Saturday, March 12, 2016

Idaho's Jon Newlee with strong comments to Idaho State fans

After Idaho defeated Idaho State 67-55 in the Big Sky women's basketball championship game, Vandals coach Jon Newlee gestured toward Bengal fans. It caused Idaho State athletic director Jeff Tingey to Tweet, "Class act. Idaho's Newlee came to the @ISUBengals fans post-game to gloat and celebrate...twice. They can have him."

In the video above, Newlee explained why he was upset with fans from Idaho State.

And here's a screen grab of Tingey's Tweet that has since been deleted.

For some additional background on Newlee's history with Idaho State, he is the school's second-winningest women's basketball coach with  93 career victories. Newlee was in Pocatello from 2002-07 and went 54-34 in the Big Sky Conference. He led the program to a conference tournament championship in 2007. Following the 2007-08 season and a berth in the WNIT, Newlee left ISU for Idaho.


  1. Sounds like a case of emotion and immaturity on either side of a fuzzy line, and bad decisions result all the way around.

  2. Big Sky women's basketball....WEEE WEEE WEEE...AHHH!!!