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Take Note: Ten Underrated Names to Watch in the Big Sky Conference in 2018-19

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Jalen Sanders and the Northern Colorado Bears enter the 2018-19 season on the heels of their 2018 CIT Championship, and they will be looking to carry that momentum into the new campaign. (Source: Joshua Polson – The Greeley Tribune)

SARNIA, Ont. — The Big Sky Conference has undergone some big changes this off-season.

For starters, the North Dakota Fighting Hawks are now officially members of the Summit League, leaving the Big Sky Conference after the 2017-18 season. North Dakota’s departure now puts the Big Sky at 11 teams for the upcoming season.

Many of the remaining teams will also look considerably different, as star players from across the league have moved on in their careers. Whether it was due to graduation or transfer, some familiar names have left the Big Sky Conference. With that said, there are now plenty of opportunities for new players to become the faces of the conference, and there are plenty of candidates around the league.

There are still star players in the league, but the Big Sky is home to some talented players who have flown under the radar so far in their respective careers. One in particular put up massive numbers a season ago, but barely grabbed attention from the national media.

Here are 10 returning players who will be names to know this season in the Big Sky Conference.

Note: Players like Ahmaad Rorie, Jordan Davis, Tyler Hall, and Michael Oguine weren’t listed because people should be familiar with their names by now. Continue reading Take Note: Ten Underrated Names to Watch in the Big Sky Conference in 2018-19

4th Annual #CCRMascotMayhem Challenge: Round of 64 Results

In the Round of 64, WuShock took home the highest number of votes out of the entire field, and established himself as one of the top contenders in the 4th Annual #CCRMascotMayhem Challenge.

CANMORE, Alta. — The 2017-18 season kicks off next month, as we are 40 days away from opening day on November 10th.

The excitement is starting to build, both on and off the court, for teams all across the country. Here at College Court Report, we try to drive school spirit across the nation in advance of each season, by virtue of our Mascot Mayhem Challenge.

As of late Sunday night, the field has been cut in half, with 32 mascots advancing to the Round of 32 after a week of voting. There were several surprises across the board, while a few mascots emerged as front-runners for this year’s crown.

Scroll down to see some highlights from the Round of 64, plus the full list of results at the bottom of the page.
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College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big Sky

Quinton Hooker is the reigning College Court Report Player of the Year, and will look to build off of his 20.1 point per game average from a season ago. (Source: North Dakota Athletics)
Quinton Hooker is the reigning College Court Report Player of the Year, and will look to build off of his 20.1 point per game average from a season ago. (Source: North Dakota Athletics)

With the exhibition season in full swing, and coming to a close early this week, that can mean only one thing.

The 2016-17 college basketball regular season is just around the corner!

Things get underway Friday, November 11th at Noon EST with the first regular season game of the season, and there will be a plethora of talent on display across all 32 conferences all season long.

Before the season gets started, we decided to hand out some preseason hardware, in the form of our Conference Player of the Year award and All-Conference Teams.

Along with that, we have the College Court Report All-Americans, and the Mid-Major Player of the Year Preseason Watch List. Links to all of the conference awards and the Watch List can be found at the bottom of each article.

Below, you can find the All-Conference Teams and Conference Player of the Year for the Big Sky Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big Sky

2016-17 Schedules: Montana Grizzlies

After a strong freshman campaign, Michael Oguine is one of several key players returning for the Montana Grizzlies in 2016-17. (Source: USA Today Sports) (Header Photo: Montana Athletics)
After a strong freshman campaign, Michael Oguine is one of several key players returning for the Montana Grizzlies in 2016-17. (Source: USA Today Sports) (Header Photo: Montana Athletics)

Montana Grizzlies

2015-16 Record: 21-12 (14-4 in Big Sky; 2nd)
Key Returnees: Michael Oguine, Walter Wright, Brandon Gfeller, Bobby Moorehead
Key Departures: Martin Breunig
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