Maroon and Silver

Monte riles up the crowd at Washington Grizzly Stadium. Missoula was ranked as one of the top 25 college sports towns by Sports Illustrated.

Photo by Pam Voth - pamvoth.net

Athletics

The Montana Grizzlies are known (and feared) nationwide for their powerhouse football program—and fiercely loyal fans. UM’s athletics programs include other varsity sports including men’s and women’s basketball, track and field, cross-country, and tennis, as well as women’s volleyball, soccer, and golf.

  • Sports Illustrated ranked UM on its top 25 list of best college sports towns
  • The football team won the NCAA FCS National Championship in 1995 and 2001, and was National Championship runner-up in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2009
  • The Grizzlies’ annual football game against the rival Montana State Bobcats is famously called the “Brawl of the Wild.” In 109 games, the Griz lead the rivalry with a record of 71-33-5.
  • UM ranked 7th in Street & Smith’s magazine among all-time best women’s basketball programs
  • UM has 18 club sports—including the 2007 MCLA-B national champion lacrosse team—and more than 30 intramural sports
  • UM’s beloved Grizzly mascot, Monte, was 2002 and 2005 Capital One National Mascot of the Year

"Griz football is huge here. People live and die
for their football around here."

- Princeton Review

UM’s Head Coach Bob Stitt Formally Introduced

By DAVE GUFFEY - Bob Stitt was formally introduced as the 36th head foo... more

Montana Hosts 34th Lady Griz Classic This Week at Dahlberg Arena

BY JOEL CARLSON - The Lady Griz will host the 34th edition of the Lady ... more

Wagenmann & Hermanson Named to All America Teams

The University of Montana’s Zack Wagenmann has been named to two more... more

Lady Griz Outlasts Seattle 70-64 in Overtime

BY JOEL CARLSON -The Montana women’s basketball team made it a two-game road sweep with a 70-64 overtime victory at Seattle Wednesday afternoon. ... more

Lady Griz Aiming to Make It Three Straight Wednesday in Seattle

By JOEL CARLSON- The Lady Griz basketball team will be seeking its third straight win when it faces Seattle on Wednesday. The game will tip off at 3 p.m. (MT) at SU’s Connolly Center.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Dec 15

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- No, Bob Stitt may not have any previous connection to the University of Montana, but Stitt does have something in common with Don Read and Joe Glenn...... more

Bob Stitt Named Head Football Coach at Montana

Bob Stitt has been selected to serve as the University of Montana's 36th head football coach, announced UM’s Director of Athletics Kent Haslam today (Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014).... more

Wagenmann Named to Prestigious AFCA All-America Team

Montana’s record-setting defensive standout Zack Wagenmann has been named to the prestigious 2014 AFCA’s Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ All-America Team. ... more

Kellie Cole Rubel Earns Fourth Career Player of the Week Honor

By JOEL CARLSON-Kellie Cole Rubel’s performance in the Lady Griz’ 69-55 victory at Portland Sunday afternoon earned her a Big Sky Conference Player of the Week honor the first of the season and fourth of he... more

Lady Griz Win 69-55 at Portland

BY JOEL CARLSON -Kellie Rubel scored a season-high 24 points, Carly Selvig blocked a career-high eight shots, and the Lady Griz won 69-55 over Portland Sunday afternoon.... more

Lady Griz Face Pilots Sunday in Portland

By JOEL CARLSON- The Lady Griz basketball team travels to the Pacific Northwest for a pair of games. They open the road trip with a game at Portland on Sunday at 3 p.m.... more

Davidson Defeats Host Montana 110-99 (Photo Gallery)

By DAVE GUFFEY - Five Davidson players scored in double-figures, as the Wildcats defeated the host University of Montana Grizzlies 110-99 Wednesday night in Dahlberg Arena.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Dec 8

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Mick Delaney’s run as Grizzly head football coach ended Saturday in Cheney with a loss to Eastern Washington. Like his 5 immediate predecessors Delaney's last game at UM was in the po... more

Lady Griz Hold Down Fighting Saints in 30-Point Win

BY JOEL CARLSON -The Wyoming Cowgirls held off Montana’s late comeback attempt to post a 60-54 victory over the Lady Griz Thursday night at Dahlberg Arena in Missoula.... more

