Idaho dismisses QB Blackman

The University of Idaho says two football players have been

dismissed for violating team rules and a third has been suspended

for violating athletic department policy.

The school announced Sunday that quarterback Dominique Blackman

and linebacker Conrad Scheidt have been kicked off the team. The

school also says tight end Taylor Elmo has been suspended.

Blackman started seven games this season for the Vandals,

passing for 230 yards a game with nine touchdowns. Scheidt started

three games, making nine solo tackles and assisting on 14


Athletic director Rob Spear fired coach Robb Akey on Oct. 21, a

day after the Vandals lost 70-28 to Louisiana Tech and fell to 1-7.

Idaho is coming off an off week, with its next game Saturday at

home against San Jose State.