I know this has been brought up numerous times, so I am expecting a lot of people to make fun of me.... I do not have a Dog at the fight this year - I am a HIGHLAND fan and our basketball team was not there this year... But if you look at the 4A Semis 3/4 teams remaining are from East Idaho, and in 5A 2/4 teams are from East Idaho, 1 from the North and Borah is the lone team from the SIC. I get that Boise has the best facilities to host the tourney, and I will be the first to admit that Highland's could use a much better gym! But, there are the facilities in place here between ISU (Reed's gym, Holt Arena, BYUI, Madison, Bonneville and Pocatello High School to Host a decent tournament, and yes there are enough good Hotel rooms in the Pocatello area for such tourney (Pocatello hosts the Simplot games every year the largest HS track tourney in the country) and does a great job at it. So in reality why is the tourney in Boise every year. 1 - yes I have discussed this with Travis Bell in the past. 2 - Without a Dog in the fight I will not be going to Boise to watch and I CERTAINLY am NOT going to PAY NFHS money to watch it... I would like to see the tourney made available to more fans by rotating it once in a while. I know that the IHSAA has voted to keep the tourney in Boise forever and never move it out.... Just my old 2 cent gripe!
With Conference Tournaments starting this week, what is everyone seeing across the state? Any potential upsets? It looks like Preston, Middleton, and returning champs I.F are the cream of the crop.