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Big Sky Conference
Established: 1963
Big Sky Conference logo

NCAA Division I
Members 9
Sports fielded 15 (men's: 7; women's: 8)
Region Western United States
Headquarters Ogden, Utah
Commissioner Douglas Fullerton (since 1995)
Website http://www.bigskyconf.com
Locations
Big Sky Conference locations

The Big Sky Conference (or BSC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I, with football competing in the division I Football Championship Subdivision. The BSC was founded in 1963. Member institutions are located in the western United States in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Contents

Charter (original) members

Current members (and year joined)

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Endowment Nickname Year Joined
Eastern Washington University Cheney, Washington 1882 Public 9,232 $52 million Eagles 1987
Idaho State University Pocatello, Idaho 1901 Public 13,802 $37 million Bengals 1963
University of Montana Missoula, Montana 1893 Public (University of Montana System) 13,352 $123 million Grizzlies 1963
Montana State University Bozeman, Montana 1893 Public (Montana State University System) 12,250 $76 million Bobcats 1963
Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona 1899 Public 18,824 $89 million Lumberjacks 1970
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado 1889 Public 12,392 $110 million Bears 2006
Portland State University Portland, Oregon 1946 Public (Oregon University System) 24,284 $42 million Vikings 1996
California State University, Sacramento Sacramento, California 1947 Public (California State University System) 27,972 $19 million Hornets 1996
Weber State University Ogden, Utah 1889 Public 23,335 $53 million Wildcats 1963
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Membership timeline

Conference facilities

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity
Eastern Washington Woodward Field 12,000* Reese Court 6,000
Idaho State Holt Arena 12,000 Holt Arena and Reed Gym 8,000 (Holt Arena)
3,040 (Reed Gym)
Montana Washington–Grizzly Stadium 25,203 Dahlberg Arena 7,500 Ogren Park Allegiance Field 3,500

Lindborg-Cregg Field 2,200


Montana State Bobcat Stadium 15,000 Worthington Arena 7,250
Northern Arizona Walkup Skydome 15,000 Walkup Skydome 8,000
Northern Colorado Nottingham Field 8,500 Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion 4,500 Jackson Field 2.000
Portland State PGE Park 20,000 Stott Center 1,500
Sacramento State Hornet Stadium 21,195 Colberg Court 1,200 Hornet Field 1,267
Weber State Stewart Stadium 17,500 Dee Events Center 12,000 Lindquist Field 5,602

(*) Denotes 10,000 seat capacity, 12,000 with seats at south end-zone.

Locations of current Big Sky Conference full member institutions.

Rivalries - Basketball

Conference

Non-conference

Rivalries - football

Conference

Non-conference

Former members (and years of membership)

Commissioners

  • 1963 – Jack Friel
  • 1971 – John Roning
  • 1977 – Steve Belko
  • 1981 – Ron Stephenson
  • 1995 – Doug Fullerton

Headquarters

Big Sky championships

Big Sky men's basketball

Season Regular Season Champion Tournament Champion
1964 Montana State no tournament
1965 Weber State no tournament
1966 Weber State, Gonzaga no tournament
1967 Gonzaga, Montana State no tournament
1968 Weber State no tournament
1969 Weber State no tournament
1970 Weber State no tournament
1971 Weber State no tournament
1972 Weber State no tournament
1973 Weber State no tournament
1974 Idaho State no tournament
1975 Montana no tournament
1976 Weber State, Boise State, Idaho State Boise State
1977 Idaho State Idaho State
1978 Montana Weber State
1979 Weber State Weber State
1980 Weber State Weber State
1981 Idaho Idaho
1982 Idaho Idaho
1983 Weber State, Nevada Weber State
1984 Weber State Nevada
1985 Nevada Nevada
1986 Northern Arizona, Montana Montana State
1987 Montana State Idaho State
1988 Boise State Boise State
1989 Boise State Idaho
1990 Idaho Idaho
1991 Montana Montana
1992 Montana Montana
1993 Idaho Boise State
1994 Weber State, Idaho State Boise State
1995 Weber State, Montana Weber State
1996 Montana State Montana State
1997 Northern Arizona Montana
1998 Northern Arizona Northern Arizona
1999 Weber State Weber State
2000 Montana Northern Arizona
2001 CS-Northridge CS-Northridge
2002 Montana State Montana
2003 Weber State Weber State
2004 Eastern Washington Eastern Washington
2005 Portland State Montana
2006 Northern Arizona Montana
2007 Weber State, Northern Arizona Weber State
2008 Portland State Portland State
2009 Weber State Portland State
2010 Weber State Montana

