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Big Sky Breakdown: Montana Grizzlies (Episode 1)

Each week on Big Sky Breakdown, Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez of 102.9 ESPN Missoula are joined by Andrew Houghton of Skyline Sports to break down news, analysis and happenings the the Montana Grizzlies football team. This week, the boys are joined by Montana running backs coach Justin Green, safeties coach Shann Schillin... More

Big Sky men’s, women’s hoops schedule released

The Big Sky Conference announced its 2018-19 men’s and women's basketball schedules on Tuesday. Both seasons will tip off December 29 and conclude March 16 at the conference tournament in Boise, Idaho. Montana will kick off its season versus Northern Arizona - the men on the road and the women at home. The first of two ... More

Going pro requires adjustment for college pitchers

For college baseball players coming into the minor leagues, the biggest change isn't the paycheck - it's the schedule. Whereas college teams usually play weekend series - Friday, Saturday, Sunday - to mesh with an academic schedule, an off day is a rare luxury in a professional schedule. The transition is even more diffic... More

EWU consensus preseason favorite

Eight teams received at least one first-place vote in the Big Sky Conference preseason media poll released this week, hinting at a possible wide-open 2018 season. In the end, though, it was Eastern Washington which earned the most votes with 27. The Eagles, led by All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud, also earned the preseason ... More

Montana’s Buss named preseason POY

Montana outside linebacker Josh Buss has been named the Big Sky Conference's preseason "Defensive Player of the Year". The fifth-year senior from Boise, Idaho, led the Grizzlies with 5.5 sacks and 94 tackles - including 13.5 tackles for loss - last season. He was named second-team All Big Sky and third-team All-American for ... More

Osprey running smart early in 2018 campaign

Smarter running has been key to improving the Missoula Osprey's  on-base success for the 2018 campaign. After stealing just 47 bases in 2017 - second-to-last in the Pioneer League - Missoula is already well ahead of pace with 20 steals in 27 games, just over a third of the way into the season. More importantly, Osprey ... More

Bobcat starting QB Murray to miss coming season

Montana State officials announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Chris Murray will miss the 2018-19 season due to academic struggles. Head coach Jeff Choate was scheduled to address the decision at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. The junior from Inglewood, Calif., was promoted to starter by the middle of the ... More

Former Griz star earns Big Sky honors

Early in his career with the Grizzlies, Fabijan Krlsovic served as conduit during a coaching change. Four years of adversity later, the Australia transplant found himself in a leadership position as captain of a tournament-bound team. Along the way he was honored with the Allan Nielsen Award as best representative of Griz ... More

Osprey players seek familiarity in World Cup soccer

Editor’s note: ESPN Missoula, the official radio station of the Missoula Osprey, will be producing features throughout this summer to help the Missoula community get to know the ins and outs of the Osprey roster and of Pioneer League Baseball in general. On the bus, at the hotel, at home. If Missoula Osprey outfielder ... More

Sentinel grad Peppenger transfers to UM

Former Missoulian Gabe Peppenger will fulfill his dream of playing Grizzly football after announcing his intent to transfer to the University of Montana beginning this fall. Despite earning all-state honors as both a junior and senior at Sentinel, the kicker received no offers from former Montana head coach Bob Stitt; instead, ... More