Monthly Archives: June 2011

1956

The Vandals used to face off against the Utah Utes on a yearly basis.  1956 was no different.  Although the mighty Utes are now Pac-12 members and Idaho is now out of the league, the all-time series with Utah is … Continue reading

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1957 – Cracks in the Pacific Coast Conference

The year started of with a lot of excitement on the west coast.  In January the conference voted to uphold penalties against five of its members of infractions.  In addition, the round robin football scheduling rule that applied to everyone … Continue reading

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1958 – End of the Pacific Coast Conference

Representatives from the conference met in August 1958 to determine the future of the conference.  The meeting resulted in a unanimous decision to dissolve.    The move to dissolve was not unexpected by this time.  USC, Cal, and UCLA had already … Continue reading

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1959 – Independence

At the time of the breakup of the PCC Idaho was getting roughly $25,000 in TV revenue and Rose Bowl gate receipts.  In comparison, the baseball, track, golf and tennis programs combined cost the University approximately $35,000.  So, the end … Continue reading

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1960 – Abandoned by old foes

The 1960 season contained quirks on and off the field.  On the field, the Vandals lost to San Jose State on a fluke safety.  With three seconds left in the game the Vandals intercepted a Spartan pass and the ball … Continue reading

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1961 – Football Independence Part II

By 1961, three years after the collapse of the Pacific Coast Conference, it was obvious that Idaho was not going to be included in the newly formed league.  The four California schools plus the University of Washington were surely going … Continue reading

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