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Grizzlies' Wagenmann named Big Sky defensive MVP

Grizzlies' Wagenmann named Big Sky defensive MVP

OGDEN, Utah — Montana defensive end Zack Wagenmann has been named the Big Sky Conference defensive player of the year on Tuesday.

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Griz to host NDSU on ESPN to open 2015 season

Griz to host NDSU on ESPN to open 2015 season

MISSOULA — Montana will host North Dakota State on ESPN as part of the network’s second “FCS Kickoff” on Aug. 29, 2015.

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Bobcats face another tough road test at Northridge

BOZEMAN – The results haven’t been what he’s after, but first-year Montana State basketball coach Brian Fish is pleased with his team’s effort through two games.

November 18, 2014 8:24 pmLoading…

MSU women sign guard from Colorado

BOZEMAN -- Annika Lai, a 6-foot-1 guard from Boulder, Colo., has signed a letter of intent to join the women's basketball program at Montana State University next season.

November 18, 2014 5:38 pmLoading…

MSUB women face Chadron State before returning home

The Montana State Billings women’s basketball team split two games at the 31st Annual Al Kaly Tournament in Pueblo, Colo., dropping one to Colorado State Pueblo before beating Western State.

November 17, 2014 10:32 pmLoading…

Jacket men face Dixie State, Rocky this week

Wrapping up a season-opening three-game road trip on Tuesday, the Montana State Billings men's basketball team travels to St. George, Utah, to face Dixie State.

November 17, 2014 10:23 pmLoading…
Big Sky Conference clarifies football tiebreaker

Big Sky Conference clarifies football tiebreaker

OGDEN, Utah — With two weeks remaining in football regular season and four teams currently tied for first place in the loss column, the Big Sky Conference is clarifying its football tiebreaking procedure.

November 14, 2014 3:57 pmLoading…
UM's Plakorus named Big Sky coach of the year

UM's Plakorus named Big Sky coach of the year

MISSOULA — Mark Plakorus, who led Montana to an unbeaten league record and the program’s first outright league title since 2000, was named the Big Sky Conference soccer coach of the year on Wednesday.

November 12, 2014 5:10 pmLoading…

Grizzlies knocked out of Big Sky soccer tournament

MISSOULA – Fifth-seeded Idaho State scored a pair of second-half goals and upset top-seeded Montana 2-1 in the semifinal round of the Big Sky Conference soccer tournament Friday at South Campus Stadium.

November 07, 2014 8:24 pmLoading…

UM soccer players honored

MISSOULA -- The Montana soccer team, which went unbeaten through its 10-match league schedule, won a pair of individual awards and had four players voted first-team All-Big Sky Conference it was announced Tuesday.

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Griz gain 94-79 exhibition win over Whitworth

MISSOULA – Senior guard Jordan Gregory scored a game-high 22 points to lead three players in double figures, and Montana's men's basketball team defeated Division III Whitworth 94-79 in an exhibition game in the debut of first-year UM coach Travis DeCuire.

November 03, 2014 10:24 pmLoading…
Former Bobcats coach Hysell dies

Former Bobcats coach Hysell dies

BOZEMAN -- Former Montana State football player and head coach Cliff Hysell, a member of the school’s athletic hall of fame, passed away Sunday at the age of 72.

October 27, 2014 12:55 pmLoading…

Griz to host Big Sky soccer tourney for first time in 14 years

MISSOULA -- For the first time since 2000, Montana will host the Big Sky Conference soccer tournament. The Grizzlies used a 7-0 victory over North Dakota Friday afternoon at South Campus Stadium and other league results later in the day to clinch hosting rights.

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Weber State tops Big Sky men's hoops polls

OGDEN, Utah -- Defending Big Sky Conference men’s basketball champion Weber State has been selected by the coaches and media to repeat.

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Moody's OT penalty kick boosts Griz past Idaho

MISSOULA -- As Brooke Moody waited for the referee to blow his whistle signaling the start of the penalty kick in overtime on Friday, she knew where she was going with her shot – she had practiced it countless times.

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Griz softball hosts 1st home games Sunday

MISSOULA -- The Montana softball team is scheduled to host its first home games Sunday at the Frenchtown High School softball complex.

September 26, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

Griz volleyball opens Big Sky play on road

MISSOULA -- The Montana volleyball team will open its Big Sky Conference schedule this week with matches at Weber State and Montana State. The Grizzlies are slated to face the Wildcats at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ogden, Utah, and the Bobcats at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bozeman.

