Big Sky Kickoff Moved to July 23-24

The Big Sky Conference’s annual Football Kickoff has been moved up to Thursday, July 23 and Friday, July 24. All 13 league head coaches and one student-athlete from each football program will participate in the two-day event that will air on Pluto TV.

The Grizzlies will be represented by head coach Bobby Hauck, with record-breaking receiver Samori Toure joining in as well to give fans a preview of the 2020 Montana squad.

The virtual media day will begin at 10 a.m. MT on July 23 on Pluto TV Ch. 531 with a State of the Big Sky Conference address from Commissioner Tom Wistrcill. Thursday’s stream will include the release of the conference preseason coaches and media polls, followed by head coach interviews.

Hauck will appear on Pluto TV on Thursday in the fifth segment of the kickoff along with Chris Ball of NAU and Demario Warren of SUU. Toure is scheduled to appear in the second segment of the show on Friday with Davis Alexander of PSU and Noah Sol of UNC.

Friday’s event will kick off at 10 a.m. MT and will include the release of the preseason all-conference team and preseason MVP’s, as well as the student-athlete interviews.

2020 Big Sky Football Virtual Kickoff Schedule
Day 1 – Thursday, July 23rd
(In order beginning at 10 a.m. MT)
State of the Address, Big Sky Commissioner Tom Wistrcill
Big Sky Football Preseason Coaches and Media Polls
Bruce Barnum, PSU; Jeff Choate, MSU; Rob Phenicie, ISU
Dan Hawkins, UCD; Jay Hill, WSU; Ed McCaffrey, UNC; Troy Taylor, SAC
Chris Ball, NAU; Bobby Hauck, UM; Demario Warren, SUU
Beau Baldwin, CP; Aaron Best, EWU; Paul Petrino, UI

Day 2 – Friday, July 24th
(In order beginning at 10 a.m. MT)
Preseason All-Conference Teams, Craig Haley, STATS and Sam Herder, HERO SPORTS
Davis Alexander, PSU; Noah Sol, UNC; Samori Toure, UM
Stacy Chukwumezie, NAU; Lewis Kidd, MSU; Landen Measom, SUU
Eric Barriere, EWU; Josh Davis, WSU; Christian Ellis, UI; Matt Shotwell, CP
Tanner Conner, ISU; Elijah Dotson, SAC; Ulonzo Gilliam, UCD

Don’t forget to follow the 2020 Big Sky Football Virtual Kickoff on Twitter by following @BigSkyFB and using the hashtag #BigSkyFBVirtualKickoff.