>> Regarding Monday’s column on the logjam of high school state championships, Matt Hogland suggests moving the boys volleyball tournament from spring back to fall. I think that’s a good idea, but the tournament used to be in the fall. It was moved to the spring to be in line with the college men’s volleyball season.
>> A friend who wants to remain anonymous had this to say about mid-major conferences: Man, more and more it seems like the MWC, CUSA et al are like Ross Dress For Less ‹ the bargain bin of discontinued lines and slightly damaged merchandise.
>> This is from Steve Somers, a Boise State fans, on if the Broncos might buck back to the Mountain West:
Good article, except that you left out one little item. Boise State may return to the MWC, but the reason would be due to the other sports at Boise State has very little options to go to.
Conference Why Not!
West Coast Conference Too public and not religious enough
Big West Conference Boise is not part of California (really)!
Sun Belt Conference Too far to travel
Big Sky Realistically the only option.
If the money from the TV contract is not high enough, you may see Boise State back in the MWC! But compare them to a female who cheated on her husband to date you, and now wants to marry you. What would stop her from cheating on you? Boise will wait for the Big 12 to invite them for all sports! 12Pac conference … No way!
Thanks for a good article.
>> James Hasegawa likes the idea of UH football games starting early in the day:
What is so wrong with an earlier start on Saturdays? Don’t think that teams such as Florida, Georgia and USC, don’t know the advantage they have in September when the opposing team is melting in the noon heat. Most of the colleges in the country have a start time from 12:00 – 4:00p. Don’t those people have jobs? Don’t they all over other things to do? I don’t understand this argument. Hawaii should start their games earlier for the national exposure and to get their score out to the East Coast before Sunday. Also, playing during that time in Hawaii can only be an advantage for the home team that is conditioned to the heat. You put a winning team on the field, as well as bring in noteworthy opponents, the fans will pack the stadium, Explain to me why Hawaii should be an exception when the rest of the country plays during the day? Even UNLV, as crappy as they are, play some day games and their fans (few as they may be), don’t complain. How spoiled are UH fans if they all feel that way, including you? I have said for years that UH should move some of their games up. It’s a Saturday, whether you play the game at 2:00, or at 6:00, there will always be someone that has to go to work? It doesn’t matter and this point about game times doesn’t hold water.