The school's colors are silver and gold. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Vandals, and they participate in the NCAA's Division I, in the Big West Conference for most sports and the Division I-A Sun
Belt Conference for football. In 2005, the school will join the Western
Athletic Conference for all sports.Idaho has a major rivalry with Washington
State University, a school whose campus is located only a few miles to the west. It also has in-state rivalries with Boise State University and Idaho State University. Idaho also plays Montana every year in football, with the winner receiving the
"Little Brown Stein."