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Sean Kramer

Idaho football’s new era begins on July 1
May 6, 2014

The day that it all happens will be a quiet one in Moscow. Most students will be long gone doing whatever it is that they do over the summer. But for the University of Idaho athletic department, July 1 will be the day the school officially dives into a new era of both stability in……

Post-spring projected depth chart
April 30, 2014

With spring ball concluded and a long summer ahead of the Vandals (due to many factors) it’s time to take a glance at what looks to be Idaho’s post-spring depth chart. This is based on my observations of the program over the spring and solidified with the notes I took during the spring game on……

NCAA hands Idaho APR penalties, ineligible for 2014 postseason
April 26, 2014

Idaho football is ineligible for the 2014 postseason after facing penalties from the NCAA due to unsatisfactory APR scores, Idaho announced this morning. The Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in question encompassed 2009 through 2012, when Robb Akey was in charge of the program. The penalties do not include APR scores from when Paul Petrino……

Familiar names step up in Friday night lights of spring game
April 25, 2014

There was little out of the ordinary for the Vandals on Friday night, it was the usual names who’ve stood out all spring were also the ones who stood out during Idaho football’s spring game. Though, we learned a little about where second-year coach Paul Petrino may be leaning in terms of his depth chart.……

Idaho preparing for second spring game under Paul Petrino
April 24, 2014

Second year Idaho coach Paul Petrino wanted to make it clear at the start of spring that there was no more ‘his guys, my guys’ when referring to players recruited by former coach Robb Akey. That culture shift has shown through 14 practices this spring, with the focus being more on repetition, forming a depth……

Early spring football depth chart: Our observations
April 6, 2014

Competition is the bane of second year coach Paul Petrino’s spring football camp. The way he puts it is, you can have a starter, but he has to know that if he doesn’t play well that there’s somebody right behind him who could take his job. The first scrimmage of the spring last Saturday shed……

Roles become clearer after a three hour scrimmage
April 5, 2014

For three hours Paul Petrino kept the energy level high inside the Kibbie Dome, his voice heard echoing off from wherever you were inside the building. After about 190 plays, the second-year Idaho football coach was mostly content with what he’d seen out of his team during its first scrimmage of spring football. “We’re night……

Idaho latest victim of New Mexico State 3-peat in WAC final
March 15, 2014

Marvin Menzies was in the midst of the madness of celebration when he looked over and saw a disappointed Stephen Madison walking off the court. The New Mexico State coach couldn’t let Madison walk off without knowing how much he admired him. “I gave him a hug and had a little conversation with him at……

Mission Accomplished: Idaho repeats as WAC Tournament champs
March 15, 2014

They did it. Again. This time, though, it was expected. Idaho repeated as Western Athletic Conference Tournament champions Saturday afternoon at the Orleans Arena, again downing the Seattle Redhawks 75-67. Matched up with the team it had beaten in last year’s conference tournament final, Idaho again had to deal with a close game against its……

Truly March Madness: Idaho men advance to WAC Championship game
March 14, 2014

Don Verlin heard the chatter. He heard the criticism. He heard what the fans needed him to do in Las Vegas. Just win a conference tournament a game. Well, how about winning two. Even better, how about playing for an NCAA Tournament berth? That’s what the Idaho will be doing tomorrow night at the Orleans……

Idaho women to make encore appearance in WAC Championship game
March 14, 2014

It’s all come down to one game. One game for the Idaho women’s basketball team to complete the greatest season in program history. On Saturday the Vandals will face off against Seattle U for the WAC Tournament championship — Winner goes to the NCAA Tournament. It’s a re-match of last year’s championship game, a 67-64……

FINALLY: Don Verlin finally gets elusive WAC Tournament win
March 13, 2014

It took all of two minutes to truly realize how much this game meant to Idaho coach Don Verlin. Less than two minutes into Idaho’s WAC Tournament quarterfinal pairing with Missouri-Kansas City, Verlin could be heard stomping his feet and screaming at the officials after an out-of-bounds call didn’t go Idaho’s way. He got called……

Vandals scratch off first win in road to WAC title repeat
March 12, 2014

Idaho has been counting down the minutes to this day — Literally. Back on familiar ground, the defending Western Athletic Conference Tournament champions picked up where they left off last March with their fourth consecutive victory in Las Vegas dating back to last seasons run through the final. Dominating from the start, the Vandals did……

Alyssa Charlston, Idaho, get set for senior day
March 7, 2014

Alyssa Charlston said that what she wants to be remembered for is leaving the program in a better place than she found it. As good as her personal accolades have been, she wants people to associate Idaho basketball with success as a team, more so than people remembering her as an individual performer. If she……

Isiah Umipig rains 36 on Idaho in deflating WAC loss
March 2, 2014

(Photo credit: Eric Badeau) If Stephen Madison thought he had a case for conference player of the year, Seattle’s Isiah Umipig one-upped him on Saturday night at the Key Arena. Umipig put 36 points on Idaho, going 8-18 from beyond-the-arc and keeping the Redhawks one step ahead of Idaho in the second half. He scored……

Idaho 2014 schedule released: First Sun Belt game on the road
March 1, 2014

Idaho’s 2014 conference schedule has been released. Idaho will get exposed to the Sun Belt Conference early, heading to Louisiana-Monroe in the second week of the season. Idaho will have four home conference games and four on the road, playing eight of the 10 other programs in the conference. The Vandals will miss Georgia State……

Cornerbacks coach Mike Mickens leaving for Bowling Green
February 27, 2014

Another defensive coach is moving on from Idaho. Idaho has confirmed to us that cornerbacks coach Mike Mickens is leaving for Bowling Green to be closer to his wife. It was first reported by Football Scoop. Mickens spent one season as cornerbacks coach and was part of the initial staff hired by Idaho coach Paul……