Opinion: Shake it off December 10, 2017

Apparently the Vandals and Roadrunners should meet on the schedule every year. The Vandals’ 66-55 loss at CSU Bakersfield Saturday night imitated that of a long-running rivalry. The Roadrunners were able to force Idaho mistakes, leading to frustration and a chippy contest, in which the Vandals were unable to persevere. Perhaps the Bakersfield “smurf” court […]

Men’s Basketball: Botched Rematch December 10, 2017

Idaho men’s basketball sought redemption Saturday against CSU Bakersfield but fell short, losing 66-55. The Vandals came out hot with three-point shots from senior small forward Jordan Scott and senior guard Victor Sanders to claim an early lead. Idaho held onto this advantage for a while, but CSU Bakersfield overtook the lead near the eight-minute […]

Opinion: Fan-tastic Showing December 7, 2017

It is a rare occasion where I will tolerate, let alone enjoy, being wrong in any circumstance. Yet this week, I wanted the Idaho men’s basketball fans to be right. On paper, the Washington State Cougars looked like the team that was set up to win the annual Battle of the Palouse. The Cougars recently […]

Men’s Basketball: Flounder to Flourish December 3, 2017

Vandal men’s basketball shook off early-half flutters Sunday at Nicholls State in southeast Louisiana and stepped on the gas when in dire straits, taking home a 79-68 win over the Colonels of the Southland Conference. Senior forward Brayon Blake, who had lived near the area for two years earlier in his life, set career highs […]

Men’s Basketball: Third-place Vandals November 25, 2017

Idaho men’s basketball claimed third-place in the Great Alaska Shootout Saturday following a 75-66 win over Cal-Poly. “I was proud of our guys,” Idaho head coach Don Verlin said in a news release. “Last night was hard on us, no question about it, giving up the game-winner, but we bounced back and played pretty hard.  […]

Men’s Basketball: Ruined by the Roadrunners November 25, 2017

The final seconds of play were the kiss of death for Idaho men’s basketball team, as California State Bakersfield hit a clutch three-pointer to take a 64-62 win. Idaho took a close loss in the second round of the Great Alaska Shootout after leading for the entirety of the opening 20 minutes of play before […]