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During what might be called “a slow news period” for area colleges, a couple of announcements out of the University of Idaho are noteworthy.
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.
An Idaho 20 for 20? As in the number of conferences the Vandals have called home since the turn of the century?
Almost one year after construction began on the University of Idaho’s new basketball arena, the project reached a significant milestone.
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.
The variables of planning to operate a college athletics program in a pandemic are maddening.
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.
Terry Gawlik is the new athletic director at the University of Idaho. Gawlik becomes the first woman AD at Idaho. Here is the full interview between Terry Gawlik and Taylor Brooks.
Gawlik comes to Idaho after 25 years in athletics administration at the University of Wisconsin, including 14 years as Senior Woman Administrator.
Terry Gawlik, senior associate athletic director for sports administration at the University of Wisconsin, has been hired to head the University of Idaho athletics department.
Former University of Idaho athletic director Rob Spear has landed a new job in East Idaho.
Two things about football: One, any time someone suggests the game is at a crisis point or some moral crossroads, you can be sure a few rich guys will ready to gamble some spare change and create yet another professional league – or two – because they know America’s football thirst cannot be slaked.
The Idaho State Board of Education Thursday morning fired University of Idaho athletics director Rob Spear. The action concludes a four-month administrative leave for Spear. He was suspended by UI president Chuck Staben in April following complaints from two former Vandals women athletes that Spear five years prior did not appropriately address the fact they had been sexually harassed and in one case inappropriately touched by a former UI football player.
It has been quite a year at the University of Idaho – roiled by sudden leadership changes and a thorny transition in the football program.
In the second practice of the new era Thursday, Vandals women’s soccer took a decidedly optimistic turn.
The University of Idaho has at least a one-year reprieve to deal with a projected deficit of approximately $1 million in athletics funding.
An athletics department budget shortfall of about $1 million the University of Idaho has been able to stave off four years with budget reserves has come to a point where it must be resolved.
One day before an Associated Students of the University of Idaho vote on whether athletics director Rob Spear should be fired, UI president Chuck Staben announced he is placing Spear on a 60-day administrative leave, effective immediately.
If there is one characteristic that separates the highest of high achievers from everyone else, even naturally gifted individuals, it’s a belief life doesn’t just happen. Life is what you make it. For them, this isn’t a slogan or even an aspiration. At a bone deep level it is how they approach whatever they do. In a rambling narrative about her athletic career as a three-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong tried to convey this to a group of about 30 University of Idaho athletes Friday afternoon.
In the unending desire of higher education institutions to differentiate themselves as unique, the University of Idaho is aligning itself with the state’s widely recognized timber industry. Idaho will build its new basketball arena with wood.