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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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Butler Report

Taking a break from the chronological pattern of the blog, I thought I would make a special post for the Butler Report.  Although the finding of infractions was fairly minimal, it is still a fascinating glimpse into the past of … Continue reading

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1933

This was an uneventful year on the football field.  It was the Vandals first .500 season since 1927, but the record was misleading.  The only conference victory came against PCC doormat Montana with losses in the other four conference games. … Continue reading

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1950

In 1950 Idaho was entering one of its periodical periods of de-emphasizing football.  Although president Buchanan would deny that the Vandal football program was being de-emphasized, it was in fact just that.  Voluntarily cancelling conference games against California and USC … 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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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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1963 – Big Sky Founded

Conference mate and in-state rival Idaho State University took home the inaugural Big Sky Conference football championship in 1963.  However, the championship was somewhat illegitimate considering the Bengals lost to the University of Idaho in front of a sellout crowd … Continue reading

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