SAN FRANCISCO — It’s Humanitarian Bowl Week in Boise and we’re staring out at N771SK, the SkyWest CRJ-700 that’ll take us on up to the Treasure Valley, so this will be a quicky. We’ll have Better Know a Foe with FalconBlog posted up this afternoon, along with a complete game preview.
Tonight at 6 p.m. Pacific, 7 Mountain, we’ll have live play-by-play coverage of Idaho hoops, as the Vandals take on Lewis-Clark State in Qwest Arena.
Then, be sure to join us tomorrow at 1 p.m. Pacific, 2 Mountain for Vandal Nation Live at the Humanitarian Bowl — Akey’s Army has one last battle to fight, against the Bowling Green Falcons out of the Mid-American Conference.
- Donald Emmons of the Toledo Blade takes a look at how the Vandals hope to stop NCAA-leading receiver Freddie Barnes.
- ESPN.com’s Graham Watson predicts a Falcons victory, albeit by only a touchdown — 45-38. She predicts an exciting, fun-to-watch shootout between two of the nation’s top offenses.
- With a report from the Humanitarian Bowl’s Media Day, it’s stalwart Idaho beat writer Jesse Baumgartner of the Lewiston Tribune.
- The Idaho Statesman’s Brian Murphy says the future of the Humanitarian Bowl is a bright one, but there are troubled waters ahead.
- Josh Wright has a good pregame roundup on the Spokesman-Review’s SportsLink blog. He’s also got a great feature story on Robb Akey.
- The FalconBlog has 25 Questions to Vandalize.
- We’ve got the Neutrality Violated edition of our non-conference hoops preview, looking at the NAIA Lewis-Clark State Warriors.
- Idaho’s women finally got their second win of the season last night with a stifling defensive performance at home, shutting down UC Santa Barbara for a 47-40 victory. The Vandals missed their first 20 shots from the floor but capitalized on 29 Gaucho turnovers.