From a gold medal cyclist to a marathoner from Middleton, from gymnastics to golf and plenty in between, 10 athletes with Idaho connections represented eight nations in six sports at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
The Idaho Vandals football team is counting on senior tight ends Trent “Buck’’ Cowan and Deon Watson, who combined for 90 catches, 1,175 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. Idaho opens the season at home against Montana State on Sept. 1.
Former Boise State hurdler Jordin Andrade completed his Olympic Games in the men’s 400-meter hurdle semifinals Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro. Former University of Idaho competitor Angela Whyte made her third appearance in the women’s 100 hurdles.
The Idaho Vandals will have all of their sports in the Big Sky Conference in 2018, when the football team makes the unprecedented move to the Football Championship Subdivision. We take a look at the pros and cons that arose in its wake.