A weekend that began with such promise for Vandal sports ended with a couple big disappointments. The Vandals upset Utah on Friday night to open the hoops season, but things went upside down from there.
On Saturday, Idaho was blasted by No. 6 Boise State in the rivalry game, 63-25, and the volleyball team was handed its first home conference loss by No. 3 Hawaii. Last night, the Vandals were upset themselves on the hardwood, by an upstart Texas Southern team that forced 18 Idaho turnovers.
We hope the week to come is a happier one for Vandal sports — it’s been a weekend to forget.
It’s a bye week for football, but tonight, Idaho’s women open their hoops season against Gonzaga in Memorial Gym at 7 p.m. Let’s pack the gym and support the Vandal women!
On Thursday, volleyball closes out the WAC regular season with a home match against Boise State at 7 p.m.
Then, on Saturday, the Vandal men travel to Fargo, N.D. to take on the North Dakota State Bison at 2 p.m. We’ll be courtside with live coverage as Mac Hopson, Steffan Johnson and the rest try to get their season back on track.
Now for the links:
- ESPN’s Graham Watson still projects Idaho to end up in the Humanitarian Bowl.
- Larry Johnson of GoVandals.net has a photo gallery of the debacle.
- The Idaho Statesman’s Chadd Cripe looks at the Vandals’ seven game-killing turnovers.
- San Jose State coach Dick Tomey is retiring after going 1-8 this year with the Spartans, reports Jon Wilner of the Mercury News.
- That came after the Utah State Aggies drilled the Spartans, 24-9, on Saturday.
- The Fresno State Collegian’s Logan Hopkins says when Ryan Mathews was knocked out, the Bulldogs’ hopes of beating the Wolf Pack went down with him.
- The Spokesman-Review has a quick brief on the Vandals’ loss at Texas Southern.
- The Logan Herald-Journal’s Shawn Harrison examines Utah State’s narrow road victory over Weber State.
- Boise State came away with two wins and one loss from their opening weekend, reports the Idaho Statesman’s Nick Jezierny.
- Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun-News looks at the NMSU Aggies’ blowout defeat by St. Mary’s.