| February 23, 2018

Idaho

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……

Feature: Branded Vandals: Idaho and Nike
February 21, 2018

From Ukraine to the U.K., New York City to Idaho, the swoosh exists and accelerates its brand onward at every level, in every place. The Oregon-based company, Nike, flourishes and retains sports dominion in all corners of the world, including here. According to The New York Times, the company’s logo has a nearly 100 percent……

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……

Opinion: A streak to be snapped
February 21, 2018

No win streak can last forever. Despite riding high on a 9-game win streak, the Vandals are about to be handed a staunch reality check. Thursday will be a rough night for the Idaho women’s basketball team as they will take a loss to the Idaho State Bengals. Idaho State is currently on a three-game……

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……

Men’s Golf: Sunshine slog
February 21, 2018

Junior Enrique Marin carded a team-best 3-over 219 to tie for 12th overall but Idaho struggled to beat the heat in its spring opener at The Farms Invitational Monday and Tuesday in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. The Vandals placed 10th as a team out of 11 groups with an overall 61-over 925. Marin led his……

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……

Opinion: Secret Stuff
February 16, 2018

For too large a lump of the Vandal men’s 88-78 win over Montana State Thursday night in the Cowan Spectrum, Idaho aptly paralleled a sailor without his spinach, or the Looney Tunes without their “secret stuff.” The Vandals never fell behind by double-digits, and came back to win by 10 points, but there were moments……

Women’s Golf: Hausmann repeats in Long Beach
February 16, 2018

Junior Sophie Hausmann, the Big Sky’s top-ranked women’s golfer, carded an overall 4-under par 212 to place first overall and led the Vandals to a fifth place tie to open spring season at The Gold Rush tournament in Long Beach, Calif. It was Hausmann’s second-straight Gold Rush title and third first-place career finish — she……

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……

Track and Field: A regular season’s wrap
February 14, 2018

The Idaho track and field squad took its second trip out west to Seattle Feb. 9-11, where a number of Vandals found season and life-time bests. Here is everything from Seattle and a look ahead to the USA Championships beginning Feb. 16. Idaho at Husky Classic and UW Open Sophomore Rechelle Meade took the first……

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……