| February 23, 2018

Tess Fox

Column: Not Just for Football Players
August 1, 2017

Men and women are different. Aside from learned gender roles, there are chemical and neurological differences that separate the two genders. This fact is noticeable, but especially when it comes to concussions, which women are more susceptible. Sports physician Shannon Bauman evaluated male and female athletes at her specialty concussion clinic in Ontario between September……

Column: One More Chance
June 25, 2017

Maria Sharapova is a liar. This is a fact. For years, she took performance enhancing drugs, claimed it was for a medical need, took it after it was banned and covered the drug use from her doctors. Sharapova is a cheater and a liar. Sharapova was taking meldonium, a drug made in Latvia and distributed……

Column: Raiderettes Strike Back
May 25, 2017

In January 2014, two former NFL cheerleaders filed a class-action wage theft lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders. The suit accused the NFL team of breaking multiple state labor laws, like failing to pay minimum wage, withholding wages for months and refusing the reimburse cheerleaders for their business expenses. September 2014 saw the team hand out……

Column: The Washington Contradictions
May 1, 2017

In early April, the NFL announced the Washington Redskins would be hosting the franchise’s first Thanksgiving Day game this year. When considering the Native American contributions to Thanksgiving and the meaning of redskin, it seems a little strange to have this contradiction. The word redskin has a long and varied history. The Beothuk tribe, located……

Column: 50-year advantage
March 1, 2017

I’ll be honest — I forgot the WNBA existed until the Chicago Sky trade Elena Delle Donne to the Washington Mystics. Delle Donne was the 2015 WNBA MVP and is one of the more known WNBA players outside of the small fanbase the league as accumulated in just over 20 years of operation. It’s pretty……

Column: Preventative warm-ups
March 1, 2017

I’m not a big baseball fan. The idea of spreading 30 minutes of excitement over four hours is just appalling to me — but I’m not a very patient person. I struggle to find reasons to be a baseball fan, knowing that I may end up working for a baseball team one day. As a……

Column: Bring back the legacy
January 29, 2017

Shoes are a big deal in the basketball world. Even with so many new and exciting options in sports shoes, there seems to be a market missing — signature sneakers from female athletes. Air Swoopes, released in 1995, were the first pair of signature shoes named for a female athlete, Sheryl Swoopes. The shoes were……

Column: Disrespectful or supportive?
January 29, 2017

As a kid, it confused me when I saw people sporting jerseys. It seemed silly to wear a jersey with someone else’s name on the back. The guy in the produce section at the grocery is clearly not Peyton Manning, but there he is with his Manning jersey on. Even as an adult, it confuses……

Column: Comeback kids
January 12, 2017

Idaho has never been projected to win a bowl game. In 1998, the Vandals were supposed to lose by 16 points. In 2009, Idaho was projected to lose by one point. Again, in 2016, the Vandals were supposed to lose by 15 points. I’ll be honest — I was expecting a rough loss on national……

Column: It’s not about ability
January 12, 2017

After the Idaho football team finished the season 9-4 with a bowl-game win, the outrage over Idaho’s move to the Football Champion Subdivision (FCS) began anew. Some fans even started a petition to keep Idaho at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level, to be delivered to Idaho Governor Butch Otter, UI President Chuck Staben and……

M. Basketball: Eagles Fly Over Vandals
January 1, 2017

Despite a frenzied second-half comeback, the Idaho men’s basketball team fell 69-62 to Eastern Washington Friday at the Cowan Spectrum, in both team’s first Big Sky Conference game of the season. “I thought Eastern came in her with a chip on their shoulder and I thought they played better than us,” Idaho head coach Don……

M. Basketball: Lost in the Trees
December 23, 2016

The Idaho men’s basketball team was unable to stay in control of Thursday’s game against Stanford, falling 86-80 late in the second half in California. “I wish we could’ve finished the job tonight,” Idaho head coach Don Verlin said in a news release. “I thought our guys gave a heck of an effort tonight. For……

Column: Comeback Kids
December 23, 2016

Idaho has never been projected to win a bowl game. In 1998, the Vandals were supposed to lose by 16 points. In 2009, Idaho was projected to lose by one point. Again, in 2016, the Vandals were supposed to lose by 15 points. I’ll be honest – I was expecting a rough loss on national……

