Thursday, January 19, 2012

North Dakota Still Hopes to Keep Rivalries

From The Dickinson Press, talking about how The University of North Dakota hopes to keep some of its rivalry games even when it enters the Big Sky conference:

The Big Sky season will give UND 20 games, leaving eight or nine nonconference dates.

And UND coach Brian Jones would like nothing better than to fill those dates with the likes of North Dakota State, South Dakota and South Dakota State.
It is interesting to note that according to the article, each Big Sky team will be playing 20 conference games, meaning there would be a home and home with the other 10 teams in the conference. That would only leave 8 or 9 non-conference games, which will make the athletic directors jobs easier, but could make it harder for teams to impress outside of the Big Sky.

There will be some changes in the conference next season, and it certainly is going to be interesting.

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