IDAHO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Colorado State Rams to meet Idaho Vandals in Idaho Potato Bowl

It’s back to the blue turf for coach Mike Bobo and the CSU Rams. The announcement came out Sunday afternoon that the green and gold accepted an invitation to play in the 20th edition of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Thursday, December 22nd in Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. and televised by ESPN. Idaho, one of the top teams in the Sun Belt...
Via BSN Denver
13 hours ago

Vandals set to play Colorado St in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Idaho (8-4, Sun Belt) vs. Colorado State (7-5, Mountain West), Dec. 22, 7 p.m. EST. LOCATION: Boise, Idaho TOP PLAYERS Idaho: QB Matt Linehan has thrown for 2,803 yards and 15 touchdowns and averages 247.2 yards in total offense. Colorado State: WR Michael Gallup is an All-MWC first-team pick after catching 70 balls for 1,164 yards and a conference-leading 11 touchdowns. NOTABLE...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colorado State Rams football headed to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

FORT COLLINS — The goal of reaching a fourth straight bowl game was met, and for Colorado State, it will mean a second game on the blue turf of Albertsons Stadium. Colorado State learned Sunday it will be playing in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Dec. 22 (5 p.m.; ESPN), facing the Idaho Vandals as the game made a switch to land the in-state school instead of a contracted MAC opponent...
Via The Denver Post
14 hours ago

Idaho gets layup at buzzer to edge UC Davis 68-66

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Brayon Blake scored 17 points and Jordan Scott put in the winning basket just ahead of the buzzer to lift Idaho past UC Davis for a 68-66 win Saturday night. In a tight game, Idaho's five-point lead late in the second half quickly evaporated as UC Davis got a 3-pointer from Darius Graham with 27 seconds left and then went 3 of 4 from the line to tie the game...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Idaho forces 6 turnovers to defeat Georgia State 37-12

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Matt Linehan threw three touchdown passes and the defense forced six turnovers to lead Idaho to a 37-12 win over Georgia State on Saturday. Jayshawn Jordan had two of the Vandals' four interceptions, Lloyd Hightower returned a blocked punt 25 yards for the final touchdown for Idaho (8-4, 6-2 Sun Belt) and Austin Rehkow kicked three field goals. The game started...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Idaho football has saved its best FBS act for last

The Idaho Vandals’ Sun Belt membership expires following the 2017 season. Its time as an FBS program follows suit shortly thereafter. Conference realignment has claimed many victims since it ran roughshod over the college sports landscape between 2010 and 2015, but Idaho was hit harder than anyone else. They’re the first (and thus far, only) school to move from the football...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saunders powers Idaho past South Alabama 38-31

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Isaiah Saunders ran 23 times for 142 yards and three touchdowns Saturday and Idaho guaranteed itself a bowl game with a 38-31 win over South Alabama. Saunders' 1-yard score in the middle of the third quarter gave Idaho (7-4, 5-2 Sun Belt) the lead for good at 31-28 and his 7-yard TD run with 14:27 left in the fourth quarter made it 38-28. South Alabama (5-6...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Idaho coasts to 90-67 win over Corban

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Victor Sanders scored 19 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, to lead Idaho to a 90-67 win in its season opener over Corban University on Saturday night. Perrion Callandret added 14 points, Brayon Blake had 13 points to go with 11 rebounds, and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan had 12 points with seven rebounds. The Vandals shot 49 percent from the field, including 8 of...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: Idaho Vandals unveil new uniforms

Today, the Idaho Vandals unveiled new uniforms for the 2016 season. Here’s a look at them…..
Via The Student Section
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Idaho Vandals dropping football to FCS level

To stay up or drop down? It has been an ongoing discussion ever since the last bit of realignment left the Idaho Vandals without a home at the FBS level in a few years time. Already in a rocky affiliate membership with the Sun Belt Conference alongside New Mexico State, the two biggest outliers were dropped by the conference in a vote earlier this year and will exit the conference...
Via The Comeback
April 27, 2016  |  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 will not welcome back WR Dezmon Epps

Idaho Vandals coach Paul Petrino announced today that suspended receiver Dezmon Epps will not be welcomed back to the team despite local authorities deciding not to press charges against him in relation to a domestic dispute between himself and his girlfriend. Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported the development on Twitter. #IdahoVandals coach Paul Petrino...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

No charges to be filed against Idaho WR Dezmon Epps

Though Idaho Vandals leading wide receiver Dezmon Epps is currently suspended from the team due to an alleged domestic violence incident, he will not face any charges. Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported the development in the case. “We cannot prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt,” Whitman County prosecutor Merritt Decker said, “so we declined...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 07, 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

By Steve DelVecchio 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...
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

By Andrew Holleran 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...
Via College Spun
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Petrino flips out on reporters, bans media from practice

By Steve DelVecchio 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...
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

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
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