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1. College football – It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States. No minor league farm organizations exist in American football and it is in college football where a players performance directly impacts his chances of playing professional football. The best collegiate players will declare for the professional draft after 3 to 4 years of collegiate competition. Those not selected can still attempt to land an NFL roster spot as a free agent. Even after the emergence of the professional National Football League, college football remained extremely popular throughout the U. S, in many cases, college stadiums employ bench-style seating, as opposed to individual seats with backs and arm rests. This allows them to more fans in a given amount of space than the typical professional stadium. College athletes, unlike players in the NFL, are not permitted by the NCAA to be paid salaries, colleges are only allowed to provide non-monetary compensation such as athletic scholarships that provide for tuition, housing, and books. Modern North American football has its origins in various games, all known as football, by the 1840s, students at Rugby School were playing a game in which players were able to pick up the ball and run with it, a sport later known as Rugby football. The game was taken to Canada by British soldiers stationed there and was soon being played at Canadian colleges, the first documented gridiron football match was a game played at University College, a college of the University of Toronto, November 9,1861. One of the participants in the game involving University of Toronto students was William Mulock, a football club was formed at the university soon afterward, although its rules of play at this stage are unclear. In 1864, at Trinity College, also a college of the University of Toronto, F. Barlow Cumberland, modern Canadian football is widely regarded as having originated with a game played in Montreal, in 1865, when British Army officers played local civilians. The game gradually gained a following, and the Montreal Football Club was formed in 1868, early games appear to have had much in common with the traditional mob football played in England. The games remained largely unorganized until the 19th century, when games of football began to be played on college campuses. Each school played its own variety of football, Princeton University students played a game called ballown as early as 1820. A Harvard tradition known as Bloody Monday began in 1827, which consisted of a mass ballgame between the freshman and sophomore classes, in 1860, both the town police and the college authorities agreed the Bloody Monday had to go. The Harvard students responded by going into mourning for a figure called Football Fightum. The authorities held firm and it was a dozen years before football was again played at Harvard. Dartmouth played its own version called Old division football, the rules of which were first published in 1871, all of these games, and others, shared certain commonalities
2. University of Idaho – The University of Idaho is the U. S. state of Idahos oldest public university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County in the northern portion of the state. It is the states land-grant and primary research university, the University of Idaho was the states sole university for 71 years, until 1963, and its College of Law, established in 1909, was first accredited by the American Bar Association in 1925. Formed by the legislature on January 30,1889, the university opened its doors in 1892 on October 3. The first graduating class in 1896 contained two men and two women and it presently has an enrollment exceeding 12,000, with over 11,000 on the Moscow campus. The university offers 142 degree programs, from accountancy to wildlife resources, including bachelors, masters, doctoral, certificates of completion are offered in 30 areas of study. The school is home to the Idaho Vandals, who compete on the Division I FBS level through the 2017 season. In addition to the campus in Moscow, the UI has branch campuses in Coeur dAlene, Boise, Twin Falls. It also operates a park in Post Falls and dozens of extension offices statewide. The east-facing Administration Building, with its 80-foot clock tower and Collegiate Gothic-style structure, was built from 1907–09 and has become an icon of the university, the building holds classrooms, an auditorium, and administrative offices, including the offices of the President and Provost. Multiple expansions were made, with the wing added in 1912, the south wing in 1916. The UI library was housed in the Admin, Building until 1957, when the Library building was completed. The original Administration Building, with a tall spire reaching to 163 feet, was constructed through the decade of the 1890s. Unfortunately, it was reduced to embers on March 30,1906, the cause of the fire, which began in the basement, was never precisely determined, but was likely accidental. After the fire, there was whether to rebuild from the remains or start from scratch. The original buildings steps were saved and currently climb the hill immediately southeast of the south wing. In the meantime, classes were held at sites in Moscow, the Carnegie library, the Methodist church. Insurance policies paid $135,000, but the new building cost twice that, to appease the state legislature, the UI Regents decided to build Morrill Hall first, use it for classrooms, and finance the new administration building over three years. Building was designed by prominent Boise architect John E. Tourtellotte and he designed the states Roman Revival capitol building in Boise and other buildings, both public and private
