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June 7, 2020, 3:21 p.m.
The novel coronavirus upended college athletics as basketball was about to embark on March Madness. spring football and spring sports saw seasons end while they were waiting in the wings.
April 25, 2020, 6:47 p.m.
The variables of planning to operate a college athletics program in a pandemic are maddening.
March 7, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
In a final 30 seconds marked by effort as much as art, Idaho’s seniors Trevon Allen and Quinton Forrest stood tall at the end as the Vandals wrested an 80-76 win from Idaho State on senior day.
March 5, 2020, 10:11 p.m.
Idaho’s penultimate game against Weber State was a tale of two halves. Until it wasn’t.
Feb. 25, 2020, 8:38 p.m.
Zac Claus’ appointment was announced to the team at the start of Tuesday’s workout.
Feb. 24, 2020, 7:12 p.m.
Time flies. Only a couple of years ago, Trevon Allen was a precocious sophomore riding the coattails of talented, disciplined, mature upperclassmen like Victor Sanders, B.J. Blake, Nate Sherwood, Perrion Callendret, Jordan Scott and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan on an Idaho Vandals team than finished 22-9 overall and 14-4 in the Big Sky Conference.
Feb. 22, 2020, 6:32 p.m.
Nearly midway through the second half, this was looking like the next installment in a dismal line of Idaho’s recent defeats – a pair of double-digit losses in which the Vandals struggled to compete.
Feb. 20, 2020, 10:03 p.m.
After Luke Avdaloc drilled a 3-pointer on Northern Arizona’s opening possession, the Lumberjacks and Idaho collectively missed 10 shots over the next four minutes.
Feb. 16, 2020, 7:12 p.m.
The concept of paired accomplishment is not unfamiliar to the University of Idaho’s women’s basketball team. This season, Lizzy Klinker, a senior wing, and her sister, Natalie, a junior post, bring to the Vandals a heavy-hitting ethic of fundamentally sound, power basketball honed in the crucible of Montana – Fairfield High School, to be specific – where that robust game is not only appreciated but expected.
Feb. 11, 2020, 7:06 p.m.
The interplay of fate and old school ties brought Quinton Forrest and the University of Idaho together when both were badly in need of luck.
Feb. 8, 2020, 10:09 p.m.
Led by Sayeed Pridgett’s 19 points, Montana (14-10, 10-3 Big Sky) had four scorers in double figures.
Feb. 5, 2020, 9:36 p.m.
Before the start of Ferris’ football season last fall, coach Tom Yearout got the kind of pleasant surprise coaches dream about. Tarynce Antolin, who won a state championship the previous year at Hawaii’s Waipahu High School, had moved with his family to Spokane and would play his senior season at Ferris.
Jan. 27, 2020, 9:52 p.m.
In the best of circumstances, Southern Utah (12-7, 5-3 in the Big Sky Conference) is a tough matchup for Idaho. “They are a big, strong, mature team. We knew that coming in,” Vandals center Jack Wilson said. Circumstances could not have been much worse, as Idaho (5-14, 1-7) shot abysmally, 26.2 percent (16 of 61), in getting rolled by the Thunderbirds, 73-45.
Jan. 19, 2020, 4:20 p.m.
A postgame press conference following Idaho’s 78-75 loss to Eastern Washington University on Thursday became a platform for another message.
Jan. 16, 2020, 10:48 p.m.
Fouled with 4.3 seconds remaining and Eastern Washington clinging to a one-point lead, Kim Aiken Jr. prolonged the suspense in a game with Idaho that saw 10 lead changes.
Jan. 15, 2020, 4:43 p.m.
The hand at the tiller that steered Idaho through those rough waters belongs to interim coach Zac Claus, who had been an assistant with the Vandals from 2015 until being named to head the team this year.
Jan. 14, 2020, 5:32 p.m.
In perhaps one of the most satisfying days in his tenure as athletics director, Pete Isakson got to take part in the groundbreaking for the UI’s new basketball arena, set to open next year.
Jan. 9, 2020, 10:12 p.m.
Idaho’s Marquell Fraser matched Frey with 22 points to lead the Vandals.
Jan. 2, 2020, 10:04 p.m.
For an Idaho team with four wins heading into its Big Sky Conference home opener, success has been tenuous and temporary.
Dec. 21, 2019, 9:18 p.m.
Isaac Bonton had a breakthrough performance for Washington State with a game-best 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.
Dec. 14, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
For 44 minutes, Idaho and Cal State Bakersfield couldn’t have played a tighter game.
Dec. 8, 2019, 5:23 p.m.
LeeAnne Wirth led all scorers with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Gonzaga. Jill Townsend backed her up with 14 points for the Bulldogs, hitting 3 of 4 3-point attempts. Jenn Wirth added 13 points and Jessie Loera 10.
Dec. 6, 2019, 8:31 p.m.
The Cougars started preparing for a bowl destination they won’t learn until Sunday. The work probably helped them put the Apple Cup defeat a little farther in the rear-view mirror.