After the Big Sky Conference on Thursday directly announced none of its fall teams would compete in or out of the league, University of Idaho athletics director Terry Gawlik and football coach Paul Petrino discussed a season without sports for the Vandals.
While Presidents of Big Sky Conference schools have voted to move the league football schedule to the spring, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Idaho is still trying to pull together in some form or fashion a nonconference football schedule of a handful of games for the fall.
If Division I football is played in the coming months, it won't be in Cheney or Moscow, Idaho.
Several reports Thursday suggest that the Big Sky Conference is aiming for a spring football season.
When the University of Idaho tested fall sport athletes in July, nine out of 125, mostly football players, came up positive for coronavirus.
While the Big Sky Conference football season remains in limbo on the cusp of August, more than a dozen ex-Eastern Washington and Idaho standouts enter preseason NFL training camps around the country.
Big Sky virtual media days – the video conference version of the annual event that was slated to be at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane before the coronavirus pandemic – presented a reunion of sorts.
An Idaho 20 for 20? As in the number of conferences the Vandals have called home since the turn of the century?
Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere was named the Big Sky Conference's preseason Offensive Player of the Year on Friday.
Before the coronavirus pandemic halted college sports in March, Big Sky Conference football media days were slated to take place in downtown Spokane at the Davenport this summer.
Bill Belknap, who led the University of Idaho athletic department to new heights during his 10-year run as athletic director, died Friday at the age of 81.
The Great Northwest Athletic Conference announced Friday it would suspend its fall sports season, leading to the cancellation of Idaho’s football home opener against Western Oregon on Sept. 5 in Moscow, Idaho.