MISSOULA — With 2023 coming to a close, Montana's biggest sports story of the year is still unfolding.
The Montana Grizzlies football team has had a phenomenal season, which won't conclude until it plays in the FCS national championship game on Jan. 7, 2024. Stories from this magical run are included in MontanaSports.com's list of most-read stories of 2023, but the Griz weren't the only thing to capture our attention this year.
Rodeo is as popular as ever in Montana, with three of our most-read stories of the year. MTN Sports' coverage from the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo also brought highlights and behind-the-scenes looks from Las Vegas.
Helena native and UFC superstar Sean O'Malley is one of the highest-profile athletes in the country and Montana's most fascinating athlete. MTN Sports brought you wall-to-wall coverage leading up to and throughout O'Malley's title-winning fight in Boston.
Below is a top-10 breakdown of some of the most-read stories on MontanaSports.com in 2023. What's your favorite?