Looking Ahead to the Big Sky Tournament

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Re: Looking Ahead to the Big Sky Tournament

Post by MSU01 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:32 pm

Mrs TrackCat wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:35 pm
Does anyone know if any, or all the tournament games will be televised? Thanks!
This site has a nice summary of the TV/streaming options for the tournaments.

https://bigskyconf.com/tournaments/?id=542


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Re: Looking Ahead to the Big Sky Tournament

Post by Mrs TrackCat » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:42 pm

MSU01 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:32 pm
Mrs TrackCat wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:35 pm
Does anyone know if any, or all the tournament games will be televised? Thanks!
This site has a nice summary of the TV/streaming options for the tournaments.

https://bigskyconf.com/tournaments/?id=542
Thanks so much! I should have thought to look there.



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Re: Looking Ahead to the Big Sky Tournament

Post by bobcat99 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:55 am

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Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:16 am
I do like knowing in advance where the tourney will be.....far in advance just for the logistics planning. But certainly I do understand the home court advantage.

Since I was out of the area/country for many years I don’t know how the tourney logistics were managed in the past...especially if the champion was not determined until the last week or two of the season? In fact, didn’t the Bobcat women win the conference on the last game of the season just 2 or 3 years ago....now that would be some quick planning!

I however observe that today, facilities are used for many multi-functional events scheduled up to a couple years in advance. As an example, if we used the system of the conference champion hosting....then this year if the current men (Griz) and women (Cat) conference leaders were to prevail... then Bozeman and the MHAA working with the AA schools would have to figure how to accommodate the AA boys & girls tourney (scheduled in the Brick) and Big Sky women’s tourney the same week as well as all fans who need a place to stay from high schools and Big Sky colleges......all in just 4 short weeks.......Missoula and the MHAA working with Class C schools would start planning now to accommodate the Class C boys & girls tourney and the Big Sky men’s tourney simultaneously in Dahlberg in just 4 weeks in Missoula. Even if we look forward a year, Bozeman is currently on the hook to host the State C tourney next year the same week as the Big Sky tourney....but a year in advance (2021) would allow the Class C tourney to be moved to another city so Big Sky women tourney could be here based on our championship this year. This example does not include any concerts, track meets, large conferences, trade shows, speakers, etc that might be scheduled in the Brick well in advance.......so do Big Sky schools just start blocking out those dates on the calendar so those multi-million dollar facilities are idled those weeks in case we win the conference....and do we decline to host future High School State BB tourneys (I.e. rotate High School tourneys to Helena, Billings, Great Falls, Kalispell, Havre only)....Just a logistical challenge to address....can be done....but why???

I believe the trend is to move tournaments to neutral sites. Heck Coach Choate would even like semi-finals in football to move to a neutral site.
Choate wouldn't agree if we were hosting the semi-final game.

Besides, I think he was being facetious.



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Re: Looking Ahead to the Big Sky Tournament

Post by ilovethecats » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:12 am

bobcat99 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:55 am

Choate wouldn't agree if we were hosting the semi-final game.

Besides, I think he was being facetious.
Which he was 100% without a doubt.



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Re: Looking Ahead to the Big Sky Tournament

Post by LTown Cat » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:49 am

bobcat99 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:55 am
BobcatDel wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:16 am
I do like knowing in advance where the tourney will be.....far in advance just for the logistics planning. But certainly I do understand the home court advantage.

Since I was out of the area/country for many years I don’t know how the tourney logistics were managed in the past...especially if the champion was not determined until the last week or two of the season? In fact, didn’t the Bobcat women win the conference on the last game of the season just 2 or 3 years ago....now that would be some quick planning!

I however observe that today, facilities are used for many multi-functional events scheduled up to a couple years in advance. As an example, if we used the system of the conference champion hosting....then this year if the current men (Griz) and women (Cat) conference leaders were to prevail... then Bozeman and the MHAA working with the AA schools would have to figure how to accommodate the AA boys & girls tourney (scheduled in the Brick) and Big Sky women’s tourney the same week as well as all fans who need a place to stay from high schools and Big Sky colleges......all in just 4 short weeks.......Missoula and the MHAA working with Class C schools would start planning now to accommodate the Class C boys & girls tourney and the Big Sky men’s tourney simultaneously in Dahlberg in just 4 weeks in Missoula. Even if we look forward a year, Bozeman is currently on the hook to host the State C tourney next year the same week as the Big Sky tourney....but a year in advance (2021) would allow the Class C tourney to be moved to another city so Big Sky women tourney could be here based on our championship this year. This example does not include any concerts, track meets, large conferences, trade shows, speakers, etc that might be scheduled in the Brick well in advance.......so do Big Sky schools just start blocking out those dates on the calendar so those multi-million dollar facilities are idled those weeks in case we win the conference....and do we decline to host future High School State BB tourneys (I.e. rotate High School tourneys to Helena, Billings, Great Falls, Kalispell, Havre only)....Just a logistical challenge to address....can be done....but why???

I believe the trend is to move tournaments to neutral sites. Heck Coach Choate would even like semi-finals in football to move to a neutral site.
Choate wouldn't agree if we were hosting the semi-final game.

Besides, I think he was being facetious.
I've been wanting to say that on here for a month. If you watch the video he smiles when he says it. It was total tongue in cheek.



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Re: Looking Ahead to the Big Sky Tournament

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Re: Looking Ahead to the Big Sky Tournament

Post by Bobcat4Ever » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:57 am

Mrs TrackCat wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:35 pm
Does anyone know if any, or all the tournament games will be televised? Thanks!
Last year all of men’s and women’s games were on PlutoTV, except the men’s championship to which ESPN holds the rights. It might have been on ESPNU — that I do. It remember. I do remember streaming it using the ESPN streaming services. So I think you’ll be able to watch everything. You’ll enjoy Joe Cravens’ comments on the men’s side, and want to shut the sound off when Krista Redpath is expounding on the women’s side. If the ‘Cats are in the game, you’d never know it. No matter who is playing, she seems to start every monologue with “When I played for Montana...” The Big Sky really needs to review her work and replace her.

Update after seeing the link above: The games listed for Eleven Sports have in the past been carried by PlutoTV as well. PlutoTV has an Eleven Sports channel but none of the Eleven Sports Big Sky productions ever seem to be on it. I have no idea how Eleven Sports works, unless you have satellite service. Spectrum carried it for a little while but dumped it very quickly.

Bottom line — one way or another you should be able to watch all the tournament games.



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Re: Looking Ahead to the Big Sky Tournament

Post by Bobcat4Ever » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:13 am

Rich K wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:45 pm
Awesome! Absolutely awesome. Nice recruiting card to play. Keep winning. Climb the chart.

NOTE: The Mid-Major Poll is made up of teams from the following conferences: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast, Western Athletic.

The Big Sky voter is Seton Soboleski, Idaho State head coach.



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