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C of I to host Purple and Gold Game on Saturday

The College of Idaho will cap its spring football drills this Saturday, May 2, hosting the Purple and Gold Game at Simplot Stadium.

The intrasquad scrimmage game, set to begin at 11 a.m., will pit the Yotes’ offense against the defense in a scripted four quarter contest, with special teams segments breaking up the quarters.  

Admission to the Spring Game is free and open to the public. The game also will be broadcast live on 1350 KTIK-AM with Dave Tester and Kelly Barbour.  

Key details for fans attending the Purple and Gold Game include:

Garson named Auerbach Coach of the Year

College of Idaho head men’s basketball coach Scott Garson has been named the recipient of the 2015 Red Auerbach College Coach of the Year Award.

The Red Auerbach Award is given annually to the nation’s top Jewish college coach, as voted on by the members of the Jewish Coaches Association.  Garson was honored April 4 at the JCA’s annual breakfast prior to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball national semifinals.

C of I set for Wolfe Field Stadium dedication

The College of Idaho will host a dedication ceremony for Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium at 2:45 p.m. Friday, April 3, before the C of I baseball game versus Lewis-Clark State. C of I President Marv Henberg, Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas, and C of I trustee and donor Graye Wolfe will dedicate the stadium and throw out the first pitches in front of more than 1,000 newly installed, individual chair backed seats now present at Wolfe Field, located on Linden Street north of Cleveland Boulevard in Caldwell.

Freshman skier captures national title for Yotes

College of Idaho freshman Caroline Sanden Gustafsson won a national championship and was named the Northwest Collegiate Ski Conference Skier of the Year—not bad for someone who first set foot on the C of I campus in January.

Sanden Gustafsson wanted to go to a school where she could ski and receive a top-notch education. And it’s been so far, so good for the Orebro, Sweden native.

C of I men advance to the Round of Eight at nationals

Senior guard Demetrius Perkins poured in 32 points to lead four College of Idaho players in double figures as the Yotes steamrolled Cardinal Stritch, 99-80, in the second round of the NAIA National Tournament on Friday night in Point Lookout, Missouri.

Marko Kovacevic had 17 points and eight rebounds, Sydney Donaldson added 15 points and Marck Coffin chipped in 10 points for the No. 4-seeded Yotes (30-5), who pulled away for the win by scoring 60 second-half points.

Yotes win first-round game at NAIA Nationals

Five players scored in double figures and The College of Idaho men’s basketball team held off a late rally to survive and advance in its first-round game at the NAIA National Tournament.

Josh Wilson, Joe Vaz and Marko Kovacevic each scored 11 points, while Demetrius Perkins and Joey Nebeker added 10 points apiece as the No. 4-seeded Yotes (29-5) edged Dakota State 65-64 on Wednesday afternoon at Keeter Gymnasium in Point Lookout, Missouri.

Crown 'em: Yotes win back-to-back CCC titles

The color purple is often associated with royalty. With monarchs and sovereign rulers.

It is also associated with The College of Idaho Coyotes.

For the second consecutive year, the C of I men’s basketball team climbed the ladder and cut down the nets as Cascade Conference Tournament champions. The No. 6-ranked Yotes (28-5) earned the repeat with a hard-fought, 86-79 victory over No.23 Southern Oregon (24-9) Tuesday inside the J.A. Albertson Activities Center. 

Yotes win CCC Tournament opener over Oregon Tech

The C of I men’s basketball team hosted Oregon Tech in a Cascade Conference Tournament opener Tuesday night inside J.A. Albertson Activities Center. The Yotes came out aggressive as expected, but a few hiccups along the way—including poor free throw shooting and hot Oregon Tech shot making—kept the game close into the final minutes. In the end, the No. 6-ranked Yotes found enough juice to pull out a 71-64 victory and advance to the semifinals.

C of I football team unveils 2015 recruiting class

College of Idaho head football coach Mike Moroski will announce his initial 2015 recruiting class throughout today. As signed Frontier Conference Letter of Intents begin to roll in, will be posting the names as well as a quick profile of each new Yote.

C of I football team set for National Signing Day

The College of Idaho football team is asking all Coyote fans to come out for a National Letter of Intent Day party Wednesday, Feb. 4, to celebrate the 2015 recruiting class.

The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MickeyRay's Barbeque (980 North Milwaukee in Boise –north of the Boise Town Center Mall) – held in conjunction with ESPN Boise's Signing Day extravaganza.

Head coach Mike Moroski and his entire staff will be on hand to talk about his new recruits, along with many of the new, local Coyote recruits.