FCS Playoffs Second Round Playoff: At EWU 37, Montana 20

By DAVE GUFFEY-The second time was not the charm for the Montana Grizzlies, as the comeback-minded Grizzlies lost 37-20 to Eastern Washington in a 2nd round NCAA Division I FCS playoff game Saturday. ... more

Lady Griz Host Fighting Saints Sunday Afternoon

By JOEL CARLSON-The Montana women’s basketball team will try to snap a three-game losing streak when it hosts Carroll Sunday at 2 p.m. at Dahlberg Arena.... more

Lady Griz Basketball: Wyoming Wins at Montana 60-54

BY JOEL CARLSON -The Wyoming Cowgirls held off Montana’s late comeback attempt to post a 60-54 victory over the Lady Griz Thursday night at Dahlberg Arena in Missoula.... more

UM’s Crittenden Named to 2014 Division I Capital One Academic All-American Team

UM's Defensive end Derek Crittenden has been named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I football second team. He maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA while majoring in Chemistry.... more

Lady Griz Host Annual Rival Cowgirls Thursday

By JOEL CARLSON-The Montana women’s basketball team will play just its second home game of the season Thursday when it hosts Wyoming. The Lady Griz and Cowgirls will tip off at 7 p.m.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Dec 1

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- This Saturday for the fifth time in their FCS play-off history the Grizzly football team has a rematch in the post-season with a team they faced in the regular season. ... more

Grizzlies Shoot Season-Low 33 Percent in Loss to San Francisco

Jackson Wagner - The Grizzlies (2-3) still haven't figured out how to defeat San Francisco (4-2). Montana dropped the game 76-57--the third consecutive year the Grizzlies have fallen to USF.... more

FCS Playoffs First Round: At Montana 52, San Diego 14 (PHOTO GALLERY)

PHOTO GALLERY BY MARK MESENKO-Montana dominated on both side of the football, and the result was a 52-14 victory over visiting University of San Diego in Saturday's first round NCAA FCS playoff game.... more

Lady Griz Basketball: Wake Forest 73, Montana 60

By JOEL CARLSON-Wake Forest outscored Montana by 16 in the second half to rally for a 73-60 victory over the Lady Griz Saturday evening in the final game for both teams at the Cancun Challenge.... more

2015 Griz Football Schedule Announced

By DAVE GUFFEY - The University of Montana Grizzlies’ 11-game football schedule in 2015 will feature six home games. See the 2015 schedule here.... more

Princeton Too Much for Montana, Wins 80-55

By JOEL CARLSON-Annie Tarakchian had 23 points and 14 rebounds and Princeton was in control from start to finish in an 80-55 victory over Montana Friday evening on the second day of the Cancun Challenge.... more

Lady Griz Open Cancun Challenge with 67-58 Victory

By JOEL CARLSON-The Montana women’s basketball team played its best game of the season in defeating Charlotte 67-58 Thursday evening on the opening day of the Cancun Challenge.... more

Grizzlies Defeat Carroll College 75-52

By DAVE GUFFEY - Junior forward Martin Breunig registered game-highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Grizzlies to a 75-52 win over the visiting Carroll College Saints. ... more

Montana Hosts San Diego in FCS Playoff Game Nov. 29

The University of Montana Grizzlies will host the University of San Diego in a first round NCAA FCS Playoff game, Sat., Nov. 29, with kickoff in Washington-Grizzly Stadium at 2:05 p.m.... more

Wagenmann Named Big Sky’s Defensive Player of the Year

University of Montana defensive end Zack Wagenmann has been named the Big Sky Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, and a total of 21 players from the Grizzlies’ 2014 team received recognition.... more

Johnson & Wagenmann Named UM Co-MVPs

Seniors Jordan Johnson and Zack Wagenmann were named the co-recipients of the University of Montana’s Steve Carlson Award (Most Valuable Player).... more

Hermanson and Johnson Named Big Sky’s Players of the Week

The University of Montana’s Jordan Johnson and Matt Hermanson have been named the Big Sky Conference’s final ROOT SPORTS football Players of the Week for the 2014 season.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Nov 24

