Eastern Washington (6-0) 3-0 Last Week: Team 1 2 3 4 F EWU 22 21 10 10 63 UNC 3 7 7 0 17 This Week: vs. Idaho 12:30pm MT How to Follow: ESPN+, EWU Radio: 700-AM ESPN & 105.3-FM in Spokane/Cheney Fearless Prediction: The rivalry resumes on the inferno this weekend as a bipolar […]
Eastern Washington (4-0) 1-0 Last Week: Win @ Southern Utah 50-21 This Week: vs. Montana 8:30pm MT How to Follow: ESPN2, EWU Radio: 700-AM ESPN & 105.3-FM in Spokane/Cheney Fearless Prediction: What very well could be the FCS Game of the Year is happening this Saturday in Cheney, WA. An electric EWU offense will meet […]
The Big Sky Conference made plenty of headlines during out-of-conference play with four wins against FBS competition. While the Big Sky top performers stole the show the conference enjoyed the faces of new transfers, starting quarterbacks, and headline-worthy coaches. Now that the Big Sky’s schedule turns inward for conference competition what can we expect for conference play? If it is anything close to the spring season, C-H-A-O-S.
Heading into Week Three of the FCS schedule there has already been a fair amount of chaos and history that has been made. What lies in wait for the remaining out of conference games?
The Big Sky Conference plays a full slate of football games on a somber National Holiday.
The Big Sky Conference showed up for a fight against the FBS competition.
Weber State at #24 Utah (FBS) CSJ Season Preview: Weber State Weber State begins their season in SLC as they take on the PAC 12 “tough guys”. Utah has sent a healthy amount of players onto the NFL and have been very competitive in the PAC 12 in recent years. Weber State will an uphill […]
ith a strong Spring resume and a good culture that Hawkins has established in Davis, CA the Aggies have a great chance to make another good run towards the top of the Big Sky.
Weber State is coming into the season with a four-time conference title they look to defend vigorously.
Sacramento State had a magical 2019 championship run, but the Hornets have not played since then.
The top recruiting class from just a few years ago seems to be on of mostly duds. Can the Vikings set sail for a legacy bigger than their high school home field?
One of the biggest headlines in the FCS was lost behind the dust of the Spring headlines. Ed McCaffrey (NFL veteran and 3-time Super Bowl Champ) is the new head coach of Northern Colorado.
The Lumberjacks know how to defend the dome, but can they go on the offense successfully?
The Big Sky and Mountain West Conference see their first action of the season when Southern Utah travels to San Jose State at 9pm PT.
The Heartbreak Kids were five drives away from a 6-0 season in the Spring.
Montana State opted out of the Spring Season and chose to only do an inter-squad spring game. Despite being out of competition for a year the Bobcats are loading up and have a host of hungry seniors ready to have a last hurrah. Between Isiah Ifanse, Lewis Kidd, Troy Andersen, and North Carolina State transfer […]
Montana may have opted out of the spring season, but their two-game schedule of Central Washington and Portland State had tremendous results of 56 points and 41 points margins of victory. The powerhouse from Missoula is trying desperately to reclaim relevance and a conference title under Coach Hauck. Despite their best efforts, Weber State has […]
Tyler Vander-Waal is the first quarterback worthwhile watching since Tanner Gueller was at the helm with his brother Mitch. The Bengals new dynamic duo of Vander-Waal and Tanner Conner is one of the more electric combos in the Big Sky Conference. Vander-Waal averages 323.5 yards through the air per game and Conner accounts for 114.2 […]
Paul Petrino and company were eight points away from being 0-6 in the spring season. The Vandals out-schemed EWU in the first game of the season, but their only other win would be a one-point escape from the clutches of Southern Utah.
Can the Eagles send Barriere onto his pro aspirations with a conference title or better this season?
There is no way to sugarcoat just how awful the Mustangs performed in Spring. While every single team in the nation had a weird season there are few sympathies allowed for Beau Baldwin who is a proven program builder. A new coach, new quarterback, and new offense were simply too much for Cal Poly to […]
This fall will be a chance to revamp the entire resume of the Big Sky as the craziness of opt-outs and forfeits should be behind us.
For a second year in a row only six former FCS players were selected in the NFL Draft. This year seemed to be even more small-minded of the NFL as they stuck to drafting five from the Missouri Valley, including three former NDSU Bison, and one from the Southland Conferences. While the NFL was timid […]
Sam Houston State defeated South Dakota State 23-21 to complete a perfect season and National Championship win. After a long awaited FCS National Title game we finally have a winner to crown from this crazy season. The teams who made it to the playoffs suffered through opt outs, cancelled games, players going through numerous tests, […]
These two Missouri Valley Football Conference foes have survived a tough conference schedule and the first round of the playoffs. Southern Illinois will be looking for the upset of the playoffs and revenge against the Jackrabbits for their 44-3 loss earlier in the year.
The Big Sky crashed out of the spring FCS Playoffs, with Weber State and Eastern Washington losing early leads in two defeats.
The Big Sky Conference earned two bids for the Football Championship Subdivision Playoff bracket. Eastern Washington will travel to Fargo, North Dakota to face the Bison and Weber State will play host to the Southern Illinois Salukis. Both Big Sky teams drew stiff Missouri Valley Conference competition that will provide sufficient challenges for being able […]
The Big Sky Conference saw another competitive week of action as each contest was decided by one possession. Idaho State took Weber State to the brink of losing the outright conference title.
The Big Sky conference’s season is coming to a close and some serious questions have yet to be answered before the playoffs.
