Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Vandals in Scandal
The Idaho Vandals cheerleaders are at the enter of a scandal over the length of their uniforms. Fans of the University of Idaho's football team have complained that the two-piece cheerleader uniforms, consisting of a halter top and black skirt, are too skimpy. The dean of students, Bruce Pitman, defended the uniforms, saying that they were similar to NFL cheerleader uniforms, but backed down from the pressure one month into the school year.
From now on, the Idaho Vandals cheerleaders will be wearing black and silver halter tops and skirts six inches longer than before. Ironically, the new uniforms with more cloth cost only $2200, compared to the earlier, skimpier uniforms, which deducted $4200 from the school spirit squad fund.
Uniform fashion doesn't end with the Idaho cheer squad though. The football team was earlier forced to remove the university logo from the back of their pants after several complaints. The school athletic director, Rob Spears, said "nobody realized earlier how the logo would look."
The Idaho cheerleaders' earlier brush with fame came with tragedy. A cheerleader, Angelina Cabrera, died in a car accident after her car hit a patch of ice on Interstate 84. She was returning with her friends to their hometown of Payette, Idaho.
Idaho Vandals Cheerleader Photo Gallery
Idaho Vandals Cheerleaders
Idaho Cheerleaders in Modest Uniforms
New Idaho Vandals Skimpy Uniform
Idaho Cheerleader Fight
Idaho Logo on Seat of Football Pants