Posts Tagged ‘Mick Holien’

Griz Grit: So Long Seniors

By MICK HOLIEN. The time approaches to bid adieu to four seniors who, as Big Sky tournament play begins, had profound effects on Grizzly basketball.... more

Griz Grit: An Ode to Mr. O (Bob O’Conner)

By MICK HOLIEN. I was extremely saddened when I received word while on the road last week of the passing of iconic University of Montana Griz supporter Bob O’Conner.... more

Griz Grit: Griz Basketball Will Leave Lasting Impression

By MICK HOLIEN. What awesome possibilities await one of the most exciting UM men's basketball teams in quite some time. ... more

Griz Grit: Tinkle and Krystowiack

By MICK HOLIEN. Following a legend once is difficult enough, but to do it twice as both an athlete and a coach and with equal success is almost unimaginable.... more

Griz Grit: The Changing Landscape of Collegiate Athletics

By MICK HOLIEN. What happened on the basketball floor recently in Cincinnati was one of the ugliest scenes I have ever seen in sports.... more

Validation: Montana Grizzlies in Round 2 FCS Playoffs

By MICK HOLIEN - Everybody loves a winner, don't they? I fondly remember the first time the Grizzlies defeated a ranked team when they upset Northern Iowa early in Don Read's tenure.... more

GRIZ GRIT: Fall Out at Penn State

By MICK HOLIEN - As a parent, and now as a grandparent, the one thing you want to be assured of when your son or daughter is entrusted to another adult for any activity is that those responsible will protect th... more

GRIZ GRIT: Redemption for Athletes in Trouble

By MICK HOLIEN. Drafted No. 2 in the 1998 draft after taking Washington State to the Rose Bowl, Great Falls native Ryan Leaf was a Heisman Trophy finalist who was a bust in the professional ranks.... more

GRIZ GRIT: Athletes as Role Models – Good, Bad…and Fair?

By MICK HOLIEN. There is little doubt that varying descriptions surface whenever an alleged drunken situation occurs. Witnesses to such transgressions have their own interpretations about what they observed.... more

GRIZ GRIT: UM Football Coaches Do a Thankless Job

By MICK HOLIEN. Why is there such preoccupation with whether a football coach or a staff deserves to be fired?... more