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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]