For a cause
The Idaho women’s swim and dive team starts their 2016 season with the Swim Across America race Saturday in Seattle.
The event raises money for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. The race will take place at Lake Washington. This is the third year Idaho has participated.
The Vandals finished the 2015 season 5-3 overall and held a 3-2 record in the WAC conference.
Idaho’s first home intersquad meet is the Black and Gold meet Oct. 14. The first dual meet is Oct. 28 against Colorado State.
Arizona’s Elijhaa Penny scored his first NFL touchdown Sept. 1 against Denver. The Cardinals won 38-17. Penny, a Vandal alumn, racked 23 carries, 113 rushing yards and one touchdown. Arizona plays 5:30 p.m. Sunday against New England.
Barone signs new contract
Formal Vandal basketball player Kyle Barone signed a professional contract with Aomori Wats Wednesday in Japan.
Barone spent last year with Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor in the Taiwanese SBL. He played in 29 games and averaged 24.4 points and 14.5 rebounds.
The Wats had four Americans on last year’s roster. The rest of the team is Japanese.
Barone earned All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention in 2014. He competed in Japan 2014-2015 and in Taiwan 2015-2016.
At Idaho, Barone scored 1,433 points, the fifth most in program history. He is ranked second in rebounds with 869. He holds the program record for most game appearances, 126, and averaged 11.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.
Northwest road trip
The Idaho women’s soccer team is on the road this weekend against Seattle U and Boise State. The Vandals take on Seattle U 7 p.m. Friday in Seattle.
Idaho is 0-9-1 against the Redhawks. Last season, the teams tied at Guy Wicks Field. Seattle U (2-2-1) fell to Washington earlier in the week.
The Vandals play Boise State (1-4-0) Sunday 12 p.m. in Boise.