Posts Tagged ‘Big Sky Conference’

$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

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

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

2014 Griz Fall Camp Report: Solid Play at Cornerback

By DAVE GUFFEY-When spring football drills concluded for the University of Montana Grizzlies last April, one of the biggest areas of improvement mentioned by head coach Mick Delaney was at the cornerback positi... more

Griz Picked 5th in 2014 FCS Preseason Coaches’ Poll

By DAVE GUFFEY-First the good news. The University of Montana Grizzlies has been picked to finish fifth in the 2014 FCS preseason coaches’ poll.... more

Griz Start Fall Football Drills August 5th

By DAVE GUFFEY - The University of Montana Grizzly football team will hold its first practice of the 2014 seasons Tuesday, August 5. All players report to camp on Sunday, Aug. 3.... more

Hill and Sullivan Not Done With Basketball Yet

By JOEL CARLSON-Torry Hill and Jordan Sullivan, seniors on last year’s Lady Griz team, both were raised on basketball, and even though their college playing days are over, their basketball careers are not. ... more

Henderson Named to CFPA’s 2014 Watch List for FCS Kickoff Returners

By DAVE GUFFEY - Montana's Ellis Henderson has been named to the 2014 CFPA Kickoff Returner Award Watch List, as announced by College Football Performance Awards.... more

All 12 Griz Football Games in 2014 to be Televised

All 12 of The University of Montana’s football games in 2014 will once again be televised this season, by either Cowles Montana Media or ROOT Sports, announced UM Athletic Director Kent Haslam today (Tue... more

Griz Picked to Finish Second in Both Preseason Polls

The Montana Grizzlies have been picked to finish second in the 2014 Big Sky Conference preseason polls by both the league coaches and media.... more

Five Griz Named to Preseason All-league Team; Wagenmann Vote Defensive MVP

By DAVE GUFFEY - Montana had five players named to the 2014 Big Sky Conference preseason all-league teams and one player tabbed the preseason MVP on defense.... more

Zack Wagenmann Named to 2014 Buck Buchanan Award Watch List

Zack Wagenmann is one of 20 players who has been named to the 2014 Buck Buchanan Award (Football Championship Subdivision’s defensive player of the year) Watch List.... more

Jordan Johnson Named to 2014 Payton Watch List

University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson has been named to the 2014 Walter Payton Award Watch List, The Sports Network announced today (Monday, July 7).... more

Hall Finishes 7th in NCAA Hepthalon Finals and Earns All-American Status

By JOEL CARLSON-Montana senior Lindsey Hall capped her record-setting career with a seventh-place finish in the heptathlon Friday at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in Eugene, OR.... more

Hall 10th After Opening Day at Nationals

By JOEL CARLSON - Montana senior Lindsey Hall scored 3,317 points Thursday on the opening day of the heptathlon at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships at Eugene, Ore., and is sitting 10th in the 24-a... more

Hall Hoping to Leave Mark at NCAA Track & Field Championships

By JOEL CARLSON - The one thing Montana senior Lindsey Hall's plump resume is lacking: A who-is-that-and-where-did-she-come-from performance on the national stage. She'll get that chance this week at the NCAA c... more

Griz Great Larry Krystokowiak Named No. 2 Male Athlete in Big Sky History

By JON KASPER- Larry Krystkowiak, a 6-foot-4 budding prep star from Shelby, Mont., ranks second on the Big Sky Conference's list of "50 Greatest Male Athletes.... more

Johnson Named to CFPA’S Quarterback Watch List

By DAVE GUFFEY-The University of Montana's Jordan Johnson has been placed on the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Awards Watch List for quarterbacks.... more

Selvig’s Career No. 2 on Big Sky’s “Greatest Moments” List

By JOEL CARLSON - The Big Sky Conference office suggested this article, an ode to the No. 2 entry on its “25 Greatest Women’s Moments” list, be titled “Death, Taxes and Robin Selvig.” ... more

Wagenmann on the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Watch List

By DAVE GUFFEY - The University of Montana's Zack Wagenmann has been placed on the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Awards Watch List for defensive linemen.... more

Wayne Tinkle Named Head Coach of Oregon State Men’s Basketball

Wayne Tinkle, who led Montana to three NCAA Tournament appearances, has been named the head coach of the Oregon State men’s basketball team.... more

Jamar Named Griz Hoops MVP for the Third Season in a Row

By DAVE GUFFEY - Kareem Jamar was named the 2013-14 Grizzly Basketball's MVP, and other award winners include Mario Dunn, Joey Petschl and Brandon Gfeller. ... more

Former Missoula Resident, Kent Shaffer, Honored in Cut Bank

By JIM O'DAY - Former Missoula resident, Kent Shaffer ("Sarge"), was recently honored in Cut Bank by having the timing shack at the Cut Bank Track and Field Complex named after him. ... more

Hill and Cole Share Lady Griz MVP Award

By JOEL CARLSON - Senior guard Torry Hill and junior guard Kellie Cole shared Montana’s Mary Louise Pope Zimmerman Most Valuable Player award at the team’s postseason banquet recently.... more

