Battle of the Palouse

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The Battle of the Palouse refers to an athletic rivalry in the northwest United States, between the Vandals of the University of Idaho and Cougars of Washington State University.

The two land-grant universities are less than eight miles (13 km) apart on the rural Palouse in the Inland Northwest; Idaho's campus in Moscow is nearly on the IdahoWashington border, and Washington State's campus is directly west in Pullman, linked by Washington State Route 270 and the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail. The two schools' most prominent rivalry was in football, but in later years it has shifted to men's basketball.

Football[edit]

Battle of the Palouse
Sport College football
First meeting November 17, 1894
124 years ago
WSC 10, Idaho 0
Latest meeting September 17, 2016
Washington State, 56–6
Next meeting September 19, 2020
Statistics
Meetings total 91
All-time series Washington State leads,
72–16–3  (.808)
Largest victory Washington State, 84–27 (1975)
Longest win streak Washington State, 21
(1928–1949)
Longest unbeaten streak Washington State, 27
(1926–1953)
Current win streak Washington State, 9
(2001–present)

Series history[edit]

The first game was played 124 years ago in November 1894 and resulted in a win for Washington State. The game in 1898 was not played because Idaho had an ineligible ringer from Lapwai, F.J. McFarland, a recent All-American from Carlisle.[1][2][3] The Vandals' first-ever forward pass was attempted against the Cougars in 1907: it was completed for a touchdown from a drop-kick formation in the fourth quarter and led to a 5–4 victory.[4]

Washington State has dominated the local rivalry, holding a 72–16–3 (.808) lead. The record since 1926 is even more dominant, with a 57–5–2 (.906) advantage for the Cougars. The longest winning streak for Idaho was three games (192325), and has only five victories since that three-peat (1954, 1964, 1965, 1999, & 2000) and two ties (1927, 1950) to offset the 56 losses.

The games were skipped in 1969 and 1971, unfortunate for Idaho as the 1971 Vandals posted one of the best records (8–3) in school history, while WSU was 4–7. The rivalry became increasingly one-sided as WSU dominated in the 1970s (except for 1974) and the original series ended, following the 1978 game.[5] From 1979 to 1997, the game was played just twice (1982, 1989) until the 10-year renewal from 1998–2007. Since their last wins in 1999 and 2000, Idaho has been physically outmatched in most of the nine games; the game has been played twice since 2007, in 2013 and 2016.

As two schools are in close proximity, from 1938 to 1968 there was a tradition called The Loser's Walk, where during the week following the game students of the losing school would walk from their own campus to the winners' campus, then receive rides back home from the winning side. This has frequently been misreported as students walking back to their own campus immediately following the game. In 1954, the walk made national news when about 2,000 students from Washington State College made the trek east from Pullman to Moscow after the Cougars lost to Idaho for the first time in 29 years.[6][7][8][9]

In a span of less than five months, from November 1969 to April 1970, both schools' aged wooden stadiums (Idaho's Neale Stadium and WSU's Rogers Field) burned down due to suspected arson. The WSU–Idaho game in 1970 was dubbed the Displaced Bowl, which was held in Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane on September 19. The Cougars won the game (their only win that season), as well as the next ten against the Vandals.[10] The 1970 game was the first in the rivalry played on AstroTurf, which was new to Joe Albi that season.

In 1978, the NCAA split Division I football in two: I-A (now FBS) and I-AA (now FCS). Washington State was in Division I-A as part of the Pac-10 Conference and Idaho downgraded to I-AA as part of the Big Sky Conference, whose other football members moved up from Division II. In the late 1970s, I-A football programs were allowed 50% more scholarships and twice as many assistant coaches as I-AA teams.[5] During the years they were in different divisions, the schools met only twice (1982 in Spokane and 1989 in Pullman). In 1996, Idaho moved back up to Division I-A in the Big West Conference, and Idaho and WSU rekindled their century-old rivalry. Since the rivalry was reinstated in 1998, every game has been played at Martin Stadium in Pullman, except for the matchup in 2003, which was played at Seattle's Seahawks Stadium. The last game played on the Idaho side of the border was 52 years ago in 1966, a come-from-behind 14–7 Cougar victory on a very muddy field to prevent a Vandal three-peat.[11][12]

Future of rivalry[edit]

