OGDEN, Utah — Idaho State’s Mike Kramer joined an elite and exclusive club Wednesday when he was named the 2014 Big Sky Conference football coach of the year.
MISSOULA — The most prolific offense in the history of Montana State football will provide a serious test for Montana's defense Saturday.
BOZEMAN — Jake Bleskin said he knew last Sunday that he’d be starting at quarterback for Montana State in its Big Sky Conference showdown with Idaho State.
What a scenario.
With his we're-not-talking-about-the-past stance firmly in place, Montana State coach Rob Ash set the tone for this week by dissecting the big challenge his team faces against resurgent Idaho State.
BOZEMAN — It was a preemptive strike by Rob Ash to try to steer the narrative for the week ahead and the impending showdown between Montana State and Idaho State.
BOZEMAN — Gunnar Brekke was flat on his back, gasping for the next breath that wouldn’t come.
POCATELLO, Idaho -- Idaho State has given head football coach Mike Kramer a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season, according to the Idaho State Journal newspaper.
Montana State was unrelenting on offense again last week against UC Davis, rolling up a school-record for yards and scoring more points than ever before against a Division I opponent.
BOZEMAN -- From the outside looking in, the 2000 football season at Montana State was an abject disaster. First-year coach Mike Kramer erased the program like a chalkboard and started over from scratch, and what resulted was a 0-11 cataclysm.
Now a senior, DeNarius McGhee has governed Montana State’s offense immeasurably throughout his career.
First it was Mike Kramer. The current Idaho State football coach and former Montana State coach received a one-game suspension for shoving a player in practice.
Kane Ioane has seen it all at Montana State, from when the football program was erased like a chalkboard and rebuilt from scratch when he came in as a freshman in 2000, all the way to 2012 when it won more games than it had in nearly 30 years.
BOZEMAN -- Montana State coach Rob Ash wasn’t prepared to hand a remarkable 2012 season over to history.
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When Rob Ash left Drake in 2007 to take the head coaching job at Montana State, he left behind a winning legacy he spent 18 years building. It wasn't an easy decision, but Ash was ready for a new challenge.
As North Dakota quarterback Braden Hanson and wide receiver Greg Hardin piled up record-setting numbers against Montana, Rob Ash sat in amazement.
Two similar scenarios, two different decisions.
POCATELLO, Idaho -- Idaho State has suspended football coach Mike Kramer for Saturday’s game at Montana for shoving one of his players to the ground at a recent practice.