Idaho Rumors & News

  • Idaho makes move to FCS, Big Sky official

    College Football Talk "Less than 24 hours after the first reports surfaced, Idaho has confirmed it is dropping down a rung on the college football ladder. The university announced at a press conference Thursday that the Vandals football program will indeed move down from the FBS to the FCS and compete in the Big Sky..." April 28

  • Idaho Vandals football to officially drop to FCS in Thursday announcement

    Underdog Dynasty "After losing membership in the Sunbelt Conference after the 2017 season, Idaho Vandals football will drop from FBS to FCS in an announcement from school president Chuck Staben on Thursday, according to a report from FootballScoop.com. On March 1, the Sunbelt voted to revoke the football..." April 27

  • Paul Petrino not returning to U of L

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Idaho head coach Paul Petrino will not be returning to the University of Louisville to fill his former job as his brother Bobby Petrino's offensive coordinator, a source confirmed to The Courier-Journal Friday. Because of Paul Petrino's long history coaching with his brother, his name arose as..." March 15

  • Idaho, New Mexico State out of Sun Belt after 2017 football season

    Fox Sports "Idaho and New Mexico State will no longer be a part of the Sun Belt Conference after the 2017 football season, a source told FOX Sports on Tuesday morning. The Vandals are 6-29 the past three years and 5-18 in their two seasons in the SBC. The Aggies are 7-29 the past three seasons and 5-19 in..." March 01

  • Idaho's Jace Malek dies from bone cancer at 18

    The Score "Idaho has announced former signee Jace Malek has died from bone cancer. Malek was diagnosed with osteosarcoma one week before signing with the Vandals in February of 2015, and served as a student assistant to head coach Paul Petrino during his treatment." February 29

  • Idaho WR Dezmon Epps dismissed from program

    SI "Idaho wide receiver Dezmon Epps has been dismissed from the program, reports ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Epps had been suspended from the team since Oct. 26, after he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend. On Friday, the Whitman County prosecutor’s office declined to file charges against Epps..." November 10

  • Idaho WR Dezmon Epps suspended after allegedly assaulting girlfriend

    SI "Idaho star wide receiver Dezmon Epps has been suspended indefinitely after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend late Saturday night, according to a source. Epps’ girlfriend told police that he struck her in the face during an argument, an accusation that Epps denies, according to the source...." October 26

  • Idaho starts investigation into allegations of player mistreatment

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "The University of Idaho has started an investigation into the alleged actions of members of the football coaching staff after an anonymous email was sent out Monday. The email, according to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, was sent by someone identifying himself as "Joe Adams," a name that's not..." September 30

  • Idaho football player Dezmon Epps identified in VandalStore video

    The Spokesman-Review "Security footage from the VandalStore on the University of Idaho campus shows star Vandals receiver Dezmon Epps and several teammates stealing merchandise from the store, according to a university statement. Epps is considered to be the best talent on the team. He was dismissed from the team..." September 12

  • Idaho coach Paul Petrino angrily confronts reporter, restrained

    CBS Sports "It appears Paul Petrino does not take kindly to reporters critiquing his team. According to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Petrino had to be restrained by an assistant after angrily confronting a reporter from the paper at the end of practice on Wednesday. The reporter, Michael-Shawn Dugar,..." August 20

  • Idaho has postseason eligibility, practice hours restored

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Thanks to academic progress, Idaho will be eligible for postseason play this college football season. The school announced that the NCAA has lifted its APR ban on Tuesday." March 04

  • Idaho now owns nation’s longest active losing streak

    College Football Talk "Florida State extended the nation’s longest active winning streak to 22 games with Saturday’s victory at Syracuse. The last time Florida State lost was a regular season finale against Florida in 2012. Florida State has had a couple of close calls along the way, but have managed to keep the streak..." October 13

  • Florida to pay Idaho $975,000 for game that won't be played

    SB Nation "Florida announced Wednesday that it will not play its scheduled game against Idaho, which lasted all of one play before being canceled due to thunderstorms. Florida will begin its season next week at home (with three players who were suspended for the Idaho game now able to return) against Eastern..." September 04

  • Florida-Idaho declared no contest, rescheduled for 2017

    CBS Sports "Idaho will not have to make a return trip to Gainesville this year. We finally have a resolution to the Florida-Idaho game that was canceled last weekend due to storms in the area, as the game has been declared a no contest. Which basically means it never happened, nor will it happen any time..." September 03

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Idaho football team dismisses top receiver Dezmon Epps

    Idaho Statesman "On a team in need of playmakers, the Idaho Vandals football team won't have its best one next season. Coach Paul Petrino announced Sunday that senior receiver Dezmon Epps has been dismissed from the Vandals for violating team rules. Epps was arrested on a DUI charge in April and was sentenced..." July 21

  • Idaho now on fifth OL coach in five years

    College Football Talk "Idaho just cannot seem to keep an offensive line coach for very long. For the fifth straight season the Vandals will hire a new offensive line coach after losing Jon Carvin. The reason for Carvin leaving the program has not been reported at this time. The Spokesman-Review was the first to report..." May 25

  • Low APR scores will cost Idaho postseason eligibility

    College Football Talk "The Idaho Vandals will not be eligible to participate in college football’s postseason in 2014 due to a failure to meet the APR standards established by the NCAA. In addition to a postseason ban for 2014, Idaho will lose four hours of practice time each week. “My commitment to education..." April 26