BOISE, Idaho -- University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob
Spear's flight options may have just opened up.
It's been almost a year since Spear declined to get on a Horizon
Air plane painted in rival Boise State's colors, vowing he would
board only after the company painted an aircraft for his Vandals.
On Monday, Spear finally got his wish.
Horizon Air has announced that a Q400 aircraft will be painted
in Idaho silver and gold. The plane will be available for service
in November, a year after Spear made headlines for declining to
board the Boise State plane.
In a statement, Spear called the Vandal plane a "bold
recognition of Idaho's flagship university."