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Bobcats land TE transfer from Miami

Bobcats land TE transfer from Miami

BOZEMAN -- Beau Sandland, a tight end from the University of Miami (Fla.), has transferred to Montana State, enrolled in classes, and joined the Bobcat football team, MSU head coach Rob Ash said Wednesday. He will redshirt in 2014 and play as a senior next fall.

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Wyoming extends contract of AD Tom Burman

Wyoming extends contract of AD Tom Burman

University of Wyoming President Richard McGinity extended the contract of UW Athletics Director Tom Burman by one year, through June 2019, according to a university news release.

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Smiley steps down at Sheridan College

SHERIDAN, Wyo. -- Steve Smiley has stepped down as men’s basketball coach and athletic director at Sheridan College to join the coaching staff at Weber State.

August 18, 2014 8:11 pmLoading…

Ramaker outduels Dietz at Gallatin

BELGRADE -- It wasn't so easy this time for Joe Ramaker, who picked up his series-leading fifth main event victory of the season in the ASCS Frontier Region sprint car tour, having to find his way around and then hold off Phil Dietz in a spirited duel to win Friday's event at Gallatin Speedway.

August 16, 2014 3:55 pmLoading…

Scrimmage provides some clarity for Bobcats

BOZEMAN, Mont. – No puff of white smoke wafted from Bobcat Stadium on Saturday, but in the hours after Montana State’s final full football scrimmage of fall camp the fire was ready for stoking.

August 16, 2014 2:48 pmLoading…

Bobcats looking for QB to assert himself in scrimmage

BOZEMAN – During Montana State’s final major football scrimmage Saturday, coach Rob Ash plans to closely evaluate the normal elements – blocking and tackling, scheme and pace.

August 15, 2014 5:01 pmLoading…

UM Western wrapping up practice

DILLON -- University of Montana Western football players wrap up “two-a-day” practices will come to a close on Friday when the Bulldogs will scrimmage at Vigilante field in preparation for their season opener Aug. 23 against Montana Tech.

August 13, 2014 4:37 pmLoading…

Montana State men's basketball planning Alumni Game

BOZEMAN — It’s been a long time since Stu Starner has stalked the sidelines of Worthington Arena, but for an hour or so this fall he will be back.

August 10, 2014 9:06 pmLoading…
MSU football: Offense shines in Bobcats' first fall scrimmage

MSU football: Offense shines in Bobcats' first fall scrimmage

BOZEMAN — In a 60-play first scrimmage marked by expected dominance on defense, Montana State’s offense landed its share of counter-punches.

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Bobcats prep for limited scrimmage

BOZEMAN – Most interested observers will watch Montana State’s first scrimmage of the fall on Saturday for the beginning and the action points of each play. Rob Ash will be watching for the ending.

August 07, 2014 5:35 pmLoading…

Return of linebackers boosts MSU's hopes on 'D'

BOZEMAN – Familiarity bred contentment for Rob Ash after Montana State’s second fall practice.

August 06, 2014 3:27 pmLoading…

Healthy Bobcats searching for quarterback

BOZEMAN –- On college football’s feel-good day, Rob Ash led the parade. “I love this,” Montana State’s eighth-year head coach said enthusiastically after presiding over the first practice the 2014 season.

August 04, 2014 8:26 pmLoading…

Bobcats open 2014 fall camp

BOZEMAN -- Eight months of preparation culminates Monday at 2:30 p.m. when Rob Ash assembles his eighth Montana State football team for the first of 23 preseason practices leading to the team’s season opener Aug. 30 at Arkansas State.

August 03, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…

UW's Finley takes discus bronze at track nationals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The University of Wyoming’s Mason Finley earned the bronze medal in the discus on Friday at the U.S. Track and Field Outdoor National Championships at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.

June 27, 2014 7:27 pmLoading…

State parks board meets on Wednesday

A policy discussion about putting a hold on acquisition of new parklands at a time when resources are stretched will be one of the topics the Montana State Parks and Recreation Board will discuss when it meets at Makoshika State Park’s Visitor Center in Glendive on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 16, 2014 5:19 pmLoading…

Comments sought on transportation study

A new study conducted by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana’s College of Forestry and Conservation found there is a demand for public transportation to and from trailheads as well as river- and lake-access sites throughout the Top 10 Scenic Drives …

June 16, 2014 4:57 pmLoading…

Pryor Mountain road still closed by snow

A seasonal closure on the Dryhead Vista road from the overlook to the Forest Service boundary with the Bureau of Land Management is being extended in the Pryor Mountains.

