Idaho Vandals Football
The Idaho Vandals are a college football team that represents the University of Idaho. The Vandals currently compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of NCAA Division I. The Idaho football program began competing in 1893 and has played home games at the Kibbie Dome since October 1971, an outdoor stadium for four seasons until enclosed in 1975.
Idaho returned to Division I-A competition (now called the FBS) in 1996, though not officially a I-A program until 1997. The Vandals have won 9 conference championships, eight of which came in the Big Sky. Through the 2010 season, the Vandals have an all-time record of 437–548–26. They have played in two bowl games in their history, close victories in the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise in 1998 and 2009.
On August 18, 2012, Idaho was cleared to stay in the Football Bowl Subdivision as an independent, after the WAC will transition to a non-football playing Division I conference, after the 2012 season.
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