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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 13, 2020

Local NFL roundup: Gardner Minshew nearly perfect as Jaguars edge Colts

Minshew Mania is back.

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: Sat., Aug. 22, 2020

Waiting game continues for Idaho, EWU volleyball programs

For coaches accustomed to meticulously plotting every aspect of their program from practice drills to travel itineraries, it’s yet another round of revisions as they await an official spring timeline. …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 21, 2020

Former Idaho DL Benson Mayowa becoming featured pass-rusher for Seahawks

The franchise is the same, but there aren’t many other similarities between Benson Mayowa’s first year in the NFL and his eighth.

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: Fri., Aug. 7, 2020

University of Idaho hasn’t given up on nonconference football this fall

While Presidents of Big Sky Conference schools have voted to move the league football schedule to the spring, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Idaho is …

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.

20 for 20: Ranking Idaho’s top 20 athletes since 2000

An Idaho 20 for 20? As in the number of conferences the Vandals have called home since the turn of the century?

UPDATED: Fri., July 24, 2020

Big Sky Conference pushes back start of fall Olympic sports

The Big Sky Conference’s Presidents’ Council has approved delaying the first date of competition for its Olympic sports during the fall 2020 season, the conference announced Friday.

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: Thu., July 9, 2020

Quick TBT exit for The Money Team and Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer, EWU’s Jacob Wiley and UI’s Jeff Ledbetter

The Money Team, which included players from Gonzaga, Eastern Washington and Idaho, committed costly mistakes down the stretch and made a quick exit from The Basketball Tournament (TBT).

UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

Former Idaho standout Trevon Allen makes most of The Basketball Tournament experience

With the closest thing to basketball in the era of COVID 19 being games of H-O-R-S-E played remotely and broadcast by ESPN, the six-year-old The Basketball Tournament was more than …

UPDATED: Sat., June 27, 2020

Former Gonzaga standouts Josh Perkins, Kyle Wiltjer expected to play in TBT

Perkins, former Zag Kyle Wiltjer, ex-Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley and former Idaho Vandal Jeff Ledbetter are listed on TBT rosters. Wiltjer, Wiley and Ledbetter are playing for seventh-seeded The …

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: Fri., June 19, 2020

NCAA penalties against Idaho men’s basketball include fine, postseason probation

A two-year probation, a $5,000 fine, a two-week ban on communicating with recruits this fall and an official reprimand and censure were among penalties handed out by the NCAA on …

UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Big Sky Conference gives athletes day off on election day

FARMINGTON, Utah — The Big Sky Conference said Wednesday that it will give its schools a day off from required athletic activities on election day in November.

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 …

UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Idaho Central Credit Union Arena construction hits milestone

Almost one year after construction began on the University of Idaho’s new basketball arena, the project reached a significant milestone.

UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Idaho athletics works through steps to return after coronavirus pandemic

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.

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: Fri., May 22, 2020

Big Sky men’s, women’s basketball to play shortened conference schedule

The Big Sky’s women’s and men’s basketball teams will compete in a 16-game conference schedule during the 2020-21 season, the conference office announced Friday.

Playing through the pandemic: Former Idaho star Sophie Hausmann sharpened game in Arizona awaiting Symetra Tour restart

“My parents and my brother totally got it, ‘You should stay there, the weather is nice, play golf,’ ” Hausmann said. “But some of my friends were like, ‘You’re not …

UPDATED: Tue., May 19, 2020

Sixteen local Division I teams earn APR perfection; Idaho men’s basketball posts troubling four-year total

Sixteen athletic programs from local Division I colleges have achieved perfection according to the NCAA’s latest Academic Progress Rate report, while one other came dangerously close to incurring a potential …

UPDATED: Mon., May 25, 2020

Petrino, Vandal football program has been continuing business as usual during pandemic

At this point, it’s clear all the 2020 college football season’s participants will be a bit off their routines.

UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

Big Sky Conference allows schools to make decision on when to resume sports

Big Sky Conference officials won’t dictate when member schools like Eastern Washington and Idaho can resume play. They’re letting the schools decide.

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.