IDAHO RUMORS & GOSSIP

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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Idaho QB calls out “tone-deaf” president following bowl game victory, quickly apologizes

The 2016 Idaho Vandals football season is perhaps one of the best stories in sports this year and it was capped off with one of the craziest bowl game victories in recent memory too. Idaho, who were kicked out of the Sun Belt Conference this spring following the 2017 season, went on to show why it belongs in the FBS by getting bowl eligible. Winning 61-50 (yes that was the actual...
Via The Comeback
December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Idaho waxes Colorado State to win Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Scoring 60-plus points over a span of three quarters would appear highly unlikely, right? Well, don’t tell the Idaho Vandals (9-4). With 14:35 left in the second quarter of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Paul Petrino’s unit collected a mere 34 yards on offense against Colorado State (7-6), along with a trio of three-and-outs to begin the contest. Then, suddenly, Idaho awoke from...
Via The Student Section
December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Idaho Potato Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's.Let's face it, when you think potato in the...
Via Yardbarker
December 21, 2016  |  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
December 01, 2016  |  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

Callandret, Sanders lead Idaho to 78-74 win over Cougars

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Perrion Callandret scored 25 points and Victor Sanders added 20 as the Idaho Vandals edged Washington State 78-74 on Thursday night. The Vandals (6-5) defeated WSU in consecutive years for the first time since winning three in a row from 1988-90. Washington State (5-2) had won 11 in a row against Idaho before losing last year at home. Josh Hawkinson led the...
Via Associated Press
December 10, 2015  |  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

Grand Canyon pulls away for 86-73 win over Idaho

Jerome Garrison scored 16 of his career-high 30 points on free throws to lead Grand Canyon to an 86-73 win over Idaho on Thursday night. Killian Larson added 24 points for Grand Canyon (8-10, 3-2 Western Athletic Conference), going 8 of 11 from the field and leading the Antelopes with 11 rebounds. Blake Davis also had 19 points for Grand Canyon as the trio of Garrison, Larson and...
Via Associated Press
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

UMKC narrowly gets by Idaho 80-74

Nelson Kirksey scored 20 points and UMKC hung on to beat Idaho 80-74 in a Western Athletic Conference nail-biting opener and first ever meeting for both schools on Thursday night. UMKC, (4-9, 1-0 WAC), playing in their first WAC season, led the Vandals 40-32 at intermission but forfeited the lead to Idaho on a Glen Dean Layup with 12:11 remaining making it 58-56. The game stayed...
Via Associated Press
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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