Montana Grizzlies Football
Montana’s Travon Van won’t compromise about where he’s best suited on a football field. The coaches at Marshall, Van's former school, surely couldn't get him to change his mind.
MISSOULA — To outsiders, especially those fond of the movie “Fargo,” North Dakota State’s home base seems like little more than a barren, windy tundra.
MISSOULA — The sun went down and the stars came out for Montana’s offense Saturday night.
A juggernaut has sent a clear message to the Big Sky Conference. Eastern Washington is picking up right where it left off.
Five questions facing Montana ahead of the 2014 season:
By 1952 Hal Sherbeck was already a Grizzly athletics legend, having lettered twice in three different sports at the University of Montana.
Montana is ranked No. 5 and Montana State is No. 19 in the preseason Top 25 Football Championship Subdivision coaches’ poll, which was unveiled Monday by ESPNU.
With days to go before the big show, crews were hard at work Friday giving Washington-Grizzly Stadium its Paul McCartney makeover.
MISSOULA -- Montana’s Jordan Johnson has been named to the College Football Performance Awards watch list for quarterbacks.
MISSOULA -- Record-setting rushers Yohance Humphery and Dick Imer will be inducted into the University of Montana’s Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame this fall.
Earlier in spring practice, Montana offensive line coach Scott Gragg had some very high praise for returning left tackle John Schmaing, telling GoGriz.com:
Montana’s annual spring football will be held Saturday at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
MISSOULA -- The Montana Grizzlies’ annual spring football game will be held April 12 at 6 p.m. at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Tickets are on sale for $5.
Spring practice started at Montana on Saturday. The Grizzlies are bringing back 14 starters from last year's 10-3 team (7 offense, 5 defense, 2 special teams), and will again be in the conversation of Big Sky title contenders.
By now, fans of the University of Montana and Coastal Carolina University football teams have figured out there’s currently about an 80- to 90-degree difference in temperatures between Missoula and Conway, S.C., where UM’s Saturday guests for the FCS playoffs hail from.
Jordan Johnson played like a quarterback possessed in his only previous appearance in the postseason, throwing for 608 yards, rushing for 179 more and accounting for eight touchdowns as Montana made a run to the semifinals in 2011.
Somebody will be crying by the end of the Montana Grizzlies’ FCS playoff game, and when they do, their eyelashes will freeze together.
Montana knows playoff football.
This is certain: The team the Grizzlies face in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs will be a 10-game winner with a conference title under its belt.
Alex Bienemann hoped for a first-round playoff bye. The Griz defensive tackle (and the rest of his teammates) had that wish come true with the announcement of the 2013 Division I Football Championship playoff bracket Sunday morning.