Palouse weather can be so schizophrenic. It’s a bright sunny morning, though in coach Robb Akey’s office we’re sure there’s a few more storm clouds.
There’s Vandal volleyball tonight — Idaho’s spikers will take on the Nevada Wolf Pack in Memorial Gymnasium at 7 p.m. The Vandals are third in the WAC, and will look to solidify a berth in the six-team conference tournament with their sixth conference victory.
Let’s get to the links:
- We’ve got a bit on Vandal safety Shiloh Keo being arrested for battery. There’s a bunch of other stories on the same thing, but they all amount to the same facts.
- This is particularly disappointing because it overshadows the good news that hit yesterday: Keo was picked a mid-season All-American by CBS Sports, which also named Akey its midseason Coach of the Year.
- In a sea of stuff about Keo’s alleged misadventure, here’s an actual story about the team. The Idaho Press-Tribune’s Jake Alger says Idaho’s defense must stiffen up to win down the stretch.
- Two more writers, this time from Athlon Sports, join the chorus who are considering Robb Akey for Coach of the Year.
- Rivals.com’s Mike Huguenin picks the Vandals/Wolf Pack battle as one of the best of the week, and says the game’s key will be Nate Enderle vs. the Nevada pass defense.
- The Reno Gazette-Journal’s Dan Hinxman features Mike Iupati and the rest of the Idaho seniors. He’s also got a look at some of the tricks Chris Ault’s Pistol offense has up its sleeve.
- The Idaho Statesman’s Brian Murphy says the conference stretch drive will test the resurgent Vandals. He also talked to coach Robb Akey about his contract.
- Chris Dufresne of the Los Angeles Times picks Idaho as college football’s biggest surprise of the half-season.
- Wade Denniston of the Logan Herald-Journal takes a look at this weekend’s Utah State/Louisiana Tech battle.
- Korey Middleton of The Round Up at NMSU has a preview of the New Mexico State/Fresno State matchup, which will be televised on ESPNU. (h/t Bleed Crimson)
- One Bronco Nation Under God breaks down the Boise State/Hawaii game, which doesn’t look pretty for the Warriors.
- Rivals.com picks Idaho to finish fifth in the WAC.
- Parsing the WAC’s Kevin McCarthy reports that Antelope Valley baller Nick Bennett visited Idaho State, not the U of I.