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Defense, wide receivers make standout plays in Idaho’s first scrimmage

In the competitive manner of brothers, Kaden and Christian Elliss kept a running tally of their respective exploits as members of the Idaho Vandals’ defense last season.


New Idaho athletic director Terry Gawlik believes in power of being connected

Gawlik comes to Idaho after 25 years in athletics administration at the University of Wisconsin, including 14 years as Senior Woman Administrator.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Idaho coach Paul Petrino’s expectations high entering first fall scrimmage

But, in the early sessions of preseason camp, veteran receivers Jeff Cotton and Cutrell Haywood have played lights-out, and the secondary, of late, has begun to rise to the challenge. …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

With knee injury behind him, Idaho running back Dylan Thigpen has high hopes for this season

Two seasons ago, Dylan Thigpen was a breakout star in Idaho spring football. Every practice he pressed the defense. In a notable run in a scrimmage, he cleared a gap …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Terry Gawlik hired as University of Idaho athletic director

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.


Idaho wide receivers Jeff Cotton, Curtell Haywood excited to take on leadership roles after first practice

The first practice was complete, and Jeff Cotton and Cutrell Haywood came off the field Saturday in the early Palouse twilight with the purposeful, satisfied air of people who had …


Vandals coach Paul Petrino hopes to see steady progress throughout season

The business of constructing an identity for the Idaho Vandals begins Saturday when they practice as a team for the first time in the 2019 preseason.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

Five questions to answer as fall camp gets underway at Idaho

Idaho suffered a rude awakening in its return to the Big Sky Conference last season.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Idaho interim men’s basketball coach Zac Claus thrilled with team’s energy after summer session

In the wake of the sudden firing of coach Don Verlin on the cusp of a University of Idaho presidential regime change last spring, the Vandals men’s basketball team was …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Trio of Eastern Washington, Idaho players named to STATS preseason FCS All-American teams

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn was the lone Eagle named to the STATS preseason FCS All-American team on Tuesday.


Eastern Washington Eagles have some fun at Big Sky Kickoff

With a free-flowing mullet matching his father’s college hairdo, Eastern Washington defensive lineman Dylan Ledbetter was the life of the Big Sky Kickoff party.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Locally: Area basketball, football players honored with Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards

Recent graduates Violet Kapri Morrow and Roldan Alcobendas of Eastern Washington and Ed Hall and Mikayla Ferenz of Idaho were their school’s 2018-19 Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Award recipients.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

Bond between Chicago Bulls players Perrion Callandret, Zach LaVine goes beyond the basketball court

When two-time NBA slam dunk champion Zach LaVine called the Chicago Bulls organization and asked for a favor, it wasn’t the first time he’d reached out for his childhood friend …


Idaho universities fall short of Title IX standards

Athletic programs at each of Idaho’s four publicly funded universities fell short of at least one aspect of federal Title IX standards, according to state data.


Idaho’s Lisa Johnson hired as Nebraska women’s golf coach

Nebraska has hired Lisa Johnson from Idaho to be the Cornhuskers’ new women’s golf coach. Athletic director Bill Moos announced Johnson would take over for Robin Krapfl, who resigned last …


John Blanchette: Firing Don Verlin puts Idaho in contention as college basketball’s No. 1 laughing stock

This may be Idaho doing the most Idaho thing ever. So far.


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

Idaho fires men’s basketball coach Don Verlin after he was placed on administrative leave

Assistant Zac Claus has been named interim coach and will serve in that role through next season.


Idaho’s men’s basketball uncertainty could affect five junior college transfers

Summer session classes at the University of Idaho start Monday, and the ongoing suspension of men’s basketball coach Don Verlin has implications for five prospective Vandals who are junior college …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Redacted report lists three potential violations by Idaho’s men’s basketball program

The future of University of Idaho basketball was celebrated Thursday in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new arena that has been on a wish list for half a century. But …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 3:58 p.m.

Idaho basketball coach Don Verlin on administrative leave amid potential NCAA violations

University of Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday, one day after university officials received a consultant’s final report detailing three potential violations of …


Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann soaks in Augusta as part of historic women’s golf tournament

When I received my invitation to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur championship at the end of January, first I was speechless, but obviously super excited. I couldn’t wait to get …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Sophie Hausmann completes Idaho golfing career with solid round at NCAA Regional

Sophie Hausmann completed her successful Idaho golfing career Wednesday with a bounce-back round during an NCAA Regional at Tumble Creek Golf Club.


Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann falls back during second round of NCAA Women’s Golf Regional

Five bogies on the front nine Tuesday bogged down Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann during the second round of the NCAA Women’s Golf Regional at Tumble Creek Golf Club.


Big Sky Conference announces football schedules for 2020 through 2023 seasons

There will be more Montana on Idaho’s football schedule and less Montana on Eastern Washington’s.


Idaho basketball adds junior college guards Ja’Vary Christmas, Keyshaad Dixon

Ja’Vary Christmas, a 6-foot-4 guard from Sheridan (Wyoming) College, and Keyshaad Dixon, a 6-1 point guard from Ranger (Texas) College, join Bruce Simmons and former Oregon State center Jack Wilson …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Idaho linebacker Kaden Elliss selected by New Orleans Saints in seventh round of NFL draft

Add Kaden Elliss to the list of New Orleans Saints with Idaho ties.


Idaho football players’ charge to be amended

The misdemeanor petit theft charge to which University of Idaho football players Christian Elliss and Dalton Cash pleaded not guilty earlier this month will be amended to willful concealment after …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Rob Spear has a new job after controversial exit from University of Idaho

Former University of Idaho athletic director Rob Spear has landed a new job in East Idaho.


Veteran offensive line sets tone in Idaho’s Silver and Gold Game

Although it has three practices next week focused on specific opponents in the upcoming season, Idaho, for the most part, culminated spring ball with its annual Silver and Gold game …


Idaho confirms four men’s basketball players in transfer portal

The Idaho men’s basketball team may have to restart its rebuild.