| February 23, 2018

Oregon

Men’s Golf: The Vandal Way
November 6, 2017

There wasn’t much doubt in freshman golfer Cole Chrisman’s mind when he decided to choose the University of Idaho. He followed three family members who also attended the school. “Both of my grandparents went here (University of Idaho) and my uncle,” Chrisman said. Chrisman said although his family ties to Idaho played a factor in……

Basketball: Men’s Hardcourt Hype
October 30, 2017

  The hype for this men’s college basketball season is palpable around campuses throughout the Big Sky Conference. Now that media day is out of the way, opening night is officially up next and the games are about to begin. Many different Big Sky teams will be kicking off their seasons with exhibition games, and……

Men’s Basketball: Bigger than Basketball
October 28, 2017

Idaho men’s basketball announced at the Big Sky Media Day Tuesday that the team will jumpstart the season with an exhibition game at the University of Oregon. Unlike the other preseason exhibition games, all proceeds from the game will go to the Red Cross to benefit victims of the devastating wildfires that took over the……

Soccer: Oregon Outlasts
September 11, 2017

The Idaho soccer team failed to take-down Oregon Friday evening, losing the back-and-forth affair 1-0. Idaho head coach Derek Pittman said in a news release despite the loss, he is still proud of the effort and play his team put on display in the matchup. “Overall I thought our players stood tall and represented themselves……

Column: More than a championship
March 27, 2017

Every March for the last 78 years, the NCAA men’s basketball has held a firm grasp of fans across the nation. 2017 is no exception, especially for fans of the University of Oregon Ducks. The Ducks ranked brackets across the country after defeating a tough No. 1 seed Kansas to head to the Final Four,……

Column: The Changing Tides
November 10, 2016

Prior to 2000, Washington was consistently a football powerhouse. The Huskies’ cross-state rival, Washington State, was ranked as a top-10 team three years in a row (2001-2003). The Cougars had one of the program’s best seasons in 2003. In the late 2000s, Oregon replaced Washington as the dominant football state in the Pacific Northwest. Now,……

Column: Winning Cycle
October 20, 2016

I come from a house divided. Both of my parents are hardcore Oregon fans, but I adopted Washington as my school at a young age. It wasn’t until the past few years I fully engaged in the college football world and the difference in teams has always been a point of contention. Unfortunately for me,……

Column: Turning the Tides
October 3, 2016

Nov. 1, 2003 was the last time Washington managed to hold its own against Oregon. While the rivalry between fan bases has never died down, the competition between the two teams has. The Ducks have rolled over the Huskies in 12 consecutive games, winning regularly by at least 17 points. Since the last Husky win……

Volleyball: Finding Offensive Rhythm
September 12, 2016

After a three-game skid Sept. 2-3 in Seattle, the Idaho volleyball team lost two of its three matches this weekend in the Washington State University Cougar Challenge in Pullman. Idaho dropped its match against regional rival Washington State 3-0 (10-25, 13-25, 17-25). Junior outside hitter Becca Mau earned All-Tournament and averaged 12.3 kills per game.……

Column: Power Five Failures
September 8, 2016

College football is not a perfect system. The peculiarities and mismanagement of the BCS and College Football Playoff selection committee have driven many fans insane. In 2014, the CFP  decided five conferences have a higher chance of reaching the high profile bowl games — the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. These conferences……

Sports Briefs 5/6/16
May 5, 2016

Women’s tennis learns tournament seeding The Idaho women’s tennis team will face Pepperdine in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament May 13 in Malibu, California. The Vandals (19-8) enter the tournament for the third consecutive year, after claiming the Big Sky title with a 4-0 sweep of Northern Arizona. Idaho will face No. 8……

Cross Country: Belcik Commits To Idaho
April 18, 2016

Lakeridge High School cross country standout Noah Belcik verbally committed to the University of Idaho Friday morning. “Being able to spend time with the team helped me to see what my life would be like as a Vandal,” Belcik said. “I liked what I saw. I have heard nothing but great things about the coaching……

Sports Briefs 4/8/16
April 7, 2016

Idaho football schedules spring game The Idaho football team announced the date of its annual spring football game Tuesday morning. The Vandals will hold a public intra-squad game April 22 at the Kibbie Dome. The competition will begin at 6 p.m. FBSchedules.com first released news of the spring game on Jan. 26. The University of……

M. Basketball: Mayhem In March
March 28, 2016

They call it March Madness for a reason. As the 2015-2016 regular season nears its end, a large question has yet to be answered in the eyes of many basketball fans – which team would dominate the NCAA Tournament? No team has yet to distinguish themselves from the pack. In contrast to last season, there……

W. Basketball: Family Comes First
March 24, 2016

Family is the No. 1 priority for Idaho women’s basketball coach Jon Newlee. Anyone who has visited his office in the Kibbie Dome can see this, as the walls are covered in photos of past teams, as well as his daughter and her artwork. Family is the reason he moved to Moscow, and why he loves……

Sports Briefs 2/23/16
February 22, 2016

Idaho women’s cross country team sees success in the classroom The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association recognized Idaho senior Kinsey Gomez and the Idaho women’s cross country team for the program’s outstanding performance in the classroom. Gomez was one of three Big Sky Conference athletes to earn All-Academic Honors. To qualify, an……

M. Basketball: Walk-on Magic
February 11, 2016

There is a moment in every person’s life when they discover their passion. This moment can occur at different ages, stages and times in their lives. Junior forward Ty Egbert is lucky – his moment came in middle school. As a member of his local Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team, Egbert was given the opportunity……

W. Tennis: Vandals ‘Quack’ Against Oregon
February 1, 2016

A road trip to face a nationally ranked program resulted in a tough weekend for the Idaho women’s tennis program, as the team fell to Oregon 6-1 on Saturday. Senior Rita Bermudez collected Idaho’s lone point in Eugene against the No. 51 ranked team in the country. “Oregon is a very strong team,” Idaho head……

W. Tennis: Vandals Earn Big Sky Win
January 19, 2016

A 7-0 loss to Washington State Saturday didn’t stop the Idaho women’s tennis team from bringing the pressure in the team’s next match. In Sunday’s Big Sky Conference season opener, the Vandals rallied from losing two doubles matches to defeat Montana State 5-2 in Pullman, Washington. Sophomore Lucia Badillos clinched Idaho’s conference opener with a……

Athletes of the Week 1/20/16
January 19, 2016

Victor Sanders – Men’s Basketball Idaho sophomore guard Vic Sanders had a career-high 33 points in Thursday’s 83-76 home victory over Northern Arizona. Sanders shot 9-14 from the field and 4 of 7 from the perimeter, and also collected five rebounds. During Saturday’s game against Southern Utah, Sanders provided 29 points in the 93-85 overtime……