It was no contest. The Big Sky Conference has named University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson the ROOT Sports offensive player of the week for his performance on Saturday night, September 14, against the University of North Dakota.
The last time the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge competition for Montana was held in Missoula was back in 1998, and the host team is pulling out all the stops this weekend to make this a memorable event.
Saturday, August 31 dawned with a crystal blue sky in Missoula, unusual, because the valley had been cloaked in smoke from the Lolo Creek Complex for the last few weeks. My first thought was... perfect.
Excitement is high for this University of Montana football season, especially when the very first game is against one of the most successful programs in the country, Appalachian State, on Saturday, August 31.
Newstalk Radio KGVO 1290 AM and 101.5 FM will again be the flagship stations for the Montana Grizzlies this football season, and the long-time play-by-play team of Mick Holien and Scott Gurnsey will be behind the microphone again.
The NCAA report involving the Montana Grizzly football program was released on Friday. University of Montana President Royce Engstrom said the university's self-imposed sanctions were instrumental in the NCAA's findings, and that the university sought legal experts to help in that effort.
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