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Griz supporters propose appeal of football sanctions

Griz supporters propose appeal of football sanctions

It’s been eight months since the Montana football program incurred a checklist of self-imposed NCAA penalties that included a loss of scholarships, but the issue might not be settled.

March 26, 2014 8:30 pmLoading…
Griz not buying into buildup of Pflugrad's return to Missoula

Griz not buying into buildup of Pflugrad's return to Missoula

Mick Delaney was adamant. Montana’s second-year coach didn’t want to talk this week about Robin Pflugrad, the controversy surrounding his firing a year and a half ago, nor his return to Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday. Said Delaney:

November 13, 2013 10:18 pmLoading…
Big Sky Notebook: EWU raises the bar in dominant win over MSU

Big Sky Notebook: EWU raises the bar in dominant win over MSU

Vernon Adams is the biggest star in the Big Sky Conference. And he shined brightly again Saturday in Eastern Washington’s 54-29 dismantling of Montana State.

November 11, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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Rachac column: Ties to Cats, Griz special for Sonny Lubick

Rachac column: Ties to Cats, Griz special for Sonny Lubick

Sonny Lubick spent more than 40 years coaching football, from humble beginnings at Butte High in the mid-1960s to national prestige at Colorado State in the 1990s and 2000s.

August 05, 2013 5:00 pmLoading…
More on the NCAA sanctions levied against Montana

More on the NCAA sanctions levied against Montana

So the NCAA finally (finally) levied its punishment on the Montana football program today, which meant an official end to the investigation(s). Twenty months after this saga began, the NCAA handed down a number of sanctions concurrent with self-imposed punishments the athletic department laid out.

July 26, 2013 5:30 pmLoading…
Rachac column: Haslam, Delaney look to the future at UM

Rachac column: Haslam, Delaney look to the future at UM

Kent Haslam believes the athletic department at the University of Montana has turned the corner from the negative publicity it took on during the previous year.

May 06, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Johnson reinstated to UM football team

Johnson reinstated to UM football team

MISSOULA — He mesmerized University of Montana football fans with his dazzling playoff performance against Northern Iowa on Dec. 9, 2011.

March 05, 2013 10:08 am Photos

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Jordan Johnson's long road back

Jordan Johnson's long road back

UPDATE (3/5): As it was reported today, Jordan Johnson has been reinstated to the Grizzly football program. UM's Athletic Conduct Team heard Johnson's appeal and allowed the quarterback to return to full participation. University president Royce Engstrom approved the reinstatement.

March 04, 2013 10:19 pmLoading…
Pflugrad hired as Weber State offensive coordinator

Pflugrad hired as Weber State offensive coordinator

OGDEN, Utah -- Former Montana football coach Robin Pflugrad has been hired as offensive coordinator at Weber State.

February 15, 2013 3:53 pmLoading…
Rachac: Griz saga left more questions than answers

Rachac: Griz saga left more questions than answers

The sports world and Twitter were synonymous again in 2012, for better or worse. And I got caught in the crosshairs.

December 29, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Never a dull moment: The highs and lows of 2012

What a year it was. 2012 brought highs and lows for both Montana and Montana State.

December 20, 2012 4:33 pmLoading…
FCS Playoff Notebook: Eagles carry Big Sky Conference torch

FCS Playoff Notebook: Eagles carry Big Sky Conference torch

Montana State’s 34-16 quarterfinal loss to Sam Houston State last week left Eastern Washington to carry the playoff torch for the Big Sky Conference.

December 10, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…
The right guy at the right time

The right guy at the right time

University of Montana president Royce Engstrom has taken a lot of heat in recent months for personnel decisions, not the least of which was the firing of head football coach Robin Pflugrad and athletic director Jim O'Day in March.

September 12, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…
Rachac column: Haslam the best choice for AD job at Montana

Rachac column: Haslam the best choice for AD job at Montana

In March, Kent Haslam was on a very short list of candidates to become the new director of athletics at Northern Arizona.

August 26, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…
UM president says athletic director search narrowing to finalists

UM president says athletic director search narrowing to finalists

The search for the University of Montana’s next athletic director is narrowing.

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UM administrators' contracts provide big payouts if not renewed

UM administrators' contracts provide big payouts if not renewed

MISSOULA — With the recent shakeup in University of Montana President Royce Engstrom’s cabinet, several top-paid administrators will continue to receive their full annual salaries for the next year – despite performing few or none of their previous duties.

June 24, 2012 8:33 am Photos

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Emails blast athletic director for disparity in handling of UM athletes' racial tweets

Emails blast athletic director for disparity in handling of UM athletes' racial tweets

As the University of Montana’s rape scandal began to unfold late last year, athletic director Jim O’Day was involved with another controversy, one partly of his own making.

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Emails show UM boosters, alumni demanded answers after coach, AD firings

Emails show UM boosters, alumni demanded answers after coach, AD firings

The triad of investigations into rape and athletics at the University of Montana isn’t the school’s only public relations headache.

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Twitter quitters

Twitter quitters

The Grizzlies football team will tweet no more.

May 11, 2012 9:59 pmLoading…

Delaney to speak at Roundtable

Montana Grizzlies interim football coach Mick Delaney will be the guest speaker at the Midland Roundtable's next meeting.

April 29, 2012 3:45 pmLoading…

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