The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter, kenterphotography.com

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Aim to Shoot: Tips on How to Easily Improve Your Aim

Shooting can be fun but aiming at targets is the tricky part. Read this article for some key tips to improve your aim easily. ... more

Like Climbing? Here’s How To Find The Top Gear

It’s better to do a little research than to just wander into nature and climb! So here’s how to find the best gear for your climbing trip! ... more

The Seven Best Ski Resorts in Canada in 2021

We are pleased to present to you our list of the top ski resorts to visit this season, promising fun for the whole family!... more

Friday’s Griz Basketball Game Moved to 3pm Tip-Off

With Montana football advancing to the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs against James Madison Friday night, Montana's basketball game that evening has been moved up to 3 p.m.... more

No. 6 Griz to Face No. 3 Dukes in FCS Quarterfinal

Survive and advance is the mantra in the FCS Playoffs, and the Montana Grizzlies did that and a whole lore more last week, dominating Eastern Washington and advancing to take on James Madison. ... more

Griz Advance to Face James Madison in Virginia

With Friday's win over Eastern Washington, the Montana Grizzlies have advanced to the Quarterfinal round of the FCS playoffs and will Play James Madison in Virginia. ... more

Griz Get Redemption on Eagles, Advance to FCS Quarterfinal

Montana improves to 10-2 and advances to the FCS quarterfinal round against No. 3 James Madison. ... more

Griz Host Eagles in Titanic Playoff Rematch

The second season of Montana football kicks off under Friday night lights this week as the Grizzlies ride a five-game winning streak into the second round of the FCS playoffs for a rematch against E. Washington... more

6 Famous Athletes From Montana

Montana has a rich sports history tradition. Here are some of it's most notable athletes: ... more

Great Divide Trophy Returns to Missoula as Griz Roll over Cats

The University of Montana had been waiting over 1,000 days since the last Brawl of the Wild in Missoula. And it was worth the wait!... more

Griz Stars Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

Montana head coach Bobby Hauck and his staff honored some of the Grizzlies' best performers of the year on Sunday at the annual team awards banquet. ... more

#7 Griz Host #3 Cats in Brawl for the Ages

On Saturday, the 120th edition of the Montana/Montana State game returns after a two-year layoff and returns to Missoula for the first time in three years.... more

Griz Axe Jacks With Dominant Defense

Every time you think Montana's defense has put together its best performance of the season, they find a new way to step their game up.... more

Griz Look to Continue Winning Ways on the Road in Greely

With momentum from of two-straight wins, the Montana Grizzlies return to the road, to battle Northern Colorado Saturday with kickoff in Greeley set for noon.... more

Where To Ride A Bike In Missoula?

If you’re someone who enjoys active outdoor recreation, you might want to take your electric bike on a journey to Missoula. Here are some places to check out for your next bike ride:... more

Elk Hunting in Montana: What you need to know?

In 2020, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks reported 170,000 elk population, and it can be said that Montana is a dreamland for avid elk hunters.... more

Griz Roll Over Vandals to Retain Stein

Montana retained the "Little Brown Stein" with a statement win, rebounding with a 34-14 rout of rival Idaho. ... more

Montana Grizzlies NCAAF News: Showdown vs. Vandals, FCS Rankings, More

Montana Tries To Bounce Back vs. Idaho this week in Moscow. ... more

Griz Seek Rebound Against Rival Vandals

The Montana Grizzlies return to the road this week looking for a bounce-back performance against an old rival in the battle for the "Little Brown Stein" against Idaho.... more

2001 Griz Closing in on Goal as Team Reunion Nears

When the 2001 Montana Grizzlies set out to achieve a goal, there's no stopping them. ... more

Griz Look to Avenge 2019 Loss to Hornets at Home

At the halfway point of the season, the Griz enter Saturday's game against the Hornets ranked in the top-five nationally with one of the best defenses in the FCS.... more

Things to Do in College Instead of Partying

Check out this list for a few activities you might consider adding to your college schedule.... more

University of Montana Homecoming – September 20-25

The University of Montana Alumni Association today announced the 2021 Homecoming week event lineup that will take place from Sept. 20 to Sept. 25.... more

Griz Return Home to Face Western Illinois

After picking up one of the biggest wins in program history over the Washington Huskies last week – the Grizzlies have fueled the gas tank for the 2021 season.... more

