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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 …

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

07.22.2014 – 9:34 pm | One Comment

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. 

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

Awaiting the call – Former Idaho running back James Baker expects to participate in NFL training camp this summer

05.08.2014 – 10:14 pm |

For ex-Idaho running back James Baker, it’s not a question of if, but when. That question centers around his NFL future, which Baker expects to result in him participating in an NFL training camp this …

Petrino inherited program in APR mess — Problems can be pointed to Akey

04.28.2014 – 9:57 pm | 2 Comments

Talk about bad news for the football program after a really great set of spring practices.

Different story in second spring — First team offense and defense roll in spring game

04.28.2014 – 9:55 pm |

It didn’t take long for the “gold” team — which was wearing black jerseys — to get on the scoreboard during last Friday’s Silver and Gold spring game.

Epps arrested for DUI

04.28.2014 – 2:57 am | 57 Comments

Idaho wide receiver Dezmon Epps was arrested for driving under the influence early Sunday morning in Pullman, according to Pullman police.
The incident, which occurred at 800 NE Ruby St., adjacent to Stubblefields bar and grill, …

Idaho fails to meet APR standards, ineligible for postseason play

04.26.2014 – 12:37 pm | 4 Comments

Idaho football is ineligible for the 2014 postseason after facing penalties from the NCAA due to unsatisfactory APR scores, Idaho announced this morning. The program will also have to cut four hours of practice per …

Players to watch — These Vandals have stood out in spring ball, looking to have big spring game

04.24.2014 – 10:20 pm |

Players To Watch

Friday night lights — Football gearing up for second Silver and Gold game under Paul Petrino

04.24.2014 – 10:18 pm |

The freshly painted logos on the Kibbie Dome turf represents Idaho football’s immediate future. The Sun Belt Conference logo made its debut during Wednesday’s practice, painted on the 25-yard lines on each side of the …

Idaho gets defensive in final scrimmage – Idaho offense held to 11 touchdowns

04.21.2014 – 9:44 pm |

Quinton Bradley heard the chirping and boasting. The Idaho offense, which went for over 1,000 yards offensively in the second scrimmage, let their confidence be known to the defense before hitting the Kibbie Dome field …

Defense can win games — With what was seen at Saturday’s scrimmage, Idaho defense could surprise everyone

04.21.2014 – 9:44 pm |
Defense can win games — With what was seen at Saturday’s scrimmage, Idaho defense could surprise everyone

In the two scrimmages leading up to Saturday’s scrimmage, the last before the Silver and Gold spring game, it has been nothing short of an offensive showcase for the Vandal football program. 

Grueling scrimmage – Idaho football will scrimmage Saturday for last time in Spring

04.17.2014 – 9:20 pm |

Every time Idaho coach Paul Petrino blew his whistle, Josh McCain and Dezmon Epps would hit the plunge to the ground, get back up and continue running laps down the sideline. The top two wide …

UI’s wide-out breakout

04.17.2014 – 9:15 pm |

A quick glance at the wide receiver position on Idaho’s depth chart and one thing is apparent — it’s not lacking depth. 

Welcome back, Quayshawne – With Buckley returning for one more year, this defensive line unit could be a force in Sun Belt

04.14.2014 – 9:23 pm |

Talk about some good unexpected news to come from the Idaho football team.
It was announced last week that senior defensive tackle Quayshawne Buckley was rejoining the team.

Vandals stay offensive – Offense shines again but defense was competitive

04.14.2014 – 9:16 pm |

The saying is competition brings out the best in people and redshirt freshman quarterback Matt Linehan proves that to be true. 

All over the place

04.10.2014 – 8:30 pm |

The quarterback competition between Matt Linehan and Chad Chalich brings some uncertainty to the Idaho offense. There is, however, one thing for certain — whoever ends up winning the battle will have weapons — lots …

Feature tailback wanted – Petrino wants a running back to step up into a feature role

04.10.2014 – 8:29 pm | 4 Comments

Last season Idaho ranked 96th in the nation in rushing, averaging 137-and-a-half yards per game. Two of the Vandals top four rushers were quarterbacks — Joshua McCain and Chad Chalich, and the leading rusher was …

Positions up for grabs – Petrino says second spring scrimmage will affect depth chart positioning for his team, offensive line, quarterback and secondary could take center stage Friday afternoon

04.10.2014 – 8:26 pm |

The first spring scrimmage gave Idaho coach Paul Petrino the opportunity to run his players through nearly 200 plays and get a look at them in a competitive setting for the first time since closing …

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