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Press Conference: Michigan vs. Montana – Postgame

Michigan and Montana address the media following the Wolverines' 74-55 victory over the Grizzlies in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday night in Des Moines, Iowa. More

Michigan smothers Montana in NCAA Tournament first round

In the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, Michigan forced Montana to miss 21 of its first 25 shots and cruised to a 74-55 victory. In a rematch from the first round of last year's Big Dance, the Wolverines held the Griz to 33 percent shooting overall. The win moves Michigan into the second round of the ... More

Montana draws No. 15 seed, will play No. 2 Michigan

Montana is headed back to the NCAA tournament, and it will begin Thursday vs. a familiar opponent. The Grizzlies were matched up with Michigan, a rematch of last year’s first-round game Joining No. 15 Montana and No. 2 Michigan in Des Moines are No. 7 Nevada and No. 10 Florida. The two winners will advance to play again on Saturday. “I’m looking forward to it,” head coach Travis DeCuire said. “We’re excited to be in the tournament two years in a row now. We talk about setting a precedent. We made it, now it’s just ‘Go play the best basketball you can play on the biggest stage.'”... More

Deming twins make early impact for youthful Griz

Montana's starting lineup on Saturday will be a family affair of sorts for two of its Billings recruits. Backup tight end Bryson Deming will for the first time join his twin brother, defensive end Braydon, on the field as the Grizzlies welcome Sacramento State to Washington-Grizzly Stadium. At Billings West, it was actually ... 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, ... More

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

Almond, Kennedy represent Osprey position players on All-Star team

All stats current through games of August 2 It took a rain delay to snap Zach Almond out of an early-season slump for the Missoula Osprey and make him a Pioneer League All-Star. After going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts against Helena on June 27, his average had cratered to .269, and the power hitter didn’t have a single homer on the season. After a couple days out of the lineup, it didn’t look like it would get any better, as Almond started the June 30 game against Billings 0-for-3 with another strikeout. But then came the rain — and a fortunate talk with hitting coach Jose Amado. ... More

“It’s given everything to me”: Oropesa’s long baseball journey continues with Osprey

By ANDREW HOUGHTON For ESPN MISSOULA The Philadelphia Phillies opened the 2001 season on April 2 in Miami against the Marlins. For most of the roster, it was a welcome chance to start the season away from the icy spring in Southeastern Pennsylvania, where temperatures were hovering in the 40s. For 29-year-old rookie reliever Eddie Oropesa, it was the biggest stroke of luck on his winding, nearly decade-long journey to the majors. ... 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