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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
3 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

Penny TD lifts Idaho past Texas St. in season finale, 38-31

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Elijhaa Penny scored from 4 yards out with 1:02 left to lift Idaho to a 38-31 victory over Texas State in the Vandals season finale Saturday night. Idaho (4-8, 3-5 Sun Belt) held a 7-point lead in the fourth quarter, 31-24, and forced Texas State to punt from its own 30-yard line, but Rueben Mwehla could not catch the punt and Damani Alexcee recovered to give...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 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

Clements leads South Alabama to 52-45 win over Idaho

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Cody Clements threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two scores as South Alabama held on to beat Idaho 52-45 on Saturday. The Vandals held a 24-7 halftime advantage as Idaho's defense thwarted South Alabama (4-4, 2-2 Sun Belt Conference) throughout the first half. That changed quickly in the second half when Xavier Johnson, who finished with 289 total yards, ran...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 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

Idaho suspends WR Dezmon Epps for assaulting girlfriend

Idaho Vandals head coach Paul Petrino has suspended leading receiver Dezmon Epps after Epps allegedly slapped his girlfriend Sunday morning. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported Epps’ suspension. Paul Petrino suspends Idaho senior WR Dezmon Epps indefinitely for allegedly slapping his girlfriend Sunday morning — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 26, 2015 Thus continue the...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Idaho says star WR Dezmon Epps suspended indefinitely

MOSCOW, Idaho -- The Idaho football program says star wide receiver Dezmon Epps has been suspended indefinitely after being accused of hitting his girlfriend.Coach Paul Petrino said Monday that there will be a full investigation into the allegation before a decision is made on Epps' future with the team. Petrino added that he has zero tolerance for inappropriate behavior toward women...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Linehan, Penny lead Idaho past Louisiana-Monroe, 27-13

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Matt Linehan threw three touchdown passes and Elijhaa Penny finished with 184 yards rushing on 36 carries - both career highs - to help Idaho beat Louisiana-Monroe 27-13 Saturday. Linehan was 23-of-39 passing for 315 yards including second-half touchdowns of 34 and 23 yards to Deon Watson. The Vandals (3-4, 2-2 Sun Belt), who beat Troy 19-16 last Saturday, won...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Rehkow makes 4 field goals; Idaho beats Troy 19-16

TROY, Ala. (AP) Austin Rehkowmade four field goals and Idaho held on to beat Troy 19-16 on Saturday. Rehkow converted from the 34, 31, 40, and 19. Jake Luton ran for a 4-yard touchdown, and Dezmon Epps had 10 catches for 131 yards to lead Idaho (2-4, 1-2 Sun Belt Conference). Jed Solomon, who made three field goals, missed a 32-yard field goal attempt with 32 seconds left to seal...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia Southern beats Idaho 44-20

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Matt Breida ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns as Georgia Southern beat Idaho 44-20 in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday night. Breida had touchdown runs of 83 and 66 yards for the Eagles (3-1, 1-0). Kevin Ellison threw for 105 yards and rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Alex Hanks kicked three field goals. Breida's first touchdown run and a trio of...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Wofford's battle with Idaho shoved into same old category

Wofford is no stranger to walking off higher-division fields with a collective dejectedness about the team.In the 2011 season opener, Wofford struck first against Clemson, but conceded a 21-21 halftime lock with lack of second-half production to counter the Tigers' grating attack.A year later, Wofford and a nationally-ranked South Carolina squad were knotted at a touchdown apiece...
Via Talkin' Terriers
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Idaho needs comeback to beat Wofford 41-38

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Aaron Duckworth ran for three touchdowns and Matt Linehan threw for 334 yards and ran for 50 to lead Idaho past Wofford 41-38 on Saturday. Duckworth's 10-yard touchdown with 11:19 left were game's final points. The winning score was set up by Linehan's 34-yard dash on fourth and seven from Wofford's 44. Duckworth also had a 10 yard TD in the second quarter for...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2015  |  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

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

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

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

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

Aggies fall to Idaho

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Chad Chalich threw for 192 yards and a touchdown and Jerrel Brown ran for 151 yards and another score as Idaho broke a six-game slide with its first win, a 29-17 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday. Robert Montgomery put Idaho up 7-0 early on a 4-yard run. A 49-yard touchdown pass from Chalich to Joshua McCain and a pair of field goals by Austin Rehkow gave...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Aggies fall to Idaho State

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Chad Chalich threw for 192 yards and a touchdown and Jerrel Brown ran for 151 yards and another score as Idaho broke a six-game slide with its first win, a 29-17 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday. Robert Montgomery put Idaho up 7-0 early on a 4-yard run. A 49-yard touchdown pass from Chalich to Joshua McCain and a pair of field goals by Austin Rehkow gave...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Aggies fall to Idaho

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Chad Chalich threw for 192 yards and a touchdown and Jerrel Brown ran for 151 yards and another score as Idaho broke a six-game slide with its first win, a 29-17 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday. Robert Montgomery put Idaho up 7-0 early on a 4-yard run. A 49-yard touchdown pass from Chalich to Joshua McCain and a pair of field goals by Austin Rehkow gave...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Aggies fall to Idaho State

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Chad Chalich threw for 192 yards and a touchdown and Jerrel Brown ran for 151 yards and another score as Idaho broke a six-game slide with its first win, a 29-17 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday. Robert Montgomery put Idaho up 7-0 early on a 4-yard run. A 49-yard touchdown pass from Chalich to Joshua McCain and a pair of field goals by Austin Rehkow gave...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Idaho beats New Mexico State 29-17

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Chad Chalich threw for 192 yards and a touchdown and Jerrel Brown ran for 151 yards and another score as Idaho broke a six-game slide with its first win, a 29-17 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday. Robert Montgomery put Idaho up 7-0 early on a 4-yard run. A 49-yard touchdown pass from Chalich to Joshua McCain and a pair of field goals by Austin Rehkow gave...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia Southern beats Idaho 47-24

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) Kevin Ellison ran for two touchdowns and threw for another in Georgia Southern's 47-24 victory over winless Idaho on Saturday night. Ellison was 7-of-11 passing for 96 yards for the Eagles (5-2, 4-0 Sun Belt). Matt Breida ran for 155 yards on 19 carries and Alfred Ramsby added 98 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Two early touchdowns by Ellison and one by...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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