After ten years of the renewed rivalry, Vandal head coach Robb Akey, previously WSU's defensive coordinator, said in 2008 that he preferred the game not be played every year, instead saying he would prefer it as a "once-in-a-while thing."[13] Only one game was played during Akey's tenure, in his first season in 2007, and he was fired in October 2012.[14] The meeting in 2013 on September 21 was a one-year revival,[15] but the future of the series under current Vandal head coach Paul Petrino is unclear; WSU won 56–6 in 2016, and the next meeting is scheduled for 2020 in Pullman.[16] Because of the difficulty of scheduling as an isolated FBS independent, Idaho will return to FCS and the Big Sky in 2018.

Game results[edit]

Idaho victoriesWashington State victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 1894 Moscow, ID Washington Agricultural 10–0
2 1895 Pullman, WA Washington Agricultural 10–4
3 1899 Pullman, WA Washington Agricultural 11–0
4 1901 Moscow, ID Idaho 5–0
5 1902 Pullman, WA Washington Agricultural 17–0
6 1903 Moscow, ID Idaho 32–0
7 1904 Pullman, WA Idaho 5–0
8 1905 Moscow, ID Idaho 5–0
9 1906 Pullman, WA Washington State 10–0
10 1907 Moscow, ID Idaho 5–4
11 1908 Pullman, WA Tie4–4
12 1909 Spokane, WA Washington State 18–0
13 1910 Pullman, WA Idaho 9–5
14 1911 Moscow, ID Washington State 17–0
15 1912 Pullman, WA Idaho 13–0
16 1913 Moscow, ID Idaho 3–0
17 1914 Pullman, WA Washington State 3–0
18 1915 Moscow, ID Washington State 41–0
19 1916 Pullman, WA Washington State 31–0
20 1917 Moscow, ID Washington State 19–0
21 1919 Pullman, WA Washington State 37–0
22 1920 Moscow, ID Washington State 14–7
23 1921 Pullman, WA Washington State 20–3
24 1922 Moscow, ID Washington State 18–9
25 1923 Pullman, WA Idaho 14–0
26 1924 Moscow, ID Idaho 19–3
27 1925 Pullman, WA Idaho 7–6
28 1926 Moscow, ID Washington State 6–0
29 1927 Pullman, WA Tie7–7
30 1928 Moscow, ID Washington State 26–0
31 1929 Pullman, WA Washington State 41–7
32 1930 Moscow, ID Washington State 33–7
33 1931 Pullman, WA Washington State 9–8
34 1932 Pullman, WA Washington State 12–0
35 1933 Moscow, ID Washington State 14–6
36 1934 Pullman, WA Washington State 19–0
37 1935 Moscow, ID Washington State 6–0
38 1936 Moscow, ID Washington State 14–0
39 1937 Pullman, WA Washington State 13–0
40 1938 Moscow, ID Washington State 12–0
41 1939 Pullman, WA Washington State 21–13
42 1940 Moscow, ID Washington State 26–0
43 1941 Pullman, WA Washington State 26–0
44 1942 Moscow, ID #14 Washington State 7–0
45 1945 Moscow, ID Washington State 43–12
46 1945 Pullman, WA Washington State 21–0
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
47 1946 Pullman, WA Washington State 32–0
48 1947 Moscow, ID Washington State 7–0
49 1948 Pullman, WA Washington State 19–14
50 1949 Moscow, ID Washington State 25–13
51 1950 Pullman, WA Tie7–7
52 1951 Moscow, ID #17 Washington State 9–6
53 1952 Pullman, WA Washington State 36–6
54 1953 Moscow, ID Washington State 30–13
55 1954 Pullman, WA Idaho 10–0
56 1955 Moscow, ID Washington State 9–0
57 1956 Moscow, ID Washington State 33–19
58 1957 Pullman, WA Washington State 21–13
59 1958 Moscow, ID Washington State 8–0
60 1959 Pullman, WA Washington State 27–5
61 1960 Moscow, ID Washington State 18–7
62 1961 Pullman, WA Washington State 34–0
63 1962 Moscow, ID Washington State 22–14
64 1963 Pullman, WA Washington State 14–10
65 1964 Moscow, ID Idaho 28–13
66 1965 Pullman, WA Idaho 17–13
67 1966 Moscow, ID Washington State 14–7
68 1967 Pullman, WA Washington State 52–14
69 1968 Spokane, WA Washington State 14–7
70 1970 Spokane, WA Washington State 44–16
71 1972 Pullman, WA Washington State 35–14
72 1973 Pullman, WA Washington State 51–24
73 1974 Pullman, WA Washington State 17–10
74 1975 Pullman, WA Washington State 84–27
75 1976 Pullman, WA Washington State 45–6
76 1977 Pullman, WA Washington State 45–17
77 1978 Pullman, WA Washington State 28–0
78 1982 Spokane, WA Washington State 34–14
79 1989 Pullman, WA Washington State 41–7
80 1998 Pullman, WA Washington State 24–16
81 1999 Pullman, WA Idaho 28–17
82 2000 Pullman, WA Idaho 38–34
83 2001 Pullman, WA Washington State 36–7
84 2002 Pullman, WA #11 Washington State 49–14
85 2003 Seattle, WA Washington State 25–0
86 2004 Pullman, WA Washington State 49–8
87 2005 Pullman, WA Washington State 38–26
88 2006 Pullman, WA Washington State 56–10
89 2007 Pullman, WA Washington State 45–28
90 2013 Pullman, WA Washington State 42–0
91 2016 Pullman, WA Washington State 56–6
Series: Washington State leads 72–16–3

