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 runners have been ... 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 2016-17 season. ... 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 basketball, the ... 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 Jesus Marriaga ... 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, he joined ... More

Missoula Osprey more than a sporting event

Weather pending, tonight marks the home opener of the 2018 Missoula Osprey season. Yes, we know - you listen to 102.9 ESPN because you're obsessed with local sports, and you know everything there is to know about the Osprey. But we'd like to think that somewhere out there is a listener who either doesn't appreciate a good baseball game or ... More

QB Humphrey joins race for Griz starter

Still no decisive starter under center for Montana this fall, but the addition of former Boise State QB Cam Humphrey now gives the Griz two relatively veteran options. Cam Humphrey joins fellow transfer Dalton Snead and redshirt freshman Tanner Wilson in a three-way race for starting quarterback this fall - each hungry for the job after the ... More

Dad Golf Getaway!

If there's any day worth celebrating, it's Father's Day. Hear us out: Not only do father's spend enormous amounts of their time and money creating and rearing little ones,  but they also make great personal sacrifice. There's the sacrifice of sleep, of one-on-one time with mom, and, down the road, leftovers. But perhaps most significant ... More

Big Sky tightens student-athlete misconduct rules

The Big Sky Conference announced today that it will tighten misconduct guidelines for student-athletes at all of its member programs beginning with the 2019-20 academic year. The new "Serious Misconduct Rule" will restrict athletic-related financial aid and participation for current or prospective student-athletes who are convicted of or ... More

Big Sky basketball moves to 20-game slate

Big Sky Conference officials announced Tuesday that both men and women's basketball will transition from 18 games to a 20-game round robin schedule beginning this fall. With the departure of North Dakota to the Summit League, the new schedule will allow each of the league's remaining 11 programs to play a home and away series versus each of ... More