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Big Sky Notebook: Adams, EWU offense pick up where they left off

Big Sky Notebook: Adams, EWU offense pick up where they left off

Vernon Adams and Eastern Washington nearly did it again.

September 08, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
Shorthanded Griz look to avoid Wildcat strike

Shorthanded Griz look to avoid Wildcat strike

MISSOULA -- Just like Montana last weekend at Wyoming, Central Washington will play up Saturday with every intention of cutting down its so-called superior foe.

September 05, 2014 4:39 pmLoading…

Defense makes mark in Griz spring game

MISSOULA -- Montana’s offense scored three touchdowns, including a 9-yard pass from Jordan Johnson to tight end Jordan Harper, but it was a night for defense Saturday at the Grizzlies’ annual spring football game.

April 12, 2014 9:21 pmLoading…
Grizzlies start fast in 42-7 romp over UC Davis

Grizzlies start fast in 42-7 romp over UC Davis

DAVIS, Calif. — Nine minutes into Saturday’s game it was already apparent: UC Davis’ upset plans for 11th-ranked Montana were little more than California dreaming.

October 12, 2013 8:34 pmLoading…
Northern Arizona hammers Grizzlies, 34-16

Northern Arizona hammers Grizzlies, 34-16

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Northern Arizona has the most opportunistic defense in the Big Sky Conference, and it delivered in a big way against Montana on Saturday night.

September 28, 2013 10:45 pmLoading…
Fast start propels Grizzlies past outmanned Oklahoma Panhandle State

Fast start propels Grizzlies past outmanned Oklahoma Panhandle State

MISSOULA -- A fairy tale first quarter proved more than enough for Montana.

September 21, 2013 8:41 pm Photos

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Catching up with coach Delaney

Catching up with coach Delaney

At the end of last season, a turbulent year that saw the Grizzlies lose quarterback Jordan Johnson to off-the-field questions, finish below .500 for the first time since 1985 and miss the playoffs for the second time in the past three seasons, coach Mick Delaney made an ominous statement:

April 16, 2013 3:57 pmLoading…

Defense takes over Griz scrimmage

RONAN -- For the second time in spring drills, defense was the dominant force in Montana’s football scrimmage Saturday afternoon.

April 13, 2013 5:05 pmLoading…
Griz scrimmage is Saturday in Ronan

Griz scrimmage is Saturday in Ronan

MISSOULA -- The Montana Grizzlies are taking their second football scrimmage of the spring practice season on the road Saturday to Ronan.

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Rachac column: Turmoil behind them, Gragg, Johnson look to energize Griz offense

Rachac column: Turmoil behind them, Gragg, Johnson look to energize Griz offense

When the verdict was read, Jordan Johnson couldn’t contain his tears.

March 20, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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Grizzlies lose offensive coordinator Rosenbach to Weber State

MISSOULA -- Timm Rosenbach, hired by Robin Pflugrad to coach Montana’s offense in February, is leaving the Grizzlies after just one season to join his old friend at Weber State, Jody Sears.

November 21, 2012 2:58 pmLoading…
2012 Montana Grizzlies: The year in review

2012 Montana Grizzlies: The year in review

What a long, strange trip it was.

November 20, 2012 8:00 pmLoading…
Griz trying to steal Bobcats' thunder in annual rivalry game

Griz trying to steal Bobcats' thunder in annual rivalry game

MISSOULA — The compliments flew all week.

November 16, 2012 8:30 pm Photos

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Cat/Griz 2012: Defensive breakdown

Cat/Griz 2012: Defensive breakdown

We're one day closer to kickoff for the 112th meeting between Montana and Montana State -- the biggest event in our great state every year.

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Cat/Griz 2012: Offensive breakdown

Cat/Griz 2012: Offensive breakdown

The buildup to the Cat-Griz game, in many ways, is more fun than the game itself. There’s always plenty of hype -- not to mention bitterness and bad feelings between the two fan bases.

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Breaking down the bye week at Montana

Breaking down the bye week at Montana

Montana coach Mick Delaney says his Grizzlies will have to play their best game of the season to beat Montana State on Nov. 17 in Missoula. And he’s probably right.

November 07, 2012 7:40 pm Photos

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Big Sky notebook: Opportunity knocks for Smithwick-Hann

Big Sky notebook: Opportunity knocks for Smithwick-Hann

In August, Shay Smithwick-Hann described the quarterback competition at Montana as collective, not individual.

October 29, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…
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.

October 26, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…
Big Sky notebook: Griz defensive woes continued in loss to UND

Big Sky notebook: Griz defensive woes continued in loss to UND

Quarterback Braden Hanson and wideout Greg Hardin put on an incredible air show Saturday, burning the Montana Grizzlies up and down the field in North Dakota’s 40-34 Big Sky Conference victory.

October 22, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…
Bauman runs for 253 yards, 3 TDs in Lumberjacks' 41-31 win

Bauman runs for 253 yards, 3 TDs in Lumberjacks' 41-31 win

MISSOULA — In the run-up to Saturday’s Big Sky Conference opener, Mick Delaney noted Montana’s staggering run of dominance over Northern Arizona and its embattled coach, Jerome Souers.

September 22, 2012 7:35 pm Photos

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