Coaching records[edit]

Since 1919

Idaho[edit]

Head Coach Team Games Seasons Wins Losses Ties Pct.
Ralph Hutchinson Idaho 1 1919 0 1 0 .000
Thomas Kelley Idaho 2 1920–1921 0 2 0 .000
Matty Mathews Idaho 4 1922–1925 3 1 0 .750
Charles Erb Idaho 3 1926–1928 0 2 1 .167
Leo Calland Idaho 6 1929–1934 0 6 0 .000
Ted Bank Idaho 6 1935–1940 0 6 0 .000
Francis Schmidt Idaho 2 1941–1942 0 2 0 .000
Babe Brown Idaho 3 1945–1946 0 3 0 .000
Dixie Howell Idaho 4 1947–1950 0 3 1 .125
Babe Curfman Idaho 3 1951–1953 0 3 0 .000
Skip Stahley Idaho 8 1954–1961 1 7 0 .125
Dee Andros Idaho 3 1962–1964 1 2 0 .333
Steve Musseau Idaho 3 1965–1967 1 2 0 .333
Y C McNease Idaho 1 1968–1969 0 1 0 .000
Don Robbins Idaho 3 1970–1973 0 3 0 .000
Ed Troxel Idaho 4 1974–1977 0 4 0 .000
Jerry Davitch Idaho 1 1978–1981 0 1 0 .000
Dennis Erickson (a) Idaho 1 1982–1985 0 1 0 .000
Keith Gilbertson Idaho 0 1986–1988
John L. Smith Idaho 1 1989–1994 0 1 0 .000
Chris Tormey Idaho 2 1995–1999 1 1   .500
Tom Cable Idaho 4 2000–2003 1 3   .250
Nick Holt Idaho 2 2004–2005 0 2   .000
Dennis Erickson (b)             Idaho       1 2006 0 1   .000
Robb Akey Idaho 1 2007–2012 0 1   .000
Paul Petrino Idaho 2 2013–2017 0 2   .000

Washington State[edit]

Head Coach Team Games Seasons Wins Losses Ties Pct.
Gus Welch Washington State 4 1919–1922 4 0 0 1.000 
Albert Exendine Washington State 3 1923–1925 0 3 0 .000
Babe Hollingbery Washington State 17 1926–1942 16 0 1 .971
Phil Sarboe Washington State 6 1945–1949 6 0 0 1.000 
Forest Evashevski Washington State 2 1950–1951 1 0 1 .750
Al Kircher Washington State 4 1952–1955 3 1 0 .750
Jim Sutherland Washington State 8 1956–1963 8 0 0 1.000 
Bert Clark Washington State 4 1964–1967 2 2 0 .500
Jim Sweeney Washington State 6 1968–1975 6 0 0 1.000 
Jackie Sherrill Washington State 1 1976 1 0 0 1.000 
Warren Powers Washington State 1 1977 1 0 0 1.000 
Jim Walden Washington State 2 1978–1986 2 0 0 1.000 
Dennis Erickson Washington State 0 1987–1988        
Mike Price Washington State 6 1989–2002 4 2 0 .667
Bill Doba Washington State 5 2003–2007 5 0   1.000 
Paul Wulff Washington State 0 2008–2011        
Mike Leach Washington State 2 2012–2017 2 0   1.000 
  • Last tie was in 1950, overtime began in 1996 in Division I-A (none through 2016)
  • Two games were played in 1945; no games in 1943, 1944, 1969, 1971
  • After 1978, except for resumption of 1998–2007, games were scheduled intermittently (1982, 1989, 2013, 2016, 2020)