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- For the 18th time in the last 22 seasons the Montana Grizzlies are hosting a FCS play-off game. The Griz are 12-6 in their play-off openers at home.... more

Montana Hosts San Diego in 1st Round FCS Playoff Game Nov. 29

The Grizzlies received an at-large berth in the 2014 NCAA Division I Football Championship, and will host the University of San Diego, Sat., Nov. 29, at 2:00 p.m. in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.... more

Griz Maul the Cats 34-7 in 114th Brawl of the Wild (PHOTO GALLERY)

By DAVE GUFFEY-The defense took advantage of seven turnovers and Canada and Johnson paced the offense, as the Grizzlies defeated the Bobcats Saturday in front of a record crowd of 26,352.... more

Cold Stretch Costs Lady Griz in Loss at Pacific

By JOEL CARLSON-Montana went more than 10 minutes without a field goal and that allowed Pacific to pull away for a 62-50 victory Friday night in Stockton, Calif.... more

This Year’s Griz-Cat Game Just Got More Interesting

By JIM O'DAY - I was recently approached to do some podcasts on topics and issues pertaining to Division I athletics, and particularly, the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.... more

114th BRAWL OF THE WILD

By DAVE GUFFEY-The #13-ranked Grizzlies conclude their regular season, hosting the #12 Bobcats in the 114th meeting of the “Brawl of the Wild” game Sat. Nov. 22 at 3:15 p.m. in WGS.... more

Lady Griz Hang On for 55-44 Win in Opener

By JOEL CARLSON-The Montana women’s basketball team opened its regular season Monday night with a 55-44 victory over Montana-Western at Dahlberg Arena in Missoula.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Nov 17

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- While the Grizzlies have posted double-digit wins over MSU in their last four visits to Bozeman the Cats haven’t won in Missoula by double-digits since 1984.... more

Griz Mentor Mick Delaney to Retire at the Conclusion of the 2014 Football Season

By DAVE GUFFEY-UM head football coach Mick Delaney will retire at the conclusion of the 2014 football season, the long-time mentor announced today (Nov. 16). ... more

Lady Griz Basketball Opens Regular Season Monday Night

By JOEL CARLSON - The Montana women’s basketball team will open its regular-season schedule Monday night when the Lady Griz host Montana-Western at Dahlberg Arena. Tip off is at 7 p.m.... more

Volleyball: Griz Fall to Bobcats, Drop to No. 7 Seed (PHOTO GALLERY)

By JOEL CARLSON-The Montana volleyball team lost to MSU in straight sets Saturday night in Missoula in the final regular-season match of the season for both teams.... more

Montana 35, at Southern Utah 17

By DAVE GUFFEY-Senior running back Jordan Canada rushed for a career-high 206 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Montana Grizzlies to a crucial 35-15 win over the host Southern Utah Saturday.... more

Game #11: Montana at S. Utah

By DAVE GUFFEY - The Montana Grizzlies conclude a two-game road trip, playing Southern Utah in a must-win Big Sky Conference game for them on Saturday, Nov. 15. Kickoff in Cedar City, Utah, is at 1:07 p.m.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Nov 10

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Saturday will be the debut of Travis Decuire’s Montana Grizzly basketball team. Decuire would like to duplicate the coaching debut of his long-time mentor Blaine Taylor. ... more

At Eastern Washington 36, Montana 26

By DAVE GUFFEY-The #11-ranked Montana Grizzlies battled back from a 23-point deficit , but fell short, losing 36-26 to the host and 5th-ranked E. Washington in a pivotal BSC game..... more

Game #10: 11th-Ranked Griz at #5 Eastern Washington

By DAVE GUFFEY-The 11th-ranked Montana Grizzlies begin a two-game road trip, playing the pre-season league favorite #5-Eastern Washington Eagles on Saturday, Nov. 8. in Cheney, at 1:10pm.... more

BSC Soccer Tourney: NAU and ISU Advance, UM Plays ISU Today

By JOEL CARLSON-NAU and ISU won quarterfinal matches Thursday in Missoula to advance to the semifinals of the BSC soccer tournament. UM plays ISU today at 2pm.... more

