Idaho leaves Vegas with two wins — Idaho ends weekend in Las Vegas, improves their conference record 02.16.2016

  The Idaho women’s tennis team wrapped up a weekend road trip to Las Vegas with the first outdoor matches of the spring season. After hours of intense play and three meetings in two days, the Vandals ended the weekend with a pair of victories to improve their record to 6-4 overall. Idaho began the

Slinging it around the field — Idaho will continue to throw the ball around 10.01.2015

After falling 44-20 in a game dominated by the Georgia Southern option attack, the Idaho Vandals begin a long stretch of road games with a trip to Jonesboro, Arkansas, this weekend. The matchup pits two of the Sun Belt’s struggling teams against one another as they both look to gain an edge and improve their

Tough match in Flagstaff — Idaho loses to Northern Arizona 3-1 on the road 10.01.2015

  Error management and maintaining a solid attack percentage was a struggle in the Idaho volleyball team’s first road game in Big Sky Conference play. Northern Arizona defeated Idaho 3-1 (17-25, 22-25, 26-24, 19-25) Thursday in Flagstaff, Arizona. After earning a career-high 20 kills in a 3-2 loss against North Dakota Saturday, senior outside hitter

Vandals looking for more hardware — Women’s golf team vies for third NMSU invite title under Johnson 10.01.2015

The New Mexico State Aggies will welcome the Idaho women’s golf team once again to the Price’s Give ’Em Five Intercollegiate Monday through Wednesday at the New Mexico State Golf Course in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Vandals have a history of successful rounds at the New Mexico State invite, and they expect nothing less

Vikings, Hornets come to Moscow — Idaho hosts Portland State, Sacramento State this weekend 10.01.2015

  As the Idaho soccer team gears up for Portland State and Sacramento State, Idaho’s difference between this year’s team and last year’s is drastic, starting with the record. The Vandals stand at 6-4-1 with a 2-0 Big Sky Conference record after wins over Idaho State and Weber State last weekend. At this time last

Sun Belt Preview 09.24.2015

Appalachian State (-7.5) at Old Dominion, 12:30 p.m. The Mountaineers of Appalachian State come in as a 7.5-point favorite on the road against a 2-1 Old Dominion team that will cause Appalachian State (1-1) a lot of problems. Both teams have had similar seasons as each have beaten an FCS school and lost to an

Two Vandals earn POW awards — Poertner, Lloyd win POW awards, Idaho prepares for Big Sky play 09.24.2015

Having one player named conference player of the week is already impressive, but having two in the same week is a rarity. Idaho made this happen this week as Big Sky Conference play begins. Goalkeeper Amanda Poertner and junior midfielder Alyssa Lloyd were honored by the Big Sky Conference as Defensive and co-Offensive Players of

‘Old for his years’ — Freshman Jake Scarrow leads Vandals to fifth place at Husky Invitational 09.24.2015

  If there was any question as to who would step up in Jared du Toit’s absence after he bolted for Arizona State this summer, Jacob Scarrow answered them earlier this week in Suncadia, Washington, at the Husky Invitational. The freshman from British Columbia, Canada, fired a tournament-low 66 in the third and final round

Kim impresses in debut — Idaho’s Michelle Kim takes fourth, Idaho second at Washington State Cougar Cup 09.24.2015

  In her first collegiate golf invitational, Idaho freshman Michelle Kim didn’t appear to be rattled. Instead, she stepped on the course and shot a 2-under-par 70 in the first round. The Surrey, British Columbia, native took fourth and finished with a 1-under-par 215 at the Washington State Cougar Cup Monday and Tuesday at Palouse

Run Eagles run 09.24.2015

After escaping a tense game against Wofford in a thrilling 41-38 victory last weekend, the Idaho Vandals now turn their attention toward Sun Belt Conference heavyweight Georgia Southern. 

Weekend with Pappy 09.24.2015

He stands 6 feet, 3 inches tall, black hair tucked into his well-worn Idaho baseball cap, Vandal Dad T-shirt underneath a flannel shirt. He yells unabashedly at Idaho football coach Paul Petrino for calling a “dumb play.” His voice causes everyone in the stands to turn and look.

Sun Belt days numbered 09.24.2015

The writing on the wall is becoming more and more clear for Idaho about the future conference home of the football team.

Running game alive 09.24.2015

You have to run to win football games — that’s what Idaho running backs coach Jason Shumaker says.

Freshmen leading way — Idaho freshmen golfers Michelle Kim, Sophie Hausmann lead Vandals at WSU Cougar Cup 09.21.2015

  Idaho women’s golf coach Lisa Johnson found some gems in the freshmen class this season. Freshman Michelle Kim of Surrey, British Columbia, is tied for fourth after two rounds at the Washington State Cougar Cup Monday at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman. Kim fired a 1-under-par 143, which is five strokes off leader

Idaho breaks the streak — Idaho puts up big offensive numbers, Vandal defense is difference 09.21.2015

  Both offenses couldn’t be stopped for most of the game. But Idaho’s defense made the most important stand on Wofford’s last offensive drive, which sealed the 41-38 win for the Vandals Saturday at the Kibbie Dome. On 4th and 12, Wofford quarterback Evan Jacks’ pass fell incomplete and the Idaho offense took over with

Ending on high note — Idaho goes 1-2 in final nonconference invitational after beating Tennessee Tech 09.21.2015

  The Idaho volleyball team held momentum through the end of the weekend, defeating Tennessee Tech 3-0 Saturday at the Golden Eagle Invitational in Cookeville, Tennessee. It was Idaho’s fourth nonconference invitational of the season. Sophomore outside hitter Becca Mau and sophomore middle blocker Torrin Crawford were named to the all-tournament team this weekend. It

Great expectations — Men’s golf team gets season started Monday with Husky Invitational 09.17.2015

  While some teams prefer to schedule a few easy opponents to start a season, Idaho men’s golf coach John Means wants his team playing the best competition right from the start. “This team is good, so they’re playing in very strong tournaments against very good teams,” Means said about the five tournaments the Vandals

Underdogs no more — Recent victory over Sacramento State puts women’s tennis team proves advantageous 07.23.2015

Although the Idaho women’s tennis team has had some experience in big matches during senior Sophie Vickers’ four-year career, its most recent victory over Sacramento State in the finals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament was perhaps the most impressive.

One of the best senior classes — Idaho seniors led the way last year, freshmen stepping up 07.23.2015

In an era of college sports where highly recruited freshmen are relied upon to be the stars of the team in many cases, it was the senior class that led the Idaho swim team in the pool many times during the 2014-2015 season.

Competing with the best — Idaho senior golfer Leilanie Kim ties for 38th at nationals 07.23.2015

A four-day golf competition can be physically and mentally draining. When adding weather delays, sometimes the event can be even more difficult. Through the obstacles, Idaho senior Leilanie Kim proved she could compete with some of the best collegiate golfers in the country.

Sports briefs 07.22.2015

Wildfire levels Marboe home Last month a large wildfire in Wenatchee, Washington, now nicknamed the “Sleepy Hollow Fire,” destroyed a total of 29 homes, including the home of former Vandal football player Mike Marboe.

The life of Joe — A moment with the face of the Vandal nation 07.22.2015

His face decorates sweatshirts, billboards, notebooks, posters and other Vandal merchandise. His favorite food is pizza. He can be seen at every football game. He gives free hugs and high-fives, and he is always smiling. He is Joe Vandal. Joe Vandal is the University of Idaho mascot, but he is so much more than that.

Vandals’ season ends at regionals 06.04.2015

Idaho men’s golf ties for 10th at regionals, fails to advance to nationals Even though the Idaho men’s golf team entered the NCAA San Diego Regional as the No. 10 seed, Idaho coach John Means didn’t want to finish tied for 10th, which Idaho did May 16 at Rancho Santa Fe, California. After the Vandals

New season, same result 05.27.2015

Big Sky Champions come up short in Pac 12 territory The first week of May was likely comprised of studying for finals and packing up for the summer for most Vandals. However, for the Idaho tennis teams, it was comprised of a flight to Southern California and matches with two of the top teams in

Off their game 05.07.2015

The first season back in the Big Sky didn’t go as planned for the Idaho women’s basketball team. After two straight WAC titles and two straight NCAA Tournament berths, the Vandals couldn’t find their footing in their first year back in the Big Sky after 18 years. Finishing with a 14-15 record and an 8-10