Bobcats Start Season at Number One
The Bobcats already have back to back Big Sky Championships. The 2012 unit is picked to win the conference for third straight time.
The media poll gave the Cats 30 out of 40 first place votes, while 7 of the 13 Big Sky coaches also picked the Cats to win the conference again.
Eastern Washington was picked second, followed by the Griz from Missoula.
The Bobcats will have 10 players with all-conference accolades back on defense, eight players with starting experience back on offense, a two-time all-league quarterback in 2010 league Offensive MVP DeNarius McGhee, and three all-league running backs in Cody Kirk, Orenzo Davis and Tray Robinson.
Six Cats were selected to the newly expanded Big Sky conference's pre season team. The conference has 13 teams for the 2012 campaign. Earlier, Head football Coach Rob Ash discussed how difficult the league will be in 2012.
The Bobcats open the season on KGHL August 31st against Chadron State.