Been in a basketball mode for the last couple of weeks; but still keeping an eye on the 2013 football schedule; where teams are dropping like flies by the day; by my count(which is unofficial; but like to think I keep it pretty up to date) there are 5 schools that have September 7th open; while 9 have September 14th available. Spoke to Gene Taylor today about an update on the 11th game; he told me they are talking to one school that initially said no; but then upped the money and this school was re-evaluating the offer. Taylor declined to tell me what school this was; only to say it was an East Coast FCS school. He added that options are dwindling and said a 6th road game is definitely in play as well. Stay tuned there.
Had a couple posters ask about where the BSA renovation project stands; asked Taylor about this as well; many of you know that April 2013 was a date thrown out by NDSU; Taylor told me that that date was to have the money in place; NOT to have a shovel in the ground. With the snow it be pretty hard to break ground as it is. The money needs to be in place so then NDSU can go to the State Board of Higher Ed and get approval for the project; then they can begin; with a goal of June or July to start everything up. I did ask as well about hosting a game in the CBI; he said they were approached about doing so and would entertain that possibility if the Bison were to defeat Western Michigan on Wednesday night. For those that missed it; Wyoming defeated Lehigh 67-66 on a buzzer beating 3 point shot; so if NDSU wins they’ll get a rematch with the Cowboys; who beat the Bison in the 1st round of the CBI last year.
I’ll be back tomorrow night with either a video or normal post about the big press conference coming as Butler; Xavier and Creighton announce they’re leaving their respective leagues for the new look Big East; college basketball as we know it about to look a lot different!