13 results for tag: ESPN Missoula

Montana beats Pitt for first win over ACC squad in 51 years

Travis DeCuire has never shied away from playing traditional basketball powerhouses. And until Monday night, his Montana’s men’s basketball team has been close against Power 5 teams but never victorious. On Monday, behind a dynamite performance from Michael Oguine, the Griz finally broke through, knocking off the Pitt ... More

Fast start, turnover barrage pushes Griz past Northern Colorado

Before Wednesday’s practice, Montana defensive coordinator Jason Semore said his Griz needed to make a statement to earn respect on a national level. Consider the statement made in resounding fashion. Montana forced four first-half turnovers and ran 56 plays on Northern Colorado Saturday - and that was just before ... 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

Big Sky football round-up/standings

Northern Arizona won for the sixth straight week, remaining undefeated in Big Sky Conference play with just three games remaining, and Southern Utah continued proving the Thunderbirds are contenders for a second league title in three seasons. The Big Sky race now enters November with five teams boasting at least four wins ... More

Griz look to carry momentum from new road streak

A fixation on streaks turned from dialogue into action last Saturday as the Montana football team rallied from a halftime deficit for a road win over Idaho State - a first in three seasons under head coach Bob Stitt. The 39-31 win marked an end to another streak at Montana: Zero road conference success on the road in four ... More

Jensen walks the path less traveled at UM

Cole Bergquist is quite literally the only man to walk in Gresch Jensen’s shoes in the modern generation. When Dave Dickenson won the starting quarterback job as a sophomore at the University of Montana in 1993, it began a trend of multi-year starters under center. Neither he - nor Brian Ah Yat or Drew Miller or John ... More

Gruesome Phillips injury overshadows runaway Griz win

MISSOULA — A perfect start instantly shifted into a gruesome nightmare for Reese Phillips on Saturday. Montana’s senior quarterback completed his first 13 passes as the Griz scored with ease on their first two offensive possessions against overmatched Savannah State. But early in the second quarter, Phillips stepped ... More

Welcome Griz!

They say college is about securing your professional success, and there's a lot of truth to that. But we all know there's another reason why you're hear: It's time to enjoy the college lifestyle. And what exactly is that? Sure, there's partying involved. And yeah, many of us meet "mates" throughout the course of a ... More

Demo derby to benefit firefighters

For most of our lives, August in Missoula meant one thing and one thing only: Fair season! Today, however, we experience another less fortunate association when someone mentions the month of August: Fire season. And while the fair gets better and better every year (free admission, anyone?) it seems like the fires get worse: ... More

Where there’s smoke …

Make no mistake, fire season has officially arrived in Missoula County. Several fires are currently burning south of town in Lolo National Forest, the Sapphire Complex and Goat Creek fires being the largest. And with the Sunrise fire growing near Tarko in neighboring Mineral County, the valley is filling up with smoke ... More