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Thu Sep 3 21:00:57 PDT 2015
they should still have spent a day or two in jail
The Official Newsletter of Vandal Athletics
From: Director of Athletics Rob Spear [mailto:uiathleticsdirector=uidaho.edu at mail18.atl111.rsgsv.net] On Behalf Of Director of Athletics Rob Spear
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 8:06 PM
To: Falen, Anita (afalen at uidaho.edu)
Subject: Athletics newsletter
SEPT. 2, 2015
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Football vs. Ohio University, 6 p.m.
Sell Out The Dome
Volleyball vs. Seattle University, 7 p.m.
Soccer at Boise State, 3 p.m.
Volleyball vs. UC Irvine, 12:30 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Washington State, 7 p.m.
Soccer at Eastern Washington, 3:30 p.m.
Soccer vs. Arkansas State at Memphis, 3 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Cal Poly at Portland, 7 p.m.
Football at USC, 5 p.m.
Volleyball at Portland, 10 a.m.
Volleyball vs. St. Francis at Portland, 4 p.m.
Swim and Dive at America Open Water Swim
Soccer at Memphis, 9:30 a.m.
Women's golf at Ptarmigan Fall Invitational
Women's golf at Ptarmigan Fall Invitational
Volleyball vs. Western Carolina at Cookeville, TN, 10:30 a.m.
Volleyball vs. Towson at Cookeville, TN, 3 p.m.
Soccer vs. South Dakota, 4 p.m.
Football vs. Wofford, Military Appreciation Day, 2 p.m.
Volleyball at Tennessee Tech, 6:30 a.m.
Cross country at Erik Anderson Invitational
Soccer vs. Seattle University, 4 p.m.
VANDAL RADIO NETWORK
- Moscow KZFN 106.1 FM
- Treasure Valley, KFXD 630 AM
- Twin Falls/Sun Valley, KLIX 1310 AM
- Lewiston, KCLK 1430 AM
- Bonners Ferry KBFI 1450 AM
- Coeur d'Alene KVNI 1080 AM
- Idaho Falls KSPZ 980 AM
- McCall KDZY 98.3 FM
- Orofino KLER 1300 AM
- Pocatello KQPI HD 94.5 HD2 FM
- Sandpoint KSPT 1400-AM
- Spokane KQNT, 590-AM
- St. Maries KOFE 1240-AM
- VandalXtra on www.govandals.com
FROM THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
I want to take a moment to shed some light on a recent media issue and an incident in our bookstore involving the football program. The negative media publicity we have received the past two weeks has been extremely frustrating and unsettling. First, we expect all athletic departmental personnel to interact with the media in a professional manner at all times. In no way will we ever condone any verbal outbursts toward the media. After offering media unlimited access to practices and scrimmages, we have now restricted media access to be in line with industry standards.
We will continue to hold our student-athletes to the highest level of accountability and I want you to know that the bookstore investigation was conducted without any influence on our part. This is consistent with how we approach all behavioral incidents involving any student-athlete. Any suggestion that the Department of Athletics influenced the outcome of any investigation in absolutely false. As an educational institution, we will use this opportunity to help these young men learn from their serious error in judgment and let the student code of conduct dictate the final outcome. In the meantime, the Department of Athletics has placed significant penalties on the individuals involved.
I hope to see you Thursday night at our Tackle Cancer game against Ohio University. Go Vandals!
DID YOU KNOW?
Professor Brian Johnson has been chosen the first Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Chair in Power Engineering with the University of Idaho College of Engineering. The position was made possible by a $2 million gift from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). The gift from SEL came last month when the Pullman-based international electrical power systems company announced its support of the UI endowed chair within the College of Engineering's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. "We are delighted that Brian Johnson is the first SEL Chair in Power Engineering," said Ed Schweitzer, SEL founder and president. "He's already made such a big impact on so many students, and we hope this growing partnership between SEL and the University of Idaho will further amplify and expand his influence and work."
