| February 23, 2018

Zack Ozuna

Opinion: A Pierce-ing victory
December 5, 2017

Coming into the Cal State Fullerton matchup, junior guard Taylor Pierce was fourth on the Idaho women’s basketball all-time 3-point leaderboard. Then, she moved to third. Monday night, Pierce jumped a spot in the Idaho record books and it came in astonishing fashion. The second 3-pointer she made gave her sole-possession, but she wasn’t done……

Opinion: See you later, Sun Belt Conference
November 27, 2017

Saturday evening concluded a chapter in the Sun Belt Conference history books. Now, it’s time to look toward the future of the Idaho football team in the FCS. After the decision to move forward with a 10-team league, Idaho and New Mexico State have both been dropped from the FBS conference. With the Vandals set……

Men’s Golf: The Vandal Way
November 6, 2017

There wasn’t much doubt in freshman golfer Cole Chrisman’s mind when he decided to choose the University of Idaho. He followed three family members who also attended the school. “Both of my grandparents went here (University of Idaho) and my uncle,” Chrisman said. Chrisman said although his family ties to Idaho played a factor in……

Opinion: Calm, Cool, Collected
November 6, 2017

On Sunday night passion and emotion played a noticeable factor in the Memorial Gym, but the Idaho basketball team stayed poised. Now, all eyes are on Nevada. Senior forward Arkadiy Mkrtychyan said head coach Don Verlin puts a lot of weight on staying composed at all times. Regardless of poor calls and other distracting factors,……

Volleyball: 1st Place Deadlock
November 5, 2017

A back-and-forth contest between Idaho and North Dakota took five thrilling sets to decide, but the Vandals emerged victorious 3-2. Idaho is now in a tie for 1st in the Big Sky North. Head coach Debbie Buchanan said the game was a full team effort and their willingness to overcome adversity ultimately helped the team……

Volleyball: Closer to the top
November 3, 2017

The Idaho volleyball team toppled Northern Colorado Thursday evening and the victory brought the Vandals one-step closer to claiming the top-spot in the Big Sky North. Head coach Debbie Buchanan said this game was an exceptional performance by the Vandals, and it’s how the team should be playing at this point in the season. “I……

Opinion: End of season stretch
October 29, 2017

Last season, the Idaho soccer team was exactly where Eastern Washington is now: Big Sky champions awaiting the conference tournament. One year later, and Idaho’s playoff hopes hung by a withering thread as the regular season came to a disheartening end. Claiming Big Sky titles is what the Vandals know how to do best, but……

Volleyball: Winning streak snapped
October 20, 2017

The Idaho volleyball team (12-8, BSC 7-2) lost to No. 1 Sacramento State (18-7, BSC 9-0) Thursday evening. The loss brought the Vandals’ six-game win streak to an end. “They [Sacramento State] are a really solid team,” Idaho head coach Debbie Buchanan said in a news release. “We talked about that. We always talk about……

Commentary: Coming up Short
October 16, 2017

Many of the shots taken by the Idaho soccer team Sunday afternoon were saved by the Portland State goal keeper. The Vandals took seven on goal but only managed to net one. Regardless of the opportunities Idaho found itself in, there wasn’t much the team could muster. Not even junior Megan Goo’s game-tying goal sparked……

Golf: Golf gets going
September 25, 2017

Women’s Golf: WSU Cougar Cup Idaho women’s golf placed third in the WSU Cougar Cup Sept. 18 and Sept. 19 Junior Michelle Kim’s 3-over par (71-72-76) landed her in fourth place to conclude the tournament. Idaho head coach Lisa Johnson said in a news release that Kim’s performance reinforced her place among the best collegiate……

Soccer: Don’t doubt Dopke
September 25, 2017

Before junior defender Kelly Dopke scored the improbable last-second goal against Boise State Aug. 25, there was a buzz in the Kibbie Dome. It was the first game the Idaho soccer team played in the Dome and it was in front of record-setting attendance. The Vandals prepped for the free kick. A large, roaring Idaho……

Golf: Golf gets going
September 20, 2017

Women’s Golf: WSU Cougar Cup Idaho women’s golf placed third in the WSU Cougar Cup Monday and Tuesday. Junior Michelle Kim’s 3-over par (71-72-76) landed her in fourth place to conclude the tournament. Idaho head coach Lisa Johnson said Kim’s performance reinforced her place among the best collegiate golfers in the country. “She is one……

