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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
MISSOULA — He mesmerized University of Montana football fans with his dazzling playoff performance against Northern Iowa on Dec. 9, 2011.
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.
OGDEN, Utah -- Former Montana football coach Robin Pflugrad has been hired as offensive coordinator at Weber State.
The sports world and Twitter were synonymous again in 2012, for better or worse. And I got caught in the crosshairs.
What a year it was. 2012 brought highs and lows for both Montana and Montana State.
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.
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.
In March, Kent Haslam was on a very short list of candidates to become the new director of athletics at Northern Arizona.
The search for the University of Montana’s next athletic director is narrowing.
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.
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.
The triad of investigations into rape and athletics at the University of Montana isn’t the school’s only public relations headache.
The Grizzlies football team will tweet no more.
Montana Grizzlies interim football coach Mick Delaney will be the guest speaker at the Midland Roundtable's next meeting.