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ISU's Kramer named Big Sky coach of the year

ISU's Kramer named Big Sky coach of the year

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.

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Griz defense faced with tall task in MSU

Griz defense faced with tall task in MSU

MISSOULA — The most prolific offense in the history of Montana State football will provide a serious test for Montana's defense Saturday.

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Surprise starter Bleskin leads Bobcats over Idaho State

Surprise starter Bleskin leads Bobcats over Idaho State

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.

November 15, 2014 7:18 pm Photos

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Idaho State no longer a pushover, and Bobcats know it

Idaho State no longer a pushover, and Bobcats know it

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.

November 11, 2014 5:40 pm Photos

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Rachac column: Bobcats-Bengals showdown not about the past

Rachac column: Bobcats-Bengals showdown not about the past

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.

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Bobcats keep pace with 29-22 win over Portland State

Bobcats keep pace with 29-22 win over Portland State

BOZEMAN — Gunnar Brekke was flat on his back, gasping for the next breath that wouldn’t come.

November 08, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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ISU extends former Cat coach Kramer's contract three years

ISU extends former Cat coach Kramer's contract three years

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.

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Big Sky Notebook: Prukop, Bobcats continue offensive assault

Big Sky Notebook: Prukop, Bobcats continue offensive assault

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.

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Bobcats' Ioane humbled, honored by hall of fame nod

Bobcats' Ioane humbled, honored by hall of fame nod

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.

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Big Sky Notebook: McGhee's value to Cats goes beyond stats

Big Sky Notebook: McGhee's value to Cats goes beyond stats

Now a senior, DeNarius McGhee has governed Montana State’s offense immeasurably throughout his career.

October 14, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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Kimmel column: Coaches' 'fine line' blurred by perspective

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.

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Ioane: It takes an attitude of never being satisfied

Ioane: It takes an attitude of never being satisfied

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.

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Rachac column: Talented Bobcats left plenty on the table

Rachac column: Talented Bobcats left plenty on the table

BOZEMAN -- Montana State coach Rob Ash wasn’t prepared to hand a remarkable 2012 season over to history.

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CGI Mailbag: Inside the Grizzlies' schedule, the Ash effect and more

CGI Mailbag: Inside the Grizzlies' schedule, the Ash effect and more

We post the Cat-Griz Insider Mailbag every Thursday during the football season. If you have a question or a comment pertaining to the Cats, the Griz or the Big Sky Conference, hit us up on Twitter -- @CatGrizInsider or @SlimKimmel -- or email Greg at grachac@billingsgazette.com.

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Building a winner in Bozeman

Building a winner in Bozeman

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.

November 05, 2012 7:31 pm Photos

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Cat-Griz gameday: Bobcats get their shot at pass-happy UND

Cat-Griz gameday: Bobcats get their shot at pass-happy UND

As North Dakota quarterback Braden Hanson and wide receiver Greg Hardin piled up record-setting numbers against Montana, Rob Ash sat in amazement.

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A tale of two choices

A tale of two choices

Two similar scenarios, two different decisions.

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ISU coach Kramer suspended for Montana game

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.

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