IDAHO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lumberjacks hold off Idaho to snap 7-game skid

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Mike Green and Chris Yanku each scored 17 points as Northern Arizona held on to beat Idaho 72-70 on Saturday to snap a seven-game skid.Marcus DeBerry hit a 3 to stretch the Lumberjacks' lead to 69-61 with 2:45 remaining. Idaho used a 6-0 spurt, but Yanku and Ako Kaluna each made one of two free throws to push Northern Arizona's (4-18, 2-9 Big Sky Conference) lead...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Northern Arizona holds off Idaho with 72-70 victory

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Mike Green and Chris Yanku each scored 17 points as Northern Arizona held on to beat Idaho 72-70 on Saturday to snap a seven-game skid. Marcus DeBerry hit a 3 to stretch the Lumberjacks' lead to 69-61 with 2:45 remaining. Idaho used a 6-0 spurt, but Yanku and Ako Kaluna each made one of two free throws to push Northern Arizona's (4-18, 2-9 Big Sky Conference...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Egbert helps Idaho beat Southern Utah 68-44

Cedar City, Utah (AP) Ty Egbert scored 12 points with two blocked shots and Idaho surged in the second half to beat Southern Utah 68-44 on Thursday night, avenging an earlier loss to the Thunderbirds, who have now lost five straight. Nick Blair and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan scored 10 apiece and Idaho (14-9, 6-4 Big Sky) outrebounded Southern Utah 37-23 while shooting 54 percent from...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sarbaugh free throws lift Idaho past Portland State, 56-55

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Chris Sarbaugh converted two free throws with eight seconds left to give Idaho a 56-55 victory over Portland State Saturday night. The Vikings led by four, 53-49 with 4:30 left in the game. Ty Egbert scored on a layup to halve the lead and Nate Sherwood halved it again by hitting the first of two free throws with 2:19 left. Cameron Forte scored to push the...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Idaho hands Montana first Big Sky loss, 63-58

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) Victor Sanders scored 27 points and Idaho handed Montana its first Big Sky Conference defeat, 63-58, Thursday night. The win by the Vandals (12-7, 4-2) snapped Montana's seven-game win streak, dealt the Grizzlies (11-7, 6-1) their first home loss and left Weber State alone atop the Big Sky at 5-0. It was Idaho's first victory in Missoula since 1999. The Vandals...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Idaho football is looking at FBS, FCS options with vote coming

With the University of Idaho’s football future up in the air, school president Chuck Staben met with Idaho Statesman about the program and it’s future. He told the Statesman the university will show a video presentation to the Sun Belt Conference presidents in February, and pitch their case to remain in the conference. The presidents are scheduled to vote in early March on...
Via The Comeback
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Idaho could become first FBS team to drop to FCS

In 2001, the Idaho Vandals made the jump from Division I-AA to the Sun Belt, where the stayed for four seasons before jumping to the now-defunct Western Athletic Conference. Since then, the team hasn’t had much success as they have had one winning season, in 2009 when they went 8-5 and won the Humanitarian Bowl. It looks like the Vandals could be making history in the next few...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Idaho WR Dezmon Epps suspended for USC game

Idaho Vandals senior wide receiver Dezmon Epps has been suspended for this weekend’s game against the USC Trojans after he was identified as the culprit in an August shoplifting incident. KLEW TV reported Epps’ suspension on Twitter. BREAKING: Idaho WR Dezmon Epps, suspended for Saturday's game at USC. Epps was ID'd in Aug shoplifting incident today pic.twitter.com/y2YD7y5iXh...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Idaho star WR caught on camera stealing merchandise

Well, now there is more trouble for Paul Petrino’s program. On Friday morning, news surfaced that Idaho Vandals star wide receiver Dezmon Epps was identified on video that shows him and teammates stealing merchandise from the VandalStore on campus. Cornerback Isaiah Taylor was also seen on tape. Last season, Epps was dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules which was...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

USC favored vs. Idaho by their largest spread since 2009

USC is obviously confident heading into their match with the Idaho Vandals, considering their opponent has won just four games in the last four seasons. The last time the USC Trojans played Idaho, the SoCal boys came out on top by a score of 28-10. The 28-point victory is obviously impressive, but the Trojans are expected to win by an even larger deficit than they did in 2007. ...
Via Fox Sports
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Idaho Be USC's Easiest Opponent ... Ever?

