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Blake with 25, Idaho holds on to beat N. Arizona 84-80

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Brayon Blake scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Idaho held on to beat Northern Arizona 84-80 on Saturday night.
Via AP on Yahoo
2 days ago

Idaho defeats S Utah 80-76, tied for 2nd in Big Sky

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Brayon Blake had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Idaho defeated Southern Utah 80-76 Thursday night to move into a crowded tie for second place in the Big Sky Conference.
Via AP on Yahoo
4 days ago

Northern Colorado basketball withstands Idaho flurry for win

GREELEY, Colo. — Andre Spight tied a career-high with 28 points with six 3-pointers and Jordan Davis scored 23 and Northern Colorado beat Idaho 81-77 on Sunday. Northern Colorado (11-4, 2-0 Big Sky Conference) went up 77-68 on a 3-point play from Davis off a layup, and another free throw with 2:23 to play, before Idaho’s 50-second, 7-0 run. Jordan Scott made a layup, Perrion Callandret...
Via The Denver Post
22 days ago

Argos acquire James Franklin from Eskimos for Mason Woods

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts have acquired quarterback James Franklin and a third-round selection in the 2018 CFL Draft from the Edmonton Eskimos in exchange for Canadian offensive lineman Mason Woods. Franklin has made 12 appearances over three seasons in Edmonton, completing 116-of-176 pass attempts for 1,449 yards, 12 touchdowns, and one interception while rushing for 145...
Via Sportsnet.ca
December 11, 2017

Maxx Forde follows in father’s footsteps with B.C. Lions

VANCOUVER — Maxx Forde’s first highlight with the B.C. Lions wasn’t the day the defensive lineman was drafted, his first game, his first start or his first sack. It happened when he was a toddler perched on his father Brian Forde’s shoulders after the linebacker helped the club win the 1994 Grey Cup — a moment immortalized on a VHS tape. "The video’s probably in storage somewhere...
Via Sportsnet.ca
August 31, 2017

Argos sign all six 2017 draft picks

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts announced today that the club has signed all six members of their 2017 CFL Draft class; offensive lineman Mason Woods, defensive linemen Evan Foster and Matthew Carson, defensive back Robert Woodson as well as linebackers Justin Herdman and Nakas Onyeka. Woods, a 6-foot-8, 324-pound native of Port Coquitlam, B.C., played 37 games, starting in 34 consecutive...
Via CFL.ca
May 25, 2017

For Comparison’s Sake: Projecting Mason Woods

TORONTO — When it comes to Mason Woods, size is the starting point. Woods’ 6-foot-9, 322-pound frame is what the scouts are talking about with this kid, and it’s not always necessarily in his favour. The Idaho Vandals graduate didn’t have the best showing at the CFL Combine presented by adidas last month in Regina. “Mason Woods struggled a bit, but I don’t think that’s necessarily...
Via CFL.ca
April 28, 2017

North Dakota holds off Idaho's late rally in Big Sky semis

RENO, Nev. (AP) Corey Baldwin and Geno Crandall scored 16 points apiece, and North Dakota beat Idaho 69-64 Friday night in a Big Sky Conference Tournament semifinal. Top-seeded North Dakota (21-9) has won nine of its last 10 games and will play the Eastern Washington-Weber State winner in Saturday's championship. No. 4 seed Idaho (18-13) had its five-game win streak snapped. ...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Sanders, Idaho beat Montana 81-77 in Big Sky Tournament

RENO, Nev. (AP) Arkadiy Mkrtychyan had 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting, Victor Sanders scored 19 more, including five in the last 1:33, and No. 5 seed Idaho beat Montana 81-77 on Thursday in the Big Sky Conference Tournament. Brayon Blake had 12 points while Pat Ingram and Nate Sherwood scored 10 apiece for Idaho (18-12), which will play top-seeded North Dakota in the semifinals...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Idaho’s 6-foot-9 Woods more than just a big man

You could forgive Canadian Football League scouts if the first thing they noticed about Mason Woods was his exceptional size. At 6-foot-9, 320 pounds, the University of Idaho offensive lineman stands out for his sheer size. But after a strong career in the Sun Belt as a three-year starter with the Vandals, Woods — the 10th-ranked prospect in December’s CFL Scouting Bureau rankings...
Via CFL.ca
February 27, 2017

Idaho blows late lead, survives in OT against Weber State

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Trevon Allen scored 25 points and Idaho averted disaster after blowing an eight-point lead with 35 seconds left, surviving to beat Weber State 83-78 in overtime on Saturday. The win gives the Vandals (15-12, 10-6 Big Sky) the season split with the Wildcats, avenging a 25-point drubbing earlier in the year. Idaho led 72-64 with 25 seconds left, but a series...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Sanders' 25 pts leads Idaho past N. Colorado 88-76

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) Victor Sanders scored 25 points and Brayon Blake had 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting and Idaho beat Northern Colorado 88-76 on Thursday night. Idaho (13-10, 8-4 Big Sky) shot 32 for 60 (53.3 percent) from the floor including 13 for 27 (48) from the 3-point arc. The Vandals moved into a third-place tie with Eastern Washington (16-9, 8-4) which lost to North Dakota...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Sanders leads Idaho past Sacramento State 81-67

