Brrrrr… the weather outside says it’s getting to be basketball season on the Palouse. Hoops practice begins Friday.
Posting will be a bit sporadic today — we’ve got a couple big interviews to work on.
But as always, here’s your morning dose of Western Athletic Conference news and notes.
- The Argonaut’s Jennifer Schlake has a game wrapup from the Vandals’ victory over San Jose State.
- I’ve got a feature story on Max Komar, a kid who started as a walk-on, endured the years of futility and is now the leading receiver on a winning football team. Click here for the Web-only unedited Q&A.
- ESPN.com’s Pat Forde calls Idaho’s resurgence the “Miracle in Moscow,” crediting coach Robb Akey for rebuilding a broken program.
- The Reno Gazette-Journal’s Dan Hinxman talks about the WAC’s two Idaho teams on the verge of bowl eligibility.
- Vandal defensive back linebacker Tre’Shawn Robinson was officially reprimanded by the WAC after being ejected from the SJSU game for throwing a punch. ESPN.com’s Graham Watson has the story.
- Honolulu Star-Bulletin columnist Dave Reardon thinks Idaho’s wins aren’t very impressive, and picks the Warriors to win.
- Mike Christensen of the Twin Falls Times-News says the Vandals have become one of the best clutch teams in college football.
- Football on the Fringe has a midseason report card on the New Mexico State Aggies.
- Inside Sparta’s Mike Morgan reports from SJSU coach Dick Tomey’s Monday press conference.
- The Reno Gazette-Journal’s Chris Murray picks Louisiana Tech to finish sixth in the WAC.
- The Refraction, Utah State’s “cold-blooded wrecking machine” newsletter, makes their WAC preseason predictions — putting Idaho third.
- The Argonaut’s Theo Lawson previews the upcoming women’s tennis tournament in Las Vegas and reports the men’s success in tournament play in Boise.
- The Argonaut’s Lisa Short examines Idaho’s road loss to Fresno State. The Vandals also fell at Boise State last night.
- The Argonaut’s Ilya Pinchuk reports that the Vandals’ hopes of making the WAC soccer tournament are looking dim, after they dropped back-to-back home games.