Griz Place 29 on Big Sky All-Academic Teams

By JOEL CARLSON - Montana seniors Kellee Glaus and Jordan Sullivan both became four-time Academic All-Big Sky Conference selections when the league announced its winter all-academic teams last week.... more

Griz Primed for Big Sky Championships

By JOEL CARLSON - If school-record performances are an indicator of postseason readiness, consider the Montana track and field teams ready for the Big Sky Conference championships.... more

Griz Capture First Ever Big Sky Tennis Title

By DUSTIN ASKIM - For the first time in the University of Montana’s history, the Grizzlies men’s tennis team has captured a Big Sky Conference championship.... more

Hall Adds to Heptathlon Record

By JOEL CARLSON - Montana senior Lindsey Hall tied for 11th at the Mt. SAC Relays heptathlon Thursday at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif., and in the process added 126 points to her school record.... more

Hall Named Big Sky Athlete of the Week

By JOEL CARLSON - Montana senior Lindsey Hall was named the Big Sky Conference Field Athlete of the Week following her record-setting performance last week at the Montana State Invitational at Bozeman.... more

Hall Takes Down Own Heptathlon Record

By JOEL CARLSON - Montana senior Lindsey Hall won the heptathlon Friday at the Montana State Invitational at Bozeman with a score that broke her own school record by 64 points.... more

Griz Play PSU in First Round BSC Tournament Game March 13th

By DAVE GUFFEY - The Grizzlies will play Portland State in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Basketball Championship, Thurs., March 13. Tip-off in Weber is at 7:05 p.m.... more

Cole Named First-Team All Big Sky Conference (Photo Gallery)

Kellie Cole was voted first-team All-Big Sky Conference, Jordan Sullivan was named second-team, Torry Hill earned honorable-mention, and Carly Selvig was voted the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.... more

Montana Split in Support of Neighboring Super Bowl Contenders

By JIM O'DAY - Montana was put in a unique situation last week when it was the only state where residents were able to purchase tickets to both the NFC and AFC championship games.... more

Another Important Griz-Cat Football Game is Upon Us

By JIM O'DAY - Call it the “Brawl of the Wild,” or “The Great Divide,” but regardless, Saturday's 113th Annual Brawl of the Wild is easily the biggest sporting event in the Treasure State each year.... more

Griz Begin Big Sky Slate at NAU Saturday, Sept 28

By DAVE GUFFEY - The 7th-ranked University of Montana Grizzlies open their league season against the 24th-ranked Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Sat, Sept. 28, in NAU’s Walkup Skydome. ... more

Worst Tabbed BSC Special Teams Player of the Week

By DAVE GUFFEY - University of Montana kicker Ben Worst has been selected the ROOT SPORTS football Special Teams Player of the Week, announced the Big Sky Conference today (Monday, Sept. 23).... more

Jordan Johnson named Big Sky’s Offensive Player of the Week

The Big Sky Conference has selected its football Players of the Week (week of 9/14) and University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson was named the Offensive Player of the Week.... more

Vacating UM’s 2011 Big Sky Conference Football Title Is Wrong

By JIM O'DAY - The NCAA has redacted the University of Montana's 2011 championship from the record books. Here is why making that victory vanish into a football Bermuda Triangle is unfair.... more

Battle in the Big Sky: College Football Preview

By DILLON TABISH - Bobcats are back and ready to defend their Big Sky Conference Championship, Grizzlies return ready for a fresh start.... more

Griz Started Preparing for the 2013 Season Several Months Ago

By DAVE GUFFEY - When you watch the 2013 UM football players and coaches go through the tedious and regimented routine of fall camp drills, you can sense the focus, determination, and excitement.... more

Johnson Leads the Way in First Griz Scrimmage of 2013 Fall Camp

Quarterback Jordan Johnson played in three series and the result was three touchdowns at UM's first scrimmage of fall camp Sun. (Aug. 11) evening in front of approximately 1,000 fans.... more

Griz Total More than 700 Hours of Community Service

By JOEL CARLSON - UM Athletic Director, Kent Haslam announced that Montana’s student-athletes spent over 700 hours engaged in community service last year.... more

Pair of Lady Griz Hoopsters Sign European Contracts

By JOEL CARLSON - Emboldened by the news that her former Lady Griz teammate, Alyssa Smith had signed a professional basketball contract, Katie Baker decided to look at similar options for herself.... more

Three Griz Named to Preseason All-America Team

By JOEL CARLSON - Three University of Montana football players have been named to the Sports Network’s Football Championship Subdivision preseason All-America team.... more

All 12 Griz Football Games in 2013 Will be Televised by Max Media & Root Sports

By DAVE GUFFEY - All 12 of The University of Montana’s football games in 2013 will be televised by either Max Media of Montana or ROOT Sports. See the schedule here.... more

Paying My Last Respects to a Good Friend, Miller Barber

By JIM O'DAY - My friend, PGA golfing professional Miller Barber was affectionately known as “Mr. X, or “The Mysterious Mr. X.” Miller passed away Tuesday night in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 82.... more

15 Home Games Highlight 2013-14 Lady Griz Schedule

The 2013-14 Montana women’s basketball schedule is just out. Some interesting changes--read to find out more!... more