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The entire sports world came to a dramatic halt on the heels of the worldwide pandemic. MSU is not excluded from this, so it’s up to everyone involved with athletics to play the cards they have been dealt. On March 11, 2020, the historic Montana State women’s basketball team defeated Norther… Read more

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On a recent walk with my puppy through the sleepy MSU campus, we stumbled across an American icon, the Merriam’s Turkey. A favorite target for Montana hunters in the spring, turkeys offer an abundant resource for the public to chase for quite a fair price. Along with black bears, these class… Read more

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My favorite annual sporting event is almost here: March Madness. Along with the tournament comes the usual bracket contests. For anyone who’s competed before, the thought has crossed their mind, “I might have a perfect bracket.” This idea is irrational when one looks at the math. Excluding t… Read more

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This week the Big Sky Conference released its list of recipients for the league’s top individual accolades and to no one's surprise, it was full of Bobcats. The women's and men’s basketball teams snagged some of the league's most prestigious titles in preparation for this week’s Big Sky Conf… Read more

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While the women’s and men’s basketball regular season champions have already been decided, the most important goal is still on the line. As members of the Big Sky Conference, the hardwood Bobcats have only one shot at playing in the NCAA Division I tournament — winning the Big Sky Conference… Read more

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The women continued their positive trend by earning another two wins at home last weekend, Feb. 27 and 29 and followed it up with a decisive win on the road on Wednesday, March 4 to extend their winning streak to 14 games. On Thursday Feb. 27, the women dropped 113 points to take down the Sa… Read more

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On the slopes of Bridger Bowl and trails of Crosscut Mountain Sports Center, the MSU ski team hosted and placed fourth in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association/NCAA West Regional Championships. This past weekend, Feb. 27-29, the best in the west provided quite an exciting finish… Read more

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The Blue and Cold’s hopeful return to Texas fell just short last weekend. From Feb. 27-29 in Boise, Idaho, the guys lost in the west regional tournament to the Lumberjacks of Dakota College at Bottineau. The Cats’ hockey program came into this season with high expectations after reaching the… Read more

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The Cats closed out their indoor track & field seasons this past weekend, Feb. 27-29, in Pocatello, Idaho. The men’s team took third with 77 points and the women’s team tied for seventh with 53 points. Both the men’s and women’s teams of Northern Arizona took first place, but both MSU te… Read more

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The women triumph, the men are stifled and a student goes viral. This year’s edition of Cat-Griz basketball brought plenty of excitement to the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. On Saturday, Feb. 22, the women clinched the Big Sky Conference Championship with a dominant 92-78 win and the men fell sh… Read more

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Troy Andersen, Fallyn Freije, Harald Frey, Allyssa Rizzo… these are some of the current notable Bobcat athletes we have come to know, but this past Saturday, Feb. 22, fans were introduced to the top athlete on campus, Joe Thompson. The Billings Central product was an under-the-radar recruit … Read more

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Alex Hellenberg is a star both on the track and in the classroom. Her career as a Bobcat has been nothing short of admirable and unique. Hellenberg made impressive use of her time at Skyline High School in Longmont, Colorado, where she won a 4A state championship in the triple jump as a seni… Read more

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The next chapter of the Cat-Griz rivalry series is fast approaching. After a sweep by both the men and women basketball teams last week, confidence is high as the Cats enter the final stretch of conference play. The women look to use home-court advantage to extend their impressive nine-game … Read more

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After another successful regular season, the Blue and Cold are looking to take the next step. MSU’s 2019-20 campaign has so far continued the momentum from last season when the boys had a solid finish with a trip to Nationals. This gave the team a ton of confidence and familiarity heading in… Read more

MSU’s basketball programs went a collective 3-1 over the weekend. It started last Thursday, Feb. 6, when the men and women both earned wins over the Idaho Vandals. On Saturday, Feb. 8, the women added another win, while the men struggled against the Eastern Washington Eagles. Read more

As the base continues to deepen at Bridger Bowl and Crosscut Mountain Sports, the Cats let the nation know that they are a serious force to be reckoned with. This past weekend, Feb. 8, the MSU Nordic ski team competed in the Aspen RMISA Qualifier. The hometown heroes are prepared to host thi… Read more

Similar to the MSU Dual Meet Invitational a couple of weeks ago, the Cats had many impressive performances across several events. At the MSU Indoor Open on Friday, Feb. 7, at Worthington Arena, the Cats showed improvement across the entire team. According to the MSU press release from the ev… Read more

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For my entire life, I have dreaded the end of football season. In the past, the Monday after the Super Bowl resulted in an annual moment of introspection. “How will I get my sports fix without football in my life?” The natural focus generally shifted to upcoming March Madness or the NBA, but… Read more

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MSU’s 123rd football roster just became a lot clearer. Wednesday, Feb. 5, marked National Signing Day, the day where prep athletes see their dreams of playing college athletics become reality. With the addition of the early signing period in Decemeber, this day became less hectic than in the… Read more

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As a long-time sports fan, it’s nearly impossible to name a more influential ambassador for athletes, and specifically basketball players, than Kobe Bryant. Sunday, Jan. 24, 2020, stands as one of the most tragic days in sports history. A helicopter transporting Kobe, his daughter Gianna, an… Read more

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Right before this past Sunday’s Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, the NFL celebrated the Shield’s centennial season by introducing the leagues’ all-time team in front of a national audience. Most MSU students who were watching the game probably did not re… Read more

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Per usual, emotions ran high through Dahlberg Arena in Missoula this past weekend. The men and women from Montana were eager for a chance to knock off the Cats on their home floor. Headlines entering Saturday's doubleheader featured both the MSU women and the UM men hoping to maintain their … Read more

