94 results for tag: ESPN Missoula

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

Griz Basketball: Montana head coach Travis DeCuire

Montana fifth-year head coach Travis DeCuire sits down with Colter Nuanez of Skyline Sports and Ryan Tootell of ESPN Missoula to discuss UM's season opener Friday night against Georgia State and preview the Grizzlies' upcoming defense of last season's Big Sky Conference title. More

Bobcats among four Big Sky teams in playoffs

For the third time since expanding 13 teams, the Big Sky Conference will send four of its program schools to the FCS Playoffs. In a three-way tie for the league championship, Weber State, Eastern Washington and UC Davis each posted 9-2 overall records en route to a first-round bye in the 24-team postseason bracket. Weber State ... 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

Big Sky Breakdown: Montana (episode 15)

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. In this week's special "Brawl of the Wild" edition, the boys get hyped for Saturday's 118th showdown ... 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