Tubs for my Thoughts: Paul Petrino’s remaining presence in Moscow means no excuses, the expectation is immediate Big Sky success

As Paul Petrino sat next to a proud university president and an emotionally defeated athletic director, gathered in front of most of the Inland Northwest's sports reporters it was painfully obvious in an almost awkward way which of the three men was giddy about the announcement and which two would rather have not attended. President Chuck … Continue reading Tubs for my Thoughts: Paul Petrino’s remaining presence in Moscow means no excuses, the expectation is immediate Big Sky success

University of Idaho alum recalls North Idaho’s ugly past with white supremacy

The events in Virginia this week seems to have shaken us all, spurred debate and for some revealed the ugly truth about the lingering nature of Neo-Nazi and white supremacist sentiment in our country today. North Idaho has its own history with white supremacy, lasting decades and still having small semblances of an ugly legacy … Continue reading University of Idaho alum recalls North Idaho’s ugly past with white supremacy

Why Don Verlin’s well-groomed mustache is still in style in Moscow

I don't remember exactly why Don Verlin was so pissed off in that moment. I just remember his foot stamping the Orleans Arena floor so loudly, it reverberated all too clearly throughout the cavernous building. It was probably just an out of bounds call which didn't go his way. Whatever. It was only the opening … Continue reading Why Don Verlin’s well-groomed mustache is still in style in Moscow

The story behind the Club: The only reason Marc Trivelpiece needed to buy Moscow’s most beloved bar

  A handful of reasons led to Marc Trivelpiece's decision to relocate his family back to the Palouse after over half a decade away in other parts of the Gem State. But when presented with the opportunity to purchase the bar he worked at for three years as a University of Idaho student and graduate, only … Continue reading The story behind the Club: The only reason Marc Trivelpiece needed to buy Moscow’s most beloved bar

Part two: Rob Spear gave UI what it wanted … Longevity, not vision

What I remember most about my last meeting with Rob Spear is the map he showed. He turned his computer toward me on the other side side of the desk, revealing a map of all of the FBS football programs in the United States. "Long term, I think this map is very revealing," he told … Continue reading Part two: Rob Spear gave UI what it wanted … Longevity, not vision