Monthly Archives: May 2011

1962 – End of the Skip Stahley Era

In 1962, as in the previous three years, the Vandals were dismal.  The Idaho team lost again to rival Washington State and a group of students walked the 8 miles back to Moscow from Pullman to pay of the debt … Continue reading

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1963 – Big Sky Founded

Conference mate and in-state rival Idaho State took home the inaugural Big Sky football championship in 1963.  However, the championship was somewhat illegitimate considering the Bengals lost to the University of Idaho in front of a sellout crowd at the … Continue reading

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1964

Although they were a founding member of the  conference that had been established one year prior, the Vandals didn’t play a single Big Sky school in 1964.  Idaho played a ten-game schedule that was comprised solely of major college teams. … Continue reading

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1965 – Deja Vu

Throughout the history of Vandal football the story has been the same.  Revenue has been severely limited by capacity and attendance. Even before the much-maligned Kibbie Dome was constructed Neale Stadium had ceased to function as an adequate stadium for … Continue reading

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1966 – Cougars Last Visit to Moscow

1966 marked the end of a long tradition in the cross-border Vandal – Cougar rivalry.  It would be the cougs final visit to Moscow.  Idaho was unable to stretch their winning streak against the Cougars to three games and lost … Continue reading

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1967

In 1967 the Vandals played just two games in Moscow.  The annual contest in Boise was a 16-6 victory against in-state rival ISU.  The final game of the season was an away game and a 77-6 shellacking at the hands … Continue reading

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