Montana State University-Northern's Mascio McCadney, right, drives by a University of Providence defender during a Frontier Conference men's game last season in Great Falls. While the Lights are picked to finish fourth in the league this season, the Argos were picked to win the Frontier title. However, UP is getting a late start to the delayed basketball season, as the school was remote learning only for the first semester, meaning the Argos weren't practicing until the holiday break. Frontier Conference play is set to resume for good this week, while Northern returns to action next Monday with a home game against Carroll College.
COVID-19 has been and will continue to be the talk of Frontier Conference sports for some time. And yet, the time has come for men's basketball to finally take center stage.
With few games in the Frontier having been played, this week marks the full start of what should be an interesting 2021 season. And the season will be interesting for a number of reasons.
First, there's the schedule. Frontier teams are playing the old-school Frontier slate, with back-to-back games, mostly on Saturdays and Sundays or Mondays and Tuesdays. The league is also down to six teams with Lewis-Clark State retu...