Stitt out as Griz head coach

BY KYLE SAMPLE & COLTER NUANEZ, SKYLINE SPORTS MT Following the solidification of the first two-game losing streak to rival Montana State in 14 years, University of Montana athletic director Kent Haslam has decided to not renew head football coach Bob Stitt’s contract, multiple sources confirmed on Monday. Less than 48 hours ... More

Montana faces tough decision with football program awash in uncertainty

With an embittered wave of his hand, Montana athletic director Kent Haslam swiped his winter hat off his head and wiped his reddened face. Haslam looked like a man with a painful decision to make. By all accounts, that’s exactly what awaits him. As the AD stood alone on the fifth floor of Bobcat Stadium, a party not seen in Bozeman in 12 ... More

REVITALIZED REPUTATION: Four seniors help Griz solidify O-line once again

An NFL prospect, a four-year contributor who has played a variety of interior positions and a pair of converted tight ends have helped turn a glaring weakness into a position of solidarity for the Montana Grizzlies. The Griz consistently produce the most most powerful offensive line units in the Big Sky Conference but for a variety of ... More

Big Sky football round-up/standings

Northern Arizona won for the sixth straight week, remaining undefeated in Big Sky Conference play with just three games remaining, and Southern Utah continued proving the Thunderbirds are contenders for a second league title in three seasons. The Big Sky race now enters November with five teams boasting at least four wins under their ... More

Priority on tackling in practice improves Griz gameplay

In the week leading up to the North Dakota game, Montana defensive coordinator focused heavily on the team's biggest deficiency thus far: missed tackles. Two games later, the team now leads the Big Sky in tackles behind line of scrimmage (60) and sits second in sacks (22). "Tackling is where we have improved the most, especially ... More

Jensen named to Jerry Rice Award watch list

Montana freshman quarterback Gresch Jensen is one of 17 named to the early 2017 Jerry Rice Award watch list. The award has been presented every year since 2011 to the top player in the FCS. Jensen, who took over under center after previous starter Reese Phillips was injured in mid-September, is curently 109 of 178 with 1,630 yards, 13 ... 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 he worked as ... 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 giving up 42 ... 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 profile on ... 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 involved with Griz ... More