Sac State QB Thomson has injury-riddled career revived

The running joke around the Sacramento State football facility is that his fellow Hornets will have to start calling Sac State’s veteran quarterback “Doctor Thomson”.

“By the time I get out of here, I will have my master’s degree so I’ll be sort of close,” Kevin Thomson said with a laugh during an interview on Tootell and Nuanez on 102.9 FM ESPN Missoula the first week of October.

“It’s been a bit of a different journey than most but one that I’m incredibly thankful for.”

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Griz enter bye week with distinctly different confidence

MISSOULA, Montana — Following his team’s third straight score to take what seemed like a commanding 17-0 lead over the Grizzlies, Idaho State head coach Rob Phenicie did not want to give Montana any momentum.

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Montana’s Sneed wins Big Sky award for third straight week

By Montana Sports Information 

Dalton Sneed a man on a mission.
 
After a career-high day where he led Montana to a comeback 59-20 demolition over an upset-minded Idaho State in UM's 100th Homecoming game, Sneed has been named the ROOT Sports Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week for the third straight week.

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Griz dominate final three quarters in 59-20 win over Idaho State

MISSOULA, Montana — For about 45 minutes on Saturday afternoon, it looked like the former pupils might thrash their former mentor. 

As Montana quarterback Dalton Sneed stood on the sideline throwing the ball gingerly and appearing to favor his throwing (right) arm, things looked bleak for a Griz team celebrating its 100th homecoming game against Idaho State. 

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Bobcat run game eases Rovig transition as Cats race to 56-21 win

Editor’s note: Brooks Nuanez provided the interviews, photos and color commentary for this story.

BOZEMAN, Montana — Jeff Choate gave a three-minute statement about the potential perils of the Big Sky Conference when he was asked Monday about preserving the health of his do-everything junior captain, two-way superstar Troy Andersen.

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MR. ELECTRICITY: Louie-McGee weaves his way into Montana record books

MISSOULA, Montana — It’s 7 a.m. on the first day of Jerry Louie-McGee’s career as a Montana Grizzly. And he’s late.

Because of a glitch in his eligibility, the wide receiver from Coeur d’Alene by way of tiny Worley, Idaho did not get to participate in fall camp in 2015 in Missoula. He could not join the Griz until school began several weeks after Montana opened its first fall camp under head coach Bob Stitt.

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ESPN Roundtable – Former Montana AD Jim O’Day

Former University of Montana athletic director Jim O'Day joins Colter Nuanez and Ryan Tootell on the ESPN Roundtable to talk about his time at UM and the state of college athletics as a whole. https://twitter.com/SkylineSportsMT/status/1158571453916172288   More

Big Sky Breakdown – Griz by the Number Part III: No. 71 – No. 99

Andrew Houghton joins Colter Nuanez to break down the Montana football roster No. 71 through No. 99 in the third and final edition in this three-part series. https://twitter.com/SkylineSportsMT/status/1135701102521794560 More

Tootell and Nuanez broadcasting from around Missoula!

Beginning on July 18, Montana's favorite sports talk show will be taking their show on the road around Missoula! Tootell and Nuanez is teaming up with Widmer Brothers Brewing to send a collection of Griz fans to Autzen Stadium in Eugene to watch Montana take on the Oregon Ducks. Every Thursday until the big game on September 14, Tootell and Nuanez will be broadcasting live from establishments around Missoula from 4-6 p.m. ... More

Big Sky Breakdown – Griz by the numbers Part II – No. 33 – No. 70

In the second installment of this three-part series, Andrew Houghton joins Colter Nuanez to break down the University of Montana football roster numbers 30 through No. 70. https://twitter.com/SkylineSportsMT/status/1131703707404345344 More