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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Bigger, faster Idaho Vandals hold back-to-back scrimmages

With two weeks to go before the season opener, Idaho’s practices will begin to focus heavily on its plan for Penn State, according to head coach Paul Petrino.


Coaches, media pick Eastern Washington to win another Big Sky Conference crown

The Eagles were picked first in both Big Sky preseason media and coaches polls on Monday. Idaho was picked eighth.


Vandals developing new identity on defense

No longer ago than last spring, Idaho’s impressionable young defenders could sit around the locker room after practice and listen to the old linebackers tell stories about their Super Bowl …


Vandals’ spring camp has Spartan feel to it

Looking for a sure thing? Bet heavily and confidently that the Idaho Vandals will be watching “300” for a pre-game movie next fall.


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Five questions Vandal football will try to answer in spring workouts

For almost every college football coach, the 15 spring workouts allowed by the NCAA create the challenge of pouring 10 gallons of work into a 5-gallon bucket. It is no …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:14 p.m.

Vandals’ Collin Sather diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer

No one should have to learn it like this, but Collin Sather, who said in high school “the most important thing to me is to be a coachable player,” is …


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Jerry Hendren, Vandals great in 1960s, dies at age 70

A charter member of the Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame, as well as a member of the Inland Empire Hall of Fame, Jerry Hendren, 70, died Feb. 26.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington defensive coordinator John Graham joins Idaho staff as linebackers coach

John Graham is back in the game – and back in the Big Sky Conference. The former Eastern Washington defensive coordinator is the new linebackers coach at Idaho, he announced …


Idaho Vandals head to Georgia for final game as FBS member

Idaho’s 22-year venture in FBS has resulted in an 85-174 cumulative record and three bowl wins, including the Famous Idaho Potatoes Bowl last year. After losing five league games by …


Early turnovers put Idaho Vandals in hole as they lose 17-10 to New Mexico State

Idaho committed two turnovers in the first six minutes and New Mexico State cashed them in for 14 points, helping the Aggies to a 17-10 victory over the Vandals on …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

Seventh loss means Idaho Vandals won’t qualify for a bowl

After losing 13-7 to Coastal Carolina Saturday in its final home game, Idaho’s record is 3-7 with two games remaining. There is no chance to win the six games necessary …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Idaho’s Reuben Mwehla has grown with the program from Day One

As his career as an Idaho receiver tapers to three or possibly four games, if the Vandals can qualify for a bowl, Reuben Mwehla can look back on what he …


Vandals have two weeks to get injured QB Matt Linehan back on field

The status of University of Idaho senior quarterback Matt Linehan, who suffered a hand or wrist injury to his throwing arm late in the Vandals’ 24-21 loss to the University …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

Idaho Vandals build early lead, hold off Louisiana Monroe 31-23

Matt Linehan had his first 300-yard passing game of the season as he threw for 360 yards and three touchdowns and Idaho held off Louisiana Monroe 31-23 on Saturday afternoon.


Idaho Vandals’ Alfonso Onunwor has learned to be a leader and top-flight receiver

With five regular season games left and still, possibly, a bowl game for the 2-5 Vandals, Alfonso Onunwor’s senior season is progressing to the point the University of Idaho’s leading …


Idaho Vandals overwhelmed by Missouri Tigers, 68-21

The Idaho Vandals gave Missouri a brief scare. But any concerns about a homecoming upset were quickly swept away in a record-setting tide of scoring. The Tigers crushed Idaho 68-21.


Call Idaho Vandals’ D.J. Henderson a man for most any position

D.J. Henderson is living the defensive lineman’s dream. He gets to run with the football. But it has not transported him from a weighty sense of responsibility as a former …


Idaho falls short of Rajin’ Cajuns after second-half rally

Homecoming tightened in intensity for the Idaho Vandals as they attempted to dig themselves out of a 21-10 third-quarter hole against Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday in the Kibbie Dome.


Idaho Vandals’ Tony Lashley a part-time football player, full-time father

Where many of his Idaho teammates find football and school make for a full day, Tony Lashley, Idaho’s standout linebacker, adds husband and father to the mix.


Vandals’ running game thrives with Aaron Duckworth, Isaiah Sauners

Aaron Duckworth is fashioning a senior season that will have his grandchildren rolling their eyes in disbelief when he recounts it from his rocking chair. But it’s all true, and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

Vandals look to regain winning edge against Western Michigan

Idaho Vandals travel to Kalamazoo to take on Western Michigan


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Idaho Vandals fall to UNLV in 44-16 stunner

Lexington Thomas had a career-high 190 yards rushing and three touchdowns, Armani Rogers and Devonte Boyd had the longest pass play in school history and UNLV bounced back from one …


Game Preview: UNLV at Idaho

The Idaho Vandals look to go 2-0 to start the season when they host UNLV on Saturday at the Kibbie Dome.


Father-son combos work for Petrinos, Ellisses in Vandals football program

As a coach at seven colleges and one NFL team, Paul Petrino honed a deep knowledge of football. It would have uniquely qualified him to appreciate his son Mason’s prowess …


John Blanchette: Vandals continue to win despite controversial decision to downgrade

As it’s been pretty much 95 degrees every day since our last Idaho football fix in the giddy triumph at the Potato Bowl, it could be assumed that all had …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

Idaho Vandals open 2017 football season with 28-6 win over Sacramento State

Aaron Duckworth rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown and the Idaho defense did not allow a touchdown as the Vandals opened their season with a 28-6 nonconference football victory …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

Father-son combos work for Petrinos, Ellisses in Vandals football program

As a coach at seven colleges and one NFL team, Paul Petrino honed a deep knowledge of football. It would have uniquely qualified him to appreciate his son Mason’s prowess …


Matt Linehan returns in fine form in Idaho Vandals’ first scrimmage

Starting quarterback Matt Linehan, who missed practices last week with an undisclosed medical problem that sent him to the hospital, was in good form on Sunday in the team’s first …


Check this out: Vandals’ Ed Hall finds success on and off the field

From walk-on to scholarship athlete. Check. Budding entrepreneur with a potentially successful business already on the way. Check. A great outlook on life. Check again. There’s hardly a box Ed …


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 5:54 p.m.

Idaho football set to open fall camp Tuesday

The Idaho Vandals will plunge into their final FBS campaign Tuesday night when they open fall camp at 6 p.m. on the SprinTurf practice field. Idaho, which enters year No. …