Crittenden & Rehm Receive Academic Honors

By DAVE GUFFEY-UM defensive linemen Derek Crittenden and Trevor Rehm have been named to Co-SIDA’s 2014 Capital One All-District Academic Team.... more

SOCCER: Montana Hosting Big Sky Tournament This Week

By JOEL CARLSON - Montana will host the Big Sky Conference soccer tournament this week at South Campus Stadium. Matches will be played Thursday, Friday and Sunday.... more

Lady Griz Pull Away for 88-63 Exhibition Win Over Argos

By JOEL CARLSON-Kellie Cole Rubel scored 19 points, and Kayleigh Valley posted a 17-point, 12-rebound double-double to lead Montana to an 88-63 victory over Great Falls Tuesday night in Missoula.... more

Gregory Scores 22 Points as Griz Beat Whitworth 94-79

By DAVE GUFFEY-Senior guard Jordan Gregory scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Montana Grizzlies to a 94-79 victory over Whitworth University in Missoula.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Nov 3

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- It has been a decade since the Montana Grizzly soccer team won the regular title and earned the host spot in the Conference tournament. Montana hosted 6 of the first 8 conference tourna... more

Montana Rolls Over Sac State 31-13 (PHOTO GALLERY)

By DAVE GUFFEY - The number one defense was outstanding and halfback Jordan Canada rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns, as the Montana Grizzlies defeated visiting Sac State 31-13.... more

Volleyball: Griz Win Third Straight, Down Eagles 3-1 (PHOTO GALLERY)

By JOEL CARLSON - (PHOTO GALLERY) Montana had its best offensive outing of the season, hitting .385, and finally slowed down Eastern Washington enough to post a 3-1 victory over the Eagles Thursday night in Mis... more

Game #9: Montana Hosts Sac State in Must-Win Game

By DAVE GUFFEY - The Montana Grizzlies host Sacramento State in a Big Sky Conference game, Saturday, Nov. 1, with kickoff at 12:10 p.m. in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.... more

Volleyball: Richardson Named Big Sky Player of the Week

By JOEL CARLSON-After leading the Montana to a pair of victories last weekend, redshirt junior Capri Richardson was named Big Sky Conference Player of the Week.... more

Annual Maroon-Silver Scrimmage Slated for Wednesday, Oct 29th

By DAVE GUFFEY - The 2014-15 Montana Grizzly basketball team makes its public debut Wed, Oct., 29, playing in the annual Silver-Maroon Scrimmage in Dahlberg Arena, with tip-off slated for 5:30 p.m. ... more

SOCCER: Widner’s Late Goal Gives Grizzlies Outright Title (PHOTO GALLERY)

By JOEL CARLSON - (PHOTO GALLERY) Freshman Hallie Widner’s goal in the 83rd minute was the match’s only score and gave the Montana soccer team a 1-0 victory over Northern Colorado Sunday afternoon. ... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Oct 27

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- The Grizzlies open play in November coming off a loss. The Griz lost their final October game in 2013 and then proceeded to handled 4 straight opponents in November. ... more

Volleyball: Griz Make it Two Straight, Win 3-1 over Sac State

By JOEL CARLSON - (PHOTO GALLERY) One night after giving Jerry Wagner his 100th win, the Montana volleyball team put its coach on the road to 200 with a 3-1 victory over Sacramento State Saturday night in Misso... more

Griz Fall to Cal Poly 41-21

By DAVE GUFFEY-Quarterback Chris Brown rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns to lead the host Cal Poly Mustangs to a 41-21 Big Sky Conference victory over the 7th-ranked University of Montana Grizzlies Saturd... more

Griz picked 5th & 8th in 2014-15 BSC Preseason Polls

By DAVE GUFFEY - The 2014-15 University of Montana men’s basketball team has been ranked fifth and eighth, by the media and the coaches in the Big Sky Conference’s preseason poll.... more

Lady Griz Picked Second in Preseason Coaches’ Poll

By JOEL CARLSON - The Montana women’s basketball team was picked second in the 2014-15 Big Sky Conference preseason coaches’ poll that was released Wednesday. North Dakota topped the poll.... more

