Analysis

Unbalanced scheduling continues to be controversial among Big Sky coaches

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PARK CITY, Utah — Earnest Collins Jr. is entering his sixth season as the head coach of the Northern Colorado Bears. His team’s trip to San Luis Obispo, California for their season finale on November 19 this fall will be the first of his coaching tenure at his alma mater.

Cal Poly joined the Big Sky Conference in Collins’ second year at the helm at UNC in 2012. The next season, Northern Colorado played the Mustangs in the first Big Sky meeting between the two teams. Cal Poly and UNC have not played since.

PARK CITY, Utah — Earnest Collins Jr. is entering his sixth season as the head coach of the Northern Colorado Bears. His team’s trip to San Luis Obispo, California for their season finale on November 19 this fall will be the first of his coaching tenure at his alma mater.

Cal Poly joined the Big Sky Conference in Collins’ second year at the helm at UNC in 2012. The next season, Northern Colorado played the Mustangs in the first Big Sky meeting between the two teams. Cal Poly and UNC have not played since.

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Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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