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Victor Sanders sank five 3-pointers and scored 31 points to lead Idaho to an 81-67 win over Sacramento State on Saturday night. Arkadiy Mkrtychyan added 15 points, Pat Ingram had 12 and Brayon Blake 11 for Idaho (12-10, 7-4 Big Sky), which shot 54 percent from the field to pick up its third-straight win. Sanders entered the game 15 points shy of 1,000 career...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Hall scores 31, helps Montana State hold off Idaho in 2 OT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) Tyler Hall scored five of Montana State's last seven points, finished with 31 and kicked off the second overtime with a steal and an assist as the Bobcats held on to defeat Idaho 94-91 in double overtime Thursday night. Hall stepped in front of an Idaho inbounds pass early in the second overtime and, while falling backward, flipped the ball to Devonte Klines...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Lumberjacks can't hang with Vandals, lose on the road

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Brayon Blake scored 18 points and Victor Sanders added 17 as Idaho rolled to a 65-49 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday night for its third straight win.Blake was 6 of 11 from the field and Sanders finished 7-of-14 shooting for the Vandals (9-9, 4-3 Big Sky), who are 1 games back of conference-leaders Weber State and North Dakota. Northern Arizona (4-16, 1...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Blake, Sanders lead Idaho over Northern Arizona 65-49

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Brayon Blake scored 18 points and Victor Sanders added 17 as Idaho rolled to a 65-49 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday night for its third straight win. Blake was 6 of 11 from the field and Sanders finished 7-of-14 shooting for the Vandals (9-9, 4-3 Big Sky), who are 1 1/2 games back of conference-leaders Weber State and North Dakota. Northern Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Sanders scores 33 points, leads Idaho over Southern Utah

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Victor Sanders matched a career-high with 33 points to lead Idaho to a 79-67 victory over Southern Utah on Thursday night. The Vandals (8-9, 3-3 Big Sky) have won three of their last four games while Southern Utah (4-15, 2-4) has lost four straight. Sanders was 9 of 19 from the field, and made four 3-pointers and 11 of 12 free throws. Brayon Blake had 14 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Idaho sinks Montana State 83-81 in OT with Blake's tip-in

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Brayon Blake scored the game-winner on a tip-in with 1.5 seconds left in overtime and Idaho beat Montana State 83-81 on Saturday night. Pat Ingram drove across the lane in the final seconds and his layup came off the glass too hard, but Blake was there to put it back for the Vandals (6-8, 1-2 Big Sky). Tyler Hall had just hit a pull-up 3-pointer for the Bobcats...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Rorie's 19, Gfeller's 14 lead Montana past Idaho 70-57

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Ahmaad Rorie scored 19 points, Brandon Gfeller added 14, both making four 3-pointers, and Montana defeated Idaho 70-57 on Thursday night. Rorie had 11 points and three 3s in the first half when the Grizzlies (7-10, 2-1 Big Sky) went 7 of 16 from long range to open a 31-21 lead. Gfeller, in his first start of the season, had 11 points and three treys in the...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

CSU’s Olabisi Johnson sets receiving record in Potato Bowl loss

Read this story at CSURams.com The Colorado State Rams fell 61-50 to the Idaho Vandals in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Thursday night in Boise, Idaho. The postseason game marked the Rams’ fourth consecutive bowl appearance, and their 7-6 final record gives the Rams a winning record for the fourth year in a row.  The Rams jumped out to a 7-0 lead on a 52-yard touchdown pass from...
Via Mile High Sports
December 23, 2016

Idaho QB Matt Linehan blasts school president after bowl game win

The Idaho football program finished off 2016 on a high note, winning five straight games including Thursday night’s impressive Idaho Potato Bowl win over Colorado State in Boise. Unfortunately, it wasn’t all smiles after the game as quarterback Matt Linehan blasted university president Chuck Staben. Linehan is clearly unhappy with the program’s pending move to the FCS level which...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 23, 2016

Idaho QB apologizes for calling school president 'tone deaf'

Idaho quarterback Matt Linehan didn’t waste any time apologizing for a disrespectful comment made about his school’s president. Linehan was named MVP of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl after throwing for 381 yards and four touchdowns in the Vandals’ 61-50 win over Colorado State on Thursday night. After the game, Linehan made some comments about how the 9-4 Vandals are a good program...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford rallies, beats Idaho 86-80

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Dorian Pickens scored 25 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, Reid Travis had 20 points and 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season and Stanford held off Idaho 86-80 on Thursday night. The Cardinal (8-4) trailed 50-39 early in the second half when Pickens hit a shot from beyond the arc to spark the home team. His 3-pointer with...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Idaho outscores Colorado State 61-50 in Potato Bowl

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Matt Linehan threw for 381 yards and four touchdowns and ran for a another score to help Idaho beat Colorado State 61-50 on Thursday night in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in the third-highest scoring game in bowl history. Idaho (9-4) matched its highest victory total since moving to FBS in 1996, but the victory will do nothing to quell the debate over the school...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Colorado State mashed by Idaho in Potato Bowl

In an otherwise impressive season, Colorado State’s 2016 campaign was bookended by two hugely disappointing losses. The Idaho Vandals, who came into the Potato Bowl as 16-point underdogs, stunned the Rams with a 61-50 victory at Albertsons Stadium. Both offenses started out slow in a scoreless first quarter. Idaho went three and out on their first three possessions, while CSU quarterback...
Via BSN Denver
December 22, 2016
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