Game #8: Griz at Cal Poly

By DAVE GUFFEY - The University Montana Grizzlies are on the road this Saturday, Oct. 25, playing the Cal Poly Mustangs in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Kickoff is at 7:07 p.m.... more

Star Prep QB From Oregon Signs FAA to Play for Griz This Spring

One of the top prep quarterbacks in the Northwest recently signed a Financial Aid Agreement to play collegiately for the University of Montana.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Oct 20

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- In going to Cal-poly this weekend the Montana Grizzlies face a Mustangs team that has one of the most explosive rushing attacks in the country. ... more

Griz Rally to Defeat UC Davis 42-28 (PHOTO GALLERY)

By DAVE GUFFEY - Jordan Canada broke loose for three touchdown runs and quarterback Jordan Johnson had two scoring passes and rushed for a TD, to lead the Grizzlies to a 42-28 victory over UC Davis Aggies.... more

Trying The Podcast Route And Addressing FCS Issues

By JIM O'DAY - I was recently approached to do some podcasts on topics and issues pertaining to Division I athletics, and particularly, the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.... more

Kellie Cole Rubel Named First-Team Preseason All-Big Sky Conference

By JOEL CARLSON - Montana redshirt senior guard Kellie Cole Rubel was named first-team preseason All-Big Sky Conference Wednesday by College Sports Madness.... more

Game #7: Griz Host UC Davis Aggies

By DAVE GUFFEY - The Montana Grizzlies start the second half of their season at home, hosting the UC Davis Aggies in a BSC game on Sat., Oct. 18. Kickoff in is at 12:07 p.m. ... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Oct 13

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Saturday, October 18, marks the 28th anniversary of the opening of Washington Grizzly Stadium before a crowd of some 8,000 as the Griz beat Idaho State 38-31.... more

SOCCER: Griz Win Fifth Straight on Overtime Penalty Kick (Photo Gallery)

By JOEL CARLSON - Senior Brooke Moody converted a penalty kick in the sixth minute of the first overtime to give the Montana soccer team a 1-0 victory over Idaho Friday afternoon in Missoula.... more

Nine Things to Kick Off Your Lady Griz Season

By JOEL CARLSON - The Montana women’s basketball team, under 37th-year head coach Robin Selvig, will open its season Wednesday morning with its first practice of the 2014-15 season.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Oct 6

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- The Griz win at UND on Saturday marked the 567th win in Griz history, and half of all Griz football wins have come since a September 1984 win over Don Read and his Portland State Viking... more

Wagenmann Named BSC Defensive Player of the Week Again

For the second time in the past three weeks the University of Montana’s Zack Wagenmann has been chosen the BSC’s football Player of the Week on defense.... more

Sullivan Kicks Grizzlies to Victory Over North Dakota

By ERIC TABER - Junior kicker Daniel Sullivan kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired, as the 7th-ranked University of Montana Grizzlies defeated upset-minded North Dakota 18-15 Saturday afternoon at UND.... more

Game #6: Griz Play at University of North Dakota

By DAVE GUFFEY - The 7th-ranked Montana Grizzlies continue their Big Sky Conference slate on the road, playing the University of North Dakota on Sat., Oct. 4. Kickoff is at 12:37 p.m. ... more

2014-15 Griz Hoop Team Begins Practice

By DAVE GUFFEY - The University of Montana Grizzly basketball team begins practice for the 2014-15 season Saturday, Oct. 4.... more

Griz Sweep Doubleheader in First Ever Home Games (Photo Gallery)

By SAM WALDORF - The Montana Griz went 2-0 in their first ever home games as a program this Sunday at the Frenchtown softball complex.... more

Soccer: Widner Named Big Sky Player of the Week

By JOEL CARLSON - Freshman forward Hallie Widner, who scored three of Montana’s four goals last weekend was named the Big Sky Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week.... more

SOCCER: Griz Hold Down Bengals, Win 3-1

By JOEL CARLSON - Freshman Hallie Widner scored twice, and freshman Maddy Emerick scored her first collegiate goal, the game-winner to help Montana post a 3-1 victory over ISU Sunday afternoon at in Missoula.... more

