Montana State was assailed for buying its way out of a schedule game with FCS steamroller and reigning national champion North Dakota State prior to the 2013 season. The Bobcats were running scared, the cynics cried.
MISSOULA — Joshua Dennard’s rise from stagehand to starring role would make a good movie.
The new man in the middle for Montana’s defense had two tackles in his first two years as a Grizzly.
Paul McCartney won’t be the only one rockin’ and rollin’ on the University of Montana campus Tuesday.
Turn back the clock to November of 2012. Montana had just lost to rival Montana State at home, which gave the Grizzlies a 5-6 record, their first losing season in a generation. It was then that coach Mick Delaney issued a bold promise, saying:
The hit was so violent you genuinely felt sorry for Garrett Safron.
It was the fall of 2008, and Brock Coyle had a decision to make.
Rocky Mountain College volleyball coach Laurie Kelly began the week anxiously awaiting the birth of her second granddaughter Gabrielle. She hopes to end it with her Battlin' Bears winning the Frontier Conference tournament championship in Great Falls.
This one is big.
Things are going pretty good for the Grizzlies on offense right now. They average nearly 40 points per game, and quarterback Jordan Johnson is throwing touchdown passes left and right without turning the ball over.
MISSOULA — Beau Baldwin saw the signs during the lead-up to the 2012 season.
DAVIS, Calif. — Sweet and sour is a good way to sum up Montana’s brief road history this season.
MISSOULA -- Cohesiveness can’t kick a field goal or catch a pass across the middle.
MISSOULA — The numbers were dizzying, really. But not in a good way.
MISSOULA -- Kandice Gregorak has again joined the University of Montana volleyball program as an assistant coach.
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With their offseason of uncertainty finally over, the Montana Grizzlies can focus on the business of football again.
Further on up the road, the Montana Grizzlies held their final football scrimmage in conjunction with their annual Media Day on Saturday at Washinton-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula. Two weeks away from their opener against South Dakota on Sept. 1, the Griz went pretty hard.
Montana State wraps up its spring practice season with a final football scrimmage Saturday in Great Falls.
It took awhile, but the Cats and Griz have finally filled key positions on their respective coaching staffs. One -- MSU's Kevin McGiven -- is a new addition while the other -- UM's Ty Gregorak -- is well known on campus already.