News Blog: Sports

Women’s lacrosse enters inaugural season

If you combined soccer, hockey, football and basketball into one sport, you’d come out with the stick-and-ball game that is lacrosse. The sport, traditionally played on the East Coast, has exploded in popularity. Since 2000, participation rates have tripled to more than 700,000 players in the U.S.

And now, that number will grow by 17 as The College of Idaho Women’s Lacrosse Club starts its inaugural season.

“I was really excited when [C of I men’s lacrosse coach] Matt Gier reached out to me and said we had enough women to do this,” said Jayson Sullivan, the new head coach.

“Meet the Yotes” rally tips off basketball season

Excited for another season of Yotes basketball? Then head out to “Meet the Yotes” night!

Before action tips off this fall at The College of Idaho, the C of I basketball coaches and teams want to meet you—the students, fans, season ticket holders and the entire Caldwell community who provide an electric home-court atmosphere for the Yotes.

Former C of I All-American named new track coach

College of Idaho athletic director Reagan Rossi announced today that former Coyote All-American Austin Basterrechea has been named head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track programs.

Basterrechea replaces Pat McCurry, who resigned today after 12 years as head coach. McCurry resurrected the C of I program in 2004 after a 27-year hiatus and turned it into one of the most respected squads in the NAIA. He has taken an assistant coach position at an NCAA Division I school.

C of I hires Jim Everett to coach swim program

College of Idaho athletic director Reagan Rossi has announced the hiring of former Treasure Valley Family YMCA CEO Jim Everett as the new head coach of the C of I men’s and women’s swim program.

Everett replaces Christine Mabile, who left the College last month to become an assistant coach at the University of Missouri.

C of I names Reagan Rossi as new athletic director

The College of Idaho restructured leadership roles within its athletics department, with longtime C of I coach and administrator Reagan Rossi becoming the Coyotes’ first female athletic director, as announced during a press conference on July 12.

Rossi, in her 18th year at the College, was promoted after four years as associate athletic director. She previously served as head women’s basketball coach for 13 years.

C of I announces ESPN Boise radio partnership

Impact Radio Group and The College of Idaho have announced that ESPN Boise will serve as the flagship radio station of Coyote football and men’s basketball games for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. All 11 Coyote football games during the 2016 season and the entire men’s basketball 2016-17 season will be broadcast live on both ESPN Boise stations—96.5 FM and 730 AM—along with ESPNBoise.com and the ESPN Boise App.   

Humberger wins 500; Yotes encounter early success

His players call him ‘Hummer.’ Quiet and understated, baseball head coach Shawn Humberger ’89 has been a fixture in the C of I dugout for almost three decades. He played for the Yotes the year after the baseball team was reintroduced 1987 and never left. After several years as an assistant coach, he’s spent the last 16 seasons at the helm of the program.

Ski team nabs hardware at USCSA nationals

Lake Placid, New York was home to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. Last weekend, it was home to the United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association National Championships. And for The College of Idaho ski team, it was home away from home.

Volleyball earns fourth consecutive CCC title

It’s hard enough to win a championship in any sport. It’s even harder to repeat. Chances are slim to hoist the trophy three times in a row. And going for four? Nearly impossible.

But don’t tell that to the three senior members of The College of Idaho volleyball team, who defied the laws of probability by never losing a Cascade Conference Championship match during their collegiate careers.

Talk about going out on top.

Yotes basketball takes back Mayor’s Cup

The smallest player on the court came up huge in the 200th installment of the Mayor’s Cup men’s basketball rivalry series.

College of Idaho junior point guard Emanuel Morgan racked up 11 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals, spearheading a second-half rally as the Yotes recaptured the Mayor’s Cup trophy with a 75-71 victory over Northwest Nazarene University in front of a capacity crowd of 2,400 inside J.A. Albertson Activities Center.

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