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competing in the Football Championship Subdivision. Member institutions are located in the western United States in the nine states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington (state), Washington. Four affiliate members each participate in one sport. Two schools from California are football–only participants and two schools from the Northeastern United States, Northeast participate only in men's golf.


History

Initially conceived for the Big Sky was founded on July 1, 1963 with six members in four of the charter members have been in the league from its founding, and a fifth returned in 2014 after an 18-year absence. The name "Big Sky" came from the popular The Big Sky (novel), 1947 western novel by A. B. Guthrie Jr.; it was proposed by Harry Missildine, a sports columnist of the ''Spokesman-Review'' just prior to the founding meetings of the conference in Spokane, Washington, Spokane in February 1963, and was adopted with the announcement of the new conference five days later. Starting in 1968, the conference competed at the highest level (university division) in all sports except football (college division). The sole exception was Idaho Vandals football, Idaho, in the university division for football through 1977 Idaho Vandals football team, 1977 (except 1967, 1968). In 1974, half of the Big Sky's ten sports were dropped (baseball, skiing, swimming, golf, and tennis), leaving football, basketball, wrestling, track and cross country. Women's sports were added in 1988, moving from the women's–only Mountain West Athletic Conference (1982–88).


Fiftieth anniversary

The 2012–13 season marked the completion of a half century of athletic competition and a quarter century sponsoring women's collegiate athletics. Before the season the league introduced a new logo to celebrate this. The 25th season of women's athletics also marked a first for the league, as Portland State won the league's inaugural softball championship. From 1982 to 1988, women's sports were conducted in the Mountain West Athletic Conference. The Big Sky sponsors championships in sixteen sports, including men's and women's cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track and field, basketball, and tennis. There are also championships in football, and in women's volleyball, soccer, and softball. It is the only Division I all-sports conference that does not sponsor baseball.


Members


Full members


Affiliate members


Former members

;Notes: * Gonzaga, which has not fielded a football team since 1941, was a charter member in 1963.


Membership timeline

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NCAA Championships

NCAA Division I national championships as of 2021. † Northern Arizona is the only Big Sky program to win D1 team national titles outside of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).


Sports

As of the 2016–17 school year, the Big Sky sponsors championships in seven men's and nine women's NCAA sanctioned sports. Each core member institution is required to participate in all of the 13 core sports. Men's core sports are basketball, cross country, football, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, and tennis. Women's core sports are basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, tennis, and volleyball. Cal Poly Mustangs football, Cal Poly and UC Davis Aggies football, UC Davis participate as football-only affiliates, otherwise participating in the Big West Conference. Binghamton Bearcats, Binghamton and Hartford Hawks, Hartford are affiliates in men's golf only, otherwise participating in the America East Conference. Before the 2014–15 school year, the latter two schools had participated in men's golf alongside five full Big Sky members in the single-sport America Sky Conference. The return of Idaho brought the number of members participating in men's golf to six, which led to the Big Sky adding men's golf and absorbing the America Sky Conference.


Baseball

The Big Sky is unusual among Division I all-sports conferences in not sponsoring College baseball, baseball. The conference originally sponsored baseball in 1964, with all members participating. When Boise State Broncos#Baseball, Boise State and Northern Arizona arrived for the 1971 season, competition was split into two divisions of four teams each, with the winners in a best-of-three championship series. Montana State and Montana soon dropped the sport and by the 1973 season, only six teams remained but the divisions were kept, and Boise State moved over to the North Division for In May 1974, the Big Sky announced its intention to discontinue five of its ten sponsored sports. It retained football, basketball, cross-country, track, and wrestling, and dropped conference competition in baseball, golf, tennis, swimming, and skiing. Of the eleven Big Sky baseball titles, four each went to Idaho Vandals baseball, Idaho and Gonzaga Bulldogs baseball, Gonzaga, and three to Weber State Wildcats, Weber State. Gonzaga won the final title in 1974 over Idaho State in three games, after losing the first game in Pocatello. Southern division champion Idaho State chose to end its baseball program weeks following the conference's announcement, and Gonzaga, Idaho, and Boise State joined the new Northern Pacific Conference (NorPac) for baseball Boise State and Idaho competed in the NorPac for six seasons, then discontinued baseball after the :*Idaho Vandals baseball, Idaho (4) 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969 :*Gonzaga Bulldogs baseball, Gonzaga (4) 1965, 1971, 1973, 1974 :* Weber State (3) 1968, 1970, 1972 In 2016, North Dakota Fighting Hawks baseball, North Dakota announced in April that it was their last baseball season. Since then, only Northern Colorado Bears baseball, Northern Colorado and Sacramento State Hornets#Baseball, Sacramento State have competed in the sport, both as affiliate members in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Northern Colorado baseball will leave the WAC after the 2021 season for the Summit League.


