| 03.21.2018

Stephan Wiebe

Projecting starters

March Madness is only recently in the rear-view mirror, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the next basketball season.

Linebackers could be strength

Linebackers are a mix of productive veterans and newcomers with potential One of the biggest surprises from spring football might have been the standout play from newcomer Kaden Elliss. The linebacker from Salt Lake City led the Vandals in tackles through the first two scrimmages, was second on the team in the third scrimmage and led the……

Season nearing finish line

Track and field heads to Boise for one of the final chances to qualify for Big Sky Championships The lone Vandal varsity team still competing in the regular season will head down to rival territory in Boise this weekend. The Idaho track and field team is set to face Utah State, Utah, in-state rival Boise……

Second scrimmage down

Defense impresses in second scrimmage The offense continued to make some big plays in Idaho’s second football scrimmage of the spring Saturday in the Kibbie Dome, but it was the Idaho defense that stood out the most. “I think we dominated today,” senior defensive end Quinton Bradley said. “The offense did what they could, (but)……

Neutral site needed

 Basketball in the Big Sky has major issues The Big Sky Conference may be more competitive and stable than the depleted WAC Idaho left last season, but the new conference has a host of basketball tournament issues that need to be resolved.

‘Tiebreak system is messed up’

Tiebreak rules ruin chance at postseason play for Idaho despite Senior Day win A series of confusing tiebreak rules overshadowed a Senior Day blowout for the Idaho women’s basketball team Saturday in the Cowan Spectrum. 

Raising the Barr

Barr’s scoring, leadership will be missed Even though Stacey Barr is arguably the most well-known female athlete on the Idaho campus, she doesn’t dwell in the spotlight. The senior guard on the Idaho women’s basketball team leads the Big Sky in scoring with 21.1 points per game. Barr, a Melbourne, Australia, native, has also played……

Turn down for Watts

Individual win by Watts highlights indoor track and field championships One year ago, senior Dylan Watts missed the indoor track and field season due to a scheduled surgery on his shoulder. Last Saturday, however, Watts won gold in the Big Sky Conference Championships in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Victorious on Senior Day

Hill bests former teammate on Senior Day When the final buzzer sounded in Idaho’s 80-73 Senior Day win over Montana State, Marcus Colbert went over to his old high school teammate Connor Hill and congratulated him.

Long journey to Idaho coming to an end for Seck

From Dakar, Senegal, to Fukuoka Daiichi High School in Japan, to France, to Southeastern Community College in Iowa and Olney Central College in Illinois, Bira Seck’s path to Idaho was far from one most college athletes take.

Final home stretch ahead

Idaho drops to seventh in Big Sky standings over weekend Close games haven’t gone Idaho’s way this season. The Vandal men’s basketball team lost its sixth game by three or fewer points this season Saturday at Southern Utah. The second consecutive loss dropped the team to second place in the conference — one spot above……

Vandals’ biggest challenge remains

First season draws to close for Cawley and crew, championship meet nears For Idaho pole vaulter Dylan Watts, the 2015 Big Sky Indoor Track and Field Championship is the last track and field meet of his collegiate career. Watts heads into the championships ranked No. 1 in the conference in the pole vault with a……

Lax is back

Men’s club lacrosse 2-0 to start season, opens conference play Saturday Spring is usually consumed by basketball, track and field, golf and tennis, but there’s one more Idaho sport making headlines this spring. The Idaho men’s lacrosse team may be a club sport, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t competitive or don’t have a large fan base.

Hornets sting Vandals with 3s

Turnovers, 3-pointers hurt Vandals in weekend loss The final stretch of the season features four out of the final six games at home for the Idaho women’s basketball team. This is a welcome sight on the schedule for a team with some work to do to qualify for the Big Sky Tournament in March.

Last chance to qualify

Track and field to compete in final meet before indoor conference championships Unlike the WAC where only a handful of teams competed in indoor track and field, the Big Sky features 12 teams with players vying for spots in the conference championship meet. With so many teams in the conference, the last weekend before the……

Women’s Big Sky Round Up

Montana (15-5, 8-1) The Grizzlies lost four of their first six games to start the season, but since then, they have won 13 of their last 14 games. The hottest team in the Big Sky most recently beat second-place Sacramento State by eight points at home. Montana shouldn’t slow down the rest of the season.……

Vandals win rematch

 Idaho avenges previous loss to EWU with win Saturday Seeing Stacey Barr score 30 points in a game isn’t uncommon. Saturday’s 71-58 Idaho win over Eastern Washington was the third time she’s completed the feat this season. It is uncommon, however, to see Barr getting medical attention on the sideline.

Bears make it rain

Northern Colorado hot beyond the arc, beat Idaho women The welcome confines of the Cowan Spectrum and three-straight home games await the Idaho women’s basketball team this week after a 0-2 road trip.

Improving defense

Defense shines as Barr surpasses Charlston in all-time scoring The disastrous defensive showing last Thursday, which resulted in allowing 107 points to Sacramento State, disappeared Saturday during the Vandals’ 77-49 win over Portland State.

Hitting the track, field

Track and field opens season in Boise before hosting home meet Friday Idaho coach Tim Cawley got to see his team in action for the first time Friday and Saturday as the Vandal track and field team competed in the Ed Jacoby Invite and Multi in Nampa, Idaho.

New era begins

New coach Tim Cawley’s team hits the track for the first time Friday The mantra “respect is earned, not given” rings true for the Idaho men and women’s track and field teams heading into the indoor season. 

Newlee grabs 100th win

Vandals bounce back from New Year’s Day loss   A 21-point loss to his former team wasn’t the way Idaho coach Jon Newlee and the Vandal women’s basketball team wanted to start 2015, but the veteran team rebounded with a 67-60 win over Weber State Jan. 3 at Ogden, Utah. The win was also Newlee’s……