Looking Ahead to the Big Sky Tournament

Discuss anything and everything relating to Bobcat Basketball here.

Moderators: rtb, kmax, SonomaCat

MSU01
Golden Bobcat
Posts: 4000
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:21 pm

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


Go Bobcats! 24-17 31-23 29-25 48-14

Mrs TrackCat
BobcatNation Redshirt
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:50 am

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.



bobcat99
BobcatNation Hall of Famer
Posts: 3654
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:11 am

Re: Looking Ahead to the Big Sky Tournament

Post by bobcat99 » 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.



ilovethecats
Golden Bobcat
Posts: 4193
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:12 pm

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.



User avatar
LTown Cat
Golden Bobcat
Posts: 5130
Joined: Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:26 pm
Location: Lewistown, MT

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.



Post Reply