3. Art Anderson – Arthur Anthony Anderson is a former professional American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. Anderson was known for his toughness, and being one of the few tackles to ever prevent the feared NFL Hall of Fame inductee Deacon Jones from accomplishing any sacks in a game. His teammates on the Chicago Bears under George Halas included his friend Stan Jones and 1961 rookie Mike Ditka, Anderson grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota on the Minnesota state line, in a house his grandfather built. His father was Arthur Albin Anderson, the first North Dakota Highway Patrolmen stationed in Wahpeton, because of the similarity of their names, the family called him Tony. He grew up in Catholic grade school looking all day, in all weather, to recess. Football, basketball and baseball were the seasons of his year and he lettered in all three sports at Wahpeton High School, and his basketball team won the State Class A Championship in 1954. Anderson dreamed of going to Notre Dame University, but the University of Idaho offered scholarships, so he boarded the train and he started as a freshman and had the privilege of playing for Skip Stahleys Idaho Vandals all four years in the PAC-9 conference. In Idaho, Anderson took the field with other future NFL players, including Jerry Kramer, in 1957-58 Kramer and Walker made the second all-PCC team, Anderson and teammates Ken Hall and Larry Aldrich received honorable mention on the all-PCC team. Upon graduation in 1958 he had the choice to enlist in the military or be drafted, bull Trometter spotted him in boot-camp and told him to come play ball for the duration of his military service. Anderson played for three years with the USMC, and was named to the All-Marine Football Team and All-Sea Service Team in 1959 and 1960, upon discharge he was recruited by Fido Murphy to play for the Chicago Bears. After two seasons playing for George Halas with the Bears, Anderson was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers where he played for one more season, Anderson married Sharon Hicks in 1961, a San Diego State University majorette co-ed studying elementary education, and their son was born in 1963. After Anderson left pro-ball the Anderson family returned to San Diego, Anderson became a teacher in San Diego and eventually was called to be the swim coach at Clairemont High School in 1965. He received his masters degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University, Anderson directed the Clairemont High School track team to 2 Western League titles, and his 1970-71 cross country team won the CIF-SDS championship. He served 8 years as coach at Clairemont, leading the Chieftains to CIF-SDS playoffs 3 times. He was honored 9 times as coach of the year in 3 different sports, Anderson retired after 38 football seasons with city schools. Anderson raised his children to be avid athletes as well, andersons daughter Elaine was the first female high school water polo player in San Diego County, and played on the otherwise all-male team for University of San Diego High School in the early 80s. She became the director of a YMCA. She was inducted into the Point Loma Sea Lions Hall of Fame in 1995 for her achievements, including setting school records
4. Wayne D. Anderson – Wayne Delbert Anderson was an American college basketball coach, the head coach at the University of Idaho for eight seasons. He was also the baseball coach at Idaho, his alma mater, for nine seasons. Born and raised in Spokane, Washington, Anderson graduated from Rogers High School in 1949 and he enrolled at the University of Idaho in Moscow,100 miles south, and was a two-sport athlete for the Vandals, then a member of the Pacific Coast Conference. Anderson was the quarterback and nationally-ranked punter on the football team. During his senior year, he was elected class president and he was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. Following graduation in 1953, Anderson coached a year in Roseburg, Oregon and he returned to the university in 1956 to run its intramural program and work on his masters degree. In the summer of 1957, he was promoted to assistant coach in basketball and football, the baseball team won the inaugural Big Sky title in 1964 and again in 1966, led by starting pitchers Bill Stoneman and Frank Reberger. One step from the College World Series in Omaha, the Vandals fell 3–2 and 8–5 to Arizona in Tucson in the District 7 finals, Idaho finished the season at 34-9 and Anderson was named Big Sky baseball coach of the year. That September, Anderson was promoted to coach in basketball. He had been an assistant for eight years to the four head coaches in basketball. In his second season in 1968, he was named coach of the year. In 1971, he took on duties as assistant athletic director. After his eighth season as head coach, Anderson resigned both positions in March 1974 and stopped coaching. He returned to the university in 1982 as the assistant athletic director, Anderson is a member of the Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame and the University of Idahos Athletic Hall of Fame. Anderson died at age 82 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston on January 16,2013, Go Vandals. com - Idaho athletics - Wayne Anderson Go Vandals. com - athletics - Hall of Fame - Wayne Anderson Wayne D. Anderson at Find a Grave
