wrist injury to his throwing arm late in the Vandals’ 24-21 loss to the University …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 6:08 p.m.

Idaho adopts short-term goals while needing big finish to make postseason

One week at a time. This is what Idaho’s season has come to.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:45 p.m.

Vandals expect better showing from Rebels after UNLV’s shocking defeat

When Idaho hosts UNLV on Saturday, Vandals coach Paul Petrino believes his team is more likely to face the Rebels who took UI to overtime last year than the team …


Idaho’s Matt Linehan continues family tradition of leading the Vandals

Senior Matt Linehan has progressed in measurables like passing statistics and wins and in a quarterback’s prized intangible, leadership.


Idaho opens football season Thursday with high hopes for more success

In most instances, a 2-9 team would not be expected to offer the sternest of tests in the opening game of the next season.


Idaho Vandals defense totals four interceptions in final scrimmage of camp

University of Idaho coach Paul Petrino saw a particularly strong showing from the Vandals’ defensive backfield in the final scrimmage of preseason camp Saturday.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 4:12 p.m.

Washington State’s Luke Falk, Idaho’s Matt Linehan added to Manning Award watch list

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk woke up Wednesday morning to find himself on yet another preseason watch list. Idaho’s Matt Linehan, coming off a season that saw him lead the …


Matt Linehan returns in fine form in Idaho Vandals’ first scrimmage

Starting quarterback Matt Linehan, who missed practices last week with an undisclosed medical problem that sent him to the hospital, was in good form on Sunday in the team’s first …


Vandals have little to say about Matt Linehan’s absence

University of Idaho starting quarterback Matt Linehan missed a third straight day of practice Thursday with an undisclosed medical problem that had him hospitalized at Moscow’s Gritman Medical Center for …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Idaho defense leaves footprint on day one of camp

The Vandals, especially those adorned in white defensive jerseys, did seem to hit a new gear during the first day of camp and the general consensus – from the head …


Idaho football brings speed to defense, experience on offense

University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino appeared at the Sun Belt Conference media day in New Orleans Monday accompanied by the most valuable player from the Famous Idaho Potato …


Idaho’s Matt Linehan named to Unitas watch list

Idaho senior quarterback Matt Linehan was named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List on Wednesday.


Idaho’s Deon Watson leaves Albertsons Stadium victorious again

Deon Watson loves visiting the Treasure Valley. In particular, Watson enjoys playing at Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium. The senior wide receiver from Coeur d’Alene caught a 74-yard touchdown pass as …


Fire on ice: Vandals heat up, pound Rams in Potato Bowl

Idaho took control in the second quarter and built a 34-point lead in the third quarter as the Vandals knocked off heavily favored Colorado State 61-50 in the 20th Famous …


Potato Bowl notes: Matt Linehan leads on field then makes waves during postgame

First, Matt Linehan sizzled on the field. Then he made waves in a postgame radio interview. After leading Idaho to a 61-50 win in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the …


Idaho caps regular season with eighth win; bowl destination comes Sunday

This was a moment to savor. Matt Linehan knew it, so he hopped on the trainer’s table and danced.


Idaho quarterback Matt Linehan named Sun Belt offensive player of week

Idaho junior quarterback Matt Linehan was chosen the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week after a career night in leading the Vandals past New Mexico State last Saturday. …


Vandals come up short in conference opener against Troy

Brandon Silvers threw for three touchdowns and Jordan Chunn ran for 137 yards and a score as Troy beat Idaho in the Vandals’ Sun Belt Conference opener Saturday.


2 Minute Drill: WSU’s keys to victory on Saturday against Idaho

Dont’t take your eyes off … James Williams began the year as WSU’s third-string running back, but got some sustained action last weekend and moved up to the No. 2 …


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 …


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.


It all comes together for Vandals QB Matt Linehan

Matt Linehan has gone from unrecruited to second-team preseason All-Sun Belt and the centerpiece of a Vandals team that expects to be in a bowl game come December or January.


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.


Idaho’s passing game piles up numbers in first scrimmage

Callen Hightower felt comfortable in Idaho’s first scrimmage of the spring season.


Vandals slip past Wofford

MOSCOW, Idaho – Matt Linehan has never been happier to see the Vulcan Salute. Fans of the popular Sci-Fi series Star Trek know the symbol well – Spock sticks his …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 19, 2015, 8:17 p.m.

Vandals slip past Wofford

Aaron Duckworth ran for three touchdowns and Matt Linehan threw for 334 yards and ran for 50 to lead Idaho past Wofford 41-38 on Saturday.


G&T Blog matters: WSU football, UI football

6: @SRJacob_Thorpe Tuesday: Idaho football coach Paul Petrino said Matt Linehan had perhaps his best practice in the fall, which is important for the third-year sophomore. Linehan struggled in the …