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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 9, 2020

Former UI linebacker Kaden Elliss tabbed starter on Saints’ initial depth chart

There was a distinct sense of surprise Monday among the New Orleans Saints’ social media following when the NFL team revealed its initial depth chart and had Idaho’s Kaden Elliss …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 6, 2020

Local collegians, high school products added to NFL practice squads Sunday

Saturday came with discouraging news for various local college and high school products hoping for a spot on an NFL 53-man roster.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2020

Big Sky’s cancellation of fall sports means Idaho football must turn attention to spring season

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

University of Idaho confirms nine athletes have tested positive for COVID-19

When the University of Idaho tested fall sport athletes in July, nine out of 125, mostly football players, came up positive for coronavirus.


UPDATED: Tue., July 21, 2020

Former Idaho athletic director Bill Belknap dies at 81

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.


UPDATED: Fri., July 17, 2020

GNAC suspends fall sports season, leading to cancellation of Idaho’s home opener

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

Idaho football announces Kibbie Dome capacity of 5,100 fans for upcoming season

Seating capacity for Idaho football games this fall in the Kibbie Dome will be capped at 5,100 fans, the university announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

Safety concerns, social change on minds of Idaho football players, coaches as program heads into season

World War II. Would that be how far back you would have to go to find a year with so many unsettling cross currents as college football teams try to …


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

Idaho quarterback Colton Richardson to miss upcoming season

Quarterback Colton Richardson will not be with Idaho’s football program in 2020 because of a credit-hours issue stemming from a medical withdrawal in fall 2019, the Lewiston High School graduate …


UPDATED: Sun., June 14, 2020

Analysis: Five Idaho football players not to miss this season

To spark a bit of debate before the tentative start of Idaho’s third season back in the Big Sky Conference – after a 5-7 season – I’ve compiled my personal …


Eric Hisaw overcame obstacles to etch name in Idaho football record book

Eric Hisaw understands trials, and he knows what kind of attitude an athlete must have to smooth a rocky road, carving out achievements in the face of uncertainty.


UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

Back in Seattle, ex-Idaho defender Benson Mayowa seeks a breakout season

It’s just a matter of time for defensive end Benson Mayowa, an eighth-year NFL veteran.



UPDATED: Fri., May 1, 2020

Big Sky strikeout: Lean year for conference, FCS in last week’s NFL Draft

It’s been a week since the conclusion of the NFL draft, and nary a Eastern Washington product was selected or offered a rookie free-agent contract.


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

Former Idaho linebacker David Vobora among NFL drafts most relevant Mr. Irrelevants

There is always intrigue about who will be selected No. 1 overall in the NFL draft but let’s not forget the last player picked, also known as Mr. Irrelevant.


UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Gonzaga Prep grad, California standout linebacker Evan Weaver drafted by Arizona in sixth round of NFL draft

Weaver was selected in the sixth round of Saturday’s NFL fraft with the 202 overall pick.


UPDATED: Fri., April 24, 2020

Big Sky Conference products hope to get NFL call

The coronavirus pandemic derailed the draft process for many Big Sky standouts hoping to get picked up in the late rounds of this weekend’s NFL Draft or as a free …


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Spring football practice canceled for Eastern Washington, Idaho after Big Sky decision

Eastern Washington and Idaho will no longer get the benefit of spring football after the Presidents’ Council of the Big Sky Conference voted Monday to cancel all spring workouts and …


UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Idaho football cancels spring game over coronavirus concerns

Idaho football’s spring game has been canceled, the school announced Saturday.


Ferris standout Tarynce Antolin headlines strong recruiting class for Paul Petrino, Idaho

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 …


Idaho signs 11 players with intriguing potential

In its 11-player early signing class, Idaho added intriguing athletic talent. It built on its legacy. It brought in several players who are expected to play immediately and it poached …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Signing day: Zach Krotzer steps out of Rypien shadow at Shadle Park, commits to Idaho

Surrounded by friends, coaches, teachers and family – lots of family – Shadle Park defensive lineman Zach Krozter formally announced he will continue his football career at the University of …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Mike Iupati’s NFL career – one grand NFC West tour – has taken the ex-Idaho guard back home to the Pacific Northwest

Mike Iupati didn’t plan on making his professional football career one grand tour of the NFC West, but when his contract expired with the Arizona Cardinals last spring, the veteran …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Eastern Washington, Idaho players earn spots on All-Big Sky teams

Several Eastern Washington and Idaho football players earned All-Big Sky Conference honors on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

Mason Petrino, Jeff Cotton have record game as Idaho tops Northern Arizona in OT

Mason Petrino threw for a career-high 491 yards and tied the school record with six touchdown passes to lead Idaho past Northern Arizona 60-53 in overtime.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

One final win would sweep any clouds away for Idaho football

With a nod to “Sesame Street,” this game is brought to you by the number 5.


Idaho seniors use Northern Arizona game as last chance to make strong impression for professional scouts

At the conclusion of practice Wednesday, Jeff Cotton and Noah Johnson were dripping sweat. Cotton was the last guy off the field after catching a few passes from Idaho’s freshman …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

State prep football: Graham-Kapowsin cruises past Gonzaga Prep in State 4A opener

Shabro Johnson rushed for 215 yards with two touchdowns and Graham-Kapowsin eliminated Gonzaga Prep 41-17 in the first round of the State 4A playoffs at Art Crate Field in Spanaway …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Sacramento State wears down Idaho in final home game for Vandals seniors

Being held to a net 16 yards of offense in the first half and finding itself trailing 24-0 should have left Idaho demoralized against Sacramento State.


Idaho seniors look to conjure upset of No. 6 Sacramento State in their last Kibbie Dome game

Idaho has two games remaining to validate a season that has come up short on expectations.