5. Steve Belko – Stephen Maxmillian Steve Belko was an American college basketball coach at Idaho State College and the University of Oregon. He was later the third commissioner of the Big Sky Conference, the son of Russian immigrants, Belko was born in Gary, Indiana and graduated from Froebel High School. He attended Compton Junior College in southern California for a year, with plans to play basketball at USC, where his older brother Max starred in football. A two-sport athlete for the Vandals, he was a guard and small forward in basketball and a halfback and quarterback on the team. Belko opted not to play baseball, though he considered it his best sport and he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and was senior class president. Following his military service, Belko briefly returned to Lewiston, then moved to the University of Idaho in Moscow, in 1950, Belko was hired as the head basketball coach at Idaho State College in Pocatello. His Bengals soon dominated the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and made the NCAA tournament in four consecutive seasons, the NCAA tournament field varied from 22 to 25 teams in the mid-1950s. Belkos six-season record at Idaho State was 109–51, and he was named the coach of the year three times. The Bengals conference record in his last four seasons was 39–3 and this success led to his hiring in June 1956 at Oregon, then a member of the Pacific Coast Conference. Belko was the coach of the Ducks for fifteen seasons and posted a 179–211 record. His teams made the NCAA tournament twice, in 1960 and 1961, the 1960 team advanced to the Western regional finals, the national quarterfinals. After five years as an independent, Oregon joined the Pacific-8 Conference for the 1964–65 season, in February 1970, the Ducks upset three-time defending national champion UCLA at McArthur Court in Eugene, winning 78–65 to snap the Bruins 25-game winning streak. Following a pair of 17–9 seasons, Belko stepped down in April 1971 at age 55, after a year as assistant athletic director, Belko left the Oregon athletic department in 1972 to direct the Far West Classic basketball tournament in Portland for three years. In 1975, he moved to Boise to work for the Big Sky Conference as an evaluator of basketball officials, Belko was named commissioner of the conference in December 1976 and served from 1977 to 1981
6. Tom Cable – Thomas Lee Cable, Jr. is an American football coach currently working as the offensive line and assistant head coach of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Idaho and was on the replacement team for the Indianapolis Colts during the 1987 NFL players strike, Cable was born in Merced, California. He played high school football in Snohomish, Washington, northeast of Seattle and he graduated from Snohomish High School in 1982 and accepted an athletic scholarship to the University of Idaho from first-time head coach Dennis Erickson. Cable played on the line for the Idaho Vandals for head coaches Dennis Erickson and Keith Gilbertson. Idaho won the Big Sky title in 1985 and advanced to the Division I-AA playoffs in 1985 and 1986 and he was a member of the 1987 Indianapolis Colts strike replacement team, but did not play in the two games he was on the teams active roster. Cable then embarked on a career as a football coach. He was an assistant for three years and an assistant coach for a decade, ascending to offensive coordinator at Colorado in 1999. On December 13,1999, he became the coach at his alma mater. He succeeded fellow alumnus Chris Tormey, who had departed earlier in the month after five seasons for Nevada, at Idaho, Cables first year,2000, was his best, with a 5–6 record. He managed only six victories in the three seasons, resulting in a disappointing record of 11–35, in four losing seasons. Following the 2003 season, Cable became the first Idaho head football coach fired in 22 years, his four predecessors had all achieved success in Moscow, Cable then became the offensive coordinator at UCLA for two seasons under head coach Karl Dorrell, a former colleague at Colorado. Cable entered the ranks in 2006 as the offensive line coach for the NFLs Atlanta Falcons. Mora was dismissed at the end of the season and Cable moved on, Cable joined the Oakland Raiders as offensive line coach for the 2007 season, under first-year head coach Lane Kiffin. Four games into the 2008 season with the record at 1-3, Kiffin was fired by owner Al Davis. The Raiders finished the 2008 season with a 4-8 record under Cable, on February 4,2009, Cable was officially introduced as the Raiders new head coach. Davis had made his decision nearly a week before, but did not want to interfere with the Super Bowl, Davis also gave Cable time off prior to that due to the death of Cables father. On January 4,2011, Raiders owner Al Davis informed Cable that his contract would not be renewed, during his time as head coach, Cable had a 17–27 record, including a record of 8-8 in his final season. The offensive coordinator, Hue Jackson, succeeded him as head coach, the Raiders rushing attack ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in 2007 and 2008 behind Cables offensive lines
