C of I set for Purple and Gold Scrimmage

The College of Idaho football team is set to hold its inaugural Purple and Gold Scrimmage on Monday, Aug. 25 – less than two weeks before the Coyotes return to competition after a 37-year hiatus. The scrimmage, which is free and open to the public, kicks off at 6 p.m. inside the newly renovated Simplot Stadium. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and there will be a special pregame program beginning at 5:30 p.m.

“It’s football season!” C of I coach Mike Moroski said. “The players are pumped up and ready to roll, and I know the community is, too. We’re excited to give our fans a taste of Coyote football.”

The Purple and Gold Scrimmage will feature full-contact, officiated action, with portions of the game dedicated to offense, defense and special teams. The College also will unveil its new scoreboard, which was installed by Daktronics this month. 

The College of Idaho football program is returning to the gridiron this fall for the first time since 1977. The Coyotes open their season at 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., and the home opener is set for 1 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Simplot Stadium. For more information—including season and single-game ticket details—visit

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 12 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit