Griz harbor unknowns with No. 13 Panthers coming to Missoula

The Montana football team will kick off its second go-round with Bobby Hauck calling the plays this Saturday night versus No. 13 Iowa State with a collection of unknowns looming. Will the Big Sky's preseason Defensive Player of the Year Josh Buss suit up? Who will start under center for the Griz? Perhaps most important: Can Montana reattain ... More

Former Big Sky Eagle continues rapid improvement for Griz

Like many kids growing up in Missoula, Colten Keintz insisted he would someday play football for the Montana Griz. But it wasn't until his sophomore year at Big Sky High School that he even suited up for a game. Now, just four years later, the redshirt freshman is battling for a starting position on the Griz squad, taking reps at both ... More

Backs to the wall, Griz OL has “embraced the grind”

After losing four starters from last season, Montana offensive line was already going to be one of the team's most inexperienced units this fall. Now with injuries to the lone carryover, Angel Villaneuva, and the retirement earlier this month one of the few linemen with game experience, Thayne Jackson, the uncertainty has gotten a lot more ... More

Big Sky Breakdown: Montana Grizzlies (Episode 2)

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 former Montana running back and current NFL agent Andrew Schmidt to discuss his time ... More

Join T&N LIVE at Montana football games!

102.9 ESPN Missoula is excited to once again be a part of the action for Montana's biggest fall activity - college football! Join Tootell & Nuanez LIVE before and after every home Griz game this season as they break down the Xs and Os and LIVE from the chamber of commerce parking lot right across from the UM campus by the footbridge. ... More

Hauck’s return engenders confidence, apprehension

Bobby Hauck's return as head football coach at the University of Montana last December was many things, but quiet was not one of them. From the clamoring of a fan base best by recent mediocrity to the protestation of dissidents who experienced the hire as an affront to painful inroads made against violent and sexual crime, Hauck was a splash ... More

High expectations for Griz under Hauck

The news of his return sent ripples across the Big Sky Conference. 81 wins, seven straight league titles, three national championship appearances … A rising, Bobby Hauck-led Grizzly team lifts all programs - or at least that’s the feeling around the league as opening weekend looms closer. “It’s great for the conference”, said ... More

Are you ready for some (fantasy) football?

It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas you fool - that's not until sometime in like November or December. We're talking about FOOTBALL SEASON, and whether you prefer college, pro or love them both equally you know that the advent of September means it's officially time to dust off that tailgating bib. This year, ... More

Quarterback chase still open at Montana

As the Montana football team wraps up its final preseason scrimmage of the year on Friday, still no word on who will be starting under center. The Grizzlies will kick off the 2018 season Sept. 1 at home versus Northern Iowa. If new head coach Bobby Hauck has made his decision, he hasn't gone public with it just yet - nor has expressed a ... More

Still no clarity on Buss’s health

Less than two weeks until Montana kicks off its 2018 campaign, but still no clarity on the health of it's most celebrated player. Preseason defensive player of the year Josh Buss sat out all 15 spring practices for Montana after undergoing off-season shoulder injury; now sources have indicated he may have also suffered a torn pectoral muscle ... More