June 16, 2014 3:41 pmLoading…

Firewood gathering allowed on Main Boulder

The Main Boulder River corridor from Natural Bridge to Fleming Bridge is open for firewood cutting with a valid permit.

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MSU camps to feature Gottlieb, Brooks

BOZEMAN -- Two former college basketball standouts will make guest appearances at Montana State’s basketball camps this summer, Bobcats coach Brian Fish announced.

June 09, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
Big Sky to explore new structure for basketball tournaments

Big Sky to explore new structure for basketball tournaments

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Big Sky Conference will review its men’s and women’s basketball championship model and explore an alternate structure, which could include a predetermined location, the league announced Wednesday at the conclusion of its spring meetings.

June 04, 2014 3:20 pmLoading…

Yellowstone Dermatology to host free 'Freaky Mole Friday' skin cancer screening

Dr. Roberta Hawk, board-certified dermatologist, and Matt Furber, physician assistant, will be hosting a free skin cancer screening for the public on June 13 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Yellowstone Medical Center across from St. Vincent Healthcare's Emergency Room at 2900 12th Ave. N., Suite 240 W.).

June 03, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
Looking sharp: New Auto Trim Design now open in Billings, touts expanded auto accessory lines

Looking sharp: New Auto Trim Design now open in Billings, touts expanded auto accessory lines

For as long as cars have been around, owners have tried to figure out ways to make them look bette. Some things are practical and functional, while others are strictly for looks; some things went quickly out of style while others have been around for years.

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Wyoming concludes historic MW meet

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- With four more event titles Saturday, the Wyoming men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded an historic 2014 Mountain West Outdoor Championships by finishing fifth and fourth, respectively, at the Madrid Sports Complex.

May 19, 2014 7:24 pmLoading…

Bobcats add men's hoops assistant

BOZEMAN -- Former Oregon guard Brandon Lincoln joined Montana State as an assistant men’s basketball coach Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 10:22 pmLoading…

Whitney Houston tribute show has been rescheduled

The Whitney Houston tribute show originally scheduled for May 5 at the Alberta Bair Theater has been rescheduled for Monday, June 9. All tickets will be honored for the new date. Refunds will be given through May 16. For more, contact the ABT box office at 256-6052.

May 01, 2014 1:54 pmLoading…

Wyoming Beef Council seeks recipes

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Beef Council invites Wyoming residents to submit original beef recipes that can be prepared and cooked in 30 minutes or less for a chance to have it profiled in the state’s beef promotion efforts.

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Fish makes first roster additions at MSU

BOZEMAN -- New Montana State men’s basketball coach Brian Fish has made his first additions to the roster, landing a pair of high school players out of Arizona.

April 23, 2014 6:06 pmLoading…

Griz take fourth, Cats finish sixth at Big Sky Golf championship

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- A Ram Choi carded a final-round 67 as she captured medalist honors and led Portland State to the Big Sky Conference golf championship on Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 11:00 pmLoading…

DNRC, state parks seek comment on land deal

Comments are being sought on a draft environmental assessment for the purchase of permanent easements at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park in Jefferson County and Thompson Falls State Park in Sanders County.

April 07, 2014 4:47 pmLoading…

Forest chief mulls objections to Shoshone NF plan

Sixty-four objections were filed over the Shoshone National Forest’s final forest plan, draft record of decision and final environmental impact statement during the comment period, which has now expired.

April 07, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
At 102, Ping offers sage advice: 'Don't stop'

At 102, Ping offers sage advice: 'Don't stop'

Margaret Ping has been awarded the YWCA of Billings' first Meritorious Service Award.

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Youth Bicycle Rodeo seeks donated bicycles

The Billings Kiwanis Club is seeking donated youth bicycles that need little or no repair. Bikes will be cleaned up, repaired and given to families in need during the 16th Annual Youth Bicycle Rodeo scheduled for 10 a.m. May 17 at Pioneer Park.

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MSUB hosting a day at the zoo on Saturday

Take a walk on the wild side with Montana State University Billings with a Day at ZooMontana on Saturday.

March 28, 2014 1:47 pmLoading…

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