Several NCAA rule changes have impacted performance on the field. Here are some interesting facts about Idaho’s performance during eras with different rules:
Pre-1941 (Iron Man Era): 122-144-19 (46%)
1941-1952 (Unlimited Subs): 28-58-2 (33%)
1953-1964 (One-Platoon Era): 34-75-2 (31%)
1965-1972 (Unlimited Subs, Unlimited Scholarships): 36-47-0 (43%)
1973-1977 (105 Scholarships): 20-32-3 (39%)
- Through at least 1932 the PCC had very strict guidelines regarding recruiting, thus most athletes were local residents and members of the student body.
- The National Letter of Intent program was started in 1964 with the intention “to curb recruiting excesses that began when college sports became a national endeavor with the increased television exposure of the late 1940s and early 1950s”