Men's basketball[edit]

Battle of the Palouse
Sport College basketball
First meeting January 13, 1906
112 years ago
Washington State, 28–11
Latest meeting December 6, 2017
Idaho, 91–64, in Moscow
Next meeting December 5, 2018 in Pullman
Statistics
Meetings total 273
All-time series Washington State leads,
163–110 (.597)
Largest victory Washington State, 53–10
(March 17, 1914)
Longest win streak Washington State, 12
(1915–1917)
Current win streak Idaho, 1 (December 2017)

Although the Battle of the Palouse in football waned by the 1980s, Idaho and Washington State men's basketball teams have played each other annually since 1906 in a series that continues.[22][23][24] From 1922 through the 1958–59 season, both were members of the Pacific Coast Conference, and both were independents for the next several years after it disbanded.[25][26] Four games per season were played in these years, sometimes five; during the Gus Johnson season of 1962–63, Idaho won four of five.

Washington State has a 163–109 lead in the series through the December 2016 game in Pullman, which the Cougars won 61–48. Idaho had taken the two previous meetings; the 77–71 win in December 2014 was the Vandals' first over the Cougars since December 2002 and the first in Pullman since December 1989.[22][27]

The rivalry in basketball reached its peak in the early 1980s, when alumnus Don Monson was Idaho's head coach and WSU was led by George Raveling.[28][29][30][31] The game in early December 1982 at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow established a new attendance record of 11,000 for an Idaho home game; the Vandals won in overtime for their third straight win over the Cougars and 37th consecutive win at home.[32][33][34][35] Idaho was coming off a 27–3 season in 1982 in which it was ranked in the top ten and reached the Sweet Sixteen (and Monson was named Kodak coach of the year). The Cougars went on to finish second in the Pac-10 in the 1983 regular season,[36] and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament, falling to #1 seed Virginia in Boise to finish at 26–6.[37] Both coaches left at the end of the season; Monson for Oregon and Raveling for Iowa.

Game results[edit]

Since 1950: Washington State leads, 70–49 (.588)

