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Soccer: More Than Just a Match
August 17, 2017

The rapidly approaching fall season brings a number of things back to campus — students, classes, the changing season and athletic events in the Kibbie Dome. But this fall, the opening excitement in the Dome won’t revolve around football. For the first time ever, the team taking the field will be the Idaho soccer team.……

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……

Soccer: Season Preview
August 1, 2017

Aug. 13 — Mount Royal (Kibbie Dome) Idaho women’s soccer kicks off the 2017 with an opening game against Mount Royal. The Cougars finished the 2016 season 4-6-4, finishing 5th in the Prairie division of Canada West Conference. Aug. 18 — UC Santa Barbara (Harder Stadium) The Vandals begin their two-game road trip against the……

Intramural: A Friendly Competition
July 19, 2017

Sand between the toes, sun on the face, and music playing in the background only begin to describe the atmosphere at last year’s intramural sand volleyball tournament, said UI junior Camille Hanson.     The sand volleyball tournament this year is right after the first week of classes, said Butch Fealy, Associate Director of Competitive……

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: Leaveland
June 25, 2017

Lebron James might leave. Again. Ever since the conclusion of the NBA Finals, rumors have circulated that once James hits the free agency market in 2018, he will look west. James, the undisputed king of modern basketball, already broke the hearts of Clevelanders before. In 2010, James announced on national television that he would be……

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: Destined to Meet Again
May 25, 2017

It’s better than the Red Sox and Yankees, better than Ohio State and Michigan and it’s going to happen again. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors proved yet again to be the best two teams in the NBA this season. It seems only fitting that these two powerhouses meet in the Finals for the……

Football: All about the offense
May 1, 2017

With fall just around the corner and the 2017 football season drawing closer, Vandal fans were given a taste of the future Friday afternoon  in the Kibbie Dome. The annual Silver and Gold game signaled the end of the spring season for Idaho and showcased the Vandals’ young talent ready to take the stage next……

Soccer: There’s no place like Dome
May 1, 2017

Home field advantage has a new meaning for the Idaho women’s soccer team. Weeks after the athletic department announced a transition indoors for the upcoming season, the team announced its 19-game schedule, which includes a program-high 11 home games. “The 2017 fall season is going to be an exciting time for our players and fans,”……

Track and Field: Vandals have Meade for speed
May 1, 2017

Idaho track and field split up to conquer meets across the northwest in both Pullman at the Cougar Invitational and Corvallis at the Oregon State High Performance. Idaho Director of Track and Field Tim Cawley said he was happy with the way his team performed. “The coaching staff is really excited that the team is……

W. Basketball: From one family to the next
May 1, 2017

Mikayla Ferenz and Taylor Pierce are both thriving at Idaho now, but both said their families have been a large motivating factor along the way. Ferenz said she has always known she wanted to play basketball in college. “Both my parents are basketball coaches,” Ferenz said. “So it was kind of in the cards for……

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……

W. Tennis: Vandals earn their third title
May 1, 2017

Lofty dreams of a third Big Sky championship were realized for the Idaho women’s tennis team Saturday. After defeating Montana 4-1, the Vandals cruised to the championship, where they overcame Northern Arizona 4-3. In the finals, senior Claire Yang won the deciding match, putting an end to her collegiate career with four conference championships. Against……

W. Basketball: Wilson willpower
April 24, 2017

If you were to look up the definition of a “winner,” you might find a picture of senior guard Karlee Wilson dribbling a ball down the court for the Idaho women’s basketball team. At least that’s the suggestion Vandal head coach Jon Newlee has for the owners of Merriam-Webster. “You look that up in the……

W. Golf: Big Sky runner-up
April 24, 2017

The Idaho women’s golf team worked its way up over the weekend, overtaking the competition in the final round to tie for first after three rounds. The run would end in a playoff, as the Vandals were unable to defend their title, getting edged out by Sacramento State at the Big Sky championship in Boulder……

W. Tennis: Rolling through the West
April 17, 2017

The Idaho women’s tennis team continued its strong road-play this weekend, clinching a Big Sky berth on Friday. The Vandals rolled through Idaho State and Weber State Friday and Saturday, before falling to Utah State on Sunday. The Vandals secured a spot in the six-team field for the Big Sky tournament after a dominating 6-1……

Track and Field: West coast wins
April 17, 2017

The Idaho track and field squad moved along the coast of California to compete in a series of meets, sending parts of the squad to separate events. Bryan Clay Invitational, April 13 to April 14 Several Vandals found success in the distance events, led by senior Nathan Stark in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Stark ran the……

M. Golf: Vandals feel the heat
April 17, 2017

The Idaho men’s golf team stayed right in the pack for a majority of the Wyoming Cowboy Classic tournament on Monday and Tuesday in Chandler, AZ, but failed to overcome some growing pains, placing 18th overall. Sophomore Enrique Marin carded the low score for the Vandals, tying for 45th out of 111 golfers with a……

M. Tennis: Vandals fall in Boise
April 10, 2017

The Idaho men’s tennis team took a break from Big Sky play to compete against an in-state rival, Boise State, Sunday. Idaho came up short against the Broncos, losing 4-3. The first heartbreak of the day occurred in doubles play. Junior Felipe Fonseca and freshman Esteban Santibanez lost a tough contest 6-1. Sophomore Lucas Coutinho……

Football: Vandals open spring season
April 10, 2017

With a 2016 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl victory in the rearview mirror, the Vandal football team set its sights on 2017. Idaho opened the spring season with a public scrimmage Saturday morning. About to enter his senior season, quarterback Matt Linehan operated at high efficiency throughout the day, proving he is the obvious choice for……

Track and Field: Washington wallop
April 10, 2017

The Idaho track and field team jumped the border and headed up to Cheney for the Pelluer Invitational. A number of Vandals grabbed first place finishes, with several players moving up in the Big Sky Conference rankings. Freshman Maddy Dustin won the 100 meters in 12.93 seconds. The women’s 4×100 meter squad of junior Nicole……

W. Tennis: Big Sky defeat
April 10, 2017

After four straight victories, the Idaho women’s tennis team found itself on the losing end of a 4-3 battle against Northern Arizona Sunday in Flagstaff. The Lumberjacks stole the doubles point and split singles play to hand the Vandals their first conference loss of the year. After alternating victories on the No. 1 and No.……

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……

Tennis: Trend-setting brothers
April 4, 2017

There is a fine line between a team and a family. But for Idaho’s newest tennis coaches, that line does not exist. Abid Akbar, the men’s tennis coach, welcomed his brother and new women’s coach Babar Akbar to Moscow this season. The story of the Akbar brothers begins in Pakistan. They spent most of their……