16 results for tag: 102.9 ESPN Missoula

Former ‘Indy Ball’ players make most of chance with Osprey

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. Zack Jones was studying in a college library in Chicago when he got ... 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 ... 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 ... More

Bingham leads tight end reintroduction for Griz

Though he never left Missoula, Colin Bingham is thankful to finally be back home. After three years playing inside receiver for the Montana Grizzly football team, the fourth-year junior has shifted back to tight end - a position that earned him a first-team All-State nod as a senior at Big Sky High School in 2014. Bingham - ... More

Hauck hired as Montana football head coach

One of the most successful and polarizing coaches in Montana history is returning to lead the Grizzly football team. Hauck, who currently coordinates special teams at San Diego State, will take over for previous head coach Bob Stitt pending approval from the state Board of Regents. Formal announcement is expected ... More

Favoroso’s improvement a boost for Griz

For the first month of the season, Montana defensive coordinator Jason Semore likened Chris Favoroso acclimation into Montana’s defensive line to taking a difficult math test. Now, with nine games under his belt, the defensive end is getting closer to acing his exam. Favoroso lost his early-season starting gig the week ... 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, ... More

Loyola’s Koppang fulfills dream, commits to Griz

His work as a counselor for children battling cancer has given him perspective; his work as a three-sport athlete at Loyola has taught him competitiveness. Wednesday morning, David Koppang's notion that anything is possible through hard work and humility came to fruition when the University of Montana's in-state recruiter, ... More

Once again, Griz turn to backup QB

As Montana gets set to open Big Sky play against defending conference co-champs Eastern Washington on Saturday, head coach Bob Stitt finds himself in a familiar situation. Starting quarterback Reese Phillips is officially done for the year after sustaining injury to his left foot versus Savannah State last weekend, and so ... More

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Last year you let us down. We're talking about you, Mr. Cool Fantasy Football Dude. Specifically the way you let Ryan Tootell walk away with $500 of YOUR real-life cash with hardly a scrape. Yep, Tootell totally smashed you and the rest of the competition in our inaugural fantasy season. Disgrace! But hey, we're ones to ... More