The challenge of UI’s FCS journey requires a better athletics focus with the next president

  By Christopher Hammond The Idaho State Board of Education has made a number of alumni happy when it announced it will not be renewing President Chuck Staben’s contract after the 2018-2019 school year. The decision also leaves a daunting task for the SBOE and University of Idaho. This next president may be the most … Continue reading The challenge of UI’s FCS journey requires a better athletics focus with the next president

Jeff Tingey thinks Idaho State is academically as good as U of I, is dumb

Meet Jeff Tingey. Jeff is is athletic director at Idaho State University. He has a little bit of a history with remarks about the University of Idaho. He was hired in March 2008 and two weeks later lost women's basketball coach Jon Newlee to the University of Idaho. It was an upgrade in every way for … Continue reading Jeff Tingey thinks Idaho State is academically as good as U of I, is dumb

Big Sky be damned, I’m still buying season tickets. Why you should too:

I'm counting the days until kickoff. I haven't been the Moscow in nearly nine months, and that's just too much time for me to have been away. Vandal football is giving me the perfect excuse to end that hiatus. I'll be around my Vandal family. I'll be able to shove Grub Truck and Sweaty Teddys … Continue reading Big Sky be damned, I’m still buying season tickets. Why you should too:

Chuck Staben owes us more explanations, especially if he is right.

This was difficult to sit down and write. Honestly, I expected to have this out there last week. The words simply would not come out onto the screen each time I've sat down to write this. It's Idaho, Chuck Staben and the Big Sky! This shit is hard. But, I'd like to thank Matt Linehan, … Continue reading Chuck Staben owes us more explanations, especially if he is right.

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