Wrestling

Through the 1987 season, the conference sponsored wrestling. Boise State Broncos#Wrestling, Boise State and Idaho State Bengals#Wrestling, Idaho State dominated in most years, winning ten and eight conference titles, respectively. BSU won seven consecutive from 1974 to 1980. Montana State and Weber State also had some good years; Montana won their only conference title in the last year Big Sky sponsored the sport. :*Montana State Bobcats#Wrestling, Montana State (3) 1964, 1965, 1966 :*Idaho State Bengals#Wrestling, Idaho State (8) 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1984 :*Boise State Broncos#Wrestling, Boise State (10) 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986 :*Weber State (2) 1981, 1983 :*Montana Grizzlies and Lady Griz#Former sports, Montana (1) 1987 Boise State continued its wrestling program as an Pac-12 Conference#Former affiliate members, afilliate member of the Pac-12 Conference, Pac-10 Conference.


Men's sponsored sports by school

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Big Sky Conference which are played by Big Sky schools:


Women's sponsored sports by school

Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Big Sky Conference which are played by Big Sky schools:


Facilities


Basketball


Current NBA players

* Damian Lillard, Weber State


Conference rivalries

* Idaho Vandals, Idaho and Idaho State Bengals, Idaho State * Idaho Vandals, Idaho and Montana Grizzlies and Lady Griz, Montana * Idaho State University, Idaho State and Weber State Wildcats, Weber State * Montana Grizzlies and Lady Griz, Montana and Montana State Bobcats, Montana State * Weber State Wildcats, Weber State and Southern Utah Thunderbirds, Southern Utah * Eastern Washington Eagles, Eastern Washington and Montana Grizzlies and Lady Griz, Montana * Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, Northern Arizona and Southern Utah Thunderbirds, Southern Utah


Non-conference rivalries

* Weber State Wildcats, Weber State and Utah State Aggies, Utah State/Utah Utes, Utah/BYU Cougars, BYU/Utah Valley Wolverines, Utah Valley * Eastern Washington Eagles, Eastern Washington and Gonzaga Bulldogs, Gonzaga * Idaho Vandals, Idaho and Washington State Cougars, Battle of the Palouse * Idaho Vandals, Idaho and Boise State Broncos, Boise State * Idaho State Bengals, Idaho State and Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls, Wyoming * Montana Grizzlies, Montana and Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls, Wyoming * Montana State Bobcats, Montana State and Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls, Wyoming * Sacramento State Hornets, Sacramento State and UC Davis Aggies, UC Davis * Portland State Vikings, Portland State and Portland Pilots, Portland * Northern Colorado Bears, Northern Colorado and Colorado State Rams, Colorado State * Northern Colorado Bears, Northern Colorado and Denver Pioneers, Denver


2019 Home Game Attendance Averages

*1. Weber State 6,755 *2. Montana 4,234 *3. Montana St. 2,802 *4. Southern Utah 2,055 *5. Northern Colorado 1,650 *6. Idaho St. 1,441 *7. Portland St. 1,238 *8. Eastern Washington 1,152 *9. Northern Arizona 1,076 *10 Idaho 712 *11 Sacramento State 634


Rivalries


Protected football rivalries

As of May 2019, these rivalries are protected.


