The University of Idaho football program makes its return to the Big Sky Conference at 5 p.m. MT Saturday at UC Davis. The Aggies are coached by a familiar face in former Boise State coach Dan Hawkins.
The State Board of Education fired University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear on Thursday, Aug. 16 — ending more than four months of speculation about his future with the Vandals. Spear had been on paid administrative leave since April 3 while U of I hired two independent investigators to study the athletic department’s handling of sexual assault and harassment complaints. Spear was placed on the initial 60-day leave the day before the ASUI student senate voted 10-5 to ask for his resignation.
Distance runner Hannah Kiser, one of the University of Idaho’s most-decorated athletes, says Athletic Director Rob Spear threatened to keep her out of the school’s Hall of Fame if she transferred. It’s at least the third time he’s used that threat against a female athlete, a source told the Idaho Statesman.
President Chuck Staben said the University of Idaho potentially could have prevented the 2013 sexual assault of a student-athlete and avoided the controversy that case has sparked this year if it had handled an earlier incident correctly.
Green Bay Packers lineman Jerry Kramer, an Idaho Vandals standout, will be inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 4, in Canton, Ohio. The Boise, Idaho, resident will be inducted 50 years after his final season in the NFL.
The University of Idaho on Tuesday released the report from independent investigators who examined how Athletic Director Rob Spear handled complaints of sexual assault or harassment in his department. Spear has been on paid, administrative leave since April.
The 2018 Big Sky football preseason team and media and coaches’ polls were released Monday. Montana’s Josh Buss, a Mountain View High grad, was elected the league’s preseason defensive player of the year. Idaho was picked fourth by the coaches and fifth by the media.
The University of Idaho on Thursday provided an update on the status of Athletic Director Rob Spear, who has been on a 60-day, paid administrative leave while the university investigates his department's handling of sexual assault and harassment complaints.
Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear told the ASUI Senate on Wednesday that there was “mass confusion” in April 2013 about a policy that governed off-campus incidents and he was not properly trained on that policy.