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,

Posts Tagged ‘UM Grizzly Athletics’

Three Griz Named to Buchanan Award Preseason Watch List

This year, three more Grizzlies are favored to join that list of the nation's elite defenders, with Patrick O'Connell, Justin Ford, and Robby Hauck each being named to the Buchanan Award preseason watch lis... more

Team IMPACT Delivers Special Addition to Griz Basketball Program

Sometimes the best recruits are the most unexpected.... more

First 1,000 Fans to Get in FREE at Jan 2 and Jan 4 Griz Basketball Games

By DAVE GUFFEY-Montana opens its Big Sky Season this weekend. The First 1,000 fans to get in free at Jan 2nd game against NAU & the Jan 4th game against Sacramento State. ... more

Q & A With Big Sky Commissioner Doug Fullerton

Big Sky Conference Commissioner Doug Fullerton answers questions about the future of the league, the current state of the NCAA, the future of FCS football, and other hot-button issues. ... more

REMINDER: Deadline to Save on 2013 Griz Football Season Ticket Renewal is April 1st

By Dave Guffey - The University of Montana’s football season ticket holders are reminded that the deadline for UM’s special “early bird” ticket renewal offer is April 1, 2013.... more