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.
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.
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.
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.
At The College of Idaho, more than one-third of the student population participates in varsity athletics, while nearly 10 percent of students are international. And, on occasion, these two distinctive C of I populations intersect.
Such is the case this year on the Coyote men’s soccer team, where international players Joao Cardoso (Brazil) and Zuva Donduro (Mozambique) contributed both on the field and culturally for the Cascade Conference tournament qualifiers.
“Paint the City of Caldwell Purple,” C of I athletic director Marty Holly said. And thanks to the efforts of the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce along with C of I athletics, “Go Purple” became a reality this fall with local businesses offering special deals to those sporting purple clothing on Fridays before C of I home football games.
And as the football season comes to a close this weekend, the C of I wants to encourage the community to ‘Go Purple’ as Yotes basketball enters another exciting season in the J.A. Albertson Activities Center.
Does the cooler weather have you itching to strap on your skis or snowboard? Then join The College of Idaho ski program as it partners with the Bogus Basin Ski Club to show the latest Warren Miller ski film, Chasing Shadows, which premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise.
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.
Year Two of the restored College of Idaho football program followed a familiar formula—a little purple magic and a big upset victory.
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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.
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.