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Week 2 games to watch

A look at the Week 2 matchups for the Bobcats and Grizzlies, plus three other games of note in the Big Sky Conference:

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Bobcats vs. Arkansas State: A closer look

Bobcats vs. Arkansas State: A closer look

NOTE: The following is Phil Sites' account of the Montana State/Arkansas State game from Centennial Bank Stadium in Jonesboro, Ark. Sites is a former Gazette sports staffer. Be sure to check out Phil's awesome photo gallery from the game.

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Cats, Griz secure NFL roster spots

MISSOULA -- Players from Montana and Montana State survived cut-down day to stick with NFL 53-man rosters.

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New era begins for Bobcats at Arkansas State

New era begins for Bobcats at Arkansas State

Rob Ash's eighth season as coach at Montana State commences Saturday, and there’s guarded optimism in the air rather than the full-on certainty of past years.

August 29, 2014 6:39 pm Photos

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Cats and Griz: At a glance

Cats at a glance

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FCS vs. FBS: What does the future hold?

FCS vs. FBS: What does the future hold?

The evolution of college football -- from the Big Ten swearing off FCS opponents last year to the FBS's "Power 5" conferences gaining a large measure of autonomy from the NCAA earlier this summer -- is threatening to limit "guarantee" games going forward. The FCS-vs.-FBS matchups we're accus…

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Bobcats brace for unknowns at Arkansas State

Bobcats brace for unknowns at Arkansas State

Arkansas State and Montana State have been on each other’s radar all summer: It’s what’s known as a “guarantee” game, meaning the MSU athletic department will reap a nice windfall (somewhere in the ballpark of $350,000) for making the trip.

August 27, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Game day slowly approaching for confident Prukop

Game day slowly approaching for confident Prukop

BOZEMAN -- Dakota Prukop looks you in the eye when he speaks. Maybe that’s the way he’ll play quarterback: Confident, concise and without hesitation.

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New year, new challenges for Cats, Griz

New year, new challenges for Cats, Griz

A juggernaut has sent a clear message to the Big Sky Conference. Eastern Washington is picking up right where it left off.

August 23, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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The Bobcats: 5 questions

The Bobcats: 5 questions

Five questions facing Montana State ahead of the 2014 season:

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Bobcats name Luke Daly starting kicker

BOZEMAN -- Montana State football coach Rob Ash named redshirt freshman Luke Daly his starting kicker on Thursday.

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2014 Big Sky position rankings: Quarterbacks

2014 Big Sky position rankings: Quarterbacks

NOTE: This is the ninth (and final) installment of a summer-long series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2014 Big Sky Conference football season.

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Prukop named Bobcats starting quarterback

Prukop named Bobcats starting quarterback

Three entered, one emerged: Dakota Prukop was anointed the starting quarterback at Montana State on Monday.

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Speed, talent (and a little generosity) pushed Bobcats' Johnson to prominence

Speed, talent (and a little generosity) pushed Bobcats' Johnson to prominence

For a split second, Shawn Johnson waits. Any less and he’ll be tackled. Any more and he’ll miss his chance. Then, a crease opens. And with a shake of the hips, a juke of the shoulders, Johnson is off to the races.

August 17, 2014 12:15 am Video Photos

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Johnson's road to MSU helped by USC QB Cody Kessler

Johnson's road to MSU helped by USC QB Cody Kessler

Montana State running back Shawn Johnson talks about growing up in California while living with current USC quarterback Cody Kessler.

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Shawn Johnson out to prove he can be No. 1 running back

Shawn Johnson out to prove he can be No. 1 running back

Montana State running back Shawn Johnson is looking forward to his opportunity to be the Bobcats' top option out of the backfield.

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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.

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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.

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MSU Media Day: Moeakiola ready to wreak havoc again

MSU Media Day: Moeakiola ready to wreak havoc again

BOZEMAN — The rehab is over, the pain is gone, and the only things left are a wide smile and a renewed hunger for Montana State linebacker Na’a Moeakiola.

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Bobcats still unsettled on quarterback competition

Bobcats still unsettled on quarterback competition

Montana State quarterback Jake Bleskin and coach Rob Ash talk about the competition between Bleskin, Dakota Prukop and Quinn McQueary for the team's starting QB.

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Moeakiola's return boosts Bobcats' defense

Moeakiola's return boosts Bobcats' defense

Montana State linebacker Na'a Moeakiola is back on the Bobcats' starting defense after missing last season with an injury. Moeakiola, defensive lineman Odin Coe and coach Rob Ash talk about his return.

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What we learned at MSU's media day

What we learned at MSU's media day

Observations and quotes from Montana State's football media day, held Thursday morning at Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman:

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2014 Big Sky position rankings: Running backs

2014 Big Sky position rankings: Running backs

NOTE: This is the eighth installment of a summer-long series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2014 Big Sky Conference football season.

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Bobcats announce kickoff times

BOZEMAN -- Montana State announced start times on Wednesday for 10 of its 12 football games, a list that includes an evening kickoff for its home opener on Sept. 6.

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