| February 23, 2018

Jonah Baker

Women’s Basketball Preview- The streak shall live
February 21, 2018

The Idaho women’s basketball team has forgotten how to lose over the past month, so it would be easy to say that pure momentum should produce a win against Idaho State Thursday. The reality, of course, is a little more complicated than it may seem. Idaho State will be one of the toughest challenges the……

Women’s Basketball: Nine is fine
February 18, 2018

Idaho ventured into a hostile environment in Montana on Saturday, but the noise was not enough to stop the Vandals. Idaho defeated Montana 67-56 for their ninth straight win. The win was Idaho’s 11th conference win of the season, matching their total from last season with four games left to play. The Vandals (15-10, BSC……

Opinion: Switch flipped
February 17, 2018

This Vandal team has a very clear identity. They shoot a lot and more than enough of those shots go in so Idaho can drown their opponents with volume. That strategy has obviously worked well for the last eight games. The team has taken it to a whole new level recently. Since Idaho’s nail-biter against……

Column: Past champions
February 14, 2018

With a near-unanimous selection as preseason favorites to win the Big Sky Conference, it would have been reasonable to expect some panic after non-conference play. Multiple losses to CSU Bakersfield can definitely shake a fan’s confidence, but the Vandal men are sitting pretty now. Idaho’s 9-3 record in conference play is good enough for third……

Swim and Dive: Emotional Finale
February 13, 2018

The swim and dive team finished out the season on a high note. Idaho hosted its final meet of the year at the University of Idaho Swim Center against the College of Idaho Saturday. The Vandals set 17 different season bests and 11 of those turned out to be career highs. The team rode those……

Women’s Basketball: Revenge and Rampage
February 10, 2018

Idaho put on another offensive explosion Friday night to finish out their games at the Cowan Spectrum. The Vandals extended their win streak to seven with an 85-71 win over Eastern Washington. Idaho’s last loss was against Eastern Washington nearly a month ago. Idaho (13-10, BSC 9-3) took control early, as the Vandals blazed out……

Women’s Basketball Preview: Late-stage success
February 7, 2018

It’s always a good feeling when comfortable wins are business as usual. This weekend’s matchup with Eastern Washington is a unique opportunity to quantify the streak that Idaho has been on. If the chips fall right, the Vandals could be in first place in the conference after a 4-7 start to the year. The Eagles……

Women’s Basketball: Anomaly in Victory
February 1, 2018

The Vandals secured their fifth straight win in peculiar fashion on Thursday. Idaho ground out 61-60 win against Portland State thanks to strong defense and just enough scoring. It was a far cry from the previous meeting between the two teams, when both teams put up more than 90 points. The Vandals also had a……

Women’s Basketball Preview: Streaking to the Spectrum
January 31, 2018

The last time the women’s basketball team faced off against Portland State and Sacramento State, the team was coming off of a 2-4 stretch that included a loss to Seattle University. It is fair to say that things are quite different now. Idaho (10-10, BSC 6-3) just finished a two-game road trip in which they……

Swim and Dive: A weekend to remember
January 28, 2018

Idaho Swim and Dive returned to the pool after a two month break in their schedule. The team has not lost a step, winning their meets against Northern Colorado and Oregon State over the weekend. The Vandals (5-5) beat Northern Colorado 174-126 on Friday behind some strong performances from the seniors and the divers. The……

Opinion: Catching fire at the right time
January 28, 2018

The Vandals may have struggled mightily prior to conference play, but that 4-7 record in non-conference play is quickly fading into unimportance. Idaho dispatched North Dakota 78-64 Saturday night on the road. On paper, the Vandals and Fighting Hawks should be the same. They both sport 10-10 overall records, but that is about where the……

Women’s Basketball: Rolling on the road
January 25, 2018

Idaho managed to play its game on Thursday, and the results were encouraging to say the least. The Vandals defeated Northern Colorado 79-71 by following their usual formula. The trio of junior guards Mikayla Ferenz and Taylor Pierce along with senior post Geraldine McCorkell got the job done with some timely help from the rest……

