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Griz look to carry momentum from new road streak

A fixation on streaks turned from dialogue into action last Saturday as the Montana football team rallied from a halftime deficit for a road win over Idaho State - a first in three seasons under head coach Bob Stitt. The 39-31 win marked an end to another streak at Montana: Zero road conference success on the road in four ... More

Jensen walks the path less traveled at UM

Cole Bergquist is quite literally the only man to walk in Gresch Jensen’s shoes in the modern generation. When Dave Dickenson won the starting quarterback job as a sophomore at the University of Montana in 1993, it began a trend of multi-year starters under center. Neither he - nor Brian Ah Yat or Drew Miller or John ... More

Phenicie replicating culture learned at Montana

Rob Phenicie’s next win will be the fourth in his brief career thus far as head coach at Idaho State. It will also equal the Bengals' win total from the last two years combined. On Saturday, Phenicie and the revamped culture under his leadership will receive its stiffest test yet: A conference game against the program ... More

Griz end road losses at Portland State

The Montana football team snapped a four-game losing streak and improved its league record to 1-1 with a win at Portland State on Saturday. The game marked a personal best for safety Justin Strong, who sealed the win with a 64-yard pick six with three minutes to play. The win also showed Montana’s resolve a week after ... More

Strong wins Player of Week awards

With three interceptions and 116 return yards - including a 64-yard pick six - Montana safety Justin Strong has been named both STATS FCS National Defensive Player of the Week as well as Root Sports Defensive Player of the Week. And the sophomore from Rialto, Calif., did it with a cast on his left hand. Check out Colter's ... More

Get set for winter: Win a free kegerator and keg!

Warm jackets were made for pansies. Gloves and hats are the thing of wusses. Everyone knows the best way to ride out the cold Montana winter is with cold Montana beer. This year, 102.9 ESPN is setting you and your whole crew up right with a free kegerator and keg of your choice from our friends at Fred's Appliance and ... More

Nicholson’s dedication sets tone for Griz year round

The quarterback gets the glory, the head coach takes the heat - but the man who spends the most time with the Grizzly football team is mostly unknown to its fan base. Yet Matt Nicholson, Montana football’s strength and conditioning coach, is as influential to the product that takes the field each Saturday as anyone ... More

Loyola’s Koppang fulfills dream, commits to Griz

His work as a counselor for children battling cancer has given him perspective; his work as a three-sport athlete at Loyola has taught him competitiveness. Wednesday morning, David Koppang's notion that anything is possible through hard work and humility came to fruition when the University of Montana's in-state recruiter, ... More

Once again, Griz turn to backup QB

As Montana gets set to open Big Sky play against defending conference co-champs Eastern Washington on Saturday, head coach Bob Stitt finds himself in a familiar situation. Starting quarterback Reese Phillips is officially done for the year after sustaining injury to his left foot versus Savannah State last weekend, and so ... More

Gruesome Phillips injury overshadows runaway Griz win

MISSOULA — A perfect start instantly shifted into a gruesome nightmare for Reese Phillips on Saturday. Montana’s senior quarterback completed his first 13 passes as the Griz scored with ease on their first two offensive possessions against overmatched Savannah State. But early in the second quarter, Phillips stepped ... More