Big Sky Women's Basketball

Season Tournament Champion Tournament Runner-Up
1983 Montana Weber State
1984 Montana Eastern Washington
1985 Idaho Montana
1986 Montana Eastern Washington
1987 Eastern Washington Montana
1988 Montana Eastern Washington
1989 Montana Idaho
1990 Montana Idaho
1991 Montana Montana State
1992 Montana Boise State
1993 Montana State Montana
1994 Montana Boise State
1995 Montana Montana State
1996 Montana Weber State
1997 Montana Montana State
1998 Montana Northern Arizona
1999 CS Northridge Portland State
2000 Montana CS-Northridge
2001 Idaho State Montana
2002 Weber State Montana State
2003 Weber State Montana State
2004 Montana Idaho State
2005 Montana Weber State
2006 Northern Arizona Weber State
2007 Idaho State Northern Arizona
2008 Montana Montana State
2009 Montana Portland State

Big Sky football (titles)

  • 1963 Idaho State
  • 1964 Montana State
  • 1965 Idaho and Weber State
  • 1966 Montana State
  • 1967 Montana State
  • 1968 Idaho, Montana State and Weber State
  • 1969 Montana
  • 1970 Montana
  • 1971 Idaho
  • 1972 Montana State
  • 1973 Boise State
  • 1974 Boise State
  • 1975 Boise State
  • 1976 Montana State
  • 1977 Boise State
  • 1978 Northern Arizona
  • 1979 Montana State
  • 1980 Boise State
  • 1981 Idaho State
  • 1982 Montana
  • 1983 Nevada
  • 1984 Montana State
  • 1985 Idaho
  • 1986 Nevada
  • 1987 Idaho
  • 1988 Idaho
  • 1989 Idaho
  • 1990 Nevada
  • 1991 Nevada
  • 1992 Idaho and Eastern Washington
  • 1993 Montana
  • 1994 Boise State
  • 1995 Montana
  • 1996 Montana
  • 1997 Eastern Washington
  • 1998 Montana
  • 1999 Montana
  • 2000 Montana
  • 2001 Montana
  • 2002 Montana, Montana State and Idaho State
  • 2003 Montana, Montana State and Northern Arizona
  • 2004 Eastern Washington and Montana
  • 2005 Eastern Washington, Montana and Montana State
  • 2006 Montana
  • 2007 Montana
  • 2008 Weber State, Montana
  • 2009 Montana

Football championships (by school)

School member years total titles Last won
Montana 1963–present 18 2009
Montana State 1963–present 11 2005
Idaho 1963–95 8 1992
Gonzaga 1963–79 0 N/A
Boise State 1970–95 6 1994
Idaho State 1963–present 3 2002
Eastern Washington 1987–present 4 2005
Nevada 1979–92 4 1991
Weber State 1963–present 3 2008
Northern Arizona 1970–present 2 2003
CS-Northridge 1996–2001 0 N/A
Sacramento State 1996–present 0 N/A
Portland State 1996–present 0 N/A
Northern Colorado 2006–present 0 N/A

Overall Big Sky Conference champions

Boise State Broncos (1970–1996) California State Northridge Matadors (1996–2001) Eastern Washington Eagles (1997–present) Gonzaga Bulldogs (1963–1979) Idaho State Bengals (1963–present) Montana State University Bobcats (1963–present) Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks (1970–present) Portland State Vikings (1996–present) Sacramento State Hornets (1996–present) University of Idaho Vandals (1963–1996) University of Nevada Wolfpack (1979–1992) University of Northern Colorado Bears (2006–present) University of Montana Grizzlies (1963–present) Weber State Wildcats (1963–present)
Football 6 - 4 - 3 11 2 - - 8 4 - 18 3
Men's Basketball 2 1 1 2 2 5 4 2 - 4 1 - 5 18
Women's Basketball
Men's Cross Country 2 - - - 5 2 18 - - 2 3 - 8 7
Women's Cross Country - - - - - 4 15 - - 1 - - 2 4
Men's Indoor Track and Field 2 - - - 5 - 12 - 2 1 1 - - 5
Women's Indoor Track and Field 6 3 - - 1 1 7 - 1 1 - - 1 4
Men's Outdoor Track and Field 1 - - - 12 1 15 - - 4 2 - 1 9
Women's Outdoor Track and Field 6 3 - - 1 1 7 - 1 1 - - 1 5
Men's Tennis
Women's Tennis
Women's Soccer - - 1 - 2 - - 1 1 - - - 4 4
Volleyball 1 1 5 - 3 - 1 5 8 3 - 1 3 -
Women's Golf 1 - - - 1 1 5 4 1 - - - 1 1
Men's Golf (1964–2002) 1 1 - - - - - 1 2 - 2 - 6 17
Baseball (1963–1974) - - - 4 - - - - - 3 - - - 3
Men's Swimming (1963–1974) - - - - - - - - - 2 - - 8 -
Wrestling (1963–1987)
Men's Skiing (1963–1974)

Basketball

References

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