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Jason Eck

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Vandals extend Eck through 2028 football season
June 13, 2024 1:14 a.m.

Vandals extend Eck through 2028 football season

"We are very pleased with the progress our program has made in our first two years," Eck said. "We are not content. Our sights are set on bringing a championship to Moscow. My family and I love the University of Idaho and this community. We are grateful to President Scott Green and Terry Gawlik for this contract extension to remain here."

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Shopping close to home, and its impact on the transfer portal
April 25, 2024 1:25 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Shopping close to home, and its impact on the transfer portal

“I do think when you have more of a tie to the area, I think that can increase your chances of keeping a really good player who could have gone (in the portal),” said Eck, whose Vandals play their spring football game Friday at 6 p.m. at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow.

And the winners are … Athletes, coaches, teams honored at North Idaho Sports Banquet
April 7, 2024 1:25 a.m.

And the winners are … Athletes, coaches, teams honored at North Idaho Sports Banquet

Along with athletic performance honors, the fourth annual Duane Hagadone High Character Award winners were announced at the banquet. This award goes to a nominated female and male athlete from each school. It is named after Duane Hagadone, who founded the North Idaho Hall of Fame 62 years ago. In defining the award, it recognizes a student-athlete who excels in the classroom and as a teammate, has outstanding work ethic and integrity, displays sportsmanship and true character in all walks of life, and is just an all-around good individual. Civic and community involvement is a bonus.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: The connection between Eck and Choate
February 25, 2024 1:30 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: The connection between Eck and Choate

“He’ll do a good job there,” Eck said. “It’s funny, when you get a head coaching job, you get a lot of people who contact you and recommend people that you should hire. And once in a while, someone recommends a guy and says, ‘Oh, I love this guy, hire him,’ and then the guy that recommends him gets a job and doesn’t hire the guy he recommended. But I respect Jeff; he recommended one or two guys to me, when I got hired at Idaho, and I didn’t end up hiring them, but, sure enough, now he’s at Nevada, he’s hired those guys. So that puts some credibility with him.

Vandals open spring football practice today
March 28, 2023 1:05 a.m.

Vandals open spring football practice today

It is the first of 13 practices that culminate in the annual spring game which is slated for Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Vandals coach on scholarships, taking the next step ... and much more
February 5, 2023 1:30 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Vandals coach on scholarships, taking the next step ... and much more

Press sports editor Mark Nelke sits down with Idaho football coach Jason Eck during a recent visit to Coeur d'Alene.