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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 23, 2020

Former University of Idaho president Chuck Staben accused of ‘smear campaign’ by ex-AD

Former University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear alleges in a lawsuit that Chuck Staben, the school’s president from 2014-19, launched a “smear campaign” that ultimately led to Spear’s termination.


Trick up his sleeve: Coach, pro golfer Russell Grove’s trick shots are a treat

Grove enjoys trick shots because they serve as a study break – something to fend off the monotony after 25 consecutive practice chips from the same spot – and require …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Idaho settles lawsuit with former diver in sexual assault case

The school also announced that Mairin Jameson has pledged to work with UI athletic director Terry Gawlik to improve the culture in the department.


John Blanchette: Even before Title IX, women’s sports had true pioneers such as Nancy Monroe

Having never been on an airplane or out of the state of California before her 17th birthday, Nancy Monroe can only explain away her decision to enroll at the University …


Studies: Done right, catch and release isn’t lethal

Separate inquiries find exposure of fish to air after being landed has little impact on their survival and reproductive odds.


$20 million granted for ecosystem studies

Idaho’s public universities will split a $20 million National Science Foundation grant aimed at better understanding how keystone organisms adapt to changing environmental conditions.


New ‘caretaker’ Pete Isakson plots course for Idaho athletics

For interim athletic director Pete Isakson, the prevailing rationale for his return to the University of Idaho in February of 2017 was pretty simple.


Sports letters: Firing of Rob Spear at University of Idaho is surprising, devastating

The loss of Rob Spear as University of Idaho’s athletic director is surprising and devastating.


John Blanchette: Rob Spear, University of Idaho failed where it matters most – taking care of students

On Thursday, Idaho’s state board of education finally cut loose University of Idaho athletic director Rob Spear after lots and lots of investigation and risk assessment and hand-wringing. And presumably …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

John Blanchette: Corner Club cornered market on true-blue Vandals

Corner Club stories? There are too many – the place is 70 years old, after all.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

Vandals report to camp and show plenty of optimism for return to Big Sky

Next to hoisting a trophy at the end of the year, the best day in a football season might be the day players report for fall camp.


Idaho State Board of Education meets, makes no decision on future of Idaho athletics director Rob Spear

For the second time in a month, the Idaho State Board of Education met in a lengthy executive session on Friday in Boise to discuss the fate of Idaho athletics …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018

Tailgating gets go-ahead at University of Idaho

Football fans at the University of Idaho officially will be allowed to tailgate after the State Board of Education approved an alcohol permit for 2018 home football games Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018

University of Idaho extends AD Rob Spear’s administrative leave

Uncertainty over the future of University of Idaho’s athletics remains ongoing after the UI announced Thursday it was indefinitely extending the administrative leave of athletics director Rob Spear.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018

Idaho Vandals football team matches program record in NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate

Academic problems that left the Idaho football team ineligible for postseason play as recently as 2014 remained in the past as the Vandals tied a program record in the latest …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018

Idaho athletics, facing budget deficit, must get creative

An athletics department budget shortfall of about $1 million the University of Idaho has been able to stave off four years with budget reserves has come to a point where …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018

Associated Students of the University of Idaho approve resolution calling for athletic director Rob Spear’s resignation

In a Wednesday night meeting that lasted more than three hours, the Associated Students of the University of Idaho Wednesday approved a resolution calling for the resignation of athletics director …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018

University of Idaho places athletic director Rob Spear on administrative leave

One day before an Associated Students of the University of Idaho vote on whether athletics director Rob Spear should be fired, UI president Chuck Staben announced he is placing Spear …


Idaho AD Rob Spear’s future uncertain

As the Associated Students of the University of Idaho listened Wednesday night to testimony about a resolution they will vote on next week calling for the firing of Vandals athletics …


Idaho athletic department admits to mistakes in handling of sexual assault, harassment complaints against football player in 2013

Diver Mairin Jameson and distance runner Maggie Miller reported six instances of harassment by wide receiver Jahrie Level in 2013 to Moscow Police and members of the university’s athletic department …


University of Idaho seeks forest stewards

FORESTS – The University of Idaho Extension is looking for candidates for the Idaho Master Forest Stewards program. Graduates of the program train to help forest owners and others learn …


NIC golf coach Russell Grove wins Oregon Open

North Idaho College golf coach Russell Grove shot a 1-under 73 Thursday to wrap up a six-shot victory at the Oregon Open.


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

Golf with Jim Meehan – Pros roundtable: Tough par 5s, Tiger, instruction and bucket-list course

You’ve missed the fairway for the umpteenth time in a row. Limbs from a towering ponderosa pine demand a special recovery shot to reach the green. What do you do? …


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017

NCAA men’s tournament first- and second-round games will return to Spokane Arena in 2020

March Madness will return to the Spokane Arena in 2020.


Clarksville: 84-year-old Gonzaga superfan once helped UI beat the Zags

I made a friend of an 84-year-old basketball junkie named Lefty Melton. Who better to lead us into the madness of March and add a bit of perspective about the …


Wyoming football game at Idaho in 2018 dropped

Wyoming will not make a scheduled road trip to Idaho in 2018 because Idaho is dropping out of the Football Bowl Subdivision.


Locally: Vandals soccer coach Laura Jackson honored as one of top young coaches

Idaho Vandals women’s soccer coach


USA Cycling selects ex-Vandal Kristin Armstrong for Olympics

Kristin Armstrong will have an opportunity to chase her third straight time trial gold medal in Rio, perhaps the final chapter in a decorated cycling career spanning four Olympics and …


Adam Daniel named U-Hi football coach

At the 11th hour Adam Daniel decided to apply for the University head football coaching position. The opportunity to be the head coach at his alma mater was too much …


Young hunters: Cancer-stricken 18-year-old receives special opportunity to bag moose

A once-in-a-lifetime moose tag is one of the most coveted hunting privileges in Washington — a dream come true for a teen who’s running out of time.