Montana Improves to No. 4 in Media Poll, Named FCS Team of the Week

After one of the biggest upsets in college football history, Montana has been named the Stats Perform FCS National Team of the Week.... more

Blow for UFC Star Macy Chiasson Who is Forced Out of UFC on ESPN 27

Followers of UFC have had plenty to hold their attention of late, and the schedule shows there are some mouth-watering bouts planned for the second half of 2021.... more

Mountain Biking – 5 Crucial Things That You Should Ask as a New Biker

If you are starting as a new biker, what should you know? How can you prepare yourself for mountain biking?... more

Griz Picked No. 9 in Coaches’ Preseason Poll

Football coaches around the FCS have picked Montana to finish No. 9 in the AFCA FCS Coaches' Preseason Top 25 poll.... more

Benefits of Playing Football For Kids

In this article, we look at the top 3 reasons why football is a great sport for kids.... more

Missoula to Host 35th Annual Montana Senior Olympics September 9-11

Montanans ages 50+ are invited to compete in Montana’s 35th annual Senior Olympics (MSO), September 9 through 11 in Missoula.... more

Griz in at No. 9 in Preseason Media Poll

The Montana Grizzlies slotted in at No. 9 in the preseason edition of the Stats Perform FCS media top-25... more

Kickoff Times for the 2021 Griz Football Season Announced

The Montana Grizzlies will play their home opener against Western Illinois under the lights of Washington-Grizzly Stadium.... more

Five Griz Named to Preseason All-Big Sky Team

The Montana Grizzlies landed five players on the 30-man Big Sky Preseason All-Conference Team, the league announced Monday.... more

Lewis to Carry on the #37 Tradition

Montana senior linebacker Jace Lewis of Townsend has been named the next Grizzly to carry on the #37 legacy jersey tradition.... more

Hauck Named Academic All-American

Montana junior safety Robby Hauck was the only player from the Big Sky Conference named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team.... more

Must-Visit States in the Western U.S. for Every Type of Traveler

In this article we take a look at four specific Western locations that both tourists and even local Americans must visit at least once.... more

Boaters Gearing Up For July 4th Weekend May Need Inspection

As boaters flock to rivers and lakes for the July 4th weekend, keep in mind the rules aimed at preventing aquatic invasive species from spreading.... more

Professional Equipment That’ll Greatly Improve Your Hunting Experience

When you go hunting, you will need the necessary equipment. When you prepare thoroughly, it is easy to capture your prey.... more

Griz Picked No. 11 in Athlon Preseason Poll

In one of the year's first preseason polls, Montana is slotted in at No. 11 in the Athlon Sports Preseason FCS Top-25.... more

Live Bait Fishing Regulations Vary Across the State

With fishing season in full swing across Montana, anglers need to keep in mind some important regulations pertaining to live bait.... more

Sullivan to Remain on Lady Griz Staff

Jordan Sullivan, who has both played and coached for the Lady Griz, with family ties to the program that go deeper than that, will remain as an assistant coach.... more

Hunting Permit Drawing Results Now Available

The wait is over as the deer and elk permit drawing is complete, just 12 days after the application deadline. ... more

Griz Host Portland State to Cap Spring Season

And just like that, the Montana Grizzlies' spring season enters the home stretch as UM prepares to take on Portland State in its second and final game of April.... more

Montana to Host Full-Capacity Football Games in Fall of ’21

The University of Montana department of athletics announced Tuesday its intention to return to full-capacity attendance at Washington-Grizzly Stadium for the fall 2021 football season.... more

Montana Athletics Rolls Out Spring Football Ticket Process

Roughly 5,000 fans will get the chance to watch the Montana Grizzlies take on Central Washington and Portland State live and in-person at Washington-Grizzly Stadium this spring... more

Attendance, Kick Times, and Broadcast Details Set For Griz Spring Games

The Montana football team will have a limited number of fans in attendance at its two spring football games, kick times have been confirmed.... more

Montana’s Offense Reloaded for 2021

When the Montana Grizzlies take the field for their first official practice of spring on Friday, one of their many offensive weapons will be running back Marcus Knight.... more

Montana Adds Spring Game vs. Portland State

The Montana Grizzlies have added another opponent to the 2021 modified spring schedule, with Portland State set to visit Washington-Grizzly Stadium in a non-conference matchup on April 17.... more

2021 Smith River Permit Drawing Results Now Available

The permit lottery results to float Smith River State Park in 2021 are now available online at fwp.mt.gov.... more