Conference


Non-conference


Commissioners

* Jack Friel (1963–71) * John Roning (1971–77) * Steve Belko (1977–81) * Ron Stephenson (1981–95) * Doug Fullerton (1995–2016) * Andrea Williams (2016–2018) * Ron Loghry (Interim) (2018) * Tom Wistrcill (2018–present)


Headquarters

* Pullman, Washington (1963–1971) * Boise, Idaho (1971–1995) * Ogden, Utah (1995–2019) * Farmington, Utah (2019–)


Big Sky championships


Big Sky men's basketball

*Prior to 1976, each NCAA regional had a Third place playoff, third place game (won 1969; lost 1972, 1975) *The only Big Sky team to reach the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament was 1976–77 Idaho State Bengals men's basketball team, Idaho State in 1977 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament#West region, 1977 *The only Big Sky team to earn a bye in the NCAA tournament was 1981–82 Idaho Vandals men's basketball team, Idaho in 1982 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament#West region, 1982 *Through 2021, the Big Sky has yet to have an at-large team in the NCAA tournament


Basketball championships (by school)


NCAA Tournament

Since 1968 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament#West region, 1968, the Big Sky champion has received a berth in NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, NCAA Tournament; the Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, conference tournament winner has been the representative since its introduction in 1976 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, 1976. The best finish by a Big Sky team came in 1977 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, 1977, when the Idaho State Bengals men's basketball, Idaho State Bengals of Jim Killingsworth advanced to the 1977 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament#West region, Elite Eight, with a one-point upset of UCLA Bruins men's basketball, UCLA in the Sweet Sixteen in Marriott Center, Provo, Utah. Two days later, the Bengals led UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball, UNLV by a point at halftime, but lost by seventeen and finished at Seeding was introduced in 1979 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, 1979 when it expanded to forty teams, and the highest seed granted a Big Sky team was in 1982 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, 1982: ranked eighth in the 1981–82 NCAA Division I men's basketball rankings, final polls with a record, the 1981–82 Idaho Vandals men's basketball team, Idaho Vandals under Don Monson were seeded third in the 1982 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament#West region, West regional. After a first round bye, they beat Lute Olson's 1981–82 Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team, Iowa Hawkeyes in nearby Beasley Coliseum, Pullman in overtime, but lost to second-seeded (and fourth-ranked) Oregon State Beavers men's basketball, Oregon State in the regional semifinals (Sweet Sixteen), also played in Provo. (Idaho had defeated OSU by 22 points in December in the Far West Classic at Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Portland, Oregon), Portland.) Other Big Sky teams that advanced to regional semifinals (Sweet Sixteen) include the 1968–69 Weber State Wildcats men's basketball team, Weber State Wildcats in 1969 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament, 1969 and 1972 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament, 1972, when the total field was 25 teams, and the 1974–75 Montana Grizzlies basketball team, Montana Grizzlies under Jud Heathcote in the 32-team field in 1975 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, 1975. The Griz fell to 1974–75 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team, UCLA by just three points, who went on to win another title in John Wooden's final year as head coach. (A year later, Heathcote was hired at 1976–77 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team, Michigan State with Monson as an assistant for the first two years; in his third season, the Spartans won the national title in 1978–79 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team, 1979.) Since 1982, only three teams from the Big Sky have advanced within the NCAA tournament, and none past the round of 32. Weber State won in 1995 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament#Southeast Regional – Birmingham, Alabama, 1995 and 1999 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament#West Regional – Phoenix, Arizona, 1999, coached by Ron Abegglen, and Montana in 2006 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament#Minneapolis Regional, 2006, led by alumnus Larry Krystkowiak. Prior to Idaho in 1982, the Big Sky had been seeded seventh (Weber State, 1979 & 1980; and 1980–81 Idaho Vandals men's basketball team, Idaho, 1981); the highest seed for the conference since 1982 is ninth (Weber State, 1983 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament#West region, 1983), and the highest since expanding to 64 teams in 1985 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, 1985 is twelfth (Weber State in 2003 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament#Midwest Regional — Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2003; Montana in 2006). Through 2021, the Big Sky has yet to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. The first National Invitation Tournament, NIT appearance for the conference was 1982–83 Idaho Vandals men's basketball team, Idaho in 1983 National Invitation Tournament, 1983; two Big Sky teams advanced to the NIT's round of 16: Weber State (1984 National Invitation Tournament, 1984) and Boise State Broncos men's basketball, Boise State (1987 National Invitation Tournament, 1987).


