Monthly Archives: April 2011

1968 – Big Sky Co-Champs

It’s not often that a 5-5 record will garner you a championship.  But, that’s how it went for the Vandals in 1968.  The mighty Vandals rolled through the Big Sky conference finishing with a 3-1 record while losing only to … Continue reading

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1969 – A Rivalry is Born

The culmination of Idaho’s search for an Athletic Director was the selection of Oregon State assistant coach Ed Knecht.  Ten years earlier Knecht was an assistant coach at Idaho before he left to pursue head coaching opportunities in the high … Continue reading

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1973 – Idaho and the PCAA Part II

The events of the preceding two years came to a head in 1973.  The Vandal athletic program was losing a lot of money.  To help solve the problem, Idaho was invited to join the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAA) along … Continue reading

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1972 – Idaho and the PCAA

By 1972 it had become painfully obvious to Idaho that despite the founding schools promises, the Big Sky wasn’t moving to the University division.  The Vandals desperately wanted to maintain University athletic status.  The only way to do this was … Continue reading

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