91 results for tag: 102.9 ESPN

Montana’s young big men endure growing pains

Two months ago, Mack Anderson thought the Montana basketball coaching staff was leaning towards giving him a redshirt for his freshman season. Thanks to his athletic displays in practice and, perhaps more importantly, an early-season wrist injury to all-conference big man Jamar Akoh, that plan changed in a hurry. With ... More

Griz LB Olson one of three finalists for defensive award

Montana Grizzlies junior linebacker Dante Olson is among three finalists for top defensive honors in the FCS. Olson, who recorded the season's FCS single-game high with 24 tackles, will join fellow junior  linebacker Zach Hall of Southeast Missouri and senior defensive end Derick Roberson of Sam Houston State at the annual ... More

Big Sky Breakdown: Montana (episode 16)

In his 2018 Big Sky Breakdown finale, Colter Nuanez of 102.9 ESPN Missoula is joined by Andrew Houghton of Skyline Sports to break down the Montana Grizzlies' football season, including the biggest surprises and disappointments as well as other memorable moments from the year. More

Season-long issues plague Montana in loss to Bobcats

One yard away from the end zone, with the entire state looking on and a chance to rewrite the entire narrative of their season, the Montana Grizzlies couldn’t escape the problems that have tortured them all fall. Adam Eastwood, just seconds after his apparent go-ahead touchdown was called dead due to a perfectly-timed ... More

COMMENTARY: Fierce football rivalry belongs to all of us

-Commentary by Ryan Tootell The cyclical nature of seasons is one of the great realities of life in Montana. Four distinct and absolute quarters have dictated our lives here for centuries. The planting, the harvest, the hunt, the recreation; the fires in the forest, the fires in the hearth. That great universal equilibrium ... More

Griz, Bobcats face off Saturday with playoff hopes on the line

The 118th rendition of one of college football’s fiercest rivalries could be a defacto playoff game depending on how the rest of the FCS performs in the final week of the regular season. After each experiencing rough October slates, Montana and Montana State have each won twice in November to enter Saturday’s rivalry ... More

Osprey announce 2019 schedule

The Missoula Osprey will open their 21st season with a six-game series at Great Falls beginning Friday, June 14. The Osprey will then welcome the Voyagers to Missoula for the home opener on Friday, June 21, according to the official schedule released Tuesday. The 76-game season will wrap up Sept. 7 following with a a five-game ... More

Big Sky Breakdown: Montana (episode 14)

This week on Big Sky Breakdown, Colter and Brooks Nuanez of Skyline Sports break down the 118th match-up between the Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State Bobcats as the two teams get set to face off Saturday in Missoula. More

BIG SKY ROUNDUP: League leaders all win, ISU stays alive as playoff race heats up

UC Davis kept its spot in front of the pack, but Eastern Washington and Weber State stayed nipping at the Aggies' heels as several Big Sky Conference teams continue their playoff push in the final stretch of the season. No. 6 Davis is now 6-0 in league play and 8-1 overall after knocking off Northern Arizona, 42-20; No. 5 EWU ... More

FIRST LOOK: Griz look to stop slide in Cedar City

Until last week it had been 26 years since Montana football lost three in a row. It was 1992 and Montana lost not just three, but four straight - their second-worst season performance on file since that dreadful 3-8 record in 1985. We're not saying it's that bad. But it very well could be that bad come Saturday, when the ... More