Griz Overpower Northern Colorado 38-13 in 2014 Homecoming (PHOTO GALLERY)

By DAVE GUFFEY - Senior quarterback Jordan Johnson threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to lead the Grizzlies to a 38-13 win over Northern Colorado in UM's 2014 Homecoming.... more

SOCCER: Griz Grind Out Win in Big Sky Opener

By JOEL CARLSON - (PHOTO GALLERY) Freshman Hallie Widner scored her team-leading third goal of the season as the Montana soccer team opened its Conference schedule with a 1-0 shutout of Weber State Friday after... more

Game #5: Griz hosts Bears in Homecoming & Big Sky Opener

By DAVE GUFFEY -The Montana Grizzlies open the conference season and play their Homecoming Game against the University of Northern Colorado Sat., Sept. 27 in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Kickoff is at 1:40 p.m. ... more

Former Griz Players Make a Dream Come True at Home Games

Griz Kidz is a program designed to brings Grizzly football to those children who don’t always have the opportunity to see the silver and maroon--especially the financially disadvantaged.... more

SOCCER: Hawaii Holds of Montana in South Campus Stadium Thriller

By JOEL CARLSON - (PHOTO GALLERY) Hawaii built a 2-0 lead and held off a rally by Montana to post a 2-1 victory over the Grizzlies Sunday afternoon in the final match of the Montana Invitational.... more

SOCCER: Griz Shut Out Colorado State in Home Opener

By JOEL CARLSON - (PHOTO GALLERY) Montana scored a pair of first-half goals for a 2-0 victory over Colorado State Friday afternoon at South Campus Stadium in the Grizzlies’ home opener.... more

Griz Fall to North Dakota State 22-10

By DAVE GUFFEY - Senior kicker Adam Keller connected on a school-record five field goals to lead North Dakota State 22-10 win over the Montana Grizzlies Saturday afternoon in Fargo, ND.... more

#3 Montana at #1North Dakota State

By DAVE GUFFEY - The 3rd ranked Montana Grizzlies play the defending three-time national champion and No. 1-ranked North Dakota State, Sat., Sept. 20 at the Fargodome. Kick-off is at 1:37p.m.... more

Griz Have Waited A Long Time For This Game With NDSU

By JIM O'DAY - The Grizzlies may have their work cut out for them this Saturday in Fargo, N.D., but they also have an opportunity to return UM to a status of NCAA Division I FCS superiority.... more

Wagenmann Named Root Sports BSC Player of the Week on Defense

Montana’s Zack Wagenmann has been named the ROOT SPORTS Big Sky Conference Football Player of the Week on defense for his play in the Grizzlies’ 28-20 win over South Dakota on Saturday.... more

Griz 28, South Dakota 20 in Front of Record Crowd of 26,303 (PHOTO GALLERY)

By DAVE GUFFEY - Montana’s Jordan Canada, Jordan Johnson, and Zack Wagenmann led the way as the Grizzlies defeated the South Dakota 28-20 Sat. evening in front of a record crowd of 26,303 at WGS.... more

Palmer Trucking and Grizzly Athletics Rolling Together

By DAVE GUFFEY - Grizzly football will soon be coming to a highway near you thanks to a new partnership with Jim Palmer Trucking of Missoula.... more

Special Memories With Former Griz Coach Joe Glenn

By JIM O'DAY - Saturday’s match-up in Missoula with the Montana Grizzlies and the South Dakota Coyotes could well be the last for Joe Glenn in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.... more

Montana Hosts South Dakota Saturday, Sept. 13

By DAVE GUFFEY - The 4th-ranked Montana Grizzlies play their second home game in a row, Sat. Sept. 13, hosting the University of South Dakota at 7:07 p.m. in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Sept 8

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Few dates have been as lucky for the Grizzly football team as September 13th. The Grizzlies have won their last six September 13th games.... more

Griz Maul Central Washington 48-14 in Home Opener (PHOTO GALLERY)

By DAVE GUFFEY - Running back Travon Van scored four touchdowns to lead the Montana Grizzlies to a 48-14 win over Central Washington in UM’s 2014 home opener Saturday afternoon.... more

