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Newspaper Rips University of Idaho a New One For Boise Shindig


In a blistering editorial in Sunday's edition of the Lewiston Tribune, the University of Idaho is ripped for kicking off its 125th anniversary in Boise instead of its Moscow home.

"UI leaders remain fixated on what Boise State enjoys—and (UI leaders) lack—urban-fed enrollment, access to the state's political and financial power centers and a winning football team," wrote the Tribune's editorial board. "So like a kid with an inferiority complex the UI comes to the capital city pointing out its seniority and taunting its junior rival as if BSU is some kind of comparative truck-driving school."

The Tribune instead suggested the UI officials hold a "low-key" Boise reception this week, but save the big celebration for Moscow.

"Too bad the UI fumbled that opportunity for its 125th year," wrote the paper. "Here's hoping someone in charge learns a thing or two for the 2039 observance."