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,

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Lady Griz Picked Second in Preseason Polls

The Lady Griz team was picked second in preseason polls behind Montana State, which was the heavy favorite by both the Big Sky coaches and media.... more

Montana Basketball Season to Start Without Fans for Home Games

The Montana basketball teams will start the upcoming season without fans for their home games at Dahlberg Arena.... more

Lady Griz Fall by 20 at Southern Utah, Drop to Third Place

By JOEL CARLSON-The battle for second place in the Big Sky Conference turned out to be a statement game for Southern Utah, which used the opportunity to send a league-wide message.... more

Loser Out? Lady Griz on Important Road Trip

By JOEL CARLSON-The Montana women’s basketball team will play a single game this week, facing Southern Utah Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Cedar City, Utah.... more

Lady Griz Bounce Back With Convincing Win Over ISU

By JOEL CARLSON-Kellie Cole scored a career-high 27 points and Montana led from start to finish in a 76-67 victory over Idaho State Saturday afternoon at Pocatello, Idaho.... more

Lady Griz Give One Away at Weber State

By JOEL CARLSON-Montana had every chance it needed Thursday night to win, but the Lady Griz shot 33.9 percent and turned the ball over 19 times to fall at Weber State 56-54.... more