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Video story: Vandal Soccer heads to WAC championship

2 Nov

Whew, talk about updates galore. We’ve been slacking slightly on the video stories, but these babies are back in full swing. Front and center — a recap of Idaho’s weekend and looking ahead to the WAC tournament. Excitement abound.

Good Morning Vandal Nation: Nov. 5, 2009

5 Nov

We’re ramping up hoops coverage here at Vandal Nation — but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about football.

Idaho’s Chelsea Small became the first Vandal ever named to the soccer All-WAC First Team. She led the WAC in shots with 101, scoring eight goals and adding four assists to lead the Vandals.

Now for your morning links.



Good Morning Vandal Nation: Oct. 27, 2009

27 Oct

Morning breaks with the news that the Idaho/Boise State game is under consideration for ESPN’s College GameDay. The Idaho Statesman reports that Idaho needs to win at least one — and preferably both — of its games between now and Nov. 14. The good news? Both are at home. The bad news? Fresno State comes to town in two weeks with one of the nation’s most dangerous rushers.

With that, here’s today’s links:






    Good Morning Vandal Nation: Oct. 26, 2009

    26 Oct

    A drizzly, dark morning in Moscow to kick off Homecoming week. Fitting, given the usual weather patterns here — and the Vandals’ ugly performance in Reno this weekend. They’ll be looking to bounce back against Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

    A few programming notes: Beginning on Wednesday, we’ll be joining with Nevada Sagebrush sports editor Juan Lopez for a weekly live chat about Western Athletic Conference sports. The chat will run every Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. Pacific — we’ll break down the week that was, preview the week ahead and answer your questions.

    Also, hoops season kicks off this week — we’ll preview Friday’s Silver and Gold Scrimmage and have live coverage from the sidelines.

    Now to the links… which are fairly thin, as per usual for a Monday morning.




    Good Morning Vandal Nation: Oct. 19, 2009

    19 Oct

    Vandal Nation is waking up to a reality it hasn’t experienced since 1999: Idaho is bowl-eligible after defeating Hawaii on Saturday.

    The stats are pretty stunning: a 6-1 overall record and a conference-leading 3-0 record in the WAC. Running back DeMaundray Woolridge is ranked seventh in the nation in scoring and quarterback Nathan Enderle is 18th nationally in passing efficiency. (Thanks to SID extraordinaire Spencer Farrin for those stats.)

    Vandal defensive end Aaron Lavarias earned WAC Defensive Player of the Week honors after a four-tackle, two-sack day that included a forced fumble on the second sack, leading to Idaho’s game-clinching touchdown. Lavarias is the sixth Idaho player so honored this season, equaling the Vandals’ Player of the Week total for the last three years.

    Also, this isn’t WAC news, but it’s worthy of your attention nonetheless: Montana Grizzlies football coach Bobby Hauck is freezing out student journalists. He’s belittled them, sworn at them and refused to speak to them — all because they had the gall to report the truth about his team.

    There’s a lot of talk about Idaho — look what happens when you win a few games — so let’s get to your morning links:


    Men’s basketball



    Good Morning Vandal Nation: Oct. 13, 2009

    13 Oct

    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.


    • 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.
    • 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.

    Men’s basketball

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    Good Morning Vandal Nation: Oct. 12, 2009

    12 Oct

    It’s Monday morning, and as usual there’s a bunch of links looking at the weekend that was in college football.

    It’ll be a mainly-hoops day on Vandal Nation: we’ll have a breakdown of our Preseason All-WAC ballot and the first of nine team previews, in reverse order of predicted finish.

    But first, the links — with a heavy dose of Hawaii stories as we look ahead to Saturday.


    • The Spartan Daily also has a funny/sad story on Spartan coach Dick Tomey holding a lunch discussion for students… only six of whom bothered to show up. There’s some school spirit.

    Men’s basketball

    Women’s soccer

    • Idaho’s footy squad has dropped two home games in a row after losing in double overtime to defending champion Utah State. Idaho Athletics has the story.