Monthly Archives: January 2012

1934

The traditional game with WSU was played in a thick fog.  The players were barely visible from the press box at Rogers Field.  Despite statistical domination by the Vandals, the Cougs were the ones on the right end of the … Continue reading

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1935 – Conflicted Feelings

Many people know that Idaho was a partial member of the PCC for several years.  In the 30’s it wasn’t necessarily that Idaho wasn’t able to compete with the big schools, but rather part of the blessing and the curse … Continue reading

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1936

It’s always interesting in Vandal athletics and 1936 was no different.  To start, the record books are wrong.  Both the Idaho and Utah State record books are wrong, in fact.  Both schools show the 1936 contest between the Mighty Vandals and … Continue reading

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1937 – Neale Stadium Opens

Although construction began in 1936, Neale Stadium was dedicated in 1937.  The facility hosted its first game against the beavers from Oregon State.  To everyone’s surprise, the Mighty Vandals pulled the upset and defeated the beavers 7-6.  The Spokesman Review has … Continue reading

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1938 – One of the best

  The disallowing of Idaho to play a round robin schedule had complicated things for thePCC.  Apparently, nobody expected the Vandals to be competitive in the league.  In 1938, the Vandals proved that they could, occasionally, hang with football powers … Continue reading

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1939

The 1939 season began with lofty goals.  The 1938 season had ended with a rare winning record and the Vandals looked to continue their winning ways in 1939.  Unfortunately, the season would end, yet again, with more games in the … Continue reading

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