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Athletic director Rob Spear fired at University of Idaho

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.

Kristin Armstrong, Idaho’s Olympic champion, discusses drive, determination

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.