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The Big Sky announced on Monday that Southern Utah and North Dakota, a pair of NCAA Division II schools in the process of transitioning to Football Championship Subdivision status, have accepted invitations to join the Big Sky Conference.
I’ve included links to related stories below. South Dakota has also been offered an invitation and according to BSC commish Doug Fullerton, is likely to accept, which would bring the league to 14 football-playing schools and, according to Fullerton, force the Sky to break into two sub divisions.
Fullerton also said one might be able to figure out the likely 7-team division breakdowns by lookiing at a map and checking flight services into and out of the cities involved. I did, and I have my thoughts on how a North-South divisional setup might play out.
But I think we should all help out the Fullerton and the BSC athletic directors by leaving our own opinions on how a North-South split should shake down. So go ahead and weigh in here with your suggestions.
North teams? South teams?
Is adding Cal Poly and UC Davis to the football-only mix of the Big Sky Conference a good idea?
The Big Sky brass thinks so, and so do Eastern Washington athletics director Bill Chaves and his head football coach Beau Baldwin.
You can take an early look at the reaction story that will appear in Wednesday morning’s S-R here, and feel free to leave any comments you might on the BSC’s decision to expand on this post.
Eastern Washington’s athletic director Bill Chaves announced Tuesday morning that the school has extended the contract of Kirk Earlywine, the Eagles’ third-year head men’s basketball coach.
You can read more here.
I was unable to reach Eastern Washington’s athletic director Bill Chaves on Thursday night after learning of the Eagles’ agreement to play Washington State in football in 2012. But Chaves did issue this statement through EWU’s sports information department on Friday morning.
We would like to know how Eastern fans feel about this upcoming game, so feel free to leave your comments here.
Oregon State, with a lot of help from ESPN, is in the process of backing out of its contracted Sept. 4 football game against Eastern Washington in Corvallis, Ore., this fall.
Details are still being worked out for a nationally televised game between OSU and Texas Christian, instead. You can read more here and here. And you can read EWU athletic director Bill Chaves comments on the potential schedule change below in an unedited version of the reaction story that will appear in Thursday morning’s S-R.
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But EWU athletic director Bill Chaves said Earlywine has “resolved his personal issue,” and would rejoin the team in
Chaves and Earlywine both refused to comment further on the matter when reached by phone. But Earlywine, who watched Monday night’s game via a Boise State webcast and spent some time in his office in Cheney on Tuesday, said he expected to fly into Phoenix late Tuesday evening and conduct Wednesday and Thursday practice sessions with his team, which flew directly from Boise to Phoenix on Tuesday.