The Cat-Griz Insider
Montana State’s women released their basketball schedule on Tuesday, and there are a couple big non-conference games listed: at Boise State on Nov. 14, Gonzaga at home on Nov. 21, Wyoming at home on Dec. 6, and at Washington State on Dec. 20. Oh, and the doubleheaders have been reinstated fo…
NOTE: This is the first installment of a summer-long series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2014 Big Sky Conference football season.
A large contingent from Montana State's athletic department made a swing through Billings on Tuesday, football coach Rob Ash among them. I was able to catch the coach for a few minutes to ask him about the Bobcats' quarterback situation, offensive continuity going into their second year unde…
If you like to see Montana represented in the NFL — and who doesn’t? — the NFL draft is a good place to start. This year’s draft is next weekend, and a couple more Grizzlies have a good chance of hearing their name called sometime Saturday.
Craig Robinson may be President Obama's brother-in-law, but one thing he is not is the head men's basketball coach at Oregon State. Not anymore. Robinson was fired Monday after going 94-105 in six seasons.
The Montana Grizzlies' annual Spring Tour through eastern Montana brought them to the monthly meeting of the Midland Roundtable at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center on Thursday. UM athletic director Kent Haslam, along with football coach Mick Delaney, men's basketball coach Wayne Tink…
Earlier in spring practice, Montana offensive line coach Scott Gragg had some very high praise for returning left tackle John Schmaing, telling GoGriz.com:
It's not the only spring position battle at Montana State, but it's the most important one. And the question will be asked from now until fall camp: Who will be the Bobcats' next starting quarterback?
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.
Excluding the legendary Golden Bobcats of 1929, Montana State doesn’t have a history of national prominence in men’s basketball. They’ve been competitive, no doubt, but they haven’t been to the NCAA tournament since 1996, and have gone that far only three times in history.
Apparently there are photos of former Montana linebacker Brock Coyle jumping flat-footed out of a swimming pool. It’s an impressive feat we’ve seen before, but count Brian Tinsman, a blogger for redskins.com, as one of those that is not impressed.
Some leftovers from a busy Signing Day:
I've never really bought into the Signing Day hype. It's a very important day for college football programs nationwide -- perhaps the biggest day of the offseason. They restock the shelves with new recruits who represent the hopes for success two and three years down the road.
After winning 50 games combined and making two NCAA Tournament appearances in the past two seasons, Montana is in the throes of a most trying season. The Grizzlies are 8-9 overall and just 3-5 in the Big Sky Conference. To put that in perspective, UM lost just two conference games combined t…
I was skeptical when news broke last April that Montana State had given men's basketball coach Brad Huse a two-year contract extension. In the previous seven seasons with the Bobcats, Huse's record was 93-117 overall. In Big Sky Conference games it was 55-61. Did he deserve it, I wondered?
Jordan Johnson is back next year. As are Jordan Canada, Travon Van, Ellis Henderson, Jamaal Jones and several solid linemen. Offensively, the Grizzlies look well-stocked personnel-wise.
A football team looks different with each new season, but at Montana State in 2014 it's really going to look different. The losses of QB DeNarius McGhee, RB Cody Kirk, WR Tanner Bleskin and DE Brad Daly present a challenge to coach Rob Ash, his staff, and the players to mitigate those subtra…
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:
Coverage and commentary from the second-round FCS playoff game pitting the Montana Grizzlies against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Join the discussion here!
For years we've heard all about how Peyton Manning is a cold weather stiff. Some people just aren't adept at performing at a high level when the temps fall below freezing. And Manning, as the stats, wins and losses suggest, is one of those guys.
The Age of DeNarius is over at Montana State. And the biggest revelation from Rob Ash's Wednesday conference call with reporters is that the Bobcats' quarterback competition is officially open for business.
It'll be louder than any place Coastal Carolina has played in the FCS. It'll also be much, much colder. The Chanticleers are not expected to beat Montana in their second-round playoff game Saturday at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. But, of course, that's why they play the game.
The bracket stares back at you and it's impossible not to look a couple weeks ahead. Montana versus North Dakota State in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs? Really? Not only could it happen, but it's likely to happen.
The Bobcats started the year ranked No. 2 in the nation and on a mission to live up to high expectations, make a deep playoff run and contend for a national title. And those were legit goals for a team that had won 30 games and made three playoff appearances the previous three seasons.
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.