Big Sky women's basketball

*Mountain West Athletic Conference (MWAC) through 1988 season


Big Sky football titles

Season, conference record,MSU Bobcats.com
– 2009 media guide – Big Sky conference standings – p.93
and champion *1963 – (3–1) – *1964 – (3–0) – – won Camellia Bowl (1961–1980), Camellia Bowl *1965 – (3–1) – ^ and 1965 Idaho Vandals football team, Idaho *1966 – (4–0) – *1967 – (4–0) – *1968 – (3–1) – 1968 Idaho Vandals football team, Idaho, , and *1969 – (4–0) – 1969 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana *1970 – (5–0) – 1970 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana *1971 – (4–1) – 1971 Idaho Vandals football team, Idaho – ''(1971 Boise State Broncos football team, Boise State won Camellia Bowl (1961–1980), Camellia Bowl, UI was Div. I)'' *1972 – (5–1) – *1973 – (6–0) – 1973 Boise State Broncos football team, Boise State – ''Div. II semifinalist'' *1974 – (6–0) – 1974 Boise State Broncos football team, Boise State *1975 – (5–0–1) – 1975 Boise State Broncos football team, Boise State *1976 – (6–0) – 1976 Montana State Bobcats football team, Montana State – won NCAA Division II national football championship, Div. II national championship *1977 – (6–0) – 1977 Boise State Broncos football team, Boise State – had late regular season game, runner-up Northern Arizona invited to Div. II playoffs *1978 – (6–0) – – not invited to inaugural four-team I-AA playoffs – (independent 1978 Nevada Wolf Pack football team, Nevada selected from West) *1979 – (6–1) – – ''(1979 Boise State Broncos football team, Boise State (7–0) ineligible)'' – 1979 Nevada Wolf Pack football team, Nevada (5–2) to four-team I-AA playoffs *1980 – (6–1) – 1980 Boise State Broncos football team, Boise State – won NCAA Division I Football Championship, I-AA national championship *1981 – (6–1) – 1981 Idaho State Bengals football team, Idaho State^ – ''(also 6-1 – 1981 Boise State Broncos football team, Boise State'' – both to eight-team I-AA playoffs) – ISU won I-AA national championship *1982 – (5–2) – 1982 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana^, 1982 Idaho Vandals football team, Idaho, and ''(UM @ UI in twelve-team I-AA playoffs, excluded)'' *1983 – (6–1) – 1983 Nevada Wolf Pack football team, Nevada – ''I-AA semifinalist'' *1984 – (6–1) – 1984 Montana State Bobcats football team, Montana State – won I-AA national championship *1985 – (6–1) – 1985 Idaho Vandals football team, Idaho^ – ''(also 6-1 – 1985 Nevada Wolf Pack football team, Nevada'' – both to I-AA playoffs) *1986 – (7–0) – 1986 Nevada Wolf Pack football team, Nevada – ''I-AA semi-finalist'' *1987 – (7–1) – 1987 Idaho Vandals football team, Idaho^ – ''(also 7-1 – '' – both to I-AA playoffs) *1988 – (7–1) – 1988 Idaho Vandals football team, Idaho – ''I-AA semifinalist'' *1989 – (8–0) – 1989 Idaho Vandals football team, Idaho – ''(Montana – I-AA semifinalist)'' *1990 – (7–1) – 1990 Nevada Wolf Pack football team, Nevada – ''I-AA runner-up, defeated 1990 Boise State Broncos football team, Boise State in I-AA semifinals in 3OT'' *1991 – (8–0) – 1991 Nevada Wolf Pack football team, Nevada *1992 – (6–1) – 1992 Idaho Vandals football team, Idaho^ and – (both to I-AA playoffs) *1993 – (7–0) – 1993 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana – ''(1993 Idaho Vandals football team, Idaho – I-AA semifinalist)'' *1994 – (6–1) – 1994 Boise State Broncos football team, Boise State – ''I-AA runner-up – (1994 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana – I-AA semifinalist)'' *1995 – (6–1) – 1995 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana – won I-AA national