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C of I’s Mike Safford honored by NAIA

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today that Mike Safford Jr., longtime College of Idaho Director of Athletic Communications, is the recipient of the 2016 Clarence “Ike” Pearson Award.

Purple Magic: Yotes win football home opener

Year Two of the restored College of Idaho football program followed a familiar formula—a little purple magic and a big upset victory.

Click here to check out a photo gallery from the game.

For the second year in a row, the Yotes are off to a winning start. They did it by stunning No. 13 Eastern Oregon, 40-28, in front of 5,200 delirious, purple-clad fans Saturday at Simplot Stadium in Caldwell. 

C of I football set for 2015 season opener Aug. 29

The College of Idaho football team kicks off its 2015 season this Saturday, Aug. 29, as the Yotes welcome Eastern Oregon to Simplot Stadium for a 1 p.m. Frontier Conference showdown.

The game marks the beginning of Year Two for the restored C of I program, which enjoyed a successful comeback season in 2014 after a 37-year hiatus. The Coyotes won four games, posted a 3-2 record at Simplot Stadium and finished No. 2 in the NAIA for attendance at more than 4,500 fans per game.

C of I opens football tailgating sales

College of Idaho athletics has announced the protocol for reserving and purchasing spots in the Tailgate Zone for the 2015 Coyote Football season.

Fans who would like to renew their tailgate spots from the 2014 season are now able to do so through the online ticket platform at Tailgate spots for the 2015 season will be $133 ($260 for an RV Space), including all taxes and fees for the six-game home schedule.

Coach Garson blogs about Maccabi Games experience

College of Idaho men's basketball coach Scott Garson served as an assistant coach for the Under-18 United States team at the 2015 European Maccabi Games, held in Berlin, Germany.

The Maccabi Games are an international Jewish sporting event, similar to the Olympics. The 2015 games held special significance as the first Jewish event of this magnitude held on German soil since the Holocaust ended 70 years ago.

Coyote football tickets now available online

The College of Idaho is pleased to unveil its new athletics ticket portal, which is now available to fans wanting to purchase tickets for the upcoming 2015 Coyote football season.

Fans can click here to visit the new football ticket portal and purchase tickets.

Over the last four months, the College has partnered with San Francisco-based ticket vendor Vendini to provide an online ticket sales platform for football and basketball tickets.

C of I earns national awards at NAIA convention

The College of Idaho enjoyed a stellar showing at the recent College Sports Information Directors of America national convention at Marriott Orlando World Center, racking up nine Top-10 finishes in the 2014-15 NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association Publications and Media Contest.  

The C of I Athletics Communications team of Mike Safford and Tyler Thurston along with Marketing and Communications staffers Jordan Rodriguez and Randall Post and student writer Clayton Gefre combined to earn awards in writing, video, website and social media categories.

Volleyball player selected for Red Cross program

College of Idaho volleyball player Randi Sturtz is one of 12 student-athletes selected to participate in the NAIA-Red Cross Collegiate Leadership Program, taking place the over the next two weeks.

The program is intended to exemplify core values of the NAIA “Champions of Character” program; inspire a new generation of Red Cross volunteers and leaders; promote diversity on Red Cross Blood Region boards of directors; foster leadership opportunities; champion a philanthropic cause; and impact local communities. 

C of I women’s track team earns CCC three-peat

Nichole DeGrange swept the sprint events and helped The College of Idaho set a new meet record with a dominating performance in the 4x400-meter relay as the Yotes won their third-straight Cascade Conference Championships title May 9 at Raider Stadium in Ashland, Ore.

The Yotes finished the 21-event meet with 180 points, well ahead of second-place Concordia (153) and third-place Eastern Oregon (106). For his efforts, C of I head coach Pat McCurry was named CCC Coach of the Year.  

C of I men's lacrosse team enjoys banner year

It has been a year of unprecedented achievement for Coach Matt Gier and The College of Idaho men’s lacrosse team.

After the most successful regular season in program history, the Yotes (8-3) found themselves in their first-ever Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League Tournament game last Saturday. The Yotes were victorious, knocking off Puget Sound 16-6 to reach this weekend’s tournament semifinals. Junior attacker Ian Williams and sophomore Dillon Green each tossed in five goals to lead the Yotes, who take a three-game winning streak into the final weekend of the season.