Opinion: Halfway to Reno
January 24, 2018

After their win against Northern Arizona on Saturday, the women’s basketball team is a little more than halfway through a rollercoaster season. The team has 11 of its 18 conference matchups left to play and there are plenty of positives and negatives. Idaho is currently 8-10 overall and owns a 4-3 record in conference play.……

Women’s Basketball: Comforts of Home
January 20, 2018

Idaho brought plenty of energy and fight against Northern Arizona, and the outcome was rarely in doubt. The Vandals took care of business against NAU 83-68 to sweep the home stand. Junior guards Mikayla Ferenz and Taylor Pierce combined for 54 of Idaho’s points on 13-25 shooting from 3-point range. As a team, the Vandals……

Women’s Basketball: Glass Domination
January 19, 2018

A rocky beginning would not stop the Vandals on Thursday night. Idaho overcame a turnover-filled start to take down the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, 74-51. The Vandals have now won nine consecutive matchups with the Thunderbirds. Idaho (7-10, BSC 3-3) turned the ball over on three of their first four possessions, allowing Southern Utah (3-14, BSC……

Opinion: Late round luck
January 17, 2018

The end of the college football season is a time of sadness for many fans. However, for NFL Draft aficionados like ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr., the fun is just about to begin. This year’s NFL Draft may not be as stacked with talent as the best years, but it has a wealth……

Women’s Basketball Preview: Home comforts
January 17, 2018

Idaho may be in luck after a tough three game conference road trip. The Vandals (6-10, BSC 2-3) will take on the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (3-13, BSC 2-3) on Thursday. There are a few big factors that could determine the outcome of the game. Idaho has established an identity as a 3-heavy team, and Southern……

Men’s Basketball: Beaten at the Buzzer
January 7, 2018

The Vandals came out on the wrong end of another nail-biter on Saturday night. Two days after winning a one point game, Idaho lost to Portland State by a score of 73-72. The game featured 15 lead changes, and neither team could muster a lead larger than five points. “The teams slugged it out for……

Women’s Basketball: Slow Start in Sacramento
January 5, 2018

Idaho did not manage to start 2018 on the right foot. The Vandals lost their matchup at Sacramento State Thursday, 79-64. Despite strong individual stat lines from regular contributors, Idaho was not able to overcome a slow start in the loss. The Hornets took commanding control early on. Sacramento State (3-10, BSC 1-1) raced out……

Men’s Basketball: Rollercoaster Comeback
January 5, 2018

Idaho fans got more entertainment than they bargained for on Thursday night. In a game that featured multiple double-digit runs, The Vandals persevered through a back and forth second half to take a 69-68 win against Sacramento State. Idaho came into the game heavily favored by ESPN’s win probability model, and they looked the part……

Men’s Basketball: Boise Blues
December 22, 2017

The Vandals’ promising start to winter break took a turn for the worse on Thursday. Idaho lost to UC Irvine 67-59, snapping a two-game win streak. The normally sharp-shooting Vandals could not get any sort of rhythm going, and their off night shooting the ball sank the team’s chances of recording their first win at……

Women’s Basketball : Identity Theft
December 9, 2017

The Vandals played a very different style Saturday night, and the result were not great. Idaho (3-5) lost to Wyoming (6-3) 70-64 and the normally sharpshooting Vandals took on a different offensive identity for the night. The loss snapped a win streak for Idaho, who had won each of the last three games in their……

Women’s Basketball: Taming the Titans
December 5, 2017

Idaho’s game against California State Fullerton was never in doubt. The girls led for the entirety of the game and maintained at least a 20-point for most of the second half en route to an 80-60 win Monday night. It was their first home win of the season. The Vandals were led by a historic……

Women’s Basketball: Dawg Days
December 1, 2017

It was a rough return home for the Idaho women after a long road trip to start the season. The Vandals lost to Washington 81-69 in their first home game since Nov. 5th. Idaho was able to hang tough throughout the first half, but the team couldn’t keep up with the Huskies’ depth down the……