Another close week made waves across the Big Sky as Weber State holds on late in the fourth quarter, Eastern Washington improves their resume for an at-large playoff spot, and Idaho crumbles in the Battle of the Domes. How long can we make excuses for Weber State’s close games? EWU took another step towards playoffs, […]
This week was full of surprises and highlights in the Big Sky, including a Sports Center Top Play of Weber State winning by a 50-yard Hail Mary throw to Justin Malone. In a week that should have been “blowout week” all but one contest was way closer than it should have been. In fact, those […]
UC Davis came ready to bring the Golden Horseshoe Trophy back home with them to Aggieland. The 73-24 domination of Cal Poly was unexpected and a huge red flag sent to the Aggies’ remaining opponents of Idaho State, Eastern Washington, and Cal Poly, again. Hunter Rodrigues and company started hot against Weber State, but faltered […]
In one of the more normal weeks of college football the Big Sky saw a trio of close contests at four, five, and ten point differences. Weber State outlasted a gutsy performance from UC Davis. Southern Utah pulled far enough away from Cal Poly before they started to awaken. And Eastern Washington stormed back from […]
This week will feature three Big Sky contests again missing the full slate once again due to COVID protocols. Nevertheless, there are some significant measuring stick games this weekend. NAU vs. EWU should provide clarity on two above average teams looking to play spoiler or beyond. UC Davis vs. Idaho may shed some light on […]
In a week of chaos and controversy around the FCS we saw the Big Sky feature one of the top headlines. Undoubtedly, the top headline was the end of the North Dakota State winning streak, but a close second was the “missed” field goal during the Eastern Washington/ Idaho game. For those who missed it, […]
The Big Sky Conference starts their six week conference only schedule this weekend. The teams opting not to play include Sacramento State, Montana, Montana State, Portland State, and Northern Colorado. The rest of the conference looks to navigate the six game schedule into an automatic qualifying position or an at-large big for the abbreviated 16 […]
The Big Sky plans for a six-game conference-only schedule with two open weeks (March 20th & April 17th). In the time leading up to that, there has been a lot of changes in staff and players, with plenty of time for more chaos.
The college football landscape is a fluid bed of magma that constantly changes. Television contracts of major FBS conferences are up for renewal in the coming years and a potential realignment is on the not-so-distant horizon. Closer to the home of the FCS is a potential revitalization of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) offering football […]
Writers across the nation struggle with the fact that all their work may be all for naught. Athletes worry their off-season efforts and senior years may be futile. And fans have fleeting hope whether some football or none will be played in the fall. This pandemic has emotions heightened, tempers flaring, and heartache growing, yet […]
Dear NFL, Why? Why was there such a distrust of the FCS in this year’s NFL Draft? What was it that made the FCS so undesirable?– Bad grades from scouts?– Coaches worried about the strength of the schedule?– GM/Owners worried about the “lower division” talent? The previous low was 13 picks last year. A new […]
This year’s NFL draft did not go as well as expected for FCS players, but the Big Sky Conference still had 11 players earn undrafted free agent contracts (UDFA). It may have been an impact of the current pandemic situations that hampered the dreams of small school recruits. At the same time, there was a […]
While our lives are put on hold by COVID let’s get a discussion piece going. FCS players are often discounted as a lower division athlete. I thought it might paint a clearer picture of the FCS player contributions by making this list. Hopefully, NFL teams will continue to see the value of FCS players in […]
Colorado Sees Three New College Coaches, Who Comes Out on Top? Northern Colorado and Colorado State planned on having new coaches this year, but the University of Colorado did not. Instead, three of the four Division I football programs will have new faces at the helm. After Mel Tucker’s surprise departure for Michigan State’s boat-load […]
GREELEY, CO – The University of Northern Colorado Bears football team signed 20 players for the new season. In a town that once saw back-to-back National Championships (Division II) in football success has been asleep at best. Since the premature jump to Division I (FCS) to save the university of financial disaster, the football team […]
What: FCS National Championship Where: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas When: Sunday, January 11, 2020, at 12 p.m. TV Channel: ABC Unfortunately, not all of our teams can make the national championship game as only two teams are eligible. That means 116 teams (126 total, minus these two, minus the Ivy teams – 8) are […]
Georgia State Panthers vs. Wyoming Cowboys When: Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 at 2:30 pm. MT Where: Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona How to Follow: ESPN, KFBC 1240 AM (Wyoming radio) The Arizona Bowl will feature two 7-5 teams looking to end the year on a high note and holding a trophy. The Arizona Bowl is […]
Air Force vs. Washington State When: Friday, December 27th at 10:30 pm. ET Where: Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona How to Follow: ESPN, 104.3 The Fan (Falcon Radio), KIRO 710 (Cougar Radio) This bowl has gone by many names since its inception in 1989. Previously it has been called The Copper Bowl, The Insight Bowl, […]
Alcorn State vs. North Carolina A&T When: Saturday, December 21st, 2019 at 12 pm. ET Where: Mercadez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia How to Follow: ABC (TV), WSJS Sports Hub Radio (NCAT), 91.7 FM WPRL The Gold (Alcorn) The Celebration Bowl has been around for 5 years, but what it represents has been around since the […]
Florida International University vs. Arkansas State When: Saturday, December 21st, 2019 at 5:30 pm ET Where: Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama How to Follow: ESPN, 107.9 FM (KFIN Arkansas State Radio), 790 AM (Panther Radio) The Camellia Bowl is a bowl slated for a Mid American Conference team and a Sun Belt Conference team to […]
UCF Knights vs. Marshall Thundering Herd PC: Gasparilla Bowl Twitter When: Monday, December 23rd, 2019 at 2:30 pm ET Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, FL How to Follow: ESPN, 740 AM/ 96.9 FM The Game (UCF radio), Marshall Football Radio via TuneIn The Gasparilla Bowl (formerly the St. Petersburg Bowl) was founded in […]