| February 23, 2018

university of idaho

Column: Student before athlete
February 14, 2018

Sports impact the life of many children, teens and young adults in schools around the nation. Most individuals start the sports they love at a young age. Middle schools everywhere encourage these children to engage in sports like football and soccer for many beneficial reasons. In high school, the encouragement continued, and throughout the next……

Women’s Climbing: Women Rocking the Wall
December 4, 2017

Rock climbing as a sport has grown in popularity over recent years and college campuses have only embraced the young sport, the University of Idaho campus included. Anyone who walks by the rock wall in prime gym hours is likely to see a packed climbing area, full of students anxious to put their time in……

Football: Pummeling the Panthers
December 2, 2017

The Vandals closed out the season with a 24-10 win Saturday over Georgia State. Idaho head coach Paul Petrino said the victory was more than just another talley in the win column. “It was great for the seniors. They’re bunch of great guys that give a lot to this program. I’m super happy for them……

Volleyball: Team-First Talent
November 13, 2017

What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘team sport’? The first image or concept is probably a long compilation of coaches from various sports spouting off well-worn platitudes about teamwork over individual achievement. If there is any particular sport that should come to mind, there may be no better example than volleyball. When……

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……

Dad’s Weekend: Generational Vandal Spirit
October 30, 2017

The dads were out and about over the weekend, hoping to catch up on some family time, community and, of course, football. It’s definitely an interesting event, Dad’s Weekend. Tailgates are finally complemented with people who can actually cook and parents are present at parties and in the student section during the game in a……

Swim and Dive: International Competitor
October 9, 2017

For many students here at the University of Idaho, traveling to college can make for a difficult adjustment. Many students experience homesickness and longing for families that are hours away. For senior freestyle swimmer and applied computation major Maryann Kok Cher Ling, home is an entire ocean away in Malaysia. But, she said that doesn’t……

Football: Running with Purpose
October 2, 2017

Junior running back Isaiah Saunders’ running style is quite emulative of how he handles his problems in life — he keeps his legs churning, meets them head on and runs through. After beginning his career at the University of Idaho in Jan. 2014, Saunders had been steadily rising through the ranks of Idaho running backs.……

Sports Briefs 9/19/2017
September 18, 2017

Big Sky Basketball Tournament moves to Boise The Big Sky announced Monday that the annual Big Sky Basketball Tournament is relocating from Reno, Nevada to Boise, Idaho starting in 2019. Idaho men’s basketball head coach Don Verlin said in a news release he is excited for the tournament to head to a city full of……

Cycling: Idaho Honors Kristen Armstrong
September 11, 2017

Kristin Armstrong graduated from the University of Idaho 22 years ago but her legacy will last forever following the dedication of a part of Paradise Path. The dedication ceremony was held in her honor before the football game with remarks from University of Idaho President Chuck Staben, Moscow Mayor Bill Lambert and Armstrong herself. Armstrong……

Sports Brief 8/28/17
August 28, 2017

Award watch lists grows Senior defensive lineman Aikeem Coleman is the most recent athlete to be named to a preseason award watch list. Coleman was one of 34 athletes named to the Ted Hendricks watch list, one of four collegiate athletes not in a Power Five conference to be named to the list. The award……

Football: A Glimpse into the Season
August 21, 2017

Idaho football closed out fall camp with a scrimmage at the Kibbie Dome, the final look at the team before the season opener against Sacramento State. University of Idaho head coach Paul Petrino said he saw both positive and negative come from the scrimmage game. “There were a lot of good things,” Petrino said. “The……

Men’s Basketball: Arkadiy Takes his Talents Abroad
August 21, 2017

The University of Idaho senior forward Arkadiy Mkrtychyan has been putting in minutes on the basketball court this summer, nearly 9,000 miles away. Mkrtychyan has been suiting up for his home squad, Team Armenia, in the qualifying rounds of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Pre-Qualifiers. Since Aug. 2, the team has been competing……

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.……

M. Basketball: A way of survival
April 17, 2017

Few people can credit a sport to changing their life more than Brayon Blake. Basketball became more than just a hobby for — a junior forward on the Idaho men’s basketball team — It became a way of survival. Blake spent his early years in Seattle. His father was absent for a large part of……

Newlee analyzes loss to Northern Colorado
February 10, 2017

Idaho head coach Jon Newlee, sophomore guard Mikayla Ferenz and sophomore guard Taylor Pierce speak to the media following the team’s 71-67 loss to Northern Colorado at the Cowan Spectrum.

Track and Field: Seattle success
January 29, 2017

The Idaho track and field team traveled over the border and across the state to compete in the University of Washington invitational. On the first day of competition several Vandals performed with top marks. In the distance events, freshman Kara Story and freshman Maizy Brewer came in with top-5 finishes in the 3000-meter. Story finished……

Vandals analyze win over Thunderbirds
January 20, 2017

Idaho head coach Don Verlin, junior guard Victor Sanders and senior small forward Jordan Scott speak to the media following the team’s 79-67 win over Southern Utah at the Cowan Spectrum.

W. Basketball: Vandals Come Up Short
December 5, 2016

The Vandals headed to the big island Friday and Saturday for the Maui Wahine Classic. Idaho matched up against No. 24 Oregon State (4-1) and UNLV (6-1) and fell short in both games. Idaho faced off against Oregon State Friday, losing 60-49. The Vandals fought through the first half, heading into half time with a……

Players speak on Potato Bowl berth
December 4, 2016

Quarterback Matt Linehan, defensive back Jayshawn Jordan and linebacker Tony Lashley speak to the media following their team’s invitation to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise.

Players discuss Georgia State win
December 4, 2016

Linebacker Kaden Elliss, defensive back Jayshawn Jordan, quarterback Matt Linehan and tight end Deon Watson speak to the media following Idaho’s 37-12 win over Georgia State at the Kibbie Dome.