The Vandal Video Collection is a collection of 160+ digitized 16mm Film reels that are held by the Library's Special Collections & Archives.
User can browse the videos by date, location, and/or team. Thanks to Graham Warger for volunteering to digitize the original 16mm film reels. More information about the collection and its history can be found by clicking the about tab above.
Some highlights from the collection are linked and described to the right:
Amazing video of early Moscow, from the Admin Building to Main Street, followed by the earliest football game in the collection: USC vs. the Vandals.
University of Idaho vs. University of Southern California (Football), 10/30/1925
Location: Moscow, ID | Score:7 - 51 (L)More info ...
Vandals win by 36 Points in Boise.
University of Idaho vs. Boise State University (Football), 11/21/1992
Location: Boise, ID | Score:62 - 16 (W)More info ...
In an otherwise difficult season, the Vandals prevailed against Idaho State 84 to 82.
University of Idaho vs. University of Idaho State University (Basketball), 02/11/1978
Location: Moscow, ID | Score:84 - 82 (W)More info ...
In final game of the year, Vandals hold on to beat Northern Illinois by 1 at home.
University of Idaho vs. University of Northern Illinois (Football), 11/22/1975
Location: Moscow, ID | Score:25 - 24 (W)More info ... span>
The victory begins a streak of 14 straight Vandal Victories over the Broncos
University of Idaho vs. Boise State University (Football), 10/30/1982
Location: Boise, ID | Score:24 - 17 (W)More info ...
In a stunning upset, Vandals defeat the wildcats, stuffing Arizona on a 2 point conversion attempt towards the end of the game.
University of Idaho vs. University of Arizona (Football), 11/03/1962
Location: Tuscon, AZ | Score:14 - 12 (W)More info ...
Even with their starting quarterback out, Vandals thump the Beavers with strong defensive effort.
University of Idaho vs. Oregon State University (Football), 09/29/1984
Location: Moscow, ID | Score:41 - 22 (W)More info ...
First Year Coach Wayne Anderson carried off the court.
Vandals vs. Washington State University (Basketball), 12/21/1966
Location: Pullman, WA | Score: 49 - 47 (W)More info ...
The victory marks the foureenth year in a row the vandals beat Boise State.
University of Idaho vs. Boise State University (Football), 11/23/1996
Score:64 - 19 (W)More info ...
In last game of the season, the Vandal defense comes up big with a goal line stand in the final minute to hold on for the 28-24 win over Boise State.
University of Idaho vs. Boise State University (Football), 11/23/1991
Location: Moscow, ID | Score: 28 - 24 (W)More info ...
About the Vandal Video Collection
Official Site of Vandal Athletics
About the Original Collection
The Collection on Vandal Training and Scouting Films spans the years 1925 to 1997, covering both football and basketball games, with the bulk of these having been recorded in the 1970s. The training and scouting films and tapes were transferred to the University of Idaho Library by the Athletic Department and Vandal Boosters between 1984 and 2000.
Professional cinematographers shot the footage for the purposes of instruction and scouting. None of the original footage includes audio because audio was unnecessary for their purposes. Each video is identified by game date because the original footage identified them as such. However, in some instances, only portions of a game, such as special teams plays, were recorded.
The cinematographers often recorded and developed the films themselves, using the local labs at away games. They then broke these films into offensive and defensive reels for the coaches to use, and the original film went with the head coach for the subsequent Vandal Boosters meeting. This footage was also used to show both the football and basketball games highlights on Idaho and Washington Television stations.
About the Digital Collection
The films and tapes of the Vandal Training and Scouting Films Collection were transferred to digital format and saved on DVDs by volunteer Graham Warger in 2010 and 2011. The digital videos seen here were ripped from Warger's DVD digitizations of the original 16mm film, assigned metadata according to location, outcome, date and other information pertinent to each contest. These digital videos were then uploaded to YouTube for web viewing.
Intercollegiate athletics at the University of Idaho began less than one year after the University opened its doors in 1892. On June 6, 1893, Idaho students competed against those from nearby Washington Agricultural College in various track and field events. A year later, Idaho and the same opponent met on the gridiron where Idaho won with a score of 10-0. Idaho's first basketball game was played in 1906; as with football, the opposing team was from Washington's land-grant university in Pullman, Washington State College. By 1921, the nickname "Vandals," which originally had been applied to the basketball team only, was used to describe all of Idaho's sports teams.
Digitization: Graham Warger
Metadata and Digital Video Work: Andrew Rowe, Susanna Daniels, and Kevin Dobbins.
About the Map and Timeline Features
We create our maps and timelines using Google Fusion Tables and Simile Timeline web applications. The locations and dates have been assigned to these items with access in mind, not absolute accuracy, and should thus be regarded as approximate in most cases.
If you are interested in the accuracy of a date or location, click on the photo and check to see if the date or location is listed in the title or description field. If it is, you can be fairly confident in the date and/or location; if it's not, we have assigned that information using our own knowledge of the collection and the area.
If you notice any errors, please send an email with your correction(s) and the url of the problem image to email@example.com, or click on the link at the bottom of the information window that pops up when you click on a spot on the map. That link will take you to this form, where you can enter your information.
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