Column: Get Back to Practice
December 19, 2016

Sports and boycotts go hand-in-hand. While boycotting sporting events or teams is not always an effective way to create change, it certainly makes a statement. Minnesota football players made a statement Thursday when they announced a boycott on football activities because 10 teammates were suspended last week. The team said the boycott will be in……

W. Basketball: No. 601
December 11, 2016

Sophomore guards Mikayla Ferenz and Taylor Pierce combined for 48 points in the Idaho women’s basketball team’s Friday night 74-71 win over Wyoming in Laramie. Ferenz earned a career-high 34 points. She is now tied Yinka Olorunnife for 12th in Idaho’s single-game scoring record. “This win was huge for us,” Idaho head coach Jon Newlee……

Volleyball: A New Set
December 8, 2016

The Idaho volleyball team added three new recruits Tuesday for the 2017 season. Rachel Mills, a 6-foot 1-inch outside hitter, led La Costa Canyon High School to the 2016 State CIF Open Division Quarterfinals. The Mavericks finished the season with a 23-11 record and ranked No. 18 in California. She was a First Team All-Avocado……

M. Basketball: Sticking Like Glue
December 5, 2016

The stat summaries from the Idaho men’s basketball team’s recent games don’t tell a happy ending. It shows a team that’s disjointed, not communicating and simply, not scoring enough points. The Vandals struggle to reduce turnovers, allowing 15 against Sam Houston State Nov. 25 and 17 against San Jose State Nov. 29. The Bearkats scored……

M. Basketball: Greater Than the Game
December 5, 2016

Wednesday’s men’s basketball game is more than a sports event. The Vandals play Washington State in the Battle of the Palouse, the longest standing basketball rivalry on the western side of the Mississippi River. In September, the game received another twist. Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin served as the honorary chairman of the 15th……

Idaho Arena: Investing in Hardwood
December 1, 2016

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben, Athletic Director Rob Spear and Special Adviser to the President Michael Perry have worked quietly since summer 2015 on a 50-year-old idea. The idea is to create a student space on campus, a middle ground between the International Ballroom of the Bruce Pitman Center and the Kibbie Dome. The……

M. Basketball: Back and Forth
November 25, 2016

The Idaho men’s basketball team didn’t hold a lead until the second half of Friday’s game against Sam Houston State in Huntsville, Texas. Once the Vandals took the lead, it didn’t stick. Idaho just couldn’t keep up with the Bearkats. Sam Houston State took the 69-62 win in the last minutes of the game. “The……

Recruitment: Six Additional Signees Become Vandals
November 16, 2016

Six new Vandals signed letters of intent Wednesday, continuing the early signing period. The Idaho track and field team received commitment from Britt Ipsen of Capital High School in Boise. Ipsen took the Idaho State Championship title in the long and high jump in 2016. He earned his first state title in the 2015 long……

Recruitment: Athletes Commit to Idaho
November 15, 2016

Idaho signed five new Vandals Monday, for the men’s golf team, track and field and men’s basketball. The three for men’s golf wrapped up Idaho men’s golf coach David Nuhn’s first signing class. “Overall,” he said, “I’m extremely pleased with the class of 2017 I have assembled,” he said in a news release. “They are……

Cross Country: Fall Closing
November 14, 2016

The Idaho cross-country team finished the fall season at the NCAA West Regional meet at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento. The women’s team finished 13th of 35 teams with 405 points. Gonzaga took 16th, Washington State made 18th, Eastern Washington grabbed 20th and Sacramento State finished 27th. Tim Cawley, director of track and……

Recruitment: A New Class of Vandals
November 14, 2016

Idaho took advantage of the early signing period, with four new Vandals committing Thursday and Friday for the 2017-18 season. Valeria Patino joins the Idaho women’s golf team. A Florida native, Patino was raised in Panama before moving to Katy, Texas. She finished in the top five at the Texas State Girls Championship for Seven……

Sports Briefs 11/11/16
November 10, 2016

The double As Eastern Washington plays No. 2 USC 1 p.m. Saturday in Los Angeles. The Eagles enter the tournament after defeating Northern Arizona 4-3 Nov. 6. Three of three The Idaho men’s basketball team plays its last home game before hitting the road 8 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Gym. The Vandals take on……