It’s yet another Vandal Gameday morning here in Moscow, as Idaho’s women are set to begin an epic four-game non-conference homestand with a contest against the Mountain West’s Colorado State Rams. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Memorial Gym, and we’ll have all the action for you on Vandal Nation Live, with pregame starting at 6:30.
It’s been officially announced: Sunday’s game between #25 Portland and our Idaho Vandals will be in Memorial Gym. We strongly urge students to pick up their hard tickets ASAP, because seating is very limited and they’ll go fast. Stop at the Kibbie Dome ticket office and show your card to get yours. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity — the last time a nationally-ranked non-conference team traveled to Idaho was in 1963.
Now for the links:
- We’ve got a commentary on the Portland-to-Memorial-Gym saga — while the decision can’t be faulted, it points to Idaho’s immediate need to improve its basketball facilities. If we expect to keep top talent and top coaches, we can’t do this kind of thing to our hoops program.
- With the craziness of November behind us, we put together our first WAC Hoops Power Rankings of the young season. Yes, Idaho is atop the charts.
- It’s rivalry week in Las Cruces, and the Aggies are hoping it’s the tonic they need to jumpstart a disappointing season. BleedCrimson.net talked to New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies about his team’s progress. Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun-News previews tonight’s NMSU/UTEP battle.
- The Spartans put up a valiant fight against WCC powerhouse Saint Mary’s, but couldn’t quite seal the deal. Still, it’s another sign of improvement in San Jose. Spartan Hoops has the story.
- Tonight, the Colorado State Rams hit the Memorial Gym hardwood against Idaho’s women, and The Coloradoan’s Sean Duff says they’ll be looking for their first road win.
- The Mid-Majority selects a future Idaho opponent as their Baller of the Week: Seattle stud Charles Garcia.
- The Vandals are considered all but a lock to go bowling in Boise at the end of the month, and the Idaho Statesman reports their likely opponent in the Humanitarian Bowl is… Bowling Green. Fitting.
- Idaho journalism students have been putting together great highlight reels from football games all season, and here’s their take on the Utah State game.
- The Red and Black Attack isn’t particularly enthused about the idea of an Idaho/Northern Illinois rematch in the H-Bowl.
- Nevada’s stud rusher Luke Lippincott will sadly miss the Wolf Pack’s bowl game, as he required surgery on a broken toe. The Reno Gazette-Journal’s Dan Hinxman wonders if Hawaii’s bowl hopes could change Nevada’s destination.