championship *1996 – (8–0) – 1996 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana – ''I-AA runner-up'' *1997 – (7–1) – – ''I-AA semifinalist'' *1998 – (6–2) – 1998 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana *1999 – (7–1) – 1999 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana *2000 – (8–0) – 2000 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana – ''I-AA runner-up'' *2001 – (7–0) – 2001 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana – won I-AA national championship *2002 – (5–2) – 2002 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana, , and – (UM, MSU to I-AA playoffs, ISU excluded) *2003 – (5–2) – ^, 2003 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana, and – (all three to I-AA playoffs) *2004 – (6–1) – 2004 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana^ and – (both to I-AA playoffs) – ''UM – I-AA runner-up'' *2005 – (5–2) – ^, , and 2005 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana – (EWU, UM to I-AA playoffs, MSU excluded) *2006 – (8–0) – 2006 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana – ''FCS semifinalist'' *2007 – (8–0) – 2007 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana *2008 – (7–1) – 2008 Weber State Wildcats football team, Weber State^ and 2008 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana – (both to FCS playoffs) – ''UM – FCS runner-up'' *2009 – (8–0) – 2009 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana – ''FCS runner-up'' *2010 – (7–1) – 2010 Montana State Bobcats football team, Montana State^ and 2010 Eastern Washington Eagles football team, Eastern Washington – (both to FCS playoffs) – EWU won FCS national championship *2011 – (7–1) – 2011 Montana State Bobcats football team, Montana State and 2011 Montana Grizzlies football team, Montana^^ *2012 – (7–1) – 2012 Eastern Washington Eagles football team, Eastern Washington^, 2012 Montana State Bobcats football team, Montana State, and 2012 Cal Poly Mustangs football team, Cal Poly – (all three to FCS playoffs) *2013 – (8–0) – 2013 Eastern Washington Eagles football team, Eastern Washington – ''FCS semifinalist'' *2014 – (7–1) – 2014 Eastern Washington Eagles football team, Eastern Washington *2015 – (7–1) – 2015 Southern Utah Thunderbirds football team, Southern Utah *2016 – (8–0) – 2016 Eastern Washington Eagles football team, Eastern Washington – ''FCS semifinalist'' and 2016 North Dakota Fighting Hawks football team, North Dakota *2017 – (7–1) – 2017 Southern Utah Thunderbirds football team, Southern Utah^ and 2017 Weber State Wildcats football team, Weber State – (both to FCS playoffs) *2018 – (7–1) – 2018 Weber State Wildcats football team, Weber State^, 2018 Eastern Washington Eagles football team, Eastern Washington and 2018 UC Davis Aggies football team, UC Davis – (all three to FCS playoffs) - ''EWU – FCS runner-up'' *2019 – (7–1) – 2019 Weber State Wildcats football team, Weber State^ and 2019 Sacramento State Hornets football team, Sacramento State (both to FCS playoffs) ^ - winner of head-to-head matchup(s) in conference game(s) during the regular season. ^^ - vacated due to NCAA violations


Football championships (by school)


All-time school records by wins for current teams

This list goes through the 2020 season.


Overall Big Sky Conference champions


Basketball

*Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament *Big Sky Conference Women's Basketball Tournament


References


External links

* {{NCAA Division I FCS conference navbox Big Sky Conference, Sports in the Western United States Ogden, Utah Sports organizations established in 1963