Big Sky RUMORS & NEWS

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Jaron Nash given a sixth-year of eligibility at UND

    Grand Forks Herald "At the mid-major level of men’s college basketball, recruiting big men with athleticism is a difficult task. UND is well aware of that. But UND’s inside game got a boost Tuesday when the NCAA granted a waiver to 6-foot-8 Jaron Nash, allowing him to play one more season. Nash transferred to..." July 17

  • Jim Hayford gets new contract with Eastern worth $117,000 a year

    The Spokesman-Review "Eastern Washington University basketball coach Jim Hayford has a new five-year contract and a big raise, the school confirmed Friday. After agreeing in principle on a new deal, Hayford and the Eagles made it official this week with a five-year contract worth $117,000 a year, not including..." June 14

  • Montana hires Cal assistant DeCuire as coach, replacing Tinkle

    CBSSports.com "Montana has hired California assistant Travis DeCuire as its basketball coach, sources said Friday. An official announcement is expected before the end of the weekend. DeCuire will replace Wayne Tinkle, who recently was named head coach of Oregon State. A 1994 graduate of Montana, DeCuire..." May 30

  • Report: Montana guard Keron DeShields to transfer

    TheScore.com "Grizzlies junior guard Keron DeShields, who finished third on the team in scoring in 2013-14, is reportedly transferring out of the program. The 6-foot-2 guard is coming off his best college season, in which he shot nearly 50 percent from the field and better than 35 percent from deep." May 07

  • Arizona Wildcats fend off Weber State 68-59

    Arizona Republic "Arizona opened the NCAA tournament with a victory, exactly what a No. 1 seed is supposed to do. The way it happened, with that jittery start and ease-off-the-gas-pedal finish, the Wildcats will likely hear those upset picks even more now. Anxious early and a bit too comfortable late,..." March 21

  • Discipline helped Davion Berry thrive at Weber State

    The Deseret News "Nothing was sugar-coated for Davion Berry when he was considering transferring to Weber State three years ago. Then Weber standout Damian Lillard, a former AAU teammate of Berry’s back in Oakland, informed him that head coach Randy Rahe ran a tight ship with a lot of discipline and structure...." March 19

  • ‘Kitty’ Corps helps ‘Cats reach NCAAs

    Salt Lake Tribune "Weber State’s first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2007 is more than a reward for its seniors, exposure for the program and a chance to shock the basketball world. It’s a glimpse into the Wildcats’ future, which couldn’t be much brighter. Although Weber will start seniors Davion Berry,..." March 19

  • Montana State head coach Brad Huse resigns

    CBSSports.com "After a fourth straight losing season, Montana State head coach Brad Huse has resigned. The school announced the news on Tuesday afternoon, after a morning meeting between Huse and athletic director Peter Fields. "Brad offered his resignation during a meeting this morning, and I have..." March 19

  • Weber State Wildcats beat North Dakota for NCAA spot, Big Sky title

    Salt Lake Tribune "Kyle Tresnak scored 27 points and Davion Berry added 19 Saturday night to lead Weber State to a 88-67 victory over North Dakota in the championship game of the Big Sky Conference tournament. The top-seeded Wildcats secured their first berth in the NCAA tournament since 2007 with their third win..." March 16

  • The Madness Begins This Week At Stott As Vikings Think Post-Season

    GoViks.com "The calendar has turned to March, so let the madness begin. The madness is certain to occur this week at the Peter W. Stott Center as the Portland State Vikings will battle for their post-season lives against Weber State and Idaho State. The Vikings, at 9-9 in the Big Sky..." March 04

  • Big Sky Notebook: Winning is the common denominator for league MVP award

    Billings Gazette "How do you quantify “value” in college basketball? With stats? Clutch performances? The ability to make those around you better? In the Big Sky Conference it’s usually a combination of those factors, plus one overriding consideration — winning. Eight of the league’s past 10 Most Valuable..." February 25

  • Portland State 87, Eastern Washington 76: Vikings outshoot Eagles

    Oregonian "The Viking shooters warmed up in the second half and Portland State came away with an important Big Sky Conference road win at Eastern Washington, 87-76, on Monday. PSU made eight three-pointers and shot .607 from the field overall in the second half. The Vikings also hit 14-19 at the line..." February 25

  • First-half run propels Montana State men over North Dakota

    Billings Gazette "Flavien Davis scored 19 points and Marcus Colbert added 16 to help Montana State beat North Dakota 78-70 on Thursday night in Big Sky men’s basketball. Keyed by a couple of Stephan Holm 3-pointers and two big plays by Eric Norman, the Bobcats used a 15-3 run midway through the first half to..." February 15

  • Win streak puts Griz men back in the hunt

    Billings Gazette "The Montana Grizzlies have counterbalanced the bad with the good. The two-time defending Big Sky Conference men's basketball champions slumped through January, and at one point were mired below .500 and in the bottom third of the league standings. But with three victories last week, the Griz..." February 12

  • NAU hosts Weber State, Idaho State this week

    Fox Sports Arizona "The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will host Weber State at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and then will face Idaho State at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Walkup Skydome. The Weber State game will be shown on tape delay at 7 p.m. Friday on FOX Sports Arizona, which will air the Idaho State game live on..." January 29

  • Upshur scores 32 but NAU falls at Northern Colorado

    Fox Sports "Junior Quinton Upshur netted a career-high 32 points against Northern Colorado, but it wasn’t enough as Northern Arizona (8-10, 5-2 Big Sky) fell to the Bears 87-72 in a battle of the top teams in the Big Sky. The loss snapped the Lumberjacks’ four-game win streak. “We wanted to come in..." January 24

  • Former Iowa State guard K.J. Bluford headed to Northern Arizona

    College Basketball Talk "Just over two weeks after it was announced that he was leaving the Iowa State program in search of more playing time, junior guard K.J. Bluford has found a new home. Bluford announced via his Twitter account on Wednesday that he’ll be transferring to Northern Arizona, giving the Lumberjacks a..." January 16

  • Former Utah State center Carson Shanks headed to North Dakota

    College Basketball Talk "The plan for 7-footer Carson Shanks at Utah State was to redshirt this season, with the hope that the Minnesota native would gain some extra strength and as a result be able to compete with the more physical front courts of the Mountain West. However in December Shanks made the decision to..." January 16

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