| 03.20.2018


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Men’s golf players grab postseason honors After winning the Big Sky Championship and sweeping the top three spots in the tournament, its not surprising the Idaho men’s golf team earned a host of postseason honors. Tournament winner Jared du Toit took home Big Sky Player of The Year on top of earning first-team honors. The……

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New location for Big Sky basketball tournament The days of the No. 1 seed in the Big Sky basketball tournaments hosting the event appears to be over. Instead of traveling to wherever the No. 1 seed is located at each given season, the tournament will now be held at the Reno Events Center in Reno,……

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Men’s basketball signs three Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin reloaded his roster Wednesday with the signing of three new recruits. Guards Myles Franklin (Hart High School, Newhall, California) and Patrick Ingram (Trinity Valley Community College) and small forward Nick Blair (Bishop Gorman High School, Las Vegas) signed their National Letters of Intent with Idaho. The……

Vandals beat down by Eagles

Idaho loses to Eastern Washington to close Big Sky play, travels to Boise State, Utah State for regular season finale this weekend It wasn’t a good loss by any means. Idaho stood tied with Montana State for second in the Big Sky, but the Vandal men’s tennis team’s loss to Eastern Washington Wednesday dropped Idaho to third……

Athletes of the week

Mike Scott — men’s basketball It wasn’t a good weekend for Idaho men’s basketball as they dropped two games to Northern Arizona and Southern Utah in a critical stretch to get a higher seed in the Big Sky Tournament. One bright spot though was the play of point guard Mike Scott, who was one of……

Doubling up

Constantly changing lineups helped UI early in season For any athlete, momentum is important. For an athlete who competes multiple times on the same day, it is crucial. The Idaho women’s tennis team places a premium value on the momentum winning the doubles point in each match brings this spring.

Idaho sweeps two schools over weekend

 Idaho defeats Whitman and LCSC in a doubleheader After sweeping Portland State and Lewis & Clark College the weekend prior, Idaho took both matches again last weekend over Whitman College and Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.

Idaho edges Seattle in Emerald City

Former WAC foe gives UI women all they can handle Led by strong doubles play and dominant wins by sophomore Galina Bykova and senior Sophie Vickers on the singles side, the Idaho women’s tennis team grabbed a dominating win Saturday afternoon in Seattle.

Beaman returns to Idaho

Former Idaho coach back with Vandals for spring season A familiar face is leading the Idaho tennis team during this spring season. As the already 2-1 Idaho men’s tennis team heads into Saturday matches in Lewiston where Lewis-Clark State will host the Vandals and Whitman College, former coach Jeff Beaman is back in charge on……

Vandals down Eagles

Vandals pick up first win of season While Eastern Washington is in the Big Sky, the Vandals’ match against the Eagles did not count as a conference game this past weekend as it was scheduled as a nonconference game. It also did not take place in Moscow or Cheney, Washington, but rather in Pullman. Nonetheless,……

Dominating victories

Men’s tennis has undefeated weekend The Idaho men’s tennis team headed off to Portland last weekend for two matches and came away undefeated with two wins against Portland State and Lewis and Clark College.

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Millet honored by WAC Idaho’s all-around standout swimmer Rachel Millet earned WAC Player of the Week honors after taking away victories in every event she swam in during Idaho’s win over New Mexico State Saturday. Millet, a senior from Spokane, took first in the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 52.10 seconds), 100 free (51.97) and the……

New look for women’s tennis

New coach ready to lead women’s tennis in spring With a new coach at the helm, the Idaho women’s tennis team is set to begin the spring season Thursday against border rival Washington State.

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Barta makes rankings Men’s tennis player Odon Barta, a junior from Budapest, Hungary, begins the spring season ranked No. 15 in the ITA Mountain Region. Barta earns the ranking despite playing in the fall without a head tennis coach. He also earned the ranking beating out players from Denver, New Mexico, New Mexico State, UNLV, Nevada, BYU and Boise State. “Odon has always……

New Year’s resolutions

Each Idaho team has factors to work on heading into 2015 Heading into 2015 brings the start of spring seasons for many of Idaho’s sports. Here are some New Year’s Resolution’s our staff came up with for Idaho’s teams.

Vandals wrap up fall season

Led by Bykova, Vandals finish season on high note The women’s tennis fall season came to a close for Idaho last weekend at the Gonzaga Hitting Dual in Spokane. After three days of matches, the Vandals have winter off to prepare for the spring season. Unlike the other fall tournaments for Idaho, the Gonzaga Hitting……

Women’s tennis competing in ITA Regionals in New Mexico

The ITA Regionals meet is arguably the toughest and most important meet of the fall season. The Idaho women’s tennis team is competing in the Mountain Region of the meet, which started Wednesday and ends Sunday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Three Vandals were able to get past the first round in the singles matches, while……

Vandals leave WAC on top

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 the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings, released on June 4. The Vandal women finished ranked No. 7 overall in……

Vandals prepare for Broncos

After another disappointing road trip, the Vandal men’s tennis team had some time to lick their wounds — both literally and figuratively before hitting the road to face rival Boise State on Friday.

Former Idaho coach ready for Vandals

Former Idaho women’s tennis coach Myriam Sopel — now the head coach of UTEP — will go into Friday’s match with her new team against the Vandals with several advantages.  She not only has home court advantage, but also the benefit of having coached every player on the court.

Athletes of the Week

Victoria Lozano – women’s tennis As the Idaho women’s team No. 1 singles and doubles player, Lozano has had an extremely successful season thus far.  Her impressive 12-4 singles record has helped the tennis team win 14 matches this year, including two this past weekend.  The Vandals swept Northern Arizona (7-0) and Grand Canyon (4-0),……

Extending streak to ten

Days after becoming the No. 51 ranked team in NCAA Division I women’s tennis, the Vandals wasted little time in proving themselves worthy of that ranking. Idaho extended its winning streak to 10 matches Thursday, after sweeping the Sacred Heart Pioneers 7-0 in Honolulu. “It’s been a good effort from all the girls,” Idaho coach……