SPEAKING OF OUR TACKLE CANCER GAME ...
At Thursday night's football game, we will be recognizing two people who are very close to our Vandal Family. Jace Malek, who signed his football letter-of-intent the day after being diagnosed with cancer, is an honorary captain. The other is the late Mark Vaught, who passed away last fall and in whose name a scholarship has been established. His widow, Bailey, will present it to its first recipient - receiver Jacob Sannon. When Jace takes the field, you'll notice he has acquired a bit of an entourage for the game. Sports Illustrated is spending three days in Moscow documenting Jace's story.
THANKS TO OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS!
Idaho Athletics would like to give special thanks to our corporate sponsors who support our programs through their generous donations through Idaho Sports Properties and the Vandal Scholarship Fund. Click here to see the list of sponsors.
VSF INVITES EVERYONE TO OCT. 3 WATCH PARTY
Mark your calendars for our Kibbie Dome Watch Party on October 3, brought to you by the Latah County Vandal Boosters and the Vandal Scholarship Fund. Come on out to the Dome and watch your Vandals on the big screen as they take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Jonesboro, Ark. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to kickoff, which is 4 p.m. Pacific. This event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
OFF TO A GOOD START
Our soccer team has had an impressive 2-1-0 opening to the 2015 season. As a team, the Vandals are atop the Big Sky in scoring with 2.33 goals per game. As individuals, freshman Kayla Watanabe earned Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week honors for opening weekend and fellow newcomer Clara Gomez is second in the nation in assists. The Vandals are in Boise Friday where they will face in-state rival Boise State at 4 p.m. They then travel up to Eastern Washington to play the Eagles on Labor Day at 3:30 p.m.
OFF TO A GOOD START
Kinsey Gomez won the individual title en route to leading the University of Idaho women's cross country team to a season-opening victory. Read about it here.
TICKETS - HERE AND THERE
Single-game and season ticket sales continue for the six-game home slate, which includes Thursday's opener against Ohio University as well as Wofford (Sept. 19), Georgia Southern (Sept. 26), Louisiana-Monroe (Oct. 24), Appalachian State (Nov. 14) and Texas State (Nov. 28). You can buy yours today by calling the UI ticket office at 208-885-6466 or by going to the tickets website.
If you're planning to follow the Vandals on the road this fall, tickets already are available for purchase for the Sept. 12 game at USC ($60), Oct. 3 at Arkansas State ($25), Oct. 17 at Troy ($29), Oct. 31 at New Mexico State ($17), Nov. 7 at South Alabama ($15) at Mobile, and Nov. 21 at Auburn ($35). Call the UI ticket office for those purchases. We will let you know about other away game tickets as we receive the information.
In addition to Thursday's Tackle Cancer game, Sept. 19 is our annual Military Appreciation Game with Dads' Weekend on Sept. 26. Dads' Weekend is in conjunction with Celebrating Idaho Agriculture Days and the City of Moscow/Moscow Chamber of Commerce Block Party. Homecoming is Oct. 24 with Leadership Weekend Nov. 14. Senior Day is Nov. 28.
Benefits to a former student-athlete
It is well established that it is impermissible for an institution or booster to provide a benefit to a student-athlete or anyone associated with the student-athlete unless that benefit is expressly allowed through NCAA legislation. What is less well known is that the extra benefit prohibition extends beyond the student-athlete's eligibility. The reasoning that extends the prohibition beyond eligibility is that if benefits not available to student-athletes are made available to former student-athletes, then those post-eligible benefits become recruiting inducements.
Mark Vaught Leadership Scholarship
It is being given for the first time at Thursday's season-opening football game. Receiver Jacob Sannon is the recipient of the awards that honors the late Mark Vaught, who passed away last fall because of cancer after serving for seven years as Idaho's Assistant AD/Football Operations. It is given to the player who best exemplifies Mark's dedication and quest for excellence and knowledge.
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