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This coming Saturday, Feb. 1, the Cat’s basketball teams boast their first of two opportunities to take on their rivals from across the divide. The Griz basketball teams host the women at 2 p.m. and the men at 7 p.m. Both squads have the week off to prepare, giving the teams some much-needed… Read more

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Rarely in Division I Basketball do you see a player start all four years of eligibility. Senior guard Harald Frey has done that and much more during his career as a Bobcat. The Oslo, Norway native is the Cat’s leading scorer and assister in his senior season, averaging 17.3 points and 4.7 as… Read more

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The MSU track & field teams had impressive showings at the MSU Dual Meet Invitational at Worthington Arena on Friday, Jan. 24. The men and women both beat Idaho State and Montana to complete the sweep over the competition. The dual score format gave the opportunity for two head-to-head m… Read more

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For the MSU women’s basketball team, last week’s game against Eastern Washington was one of the season highlights. For the men, their game against Eastern Washington was this season's biggest opportunity to learn. Read more

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Fallyn Freije, a fifth-year senior forward on the MSU women’s basketball team did not take the typical path of a Division-1 one athlete. She transferred to the Bobcat program from her hometown school, the University of North Dakota, following her junior season. Almost any player that transfe… Read more

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Coaching changes are an unavoidable fact of college football. MSU Head Coach Jeff Choate has not been shy about discussing this reality. In the past, Choate has expressed that he hopes that his program can be a launching pad for talented young coaches in their ascension up the coaching ranks… Read more

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Montana State’s 122nd football season ended abruptly in the semifinals of the FCS playoffs in Fargo, ND, when the Cats fell 42-14 to the eventual FCS National Champion, the NDSU Bison. While the Cats did not get the opportunity to play in Frisco, Texas for the National Championship, this yea… Read more

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While the average student enjoyed a one-month hiatus from school, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were busy representing the Blue and Gold on the hardtop. Both teams had impressive starts to their seasons, and with the large break, it is important to catch up with how both teams … Read more

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Parker: The time is now. The return to the FargoDome sets the stage for a duel of the ages with obvious implications. The dominant Bison of North Dakota State hope to keep the improbable 34-game win streak, 27-home game win streak, and a trip to Frisco in the script. The surging Bobcats have… Read more

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Parker: The Governors of Austin Peay (pronounced pee) have pulled off the improbable. This program has ascended from a non-scholarship team 6 years ago, to a squad, that despite their weak conference and bubble team status entering the playoffs, looks like they are exactly where they should … Read more

Cats basketball fans have a golden opportunity to watch twice the action of a normal evening in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Tonight, Thursday Dec. 5, the women’s team hosts the 17th ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs at 6 p.m. followed by the men’s team facing off against the South Dakota State Jackr… Read more

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The FCS playoffs are officially underway. Weber State, Sac State, Montana State and Montana received seeds three through six, respectively.  Read more

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The Montana State volleyball team’s impressive season came to an abrupt finish this past Friday when the Bobcats fell to top seeded Northern Colorado in the Big Sky conference tournament. The Blue and Gold enjoyed their best season since 2012, when the Cats matched this season’s record. Seni… Read more

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In 1899, The Agricultural College of the State of Montana was in the middle of what would become a six-game winning streak against their bitter rival, the University of Montana. After that year’s 38-0 victory for the Ag school, the Bozeman Avant Courier reported that, “They ran around, over,… Read more

This past weekend, the MSU hockey team rolled. The Cats scored nine goals in both of their games against regional foe Western Washington University, ending up on the right side of Friday’s win 9-1 and sweeping the Vikings Saturday 9-5.  Read more

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While the Griz were busy losing to Montana Tech, the best story of the weekend was thrilling enough to receive hundreds of thousands of views nationally. The Cats were tied with UNC Greensboro with 30 seconds remaining — a team who has lost only three times on their homecourt in the last thr… Read more

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Come high noon this Saturday, Montana’s premier institutions will meet on the gridiron for the 119th time in what MSU head ball coach Jeff Choate dubbed “Montana’s Super Bowl.” Saturday will also make it exactly 1,463 days since the University of Montana has last beaten Choate’s boys from Bo… Read more

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With just two regular season games remaining, there are up to seven different teams could make it to the FCS Playoffs. These teams are fighting for four or five spots, so every game at this point is important. The “experts” have a pulse on the Big Sky Conference, and we expect some flawless … Read more

Fantasy football changed my life. No longer is a football game just another game. The implications of individual statistics now affects the way I enjoy NFL football games. No longer do I focus on the schemes, ebbs and flows, inevitable chaos, and beautiful order of a perfectly executed drive… Read more

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Two former MSU basketball players were drafted in the first round of the NBA G-League draft. On Saturday, Oct. 26, Tyler Hall and Keljin Blevins were drafted fourth and 15th, respectively.  Read more

Last Saturday at the Big Sky Cross Country Championships, redshirt freshman Camila Noe became the first Bobcat woman in 27 years to win the conference championship. Noe’s performance was a special one, getting to the front of the pack at the very start of the race and never losing position t… Read more

With just three regular season games remaining, the stakes are high for the remainder of the teams looking to make that push to the playoffs.  The “experts” have a pulse on the Big Sky Conference, and we expect some flawless predictions this week. Be on the lookout for the punishment for the… Read more

The Danny Sprinkle coaching era commenced with a game that was nearly an upset for the ages. Montana State entered the match as heavy underdogs for good reason. Utah State was picked to repeat as champions of the Mountain West Conference and are currently ranked 17 in the AP poll. The Aggies… Read more

The anticipation for basketball season in Bozeman is undoubtedly the highest it’s been in years. For a student body and fan base that usually doesn’t hold as much interest in Bobcat athletics after football season, this winter could offer a lot more to attract people into the Brick Breeden F… Read more

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