Griz Have Difficult 2014-15 Preseason Basketball Schedule

By DAVE GUFFEY - First-year University of Montana head coach Travis DeCuire and his staff have secured their 2014-15 schedule, and it is a challenging one, both on the road and at home.... more

NCAA Troubles Ahead

By JIM O'DAY - Intercollegiate Athletics was a large part of my professional career for many years. Thus, I continue to watch what is happening across the national collegiate sports scene quite closely. ... more

Long Time SID to Retire Next Summer

By JOEL CARLSON - Dave Guffey, who next month will start his 37th year as Montana’s sports information director, decided recently that will retire next June 30.... more

Grizzlies Host CWU Wildcats Sept. 6th in 2014 Home Opener

By DAVE GUFFEY - The Montana Grizzlies play their 2014 home opener, Sat., Sept. 6, hosting Central Washington University. Kickoff is at 3:37 p.m. ... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Sept 1

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Saturday the Montana Grizzly football team goes for its 14 win in the last 16 home openers when they faced the Central Washington Wildcats. ... more

Griz Fall to Wyoming 17-12 in Season Opener

By DAVE GUFFEY - Montana gave Wyoming everything it wanted in the teams’ 2014 opener and had to endure two long delays due to lightening strikes, losing 17-12 Laramie.... more

Griz-Wyoming Football Game Notes and Stats

The University of Montana Grizzlies open their 2014 season, Sat., Aug., 30, playing the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Kickoff is at 2:00 p.m. ... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of August 25

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- As the Hellgate Knights open their football against Helena Capitol it was fifty years ago next week that the school played its first ever football game a 13-2 loss to Great Falls Cathol... more

Fall Camp Report #9: Defensive Line

By DAVE GUFFEY-With the 2014 season opener at Wyoming just a week away, one thing that the Montana Grizzlies know about their team is that the strength of the defense will be the defensive line.... more

Fall Camp Report #8: Offensive Line

By DAVE GUFFEY-One position that was hit hard by graduation on the University of Montana football team was the offensive line.... more

$1 Million Gift Highlights Academic Center Groundbreaking

By JOEL CARLSON-Ground was broken Wednesday on the UM campus for a new athletics academic center, and a $1 million gift gift was announced that will go toward additional facility improvements.... more

Fall Camp Report #6: Johnson Starting For Third Season at Quarterback

By DAVE GUFFEY-Jordan Johnson, one of the key players to the University of Montana football program’s past and most recent successful seasons, is returning in 2014, which will be his third year as a starter.... more

Fall Camp Report #5: Griz Have Speed at Linebacker

By DAVE GUFFEY-With the graduation of three of the most prolific linebackers in school history, GRIZ NATION was concerned how the University of Montana could replace that dynamic trio in 2014.... more

19th Annual Great Griz Encounter, Thursday August 21

Plan to attend the 19th annual “Great Griz Encounter” meet-and-greet and autograph signing event with UM's 2014 football team on Thurs., Aug 21, downtown in Caras Park. ... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of August 19

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN-After an impressive showing in a home exhibition match with Carroll College, the Montana Grizzly soccer team embarks on an 8-city, 8-match road swing. ... more

Fall Camp Report #3: Safety Position Shaping Up

By DAVE GUFFEY-There is almost always question marks at one or more positions when fall camp begins, and one of those for the UM Grizzlies when they started practice on Aug. 5 was the tight end spot.... more

Scrimmage #2: A Look at the Tight Ends

By DAVE GUFFEY-There is almost always question marks at one or more positions when fall camp begins, and one of those for the UM Grizzlies when they started practice on Aug. 5 was the tight end spot.... more

Battle in the Big Sky: Generation Griz

By DILLON TABISH - A year after returning to the FCS playoffs, Montana is poised to make a run at the conference title and challenge the reigning champs... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of August 11

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN-HOO-RAY!!! For the Zootown Senior Softball Team who played for the Senior Softball World series title. Let's put the team's achievement in perspective: ... more

Scrimmage #1: Griz Solid in Every Phase

By DAVE GUFFEY Every phase of the game had its pluses Sunday evening, as the University of Montana Grizzly football team held its first scrimmage of fall camp in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The controlled... more