Idaho Vandals Get, You Guessed It, Vandalized

Last weekend the University of Idaho football team had nearly $3,000 worth of practice equipment stolen from the program.

Robb Akey via The Wiz reports helmets, pads and footballs were among the items taken from the team’s Kibbie Dome home. Yes, it’s amusing that the school with the nickname “Vandals” was vandalized, but that isn’t the funniest part of the story.

That would be the comment from Idaho coach Robb Akey about the burglary:

“I’m assuming they must be out of Boise somewhere. I figure it must be somebody trying to makes some extra money to buy season tickets.”

Akey tossed in the joking dig at Boise no doubt in response to Boise State’s recent suggestion that the Broncos may drop the annual rivalry game between the two schools.

Last month Boise State President Bob Kustra said of the game:

It troubles me that the occasion of an annual football game causes the air waves and Internet to be full of disparagement of Boise State’s students, faculty and programs, year after year.

Kustra also characterized the culture on Idaho’s Moscow campus as “nasty” and “inebriated.

Broncos coach Chris Petersen has also made clear publicly that he’s no longer keen on playing games in Moscow.

With Boise State moving to the Mountain West Conference for the 2011 season, the series between WAC member Idaho and BSU is reportedly not likely to continue.

If Boise State fans indeed want a keepsake to remember the rivalry by, they probably should consider asking first.