IT'S THE INAUGURAL SEASON FOR THE PLAYERS ALL-STAR CLASSIC GAME which will be played at Arkansas' War Memorial Stadium on February 4th, and two Vandals have been invited to participate in the game. Right tackle TYRONE NOVIKOFF (6-7, 314) and linebacker Korey Toomer (6-3, 235) will suit up for the North team coached by Martin Bayless, with athletes who are prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft.
January 28, 2012
WITH THE 2011 SEASON OPENER FAST APPROACHING, Idaho looks to ride the strength of a line that returns three senior starters, a sophomore who started five games last fall, and a redshirt freshman center ranked a Top 20 high school center nationally by Scout two years ago. GoVandals.net talked to right tackle and Team Captain TYRONE NOVIKOFF (6-7, 313) about the line's development this fall.
August 15, 2011
FOR IDAHO TO RETURN TO BOWL ELIGIBILITY THIS FALL, a list of goals must be met, starting with each athlete meeting or exceeding expectations. But beyond that priority, there are three keys that are most frequently listed, including senior MICHAEL COSGROVE leading a more disruptive defensive line, improved productivity across the offensive line, and the play of first year starting QB Brian Reader.
July 19, 2011
A WEEK AND A HALF AGO, FOLLOWING THE FINAL SCRIMMAGE OF FALL CAMP, COACH AKEY CONFIRMED a starting offensive line had been selected. The group is enormous, averaging 6-foot-4 and 316-pounds tackle-to-tackle. What the group lacks in experience they make up for with moxie and talent, including a preseason All-WAC pick at left tackle, a JC Gridwire All-American at guard, and a loaded depth chart.
August 30, 2010
Led by Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award candidate senior MIKE IUPATI (6-6, 330), the Vandals boast the biggest, strongest, and deepest line assembled at Idaho in a decade. With a solid stable of tailbacks, strong competition under center, and a developing receiving corps, the Vandal line - featuring four seniors with game day experience - will be counted on to set the tone for the 2009 season.
August 19, 2009
Senior left tackle BILLY BATES (6-5.5, 280) was honored this week with the Vandal Pride Award for his performance last Saturday against New Mexico State, when Idaho's senior-laden offensive line paved the way for 271-yards rushing in the Idaho victory. Bates and his fellow linemen face an enormous task this week as San Jose State rolls into Moscow with one of the best defensive lines in the WAC.
October 30, 2008
True freshman wide receiver PRESTON DAVIS and his Vandal teammates are putting Saturday's 70-0 thumping at Arizona in the past. A game that started with some oddities, ended in a nightmare for the Vandals on the scoreboard. But Coach Robb Akey faced the media straight up this week, talking about Saturday's loss and the Vandal's home opener with Idaho State (Saturday, September 6 at 2:00 P.M.)
September 3, 2008