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A sports fan interested in the history of Vandal Athletics

1907

Idaho began the season by hosting the Spokane Athletic Club. The Idaho squad handled the visitors easily, winning by the score of 22-0. ┬áIdaho outgained the visiting team by a whopping 325 yards to 70. The following week Idaho would … Continue reading

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1908

The team opened the season against the YMCA from Spokane. The Argonaut described the YMCA men as a individual stars who had not played together as a team prior to this season. The game was the inaugural performance on the … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the FCS

Recently I was debating with someone why I thought the move to FCS was a terrible decision on the part of the institution. Among the typical reasons this person supported the move was that we will never be able to … Continue reading

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RIP Vandal Football

1968. The death of an historic Vandal tradition. The annual football game in Boise, Southern Homecoming, died when Idaho welcomed Boise State College into the Big Sky Conference with open arms. Idaho, of course, would continue to play in Boise. … Continue reading

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1909

Idaho began the 1909 season by defeating Puget Sound. The game was played in Moscow and Idaho expended little effort in defeating the team from Washington. The second string played for most of the second half. Puget Sound scored in … Continue reading

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1910

Practice for the 1910 season began September 22 with coach Griffith introducing the “bucking strap“. The first game was scheduled nearly a month later and would be the battle of the Palouse. The new practice methods worked and Idaho evened … Continue reading

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1911 – Two Presidents Visit the University

The year 1911 was a special one in the history of the University of Idaho. One of the most historic ever in the long and glorious history of the university. In 1911 two U.S. presidents visited the Moscow campus. First … Continue reading

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