CONTACTING IDAHO MEDIA RELATIONS Becky Paull • Office 208-885-0245 •Cell 208-669-0411 • Fax 208-885-0255 • firstname.lastname@example.org Assistants • Spencer Farrin 208-885-7065 • Nick Heidelberger 208-885-0211 • www.GoVandals.com
SERIES: This is the first game between the Vandals and Fighting Sioux.
RECORDS & TIDBITS: Idaho is coming off an 8-5 season, which it capped with a thrilling victory to win the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl. The Vandals were 4-4 in the Western Athletic Conference – good for fourth. North Dakota was 6-5 overall in 2009 and finished second in the Great West Conference with a 2- 2 league mark. The Fighting Sioux play their home games at Alerus Center – one of 10 domed stadiums in college football (there are three FBS domed stadiums and seven FCS domed stadiums).
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Tom Morris continues as the Voice of the Vandals with Evan Ellis as his color commentator. KZFN is the flagship radio station on the Palouse with Boise’s KIDO serving as UI’s southern Idaho flagship. Complete radio and TV network lists are on page 4.
TELEVISION: The game is on Altitude TV (Dish Channel 410 or DirecTV 681). Doug Anderson will call the play-by-play with Brant Boyer providing the color commentary.
IDAHO COACH ROBB AKEY: Akey, Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year by Sporting News and Phil Steele’s College Football in 2009, came to Idaho in December 2007 after spending the previous eight seasons as an assistant coach at Washington State University. Akey is a 1988 graduate of Weber State University, which is where his coaching career was launched with an assistantship that ultimately included time as a defensive line coach, special teams coach and recruiting coordinator. In 1995, he was hired as linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Northern Arizona. He worked his way up to defensive coordinator and served in that capacity from 1996-98 before joining the Washington State University staff.
IDAHO’S CAPTAINS: The Vandals voted last spring to have senior quarterback Nathan Enderle serve as their offensive captain, for senior linebacker JoJo Dickson and senior defensive tackle Jonah Sataraka serve as their defensive captains, and for senior safeties Shiloh Keo and Brandon Artz to serve as special teams captains.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA COACH CHRIS MUSSMAN: Mussman is in his third season as head coach of the Fighting Sioux, although he has been at North Dakota since 1999. His UND career began with his serving as offensive line coach in 1999-2000 and continued with his taking over as offfen- sive coordinator (while continuing his offensive line duties) from 2001-04. He as the team’s assistant head coach and offensive coordinator from 2004 until being elevated to the head coaching position in 2008. Mussman began his coaching career at Minnesota, where he was from 1991-99.
VS. NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING SIOUX
CONTACTING UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA MEDIA RELATIONS Christy Kramer • Office 701-777-4210 •Cell 320-226-2420 • email@example.com Director Sean Johnson • 701-777-4210 • www.FightingSioux.com
GAME INFORMATION Sept. 2, 2010 6:07 p.m. Kibbie Dome 15,800 ~ RealGrassPro Moscow, Idaho Go Vandals Radio Network
WAC TV Network
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
(0-0 overall, 0-0 WAC)
at Colorado State
at Western Michigan
16 at Louisiana Tech *
23 vs. New Mexico State *
30 at Hawai`i *
vs. Nevada *
vs. Boise State *
at Utah State *
at Fresno State *
vs. San Jose State *
6 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 7:30 p.m.
1 p.m. 2 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
2 p.m. 6 p.m. Noon 7 p.m.
Western Athletic Conference game
All times Pacic and subject to change
(0-0 overall, 0-0 Great West Conference)
at Northern Illinois
at South Dakota *
Southern Utah *
at Cal Poly *
UC Davis *
at South Dakota St.
Great West Conference game