Idaho victoriesWashington State victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 28 Jan 1950 Moscow Washington State 63–40
2 10 Feb 1950 Pullman Idaho 51–50
3 03 Mar 1950 Moscow Washington State 39–34
4 04 Mar 1950 Pullman Idaho 50–453OT
5 12 Jan 1951 Moscow Idaho 43–42
6 13 Jan 1951 Pullman Washington State 41–40
7 23 Feb 1951 Pullman Washington State 51–40
8 24 Feb 1951 Moscow Idaho 48–46
9 12 Jan 1952 Pullman Washington State 62–46
10 14 Jan 1952 Moscow Idaho 57–49
11 01 Feb 1952 Pullman Idaho 57–52
12 02 Feb 1952 Pullman Idaho 62–55
13 03 Jan 1953 Pullman Idaho 71–53
14 30 Jan 1953 Moscow Idaho 69–51
15 17 Feb 1953 Pullman Idaho 72–69
16 24 Feb 1953 Moscow Idaho 75–62
17 19 Jan 1954 Moscow Idaho 71–53
18 29 Jan 1954 Pullman Washington State 71–61
19 16 Feb 1954 Moscow Idaho 45–42
20 23 Feb 1954 Pullman Washington State 56–44
21 29 Dec 1954 Seattle Washington State 64–56
22 18 Jan 1955 Pullman Washington State 53–39
23 28 Jan 1955 Moscow Idaho 75–73OT
24 29 Jan 1955 Pullman Washington State 68–60
25 22 Feb 1955 Moscow Idaho 77–59
26 09 Mar 1956 Moscow Idaho 78–62
27 10 Mar 1956 Pullman Idaho 78–61
28 15 Jan 1957 Pullman Washington State 73–70
29 22 Jan 1957 Moscow Idaho 69–57
30 17 Jan 1958 Pullman Idaho 85–67
31 18 Jan 1958 Moscow Washington State 77–69
32 16 Jan 1959 Moscow Idaho 56–55
33 17 Jan 1959 Pullman Washington State 61–53
34 08 Dec 1959 Pullman Washington State 61–53
35 29 Dec 1959 Portland Idaho 75–74
36 13 Feb 1960 Pullman Washington State 61–53
37 20 Feb 1960 Moscow Washington State 77–69
38 09 Dec 1960 Moscow Idaho 56–55
39 10 Dec 1960 Pullman Washington State 64–56
40 28 Jan 1961 Moscow Idaho 85–67
41 21 Feb 1961 Pullman Washington State 77–63
42 30 Dec 1961 Portland Idaho 75–74
43 09 Jan 1962 Pullman Washington State 65–60
44 02 Feb 1962 Moscow Idaho 75–66
45 03 Feb 1962 Pullman Washington State 63–62
46 27 Feb 1962 Moscow Idaho 65–60
47 20 Dec 1962 Moscow Idaho 94–57
48 29 Dec 1962 Portland Idaho 64–63
49 08 Jan 1963 Pullman Idaho 75–67
50 15 Jan 1963 Moscow Idaho 72–65
51 01 Feb 1963 Pullman Washington State 66–57
52 10 Dec 1963 Pullman Washington State 85–68
53 01 Dec 1964 Moscow Idaho 76–54
54 15 Dec 1964 Pullman Washington State 75–70
55 21 Dec 1965 Moscow Washington State 101–86
56 21 Jan 1966 Pullman Washington State 115–91
57 21 Dec 1966 Moscow Idaho 49–47
58 28 Jan 1967 Pullman Washington State 73–60
59 12 Dec 1967 Moscow Washington State 71–54
60 27 Jan 1968 Pullman Washington State 75–45
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
61 30 Nov 1968 Pullman Washington State 87–62
62 04 Jan 1969 Moscow Washington State 53–50
63 12 Dec 1969 Pullman Washington State 84–63
64 31 Jan 1970 Moscow Washington State 53–48
65 11 Dec 1970 Moscow Washington State 74–67
66 30 Jan 1971 Pullman Washington State 91–70
67 13 Dec 1971 Moscow Washington State 77–59
68 15 Jan 1972 Pullman Washington State 82–60
69 12 Dec 1972 Pullman Idaho 68–53
70 19 Jan 1973 Moscow Washington State 78–61
71 27 Feb 1974 Moscow Idaho 74–70
72 28 Jan 1975 Pullman Washington State 76–70
73 21 Jan 1976 Moscow Washington State 84–67
74 03 Jan 1977 Spokane Washington State 80–66
75 18 Jan 1978 Spokane Washington State 69–67
76 02 Jan 1979 Moscow Washington State 64–51
77 09 Jan 1980 Spokane Washington State 63–57
78 01 Dec 1980 Spokane Idaho 65–51
79 09 Dec 1981 Pullman Idaho 68–48
80 04 Dec 1982 Moscow Idaho 62–58OT
81 10 Dec 1983 Pullman Washington State 82–69
82 04 Dec 1984 Moscow Idaho 77–56
83 04 Dec 1985 Pullman Washington State 78–57
84 29 Nov 1986 Spokane Idaho 59–56
85 05 Jan 1987 Moscow Washington State 66–64OT
86 28 Nov 1987 Spokane Washington State 53–49
87 02 Feb 1988 Pullman Idaho 56–43
88 29 Nov 1988 Moscow Washington State 50–40
89 14 Dec 1989 Pullman Idaho 56–52
90 01 Dec 1990 Moscow Idaho 67–60
91 05 Dec 1991 Pullman Washington State 81–49
92 09 Dec 1992 Moscow Idaho 65–63
93 07 Dec 1993 Pullman Washington State 70–51
94 16 Dec 1994 Moscow Idaho 87–77
95 16 Dec 1995 Pullman Washington State 66–54
96 13 Feb 1996 Moscow Washington State 68–59
97 14 Dec 1996 Pullman Washington State 69–57
98 11 Feb 1997 Moscow Idaho 73–66
99 10 Dec 1997 Pullman Washington State 63–52
100 20 Dec 1998 Moscow Washington State 84–69
101 27 Nov 1999 Pullman Washington State 70–65
102 29 Nov 2000 Moscow Washington State 74–57
103 04 Dec 2001 Pullman Washington State 81–55
104 04 Dec 2002 Moscow Idaho 62–58
105 20 Dec 2003 Pullman Washington State 62–55
106 30 Nov 2004 Moscow Washington State 37–36
107 26 Nov 2005 Pullman Washington State 63–37
108 09 Dec 2006 Moscow Washington State 66–54
109 16 Nov 2007 Pullman Washington State 74–43
110 21 Dec 2008 Moscow Washington State 55–41
111 09 Dec 2009 Pullman Washington State 76–64
112 16 Nov 2010 Pullman Washington State 88–71
113 07 Dec 2011 Moscow Washington State 66–64
114 28 Nov 2012 Pullman Washington State 64–55
115 07 Dec 2013 Moscow Washington State 67–66
116 03 Dec 2014 Pullman Idaho 77–71
117 10 Dec 2015 Moscow Idaho 78–74
118 07 Dec 2016 Pullman Washington State 61–48
119 06 Dec 2017 Moscow Idaho 91–64
Series: Washington State leads 70–49