Soccer: Call it a comeback
September 18, 2017

Idaho vs. Memphis  The Idaho soccer team defeated Memphis in a dramatic 5-4 matchup Friday evening. Four unanswered goals in the second half fostered the Idaho comeback. Head coach Derek Pittman said he could not be more proud of the performance, drive and will of his players throughout the uphill battle. “Holy cow,” Pittman said.……

Soccer: Oregon Outlasts
September 11, 2017

The Idaho soccer team failed to take-down Oregon Friday evening, losing the back-and-forth affair 1-0. Idaho head coach Derek Pittman said in a news release despite the loss, he is still proud of the effort and play his team put on display in the matchup. “Overall I thought our players stood tall and represented themselves……

Preparing for Game Day
August 28, 2017

For some, it’s the Vandals. To others, it’s the Cougars. College football is one of the most interesting and beloved sports around. It has an extremely resilient fan base and many people hold unique connections to their favorite teams. College football is followed as attentively as some professional sports. There are shows specifically dedicated to……

Volleyball: Carrying the Team
August 21, 2017

With less than a week of preparation left, the Idaho volleyball team is set to begin the 2017 season Friday at Oregon State. In a news release Idaho head coach Debbie Buchanan said she looks forward to the potential of the upcoming season. “We are way further along than we were last year,” she said.……

Sports Briefs: Back in action
August 17, 2017

Football Last time the Idaho football players took the field in opposing competition, it ended in celebration. If the goal was to win the final game of the year, then the team did exactly that when it became the 2016 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl champions. It was Idaho’s first bowl appearance and win since 2009.……

Column: Falling for Football
August 17, 2017

Fall is quickly approaching and it won’t be long before streets are covered with freshly fallen leaves and sweatpants become the go-to attire for many morning lectures. But, there is another f-word that comes with the festive fall season: football. Football and fall go hand-in-hand. The sport has an overwhelming following and sparks a fiery……

M.Tennis: 2017 Champs
May 1, 2017

The Idaho men’s tennis team earned its second Big Sky Tennis Championship in the last three seasons. The Vandals swept Montana Saturday 4-0 to claim the title, with all three singles points coming from Idaho freshman. The Vandals clinched the first point in doubles play, with a pair of match victories. Junior Mark Kovacs and……

M. Tennis: Ready for redemption
April 30, 2017

The Idaho men’s tennis team opened the Big Sky Tournament with a 4-0 sweep over Sacramento State. The victory solidified the Vandals’ spot in the Big Sky Tennis Championship for the third consecutive year. The doubles point was awarded to Idaho after two dominating sets. Junior Felipe Fonseca and freshman Guilherme Scarpelli defeated their opponents……

M. Golf: Professional preparation
April 24, 2017

  At 12 years old, senior Ryan Porch thought golf was just another sport. In high school, he began to play more competitively, but the sport still held no meaning. It wasn’t until he reached college that golf took on a deeper meaning. After four years on the University of Idaho men’s golf team, Porch……

Column: Opportunity of a lifetime
April 24, 2017

Each team in the National Football League (NFL) is built in the annual seven-round draft that features the best, young talent in the entire country. All 32 NFL teams draft players based on overall record and in order of playoff elimination — the Super Bowl Champion selects last. Trades are, however, routine when it comes……

M. Tennis: Controlling conference play
April 24, 2017

The Idaho men’s tennis team capped off the regular season with a 7-0 sweep over Portland State. The Vandals head to the Big Sky Tournament after winning their last six conference matchups. Doubles play opened with all three Idaho pairs taking down their opponents. With an early lead, the Vandals turned to a strong outing……

M. Tennis: Big Sky berth
April 17, 2017

The Idaho men’s tennis team defeated Montana State University Saturday afternoon 6-1. The victory provided Idaho with a spot in the Big Sky Tournament. The win was Idaho’s fifth consecutive in Big Sky Conference play. Doubles opened with controlling performances from all three Idaho pairs. Junior Mark Kovacs opened singles with a two-set victory of……

M. Lacrosse: Vandals fall in overtime
April 10, 2017

The Idaho men’s club lacrosse team competed in its final home game of the season. The Vandals fell 11-10 in overtime to Gonzaga. Idaho’s head coach Colton Raichl said the result was unfortunate, but the team is young and still building. “Experience played a factor,” Raichl said. “Our mental fortitude needs to be a little……