29 results for tag: ESPN Missoula

First half brings success on the mound for two Osprey pitchers

It can be easy to fall in love with radar gun readings. But Missoula Osprey All-Stars Justin Garcia and Marcos Tineo proved in the first half of this season that control matters just as much as velocity. “Here, a located fastball plays,” said Missoula pitching coach Shane Loux. “Guys can hit any speed, so guys that ... More

“Tee It Up” No. 7 — University of Montana President Seth Bodnar

In the seventh installment of the nine-part “Tee It Up” television series, Shaun Rainey and Ben Wineman of ABC/Fox Montana & SWX along with Ryan Tootell & Colter Nuanez of ESPN Missoula are joined by new University of Montana President Seth Bodnar at the Ranch Club in Missoula. 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

EWU consensus preseason favorite

Eight teams received at least one first-place vote in the Big Sky Conference preseason media poll released this week, hinting at a possible wide-open 2018 season. In the end, though, it was Eastern Washington which earned the most votes with 27. The Eagles, led by All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud, also earned the preseason ... More

Montana’s Buss named preseason POY

Montana outside linebacker Josh Buss has been named the Big Sky Conference's preseason "Defensive Player of the Year". The fifth-year senior from Boise, Idaho, led the Grizzlies with 5.5 sacks and 94 tackles - including 13.5 tackles for loss - last season. He was named second-team All Big Sky and third-team All-American for ... More

Osprey running smart early in 2018 campaign

Smarter running has been key to improving the Missoula Osprey's  on-base success for the 2018 campaign. After stealing just 47 bases in 2017 - second-to-last in the Pioneer League - Missoula is already well ahead of pace with 20 steals in 27 games, just over a third of the way into the season. More importantly, Osprey ... More

Bobcat starting QB Murray to miss coming season

Montana State officials announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Chris Murray will miss the 2018-19 season due to academic struggles. Head coach Jeff Choate was scheduled to address the decision at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. The junior from Inglewood, Calif., was promoted to starter by the middle of the ... More

Former Griz star earns Big Sky honors

Early in his career with the Grizzlies, Fabijan Krlsovic served as conduit during a coaching change. Four years of adversity later, the Australia transplant found himself in a leadership position as captain of a tournament-bound team. Along the way he was honored with the Allan Nielsen Award as best representative of Griz ... More

Sentinel grad Peppenger transfers to UM

Former Missoulian Gabe Peppenger will fulfill his dream of playing Grizzly football after announcing his intent to transfer to the University of Montana beginning this fall. Despite earning all-state honors as both a junior and senior at Sentinel, the kicker received no offers from former Montana head coach Bob Stitt; instead, ... More

QB Humphrey joins race for Griz starter

Still no decisive starter under center for Montana this fall, but the addition of former Boise State QB Cam Humphrey now gives the Griz two relatively veteran options. Cam Humphrey joins fellow transfer Dalton Snead and redshirt freshman Tanner Wilson in a three-way race for starting quarterback this fall - each hungry for the ... More