The USC Trojans will face the Idaho Vandals this weekend, which is interesting mostly because of how bad Idaho has been over the last few seasons.  According to ReignofTroy.com, the Idaho Vandals have only won four games over the course of the last four college football seasons. So where does Idaho rank in terms of the easiest teams that USC has ever had to play? A quick glance...
Via Fox Sports
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Petrino took care of players' shoplifting incident

    Several University of Idaho football players stole nearly $400 worth of clothing from the campus store earlier this month, but it sounds like they were fortunate enough to avoid legal trouble after their coach bailed them out. According to a police report that was obtained by the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, VandalStore manager Scott McDonald contacted police on Aug. 16...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Idaho’s Paul Petrino denies being restrained in altercation

A press conference was held Thursday afternoon in response to allegations that Idaho Vandals head coach Paul Petrino was restrained while confronting a reporter during practice on Wednesday.   University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear stood along side Petrino and issued a statement. “I witnessed Coach Petrino’s verbal exchange with several reporters from a distance,”...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Petrino addresses report about incident with media

The Idaho football program was a topic of national discussion today. Unfortunately for the Vandals, today’s publicity was not of the flattering kind.  Michael-Shawn Dugar, a reporter for the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, published a story this morning that detailed an incident he had with Idaho coach Paul Petrino. According to Dugar, he was angrily confronted by Petrino at the...
Via College Spun
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Petrino flips out on reporters, bans media from practice

    Idaho football coach Paul Petrino banned the media from Thursday’s practice after he became enraged over the way one or two reporters were covering his team. He also allegedly flipped out on a reporter and needed to be restrained by an assistant coach. Michael-Shawn Dugar of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News shared the story of his Wednesday interaction with Petrino, which...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Restrained Idaho coach Paul Petrino hurls verbal assaults at local media

Apparently Bobby isn't the only bad boy in the family, as Louisville's infamous head coach has a brother currently coaching the Idaho Vandals.  Head coach Paul Petrino, fresh off a 1-10 season, recently took time away from Vandal practice to berate a local reporter named Michael-Shawn Dugar. Dugar wrote about the incident Thursday for the Moscow-Pullman Daily News Online. Following...
Via Fox Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Idaho coach Paul Petrino swears at “negative” media, has to be physically restrained

We’ve seen players getting in fights at training camps, and we’ve even seen media members trying to fight each other, but now there’s a new variation on the theme; a college football head coach trying to fight reporters. That would be Idaho’s Paul Petrino, younger brother of Bobby and owner of a 2-21 record as the Vandals’ head coach. Here’s the key part of how Michael...
Via Awful Announcing
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Idaho’s Paul Petrino restrained from going after reporter

The stress of running a losing team seems to be getting the best of Idaho Vandals head coach Paul Petrino. According to a report from the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, others had to restrain Petrino because he went after the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Michael-Shawn Dugar and another reporter. Petrino allegedly screamed, “If all you’re going to write is negative (expletive...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Idaho Nabs Technical Foul For Not Having Charge Circle On Court

The Idaho Vandals received a technical foul on Saturday because they did not have a charge circle painted on the court.
Via Gamedayr
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Florida Pay Idaho Even Though The Game Was Canceled?

Should the Florida Gators pay the Idaho Vandals for a game that was never played and ultimately canceled?
Via Gamedayr
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football 2014: The 10 Worst Stadiums In The Land

Every yin needs a yang, so as a nice little accompaniment to my last piece on college football's ten best stadiums, I would now like to take a look at the ten worst.Because sadly, for every five-star stadium, there are plenty that miss the mark.I had briefly considered putting ALL of the NFL stadiums where games are played on this list, but as I started to think about the ground...
Via Football Nation
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the Big Sky moving to 14 football teams?

I am all for it. If you read this tweet, it would appear that there's a chance that it could happen. Craig Haley (@CraigHaley) tweeted at 10:12am - 14 Jul 14: Fullerton: Idaho, New Mexico St. out there as possible 14th Big Sky football members. Only when time is right. #BigSkyKickoff Perusing ESPN, they touched on this subject as well. Hey the more the merrier right? I am sure...
Via Goon's World
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Idaho Vandals season preview

The Sun Belt Conference has lost one Petrino brother and gained another. Paul Petrino, head coach of the Idaho Vandals, will be looking to improve on the 1-11 record from a year ago in the team’s arrival to the Sun Belt Conference, while his brother Bobby is leaving Western Kentucky to be the new head coach at Louisville and WKU is also leaving for Conference USA.   The Vandals...
Via College Football Universe
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU Vandalizes Idaho: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The competition was not the greatest, but when a college football team can out 80 points on the scoreboard, there is definite reason to celebrate and talk. Florida State’s 80-7 win over the Idaho Vandals was not only impressive, it proved that the off field issues concerning Jameis Winston and the hype resulting from a potential national title bid has done nothing to slow down...
Via Football Nation
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida State Seminoles vs. Idaho Vandals: Betting Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

getty images The Florida State Seminoles will host the Idaho Vandals on Saturday in a classic mismatch. No. 2 Florida State (10-0) will be looking to improve to 11-0 and keep its National Championship hopes alive when it takes on Idaho. (1-9) Coverage of the game between Florida State and Idaho will air on ESPNU beginning at 3:30 pm ET from Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, FL...
Via Tireball.com
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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