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Coach Garson blogs about Maccabi Games experience

College of Idaho men's basketball coach Scott Garson is serving 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 fact that the 2015 games are being held in Germany will have many political and social effects as it will be the first Jewish event of this magnitude 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.

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.

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