Sports briefs 02.12.2015

Football roster loses 19, adds two players The departure of quarterback Chad Chalich was well-known around the Idaho community, but he’s not the only player from last season’s football roster who had eligibility left and isn’t on the current 2015-2016 roster. Including Chalich, 19 players from last season’s team are absent from the latest Vandal

Sports briefs 11.14.2014

Newlee adds three, Verlin one The Idaho men and women’s basketball programs added some talent for the 2015-16 season as the early National Letter of Intent signing period started Wednesday. Women’s basketball coach Jon Newlee added three players, while men’s basketball coach Don Verlin signed one.

Vandals race at championships 11.07.2014

Men’s cross country fourth at Big Sky Championships, women’s team 11th A battered lineup didn’t slow down the Idaho men’s cross country team from exceeding preseason expectations Saturday at the Big Sky Championships in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Championship racing time 10.30.2014

For the first time in four years, Idaho heads into a cross country conference championship without being the favorites to win on the women’s side. For the first time since 1996, the Idaho cross country teams will race in the Big Sky Conference Championships Saturday at the Ray Richards Golf Course in Grand Forks, North

Vandals finish regular season 10.20.2014

A former Vandal and a current Vandal took home theindividual titles Saturday as the Idaho cross country teamsran in the Inland Empire Challenge in Lewiston. On the women’s side, Alycia Butterworth finished first,running unaffiliated in the 5-kilometer race, finishing in16 minutes, 24 seconds. Senior Cody Helbling won on themen’s side, finishing the 8-kilometer race in

Finish line approaching 10.16.2014

Idaho cross country to compete in local meet to round out regular season To conclude regular season racing, the Idaho cross country teams take the short drive Saturday down to Lewiston to compete at the Inland Empire Challenge hosted by Lewis-Clark State College.

Racing top competition 10.03.2014

Going into the WashingtonInvitational Saturday in Seattle, Idaho coach Travis Floeck said it would probably be the toughest meet in the entire nation all year long. Ranked teams competing in the meet included Northern Arizona (No. 2), Portland (No. 5), Stanford (No. 6), Indiana (No. 7), Villanova (No. 9), and many other top-30 teams on

Race before the race 09.26.2014

Helbling became a father right before historic 2013 WAC Championship With Dads’Weekend upon us, Idaho star runner and father Cody Helbling had his best finish in a race last weekend since the week his daughter, McKinely, was born last November prior to the WAC Championships.

Racing Mode 09.18.2014

Idaho cross country to go all-out against Big Sky opponents There aren’t many chances to compete in a collegiate cross country season.

Season of changes — Idaho has a new coach, new conference and several new athletes entering 2014 season 09.12.2014

Travis Floeck has a big name to live up to after taking over as Idaho’s new distance coach for cross country and track and field Sept. 4.

Break briefs 01.16.2014

Athletes recognized for academic achievements

Running into regionals — Vandal cross country to compete in regional meet 11.14.2013

Two weeks after the Idaho women’s cross country team won the WAC Championship and the men’s team placed second, the teams are back in action. The Vandal cross country teams compete in the NCAA West Championship Meet Friday at Sacramento, Calif. The meet will feature several hundred of the best collegiate runners in the West.

Top of his field — Wayne Phipps has built a dynasty at Idaho, just ask his trophy case 11.04.2013

It was originally a joke between four freshmen and their head coach.

Dynasty — Vandal cross country wins fourth straight WAC Championship 11.04.2013

Winning one championship shows a team is good but winning four-straight championships qualifies it as a dynasty.

New dad finishes second — Cody Helbling finishes second in WAC meet two days after wife gives birth 11.04.2013

When Cody Helbling stepped up to the starting line at Saturday’s WAC championship meet, he did so carrying a burden he didn’t have to account for during the five meets preceding the conference championships.

One, two, three — Men’s cross country finishes second at WAC Championships 11.04.2013

The wind was blowing and the rain was falling hard, but all the WAC runners were behind him when Idaho freshman Nicholas Boersma crossed the finish line. It was the first time a Vandal runner had won a conference championship since Vic Dyrgall won the Pacific Coast Conference title in 1941.

Four-peat — Vandal women’s cross country wins fourth straight WAC Championship, men’s team finishes second 11.03.2013

The Idaho women’s cross country team battled rainy conditions Saturday in Seattle to win an unprecedented fourth-straight WAC Championship while the men’s team finished second.

Sports briefs 10.31.2013

Cross country teams selected first, second in coaches poll

Going for No. 4 — Women’s cross country heads into championship as favorites 10.31.2013

For the third straight season, the Idaho women’s cross country team heads into the WAC Championship as the favorites. The Vandals have won the WAC Championship for three consecutive seasons and five times since 2005 but this might be their deepest and most talented team yet. Idaho was predicted to win again in Saturday’s championship

Sports Briefs 10.24.2013

Hunt, Millet receive honor

Athletes of the Week 10.21.2013

Hannah Kiser — cross country

Approaching the finish line cross country to wrap up regular season on Saturday in split meets 10.17.2013

The 2013 WAC Championships are imminent on Nov. 2 but the Idaho cross country teams have one last test before then. This weekend, the Vandals split up with the main runners competing at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational on Saturday in Sunnyvale, Calif., and the rest of the athletes competing at the Inland Empire Championships

Mixed results for cross country 10.08.2013

Idaho’s Hannah Kiser has finished first or second in seven major cross country meets including a first-place finish in the 2011 Dellinger Invitational in Eugene, Ore. With a high school runner, Alexa Efraimson from Camas, Wash., beating out the collegiate field in the 2013 edition of the race, Kiser could have potentially added another Dellinger

Athletes of the week 9/30/13 — 10/5/13 10.07.2013

Halie Raudenbush — cross country The University of Idaho men’s and women’s cross country teams competed against some of the nation’s top runners on Saturday at the Dellinger Invitational. With two of the team’s top runners held out from the completion, the Vandals responded with strong performances. For the women’s side, Raudenbush led the way

Returning to form 09.26.2013

Cody Helbling didn’t originally plan on running at Idaho. In fact, after a couple years of running for BYU, he decided to give it up completely to focus on academics. Two years later, Helbling is Idaho’s top men’s cross country runner and one of the best in the WAC.