“Grizzly Bill” Schwanke is a UM journalism grad and Missoula native. He spent 21 years doing play-by-play for Griz football and men’s basketball, winning sportscaster of the year six times, and working in Grizzly athletics for 15 years total. He’s enjoying retirement, especially the chance to spend time with his three grandsons. His wife Lynn and he have been married for 42 years. Read “Grizzly Bill’s” current blog posts below.
Griz and Lady Griz Hoops
By PATRICK RECORD - Griz Nation filled the Adams Center and cheered the... more
By PATRICK RECORD - It was déjà vu all over again for the Griz on Tue... more
By PATRICK RECORD - Last Tuesday, the Griz showed up to win, and win th... more
By BILL SCHWANKE. Anybody who watched the Montana Lady Griz struggle until midway in the season to earn an NCAA Tournament berth shouldn’t have been surprised by what they saw from the team against UCLA in Sp... more
By BILL SCHWANKE. Welcome back Will Cherry, and howdy do Matthias Ward. Unfortunately for the Montana Lady Griz, at least early on, too many of the threes belonged to Portland State and too many of the telegr... more
By BILL SCWANKE: Robin Selvig showed he still has a sense of humor Saturday afternoon after his Lady Griz pummeled Northern Arizona 84-61 at Dahlberg Arena. Tinkle’s post-game comments were right on point. T... more