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State of the WAC: WAC Winners and Losers

Nov 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured News, WAC Expansion & Realignment

State of the WAC – Part 3: WAC Winners and Losers The WAC realignment over the past few months has been filled with all sorts of drama. We’ve had a huge grab for regional power foiled at the last second by WAC members sabotaging from within. We’ve had recovery momentum build, new schools pledge allegiance […]

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South Dakota Passes on Big Sky, Will Join Missouri Valley for Football

Nov 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured News, Missouri Valley Expansion & Realignment, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

In a last second move suggested multiple times on this site, the University of South Dakota got their hail mary pass to keep them from leaving for the Big Sky. USD had appeared in line to join the Big Sky, following former Great West football partners Southern Utah and North Dakota as full members of […]

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Big Sky Expansion: Southern Utah & North Dakota Expected to Join Big Sky on Monday, South Dakota Could Follow

Oct 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Big Sky Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

Multiple sources have reported that on Monday, the Big Sky will announce the additions of Southern Utah and North Dakota as full members. South Dakota will/has received a formal invitation as well, but it is not yet confirmed that they have accepted. North Dakota had a scheduled campus visit set for next week for Summit […]

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What the Future Holds for the Summit League

Oct 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured News, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

Over the past decade, the Summit League received a much needed boost to it’s profile. As the Mid-Continent conference and then re-branded as the “Summit League”, the conference grew from being just a wayward home for new Division 1 upgrades, to a conference with a better defined regional footprint. And the individual schools that made […]

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More Potential Big Sky Developments, SUU Announcement?

Oct 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Big Sky Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

There’s been some chatter of talks involving the Big Sky and North Dakota, South Dakota and Southern Utah. And while UND is also speaking with the Summit League, there is now talk that perhaps as soon as Wednesday, the Big Sky could be making a move involving Southern Utah.  At the SUU Monday Coaches Luncheon, […]

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Big Sky Expansion Rumor: Southern Utah, South Dakota, North Dakota

Oct 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Big Sky Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

There’s been some chatter this week that the Big Sky could be expanding as soon as next week. At this time, this is completely unconfirmed. The specifics of the type of membership is unknown as well. Southern Utah has long sought full membership in the Big Sky, to align themselves with nearby schools NAU and […]

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The Summit League Football House of Cards

Sep 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured News, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

Summit League football has some huge obstacles: the Big Sky, the Missouri Valley Football Conference,and it’s own members. When the Summit League expanded into the Dakotas, some seeds of thought were planted about sponsoring football. You had Western Illinois as a conference member who had football in the MVFC. You had NDSU & SDSU then […]

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Source: Cal Poly & UC Davis to Join Big Sky for Football

Sep 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Big Sky Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

Add two more schools to the Big Sky stable. A source has told me that the Big Sky press conference and the Cal Poly press conference will reveal that both Cal Poly and UC Davis will be brought in a football only members in the Big Sky, bringing it’s membership for that sport to 11. […]

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Big Sky Cuts Costs

May 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Big Sky Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

Big Sky Conference basketball teams will play league games on Fridays and Saturdays next season as members try to trim costs for the 2009-10 school year.   The conference will also not allow air travel for road trips of under 450 miles and is reducing the Big Sky volleyball and tennis tournaments to four teams instead […]

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Big Sky Update…NAU developments

Feb 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Big Sky Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

A quick followup to the previous article about the Big Sky. On the CollegeSportsInfo.com forums, we’ve been looking at some developments with one of the schools: Looks like NAU must submit a proposed list of budget cuts of about $22 million for FY09(this school year)to the Arizona BOR by next Monday.Unclear whether any athletic programs […]

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