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1916

The silver and gold (or rather red and white, in 1916) started the season off slowly.  The Vandals hosted OAC in the first game of the season and the future Beavers (then Aggies) trounced Idaho 26-0.  The Aggies outplayed Idaho … 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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1946

It’s been a few weeks since my last Vandal post.  That is due, in part, to Google discontinuing support for its news archive.  It was a great service, but is now relegated to the abandoned Google project scrap heap. That … Continue reading

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1949

In 1949 Idaho was in the third year of a re-emphasis on football.  Unfortunately that endeavor was less than successful.  Although Idaho had succeeded in producing a better product, so too had the other members of the PCC.  Idaho finished … Continue reading

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1952-Fate Sealed as a PCC Member

In 1952 the league voted that beginning with the 1956 season all teams – except Idaho – would be required to play a round-robin schedule.  Although it may have seemed like a boon for Idaho at the time – not … Continue reading

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1953

Idaho had been terrible as of late in PCC competition.  1953 was no different.  Idaho lost every PCC game and won only one game the entire season.  Even in the darkest days of Vandal football the boys from Idaho were … Continue reading

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1954 – Dawn of the Stahley Era

Skip Stahley took the helm of Vandal football in February of 1954.  After a dreadful 1953 campaign that included only one win, Stahley lead the Vandals to four victories in 1954 including a win over bitter rival Washington State. The victory, … Continue reading

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