Source:[38]

Other sports[edit]

The "Battle of the Palouse" is also contested in women's basketball,[39] women's volleyball,[40] and women's soccer.[41]

In women's basketball, WSU leads at 26–13 (.667); the most recent meeting was nine years ago in December 2008, a 53–50 Cougar win in Moscow.[42] In soccer, Idaho began its program in 1998 and the teams first met in 1999. They have played twelve times, most recently in 2015, and the Cougars have won eleven straight; the sole Vandal victory came in 1999.[43]

In volleyball, Washington State leads the series 43–21 (.672) through 2017.[44][45] The series started 41 years ago in 1976, and they often met multiple times per season in the first decade. In recent years, the series has been played as part of invitational tournaments hosted by the schools:[45][46] Since 2000, WSU leads 10–7 (.588):

Idaho victoriesWashington State victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 19 Sep 2000 Moscow Washington State 3–1
2 30 Oct 2001 Pullman Washington State 3–1
3   8 Oct 2002 Moscow Washington State 3–0
4 28 Oct 2003 Pullman Idaho 3–2
5 12 Oct 2004 Moscow Idaho 3–1
6 10 Sep 2005 Pullman Idaho 3–0
7 13 Sep 2006 Pullman Washington State 3–1
8 15 Sep 2006 Moscow Idaho 3–0
9 28 Aug 2007 Pullman Washington State 3–0
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
10   5 Sep 2008 Moscow Idaho 3–0
11 11 Sep 2009 Pullman Washington State 3–2
12 28 Aug 2010 Pullman Idaho 3–0
13 25 Aug 2012 Moscow Idaho 3–2
14 19 Sep 2013 Pullman Washington State 3–0
15 18 Sep 2014 Pullman Washington State 3–1
16   5 Sep 2015 Moscow Washington State 3–0
17 10 Sep 2016 Pullman Washington State 3–1
Series: Washington State leads 10–7

Source:[44]

  • Did not play in 2011 or 2017; met twice in 2006 (split)


In baseball, the rivalry was at its strongest in the 1960s, when both made multiple appearances in the NCAA postseason. Idaho discontinued its program 38 years ago, after the 1980 season.[47] The Vandals won the final meeting in the series in late April to end the Cougars' 13-year unbeaten streak at 42 games (forty wins and two ties due to darkness).[48][49][50][51][52]

Boxing was also part of the rivalry as both had prominent national programs: Washington State won the national title in 1937 and Idaho took three (1940, 1941, 1950), the last shared with Gonzaga. In a UI–WSC dual meet in 1950, over five thousand attended at the Vandals' Memorial Gym.[53][54] The sport was dropped by Idaho in 1954,[55][56] and discontinued by the NCAA after 1960.[57]

See also[edit]

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