Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Big Sky basketball blog is back!

Jonathan Reed did a fantastic job blogging about Big Sky Conference basketball for years. It was always clear Jon loved basketball, watched games and paid attention.

When he decided to step away after last season, though, following Big Sky hoops wasn’t the same. was always a great place to check out for coverage of the entire league, and Jon cranked out quality material week after week to keep us coming back.

Luckily, Jon has been kind enough to let me step in for the next month or so to write about the Big Sky as teams battle for postseason positioning in the conference’s first postseason tournament at a neutral site (less than a month away*).

It’s been a sensational season so far. Weber State’s Joel Bolomboy is an NBA-draft prospect, the Wildcats and Montana have established themselves as the frontrunners (nothing new there), Eastern Washington is the hottest team in the league and then we’ve got fourth-place Idaho State … what the heck are the Bengals doing two games above .500 in the middle of February (three words: hello, Ethan Telfair)?

What exactly can you expect on while Jon has left me in charge?

— Come here for links to coverage from across the Big Sky. There are a number of beat writers doing awesome work you should check out.

— I love rankings. Really, I love ‘em. I’m going to rank the Big Sky 1-12 every Tuesday, and I’ve got a couple other lists I’m excited to put together in the next month or so.

— On Thursdays and Saturdays, I’ll have a short preview of each game that night, plus links to the local news coverage, video and audio streams.

— And then just other stuff … we’ll figure it out as we go.

Let’s have some fun.

Kyle Franko

*obligatory #RoadtoReno


  1. This is great news! Thanks Jon and Kyle!

  2. Should we expect the blog to continue for the 16-17 season?