News Blog: Athletics

C of I football reunites New Zealand family in America

Over 7,000 miles away from The College of Idaho lies the small community of Te Atatu, a suburb just outside of Auckland, New Zealand. Maori for “The Dawn,” Te Atatu is home to less than 20,000 people, described by Leroy and Fa’a Sisnett as a place where everyone knows everyone else. Traveling from Te Atatu to America means a long flight into San Francisco, a journey taking more than 12 hours across the Pacific Ocean.

Saturday football game set to proceed as scheduled

To the College of Idaho community,

The breeze appears to be blowing in a favorable direction and the air quality has improved at Simplot Stadium in Caldwell. College of Idaho Athletic Director Reagan Rossi has continued contact with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and is confident that we will be on target to host Southern Oregon tomorrow as scheduled. Currently, the air quality is of an acceptable quality to hold the football game, and the forecast is favorable for even better air quality by the scheduled start time of 1:00 Saturday.

Potential postponement alert for Saturday football game

To the College of Idaho community,

As many of you know our first College of Idaho home football game is scheduled for this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in Simplot Stadium.  We are scheduled to play Southern Oregon University. 

Football prepares for return to Simplot Stadium

Three years ago, The College of Idaho Coyotes stormed back onto the field for its first home football game since 1977. It was a program in its infancy, a team with few expectations of immediate success. Some doubted the Yotes could go toe-to-toe with the much older programs on their schedule, little more than a bye week for the opposition.

Olympic gold medalist hosts C of I swim clinic

“Who wants to play a game?” Tyler Clary asked the young swimmers assembled at the edge of the pool inside The College of Idaho’s Albertson Aquatic Center. He smiled at the excited chorus of yeses – a great way to start a clinic to improve their swimming techniques.

Clary, a renowned swimmer best known for winning an Olympic gold medal at the 2012 London games in the 200-meter backstroke, visited the C of I on Thursday to host a pair of clinics for both youth and experienced swimmers through the Fitter & Faster Swim Tour.

Coyote Athletics hosts two big fundraisers

The school year is winding to a close, but The College of Idaho’s athletic programs are looking to end the year in style while raising money for their future growth.

C of I’s football team will host its second annual Go Purple Steak Feed on April 29 at the O’Connor Field House, while the College’s track and cross country teams will put on the sixth annual Coyote Bolo Ball on May 6 at the Basque Center in Boise.

Hoop squads play first home games this weekend

It’s that time of year again. No, we’re not talking about Christmas—unless the notion of the Yotes taking to the hardwood for the 2016-17 basketball season feels like Christmas to you. And with the nationally ranked Yotes off to a hot start, it just might!

Ski team kicks off season at Warren Miller film event

The College of Idaho Ski and Snowboard Team, in conjunction with the Bogus Basin Ski Club and Bogus Basin Recreation Association, welcomes fans to kick off ski season at a Warren Miller Film Festival in downtown Boise.

Pigskin Preview: Yotes football readies for 3rd year

The smell of grilled meats filling the air. A cacophony of sound as the new C of I band marches to Simplot Stadium. A mighty roar of celebration rising from the purple-clad YoteFam.

The sights and sounds of football will become a reality next weekend as the Yotes take the field for their season opener at 1 p.m. Saturday, hosting No. 25 Montana Western.

“I’ve been looking forward to getting back on the field since last Nov. 14,” said NAIA All-American defensive back Nate Moore. “We’ve been working all offseason to go out there and leave it all out on the field.”

Ski Coach Bonneau earns national recognition

Best Day Ever. It’s the motto of College of Idaho head ski coach Ron Bonneau. A simple phrase that encapsulates the idea of letting go of the things you can’t control, getting rid of the negative thoughts that sometimes dwell in our brains, and recognizing that, on a given day, you’re going to experience the best opportunities that you can bring forward.