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A send off Montana State Bobcat senior Mac Bignell

BOZEMAN - When you ask Montana State senior Mac Bignell to reminisce about his Bobcat career, this is how he sums it up. “I’m just a try hard that made it," Bignell smiled. "I started off like Rudy and...

Montana State Bobcats win first season tournament since 2003 in Cancun Challenge

(Editor's note: Montana State University press release) CANCUN, Mexico – Brian Fish saw one glaring weakness in his team’s tournament-clinching 88-82 win over Southeast Missouri in the Mayan Division of the 2017 Cancun Challenge. “We don’t know how to accept...
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Missoula Sentinel’s Shelby Schweyen to join mom and big sister with Montana Lady Griz

MISSOULA - Shelby Schweyen will realize a life-long dream in a couple years, and she'll join her mom and her big sister at the same time. The Missoula Sentinel junior announced her verbal commitment over the weekend to play college...

MontanaSports.com podcast – Nov. 22

MTN Sports' Richie Melby and Slim Kimmel discuss Bob Stitt's non-renewal at Montana and who might succeed him as the Grizzlies' head football coach. Melby and Kimmel also recap Montana's high school football championships and name some of the...

Montana Grizzlies can’t overcome two big UC Santa Barbara runs

STORY BY MONTANA SPORTS INFORMATION MALIBU, Calif. - Tuesday was a game of runs. UC Santa Barbara began the game on a big run, and once Montana fought back to overcome it, the Gauchos went on another en route to...
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Montana State Rugby battles hypothermia in national tournament, places eighth

CHICAGO, Ill. - The Montana State Bobcats Club Rugby team traveled to Chicago over the weekend for a shot at a national title. However, on Saturday, the eighth-ranked Cats fell to No. 7 Illinois State 25-10 in overtime. The playing...
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Eight Montana State Bobcats earn All-Conference honors

BOZEMAN - The Big Sky Conference released it's All-Conference Football teams on Tuesday and there was no shortage of Bobcats. Eight MSU players made the list headlined by Mac Bignell who made the First-Team Defense as he finished the...
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Former Griz coach Bobby Hauck front-runner in Montana search

MISSOULA - Just one day after Montana parted ways with head football coach Bob Stitt, a clear front-runner to replace him has emerged. The Grizzlies want to bring back the success of last decade, and they might bring back...

Montana State Bobcats forced to change track and field schedule

Montana State Sports Information release BOZEMAN -- While the Montana State track and field program begins its indoor track season with its first of seven home meets in less than two weeks, its outdoor track schedule has been altered Bobcat...

Montana State Bobcats defeat Binghamton in Cancun

(Editor's note: Montana State University press release) CANCUN, Mexico – Brian Fish saw what he needed to see less than a minute into the second half of Montana State’s 74-64 win over Binghamton in the Cancun Challenge on Tuesday. “We had...

13 Montana Grizzlies make Big Sky all-conference list

STORY BY MONTANA SPORTS INFORMATION OGDEN, Utah - The University of Montana placed a total of 13 players into 14 All-Big Sky positions, and offensive tackle David Reese took home first team all-conference honors the league announced Tuesday. In addition to...

Montana State Bobcats’ Troy Andersen named Big Sky Freshman of the Year

Montana State Sports Informarion release BOZEMAN -- Troy Andersen, who was just recently named a finalist for the Jerry Rice Freshman of the Year Award, was selected as the Big Sky Conference's Freshman of the Year. Andersen played on both...
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Montana AD Kent Haslam felt Grizzly football needed a change

MISSOULA - Bob Stitt has coached his last game at the University of Montana. Athletic Director Kent Haslam decided to make a change at the top of the Griz football program. “I met with Bob Stitt earlier today," said Haslam...

Montana Grizzlies out to 3-1 start after beating Oral Roberts

STORY BY MONTANA SPORTS INFORMATION MALIBU, Calif. - The Montana Grizzlies took an early lead Monday evening and held off a late comeback attempt by Oral Roberts to defeat the Golden Eagles, 69-64. The victory improves Montana's record to 3-1 on...
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Montana Grizzlies part ways with football coach Bob Stitt

MISSOULA – Montana football coach Bob Stitt will not return to the Grizzlies. Skyline Sports was first to report that Stitt's contract will not be renewed. The University of Montana confirmed Skyline Sports' report, releasing the following statement on Monday afternoon: University of...
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Troy Andersen, Josh Buss, Gresch Jensen among FCS national finalists

STATS Press Release A national panel of voters on Monday began to select the STATS FCS legacy awards, which honor the players and coach of the year. The lists of nominees were pared to finalists for the STATS FCS Walter Payton...

Josh Buss, Gresch Jensen named Montana football MVPs

STORY BY MONTANA SPORTS INFORMATION MISSOULA - Linebacker Josh Buss and quarterback Gresch Jensen have been named the University of Montana's 2017 Steve Carlson Award co-winners for Griz football's most valuable players on the offensive and defensive side of the...
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Mac Bignell, Jered Padmos named ROOT Sports Players of the Week

Big Sky Conference Media Release OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference announced its ROOT SPORTS Players of the Week for football on Monday. Eastern Washington’s Nic Sblendorio was named the Offensive Player of the Week, Weber State’s Taron Johnson...
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Mac Bignell fulfills dream with Montana State Bobcats

BOZEMAN -- Nothing was expected of Mac Bignell. A walk-on from Drummond, the 'undersized' linebacker had to earn everything that was given to him at Montana State -- from a scholarship to playing time. Four years later, the Bobcat Athletic...
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Turbitt: Ranking big plays that sealed Montana State Bobcats’ victory

BOZEMAN -- The Montana State Bobcats defeated the Montana Grizzlies 31-23 on Saturday to seal the team's first back-to-back wins against its bitter rivals since 2002-2003. MSU was able to limit mistakes while making a number of big plays,...
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Montana Grizzlies fail to make the playoffs

BOZEMAN - The Montana Grizzlies' loss at the Brawl of the Wild was a hard one. That defeat was made harder on Sunday by the announcement that Montana did not make the playoffs. The Grizzlies end their season with a 7-4...

Cats, Griz left out of FCS playoffs; three Big Sky teams get in

FRISCO, Texas - For the first time since the early 1990s, no college football team from Montana will compete in the postseason. Montana and Montana State were left out of the FCS playoff bracket on Sunday morning, adding to...

Photos: Montana State beats Montana in Cat-Griz showdown

BOZEMAN - Montana State spoiled Montana's playoff hopes Saturday afternoon, defeating the Grizzlies 31-23 at Bobcat Stadium. It was the second straight win in the Cat-Griz series for Jeff Choate and MSU. Kelly Morris took in the action on Saturday,...

Montana State Bobcats fall to Louisiana Tech

(Editor's note: Montana State University press release) BOZEMAN - Louisiana Tech used a 9-0 run surrounding halftime and out-scored Montana State 25-to-9 from the free throw line to post a 71-58 home win over the Bobcats on Saturday. Jacobi Boykins...
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Storming the field, tearing down the goal posts, the Great Divide Trophy: A Bobcats...

BOZEMAN - After defeating the Griz in the Brawl of the Wild 31-23 on Saturday, Montana State fans stormed the field, took apart the goal posts, and marched around Bobcat Stadium with the Great Divide Trophy. It's the...

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District 6C: Harlowton girls beat rivals for title; Renegade boys upset...

WORDEN - The Harlowton Lady Engineers had just enough steam left. Mariah Dietrich sank two free throws with seconds left to put the ice on...