MOSCOW - On Monday afternoon, students at the University of Idaho fought the dingy, hazardous air to open their fall 2018 school expedition. And along with some community members, they also battled for standing space on the SprinTurf for an upcoming Rodney Atkins show.

Inside the Kibbie Dome, though, there was another match going on, and it wasn't one concerning a multi-platinum recording pop-country act.