| February 23, 2018

Big Sky

Men’s Golf: Strides forward
February 21, 2018

After the first round, junior Enrique Marin sat comfortably tied for third out of 130 golfers. The junior had fired a 4-under 68 in the first, but a slump-round in the third culminated in a 1-under, 25th-place overall tie for Marin over the weekend at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, California. In a……

Track and Field: A Big Sky battle
February 21, 2018

After a trip to the USA Championships, the Idaho track and field squad runs down the 2018 indoor season with the Big Sky Indoor Championships, beginning Feb. 22. The Vandals will travel south to Flagstaff, Arizona for the conference championships, which will begin Thursday with the multi-events. The field events are set to be underway……

Staff predictions: Idaho vs. Idaho State 2/22/18
February 21, 2018

  Meredith Spelbring, Idaho State – 76, Idaho – 72 Idaho seems to be the clear favorite heading into Thursday’s matchup, but a rivalry game is never that straightforward. What a run it’s been, but the Bengals will find a way to pull one over the home court team.            ……

Opinion: War for Idaho
February 21, 2018

With a win streak on the line and a hot streak heading into the Big Sky tournament, the Vandals are looking to blow over their next opponent. An inner-state matchup between the Idaho Vandals and the Idaho State Bengals is an even better matchup on paper than expected. The Vandals come into the game Thursday……

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……

Men’s Basketball Preview: A familiar feeling
February 21, 2018

Idaho men’s basketball may be met with an acute sense of deja vu come Saturday when it takes on Weber State in Ogden, Utah. The Wildcats show resemblance to the Vandals’ opponent last Saturday in Montana, considering their heavy-handed offensive attack, complimented by an exceptional defense. Weber State (19-7, BSC 12-2) even has a near-model……

Tennis: Finishing first in Grand Forks
February 21, 2018

Idaho men vs North Dakota The University of Idaho men’s tennis team scored their first win of the spring season Friday, taking down conference rival North Dakota 6-1 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Idaho (1-3) opened with a 1-0 advantage after taking the doubles point. Sophomore Guilherme Scarpelli and junior Lucas Contino took second while……

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……

Men’s Basketball: Top-seed tap-in toppling
February 18, 2018

After Idaho’s Thursday night win over Montana State, Idaho Head Coach Don Verlin cited effort and consistency as aspects of the team that needed to improve. But he said he was more than pleased with his Vandals’ response in their 79-77 overtime win over the Big Sky’s top-seed Montana Saturday night in the Cowan Spectrum.……

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……

Men’s Basketball: A perfect month
February 16, 2018

The Vandals continue to make February their month, improving to a perfect 4-0 after a 88-78 win over Montana State. The Vandals got on the board first, but the Bobcats made it clear throughout the half that they were not going to let the home team run away with the win. Montana State slipped ahead……

Women’s Basketball: Eight straight for the Vandals
February 16, 2018

The Idaho women’s basketball team continued to impress Thursday with an important win over Montana State with a final score of 95-77. This was a big conference matchup for the Vandals as they not only looked to continue their seven game win streak, but also enter into a tie for first place standing with Northern……

Men’s Basketball Preview: Encounter of experience
February 14, 2018

Eastern Washington is arguably  Idaho’s greatest conference rival, but the Grizzlies of Montana have never fallen out of contention for that position. Just take a look at the history. These teams unitedly molded some sort of double-sided mirror, especially during the last three seasons. Each emulates the other in some crucial areas — defense, roster……

Feature: A sophomore standout
February 14, 2018

Imagine being thrown into a significant starting role with all eyes on you to bring home a win against one of the top programs in the Big Sky. Then imagine scoring 25 points and a  perfect record from the free throw line. Now imagine that you did this as a true freshman. Trevon Allen was……

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……

Column: Climbing the ladder
February 14, 2018

Riding high off of a four-game win streak, the Idaho men’s basketball team is ready to take on the Big Sky leading Montana Grizzlies. Idaho, winners of seven of their last eight games, have a tough task of taking down the Montana Grizzlies who have not experienced a Big Sky loss yet this season, but……

Staff Predictions: Idaho vs. Montana 2/17/18
February 14, 2018

  Meredith Spelbring, Idaho- 70, Montana- 68 What is a little college basketball without a good upset? On paper, the two teams are neck-in-neck. It could easily be anyone’s game on any given day, but the home court advantage has proven to be quite an advantage for the Vandals in recent weeks and this week……

Track and Field: Success in Seattle (again)
February 13, 2018

The University of Idaho track team had another successful weekend at the University of Washington in Seattle in the last regular season indoor meet of the year, where many Vandals found themselves with individual victories. “A lot of PR’s, a lot of personal bests on Sunday, which is always exciting, always a good sign going……

Women’s Tennis: A swinging loss
February 13, 2018

Idaho women’s tennis had a rough day on Saturday, losing to Gonzaga 6-1. The Idaho Vandals had a short trip to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs, resulting in their second loss of the season. Idaho fell behind early and could not gain momentum back, dropping into a 3-0 deficit. Idaho’s only win on the day came……

Opinion: Hollywood nights
February 12, 2018

What are the major components of a rivalry? Perhaps it’s the bitterness — pure disdain between squads. It could simply be proximity, or maybe a parallel between talent on teams which exhibit hard-fought skirmishes in contested bouts. Likely, it’s the pure, comprehensive, human-desired factor of drama. While Idaho’s 66-64 defeat of Eastern Washington in the……

Men’s Basketball: Another season sweep
February 10, 2018

Idaho continues to roll in February on a 3-0 streak following a win over Eastern Washington Friday night in the Cowan Spectrum. The Vandals took down the Eagles 66-64 in Idaho’s third season sweep thus far in a game that kept both teams and the crowd on its toes. “What a game,” Idaho Head Coach……

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……