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Idaho lands three football players on All-Sun Belt Conference first team

Idaho senior running back Aaron Duckworth, senior defensive end Aikeem Coleman and junior linebacker Tony Lashley were named to the All-Sun Belt Conference’s first team, the conference announced Wednesday.


Vandals hope to play role of spoilers against New Mexico State

As Idaho searches for fuel to fire its efforts in the final two games of a season in which it has no hope of going to a bowl, New Mexico …


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: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 6:08 p.m.

Idaho adopts short-term goals while needing big finish to make postseason

One week at a time. This is what Idaho’s season has come to.


Appalachian State rallies past Idaho after trailing 20-0

After dominating Appalachian State through the early third quarter, building a 20-0 lead, the key for Idaho pulling an upset against the Sun Belt Conference defending co-champion was whether time …


Idaho prevails over South Alabama in double overtime after lightning delay

After a series of lightning strikes near Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, play between Idaho and South Alabama was suspended for two hours. And then things got weird. Idaho eventually …


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 …


Sun Belt Conference football predicted order of finish

Sun Belt Conference football predicted order of finish


Idaho football brings speed to defense, experience on offense

University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino appeared at the Sun Belt Conference media day in New Orleans Monday accompanied by the most valuable player from the Famous Idaho Potato …


Idaho football places three on preseason All-Sun Belt Conference teams

Idaho football placed three on preseason All-Sun Belt Conference teams, as announced by the conference offices on Friday.


Idaho football picked sixth in Sun Belt Conference preseason poll

Idaho football was picked to finish sixth in the Sun Belt Conference Preseason Poll, the league office announced on Thursday. The poll is compiled by the conference’s 12 head coaches.


Sun Belt Conference says it wants Arkansas gun law changed

The Sun Belt Conference said Thursday it wants college sporting events exempted from a new Arkansas law expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, the second conference to call for changes …


Idaho’s Paul Petrino named Sun Belt coach of the year

University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino, who led the Vandals to an 8-4 record and their first bowl appearance since 2009, was voted the Sun Belt Conference coach of …


Tough-as-iron Vandals hold on to defeat South Alabama for seventh win

On Saturday, Idaho again stayed cool with the game on the line, batting down the University of South Alabama’s Hail Mary attempt as time expired in a 38-31 triumph at …


Idaho Vandals bowl eligible after 47-14 win over Texas State

Matt Linehan threw for 336 yards and a touchdown as Idaho scored the final 33 points of the game to beat Texas State 47-14 on Saturday to become bowl eligible. …


Vandals kicker Austin Rehkow works to make family proud

Three letters are inscribed on the orange band that Austin Rehkow never takes off his left wrist. Three letters, nothing more.


Isaiah Saunders’ inspired play lifts Vandals to win over Louisiana-Lafayette

Isaiah Saunders punched in the go-ahead touchdown, Austin Rehkow drilled a 50-yard field goal and Idaho rolled to a 23-13 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday night in Lafayette, Louisiana.


Late FG lifts South Alabama past Georgia State 13-10

Gavin Patterson kicked a 30-yard field goal with two seconds remaining to lift South Alabama to its first Sun Belt Conference win and a 13-10 victory over Georgia State on …


Appalachian State grabs 3 INTs in 37-19 win over Idaho

Taylor Lamb threw for 220 yards and rushed for one touchdown, Jalin Moore had 114 yards rushing and a score, and Appalachian State beat Idaho 37-19 on Saturday.


Vandals race, dance past New Mexico State, 55-23

Behind a 476-yard passing day from quarterback Matt Linehan, the Idaho Vandals clobbered New Mexico State 55-23 on Saturday to post their most convincing win over an FBS opponent – …


Vandals kicker Austin Rehkow snares player-of-week award

Senior kicker Austin Rehkow, a Central Valley High School graduate, was named the Sun Belt Conference special teams player of the week after his four field goals helped the visiting …


Austin Rehkow’s last-second field goal lifts Idaho to victory over Louisiana-Monroe

Austin Rehkow’s fourth field goal, a 27-yarder as time expired, lifted Idaho to a 34-31 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night.


Preview: Idaho at Louisiana-Monroe

Idaho Vandals vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks


Vandals come up short in conference opener against Troy

Brandon Silvers threw for three touchdowns and Jordan Chunn ran for 137 yards and a score as Troy beat Idaho in the Vandals’ Sun Belt Conference opener Saturday.


Defense answers call as Idaho holds off Montana State in opener

It looked like it would be an Idaho romp. It turned out to be a nerve-jangling defensive chess match.


Vandals open practice with high expectations, emotions

The air crackled before Idaho’s first 2016 practice with the excitement of a team who expectations are unusually and unabashedly high.


Vandals picked to finish eighth in Sun Belt football poll

Idaho is picked to finish eighth among 11 football teams in the Sun Belt Conference, the league announced Monday.


Idaho football expected to announce decision to join Big Sky Conference

Idaho fans will no longer be arguing over speculation of whether it’s better to stay FBS or drop to the FCS level and the Big Sky Conference. Instead, they’ll get …


Idaho’s passing game piles up numbers in first scrimmage

Callen Hightower felt comfortable in Idaho’s first scrimmage of the spring season.


Paul Petrino opens camp with focus on the field, not conference affiliations

Knowing a decision made by the Sun Belt presidents was more or less out of his hands, Idaho coach Paul Petrino is looking forward to controlling what he can control: …