Lost in the series of high-stakes, last second crazy finishes last night–the Michigan State stunner and the backwards Hail Mary that Arkansas pulled off–there was another, admittedly less important wild ending in college football. The Idaho State Bengals were hosting the Montana Grizzlies in Big Sky conference play,…
Bob Stitt earned the Montana head coaching job by demonstrating an innovating offense at D-II Colorado School of Mines, and in his first game at the helm of the Grizzlies he managed the simple task of knocking off North Dakota State—NCAA Division I champions each of the past four seasons.
The ending to last night’s Big Sky Conference tournament semifinal between Montana and Northern Arizona was insane, seeing a game-winning layup, an idiot on the field, and a scuffle between coaches. Here’s an annotation of what you’re seeing above:
Montana wide receiver Ellis Henderson was forced from Saturday's game against North Dakota State University after being shoved headfirst into the wall. A 4th and 2 play in the third quarter saw Henderson catching the ball in the flat and attempting to get out of bounds for the first down, but he wasn't able to do so…
Because people are going to notice, and they're going to stop the game, and they're going to tell you to cut it out. Just like what happened when a few Montana fans gave it a go during last night's Big Sky final against Weber State.
Congratulations to the Montana Grizzlies , who in beating Weber State 85-66 won the Big Sky tournament and punched their ticket to the dance. [ESPN2]
Congratulations to Sam Houston State, who again proved worthy of their #1 ranking last night in beating Montana 31-28—earning the Bearkats a trip to the Division I national championship—but it was this play in which the Griz' senior defensive back Houston Roots blew up Bearkats WR Brandon Closner that made an impact…
Montana's Grizzlies crushed perennial FCS power Northern Iowa last night 48-10 in Missoula last night, and celebrated in a manner you might call.. unique? The Griz will take on the winner of Montana State and top-seeded Sam Houston State.
Why yes, that is a Montana Grizzlies sweatshirt among the angry masses in Benghazi. I hear Gaddafi's mercenaries have all been issued MSU Bobcat gear in return. [The Lowdown]
There's a New Mexico? Montana's coach is named Wayne Tinkle. Will Rebecca Rushin make an appearance as a wheeling and dealing small town sheriff causing everyone to bemusedly say "That's so meta?" More short-lived-NBC-comedy-jokes wanted.
Following an order from the coach to his team to stop talking to their reporters, Montana's student newspaper struck back in a beautifully catty way: they started covering the Grizzlies' opponents.
When a college football team and a drug cartel are linked, quick, what school might you suspect it would be? Correct, it is the U of M, but it's not that one.
Nevada Wolf Pack (27-5) vs. Montana Grizzlies (23-6).
When: Thursday, 3:10 p.m. ET
Where: Salt Lake City
1. Duke has "Coach K;" Montana has "Coach Special K." Talk about a golden boy. Grizzlies coach Larry Krystkowiak (pronounced kriss-koe-vee-ack) has come home, and Montana fans adore this guy. Born in Shelby, Mont., he s still UM's all-time scoring and rebounding leader. He was the 28th pick in the 1986 NBA draft and…