7. T. J. Conley – Timothy Joseph “T. J. ” Conley Jr. is an American football punter who currently is a free agent. He was signed as a free agent by the New York Jets in 2009. He played college football at Idaho, Conley was signed to a future contract on January 7,2011. Conley competed with punter Chris Bryan to determine the eventual replacement for former incumbent Steve Weatherford, Conley was named the starter heading into the 2011 season on August 30,2011. Conley was waived on September 4,2012, Conley signed with the Minnesota Vikings on January 9,2013. He was released on April 29,2013, Conley signed with the Cleveland Browns on May 14,2013. He was waived on August 22,2013, on April 16,2014 Conley signed with the Cincinnati Bengals. Conley was born to Laurie and Timothy Conley, Conley married his fiancée Tassie Souhrada in 2010. The couple has a son, Brayden Patrick Conley, and a daughter and he now works as a coach at Ferris High School in Spokane WA Idaho Vandals bio
8. Bill Fagerbakke – William Mark Bill Fagerbakke is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Patrick Star in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. He also appeared in 12 episodes of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother as Marshall Eriksens father Marvin, Fagerbakke, was born in Fontana, California, and moved to Rupert, Idaho, as a youth. He graduated from Minico High School in Rupert in 1975, where he was an athlete for the Spartans in football, basketball. Although he had scholarship offers for college football, including Pac-8 schools, he decided to stay in state. He was a lineman for the Vandals and was ticketed to redshirt in 1976. The Vandals went 7–4 in 1976, their first winning season in five years, head coach Ed Troxel planned on moving him to the offensive line in 1977, but a knee injury in spring drills ended Fagerbakkes athletic career, which turned his focus to theater. Fagerbakkes first theatrical role was in a production of Godspell. He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and earned his bachelors degree in 1981 and he later attended graduate school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Fagerbakke has appeared on television in such as assistant coach Dauber Dybinski on Coach, in movies, including Funny Farm. He had a role as the mentally disabled Tom Cullen in the 1994 mini-series Stephen Kings The Stand, in 1999, he had a role in HBOs original series Oz as Officer Karl Metzger. He is the voice of Patrick Star on the Nicktoon, SpongeBob SquarePants and his character on Coach was based on a former assistant coach at Idaho, a graduate assistant nicknamed Tuna. In 2007, he made a appearance on the show Heroes as Steve Gustavson in the episodes Run. In 2009, he had a role in the film Jennifers Body and he also played the role of Marvin Eriksen, Sr. in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. In 2012, he made a appearance in the TV show Weeds. In September 2012, Fagerbakke filed for separation from his wife, actress Catherine McClenahan. Perfect Strangers Almost Partners The Secret of My Success Funny Farm Coach Loose Cannons 3×3 Eyes Porco Rosso Aaahh, gossard Dragon Tales The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Thud SpongeBob SquarePants Patrick Star, Cavey, Additional Voices The Ultimate Christmas Present Sparky Batman Beyond Payback Help. C
9. D. V. Graves – Dorsett Vandeventer Tubby Graves was a college head coach in baseball, football, and basketball, and a player of football and baseball. A head coach in three sports, Graves was primarily a baseball coach, and led three college programs for a total of 32 seasons. He began at the University of Alabama for four seasons, spent another four at Texas A&M University, in basketball, he served as a head coach for six years, at Alabama, Texas A&M, and Montana Agricultural. At Washington, he was an assistant coach in football and basketball. In the summer of 1912, Graves was the manager of the La Junta Railroaders, born in Missouri, Graves was one of ten children of a doctor, and his two given names were surnames of two physicians. He played college football at Missouri from 1906 to 1908, and after his eligibility was used up in the Midwest, he moved to the Northwest, after college, Graves played baseball in the minor leagues. Graves was the coach at Alabama, Texas A&M, and Washington. Graves had an amicable rivalry with Buck Bailey of Washington State. After several years of playing baseball in the minors, he coached football at Alabama, Texas A&M, from 1911 to 1914, he led the Alabama program to a 21–12–3 record. In his only season at Texas A&M in 1918, he compiled a 6–1 record, at Montana Agricultural in Bozeman, he had a 5–5–1 record over two seasons. While head coach of the team at Washington, Graves also served as an assistant coach in football to several coaches. Graves was a basketball coach for six seasons, the first three at Alabama, where he was the programs first coach and compiled a record of 20–12 from 1912 to 1915. He later headed the Texas A&M program for a season and two at Montana Agricultural, at Washington, he was an assistant coach for 24 seasons under head coach Hec Edmundson. Graves had met Edmundson at Idaho when they were undergraduate athletes, after stepping down as baseball coach at Washington, Graves became an assistant athletic director at the university, where he remained until his death. He was also involved with racing in the state as a race steward at Longacres in Renton. While visiting Pullman in the spring of 1959, Graves fell and that December, he was hospitalized in Seattle for treatment of a liver ailment and died several weeks later in January 1960 at age 73. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Seattle, about a mile northeast of the university. The UW athletic office building and the two baseball fields were named for Graves, he was posthumously inducted into the Big W Club
