Also under consideration at the Big Sky gathering, which runs through Wednesday, are proposals to:
- Withdraw from the basketball Game of the Week contract with Altitude;
- Make Idaho State the permanent host site for the indoor track and field championships.
- The Missoulian also reports (http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2009/05/18/sports/zsports03.txt that the proposal to play men's and women's conference basketball games on Friday-Saturday nights, rather than the current Thursday-Saturday format, is still on the table.
Already approved by the conference were motions to reduce the volleyball and tennis conference championships from 6 to 4 teams; suspending the RPI requirements for basketball scheduling; and doing away with the annual Big Sky Conference football summer kick-off meetings in Park City, Utah.
We'll keep you posted as we hear more from the Big Sky meetings this week.
Speaking of Budgets:
Boise State announced last week that is cutting $750,000 from its athletic department budget, largely by eliminating three positions and not filling other open slots. The cuts are less than 3 percent of BSU's over-$29 million athletic department budget.
Here's a link to the Idaho Statesman story on the cuts: http://www.idahostatesman.com/sports/story/772169.html
And thanks for being a Bengal fan -- it aint' always easy, but it's always fun. l