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A way to get active – Club sports offer alternatives to students

07.22.2014 – 9:55 pm |

It is virtually impossible to walk across any college campus in America without hearing about the latest football or basketball game. Many freshmen are still in  “school spirit” mode from high school athletics. Supporting their …

Conferences will challenge Vandals – Idaho is back in familiar territory but new conferences won’t be easy

07.22.2014 – 9:48 pm |

Returning to the conferences of old may seem like a downgrade in competition from the Western Athletic Conference but that shouldn’t be the case for the 2014-15 Vandal teams. Instead, it will be a challenge.

Sports brief

07.22.2014 – 9:40 pm |

Beaman leaves Idaho

Epps dismissed from team – Idaho’s leading receiver in 2013 gone after multiple run-ins with law

07.22.2014 – 9:35 pm |

After a disappointing 1-11 season last year, Vandal football fans were starting to think the only way to go was up. At least this was the case until Sunday afternoon, when coach Paul Petrino announced …

Meet the Vandal

07.22.2014 – 9:34 pm |

Joe is Idaho’s favorite Vandal. He stomps about, high-fiving fans, dances like a goof and spreads joy to everyone he greets. 
“I’m given the authority to misbehave and to embarrass,” Joe Vandal said. “To be a …

Early look – Vandal football is quickly approaching — here are the previews of weeks one, two and three

07.22.2014 – 9:34 pm |

Idaho football begins a new era as it enters the Sun Belt Conference this upcoming season. Below are parts two and three of the early look series from thevandalnation.com, where we preview each team on …

Intriguing new hire

07.22.2014 – 9:29 pm |

Charley Molnar, former University of Massachusetts head coach, accepted an offer earlier this month to be the next wide receivers coach at the University of Idaho, according to FootballScoop.com. 

Luxembourg bound — Alyssa Charlston will join Amicale Steinsel of the Luxembourg Total League

07.22.2014 – 9:23 pm |

Alyssa Charlston is  taking her talents to Luxembourg.

Epps dismissed from team

07.21.2014 – 8:51 pm | 3 Comments

After a disappointing 1-11 season last year, Vandal football fans were starting to think the only way to go was up. At least this was the case until Sunday afternoon, when Coach Paul Petrino announced …

Football early look – Vandals are set to play the Florida Gators in first week of season

07.08.2014 – 8:02 pm |

When the sun starts to set on the late summer evening of Aug. 30 in Gainesville, Fla., the Vandal football team, will enter the toughest environment it will see in the 2014 season. It will …

Street Ballin’

07.08.2014 – 7:33 pm |

 Summer on the Palouse can fall into a quiet monotony but for one weekend near the end of June hundreds of thousands of people gather in Spokane for the world’s biggest 3-on-3 basketball tournament – Hoopfest. …

Summer workout in full effect – Vandal football prepares for fall season in Sun Belt

06.24.2014 – 8:07 pm |

With the summer strength and conditioning program in full swing for the Vandal football team, the Vandals are in a much different spot than they were a year ago.

Skiing in June? — Summer skiing session in Beartooth Basin

06.24.2014 – 7:56 pm |

For most people summer skiing sounds like an oxymoron, a fevered dream, the result of too many days spent smelling your own ski socks. Contrary to popular opinion though, summer skiing is here in the …

Big Sky return made official for Vandals — Vandals looking forward to Big Sky return

06.24.2014 – 7:50 pm | One Comment

Coming off of a spring season that saw the Vandal soccer team net 14 goals in seven games, only three shy of their 2013 total, the Vandals now know exactly what to expect in their …

Vandals leave WAC on top

06.10.2014 – 7:25 pm |

After both the men’s and women’s tennis teams advanced to the NCAA tournament this past May, Idaho coach Jeff Beaman had another feather put into his cap as five of his players managed to crack …

History has been made

06.10.2014 – 7:24 pm |

It’s a common misconception that the success of an athletic department is dependent on the amount of wins earned by the football or men’s basketball team.

Top-seed Trojans sweep Vandals in NCAA tournament

05.12.2014 – 3:55 pm |

The Vandals saw their up and down season come to an end on May 10 as they fell 4-0 to the top-ranked USC Trojans in the opening round of the NCAA men’s tennis tournament.
The loss …

No. 16 USC drops Idaho 4-0 in NCAA Tournament

05.12.2014 – 3:43 pm |

Two days before the season started, the Idaho women’s tennis team was without a head coach when former coach Myriam Sopel left to take the head coaching position at UTEP. Despite that, the Vandals exceeded …

Q&A: Former national boxing champion Frank Echevarria

05.10.2014 – 2:41 pm | One Comment

On Tuesday, The Argonaut ran a story about the golden era of Idaho boxing. Frank Echevarria was Idaho’s last national champion, winning the title in 1952 at 119 pounds, before the sport was discontinued. Many …

Finishing on a high note

05.08.2014 – 10:21 pm |

The Idaho women’s golf team found themselves in an unfamiliar position after the first two rounds of the WAC Championships — they were in a position to win a conference championship.
“It’s unfortunate that we weren’t …

Rocky season for men’s golf

05.08.2014 – 10:20 pm |

If it wasn’t for a poor second round at the WAC Men’s Golf Championship, this story might have been an NCAA tournament preview for the Idaho men’s golf team — but instead, it’s a season …

Going for the Cup – On its way out of WAC, Idaho has chance to earn WAC Commissioner’s Cup for first time

05.08.2014 – 10:19 pm |

After a season that brought the athletic program five different WAC titles thus far, there is not much more Idaho could do to leave its mark before exiting the Western Athletic Conference.

Enter the “Fun Belt”

05.08.2014 – 10:18 pm |

The day it happens will be quiet in Moscow. Most students will be long gone — doing whatever it is that they do over the summer.
But for the Idaho athletic department, July 1 will be …

Operation Big Sky – New Idaho soccer coach Derek Pittman will spend summer preparing his program for entrance into Big Sky Conference in fall of 2014

05.08.2014 – 10:16 pm |

The Vandal soccer team wrapped up its first spring season under new coach Derek Pittman on April 26, and he is already eagerly awaiting the kickoff of fall camp in August.

NFL Draft not a happy occasion

05.08.2014 – 10:16 pm | 7 Comments

I can only imagine what the spring of 2010 must have felt like for Idaho fans. I wasn’t a student at the school at the time, but I knew all too well about everybody’s favorite …

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