10. Mike Iupati – Michael Iupati is an American football guard for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. A native of American Samoa, Iupati was raised in California and he played college football at Idaho, and earned consensus All-American honors. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, a native of American Samoa, Iupati attended Western High School in Anaheim, California, where he began playing football under the guidance of Odell Harrington, the schools half-Samoan football coach. His first chances to play came in his year, when senior Fili Moala injured his foot two games into the season. Playing lineman on both sides of the ball, Iupati received all-state and all-conference honors and served as a team captain, as a junior, he had 80 tackles and 12 sacks, and earned a first-team All-CIF selection. Iupati also competed in wrestling and track & field, considered only a two-star recruit by both Rivals. com and Scout. com, Iupati was not ranked among the best offensive lineman prospects in the nation. Only a few schools offered him scholarships, among them Arizona, however, those schools backed off because of Iupatis poor academic record, caused by a language barrier. Not having a high enough SAT score or sufficient grades, Iupati was planning to attend junior college until Johnny Nansen saw him in 2005, Iupati attended the University of Idaho, and played for the Idaho Vandals football team from 2006 to 2009. Because of academic problems, he was ineligible to play and therefore unable to receive a scholarship or financial aid and his family took out a loan to pay non-resident tuition and room and board for his first year. He joined the Vandals football team in 2006, Iupati saw action in a role as a redshirt freshman under head coach Dennis Erickson. As a sophomore in 2007, he started all 12 games at left guard, Iupati had off-season shoulder surgery, and did not return to the lineup until the third game of the 2008 season. He went on to start in 8 of the 10 games in which he played and he earned second-team All-WAC recognition in his junior year. For the 2009 season, Iupati was named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy. He was listed at No.9 on Rivals. com′s preseason interior lineman power ranking, during the 2009 season, Iupati started all 12 games at left guard, played 807 snaps and had 49 knockdowns and 21 pancake blocks. He did not allow a sack and just five defensive players he has blocked have even pressured quarterbacks Nathan Enderle or Brian Reader. He helped the Vandals record their first winning season since 1999, on November 24,2009, Iupati was named one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, alongside Russell Okung and winner Ndamukong Suh. Iupati was a consensus 2009 All-American and also named first team All-WAC and he was the first Idaho Vandal to receive All-American honors since John Yarno in 1976 and the first All-American from the WAC since Ryan Clady in 2007. Iupati was considered one of the best offensive guard available in the 2010 NFL Draft
11. Tony Knap – Anthony Joseph Tony Knap was an American football coach. He was the coach at Utah State University, Boise State University. He compiled a career college record of 143–53–4. Knap also worked as a school teacher and coach. The oldest son of Polish immigrants, Knap was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and graduated from Riverside High School, among his UI teammates were future head coaches and administrators Lyle Smith and Steve Belko. Other teammates included future Idaho athletic director Leon Green, and NFL pros George Iron Man Thiessen, Stonko Pavkov, Dean Green, Richard Truck Trzuskowski, and Hal Roise. As a senior in 1938, Knap was a second-team All-Coast selection at end, the Vandals broke to an early 3–0–1 start in 1938 and there was early talk of the Rose Bowl in the national press. Three conference losses later, the Vandals finished the season at 6–3–1, Idahos last winning season for a quarter century, Knap was also a pitcher and utility player for three seasons on the varsity baseball team, and a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After earning a degree in education in 1939, Knap became a high school teacher. While waiting for his commission following the outbreak of World War II. Knap served in the U. S. Navy, then returned to coaching after the war back in Idaho at Potlatch, near Moscow, and stayed with the Loggers until the summer of 1949. He attended a coaching clinic in 1949 in the Bay Area and was offered a head coaching position at Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg. Knap accepted and moved his family south to northern California and he stayed at the East Bay school for ten years, through the 1958 season. His overall record as a school coach was 109–22–6. Knap left Pittsburg to become an assistant coach at Utah State in 1959 under new coach John Ralston and he was credited with developing the big, agile lines which contributed to the Aggies rise to national prominence. One of those lineman was Merlin Olsen, a hall of famer in the NFL. His 1965 team was 8–2, but the Aggies slipped to 4–6 in 1966, with mixed support from his administrators, Knap resigned in January 1967 to accept a position with the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League. In rivalry games, his Utah State teams were 3–1 against BYU for The Old Wagon Wheel, the Lions had a woeful year in 1967, going 3–12–1 and finishing in last in the CFLs Western Division