Coach Pinkerton talks with players during a game

Pinkerton Voted Big Sky Softball Coach of the Year

There are any number of reasons his peers could have voted Montana's Jamie Pinkerton the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year, which they did this month, making it twice in two years Pinkerton has...

UM softball team celebrates a win

Grizzly Softball Team Wins Big Sky Championship

Montana, in just its third season, used the pitching of tournament MVP Michaela Hood and a seven-run fourth inning to defeat top-seeded Weber State 9-5 in the Big Sky Conference championship game...

First-year athletic training graduate student Rina Kasuga interns at spring training

Athletic Training Student Interns at MLB Spring Training

First-year athletic training graduate student Rina Kasuga recently had the opportunity to intern with the San Diego Padres at spring training in Arizona. One of only six students selected from a...

UM Regents Professor Jakki Mohr

What Makes a Great Teacher?

The Montanan magazine sought out some of UM’s best and brightest to shed light on the topic. Jakki Mohr, Travis DeCuire and Harry Fritz, plus others, share their thoughts.

Lady Griz players cheer from the bench

Loyal Lady Griz Fans are Montana at its Finest

For me, a reminder of just what it means to be loyal comes every time I cover the Montana women's basketball team at Dahlberg Arena. You may have heard they've had a rocky season with 22 losses....

A UM student riding a bike on a mountain trail

UM on List for ‘Best U.S. Colleges and Universities for Mountain Bikers’

UM recently was named one of 10 best universities for mountain bikers by Singletracks.com. The website considered a number of variables, including the proximity of on-campus or close-to-campus...

Washington-Grizzly Stadium on game day

Griz Football Tops FCS in Attendance for Third Straight Year

For the third-straight season and the sixth time in the last decade, the Montana Grizzlies football team has packed in more fans per game than any other program in FCS football, and in 2016 drew...

Copper Sprunk visits a class of third-graders at Gerber Elementary in California

Sprunk Gives, Receives Life Lessons from Adopted Third-Grade Class

Griz football offensive lineman Cooper Sprunk has been mentoring third-graders at Gerber Elementary in California in effort to encourage all children to attend college. Last week, he made the trip...

Tamara Gaurdipee reaches for the basketball in a game against Idaho State

Selvig Put His Faith in Montanans

Robin Selvig made dreams come true for hard-working Montana girls. It was always a point of emphasis for the Outlook native, who cleaned out his desk at the end of August after 38 years as head...

UM student-athletes study in the academic center

Student-Athletes Make it 23 Semesters with GPA of 3.0 or Better

UM’s 321 student-athletes earned an average term GPA for the fall of 3.11. The Grizzlies' average cumulative GPA — that is, their GPAs for the entirety of their collegiate academic pursuits...

Former UM Lady Griz coach Robin Selvig speaks at a news conference

Selvig's Impact on Big Sky Conference Hard to Measure

If the most sincere form of flattery is indeed imitation, recently retired Lady Griz coach Robin Selvig must be smiling somewhere. The legacy he has left, not just on the Montana women's...

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Men’s Basketball Team Reads to Hellgate Elementary Students on MLK Jr. Day

Montana men's basketball guard Walter Wright was named MVP on Monday — of reading to kids at Hellgate Elementary. The University of Montana men's basketball team headed to the school on Monday...

The Oval at UM after a snow storm

Community Invited to Mid-Year State of the University Presentation

UM President Sheila Stearns will address the campus with a State of the University presentation at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the University Center Ballroom. Stearns will take the opportunity to...

UM President Sheila Stearns

Sheila Stearns Finds ‘Star Power’ at UM

To lead UM that way, new UM President Sheila Stearns aims to celebrate and broadcast UM’s academic excellence; govern collaboratively, with clear communication and shared responsibility; and make...

collage of UM highlights in 2016

Research, Fundraising and Academic Success Highlight UM in 2016

The year 2016 proved another big one at UM, one highlighted by groundbreaking research, scholarly success and record fundraising. Missoula Current takes a look at UM’s biggest successes this past...

Allie Keleti

Track and Field Athlete Honored for Social Media, Service

Allie Keleti, a UM track and field athlete, received a Montana Athlete in Service Award from Montana Campus Compact and Gov. Steve Bullock at the Brawl of the Wild Football Game Nov. 19.

Montana's Erika Ackerlund won the Women's Collegiate Triathlon National Championship on Nov. 5 in New Orleans.

UM Triathlete Wins Women’s Collegiate National Title

UM triathlete Erika Ackerlund edged 48 collegiate athletes on Nov. 5 to win the 2016 Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championship in New Orleans. The 20-year-old Helena native logged a time...

UM mascot Monte performs at a football game

Former Monte Hired as Mascot for NBA's Houston Rockets

After 5 1/2 years as Montana's most beloved mascot, Monte has turned pro. The former University of Montana student who portrayed the Grizzlies' mascot is now in Houston performing as Clutch the...

Selvig coaches his squad – which ended up being his last group – this past winter.

That’s All, Folks: A Look Back at Coach Selvig’s 38 Years Leading the Lady Griz

Robin Selvig saw a wide range of young women come through his program. All of them – or at least 99 percent of them – traced very similar paths, playing at UM for one demanding, demonstrative...

Freshman WR Jerry Louie-McGee takes the field

Freshman WR Jerry Louie-McGee is Montana's Breakout Star

Few expected Jerry Louie-McGee to be a heavy contributor in his first few games with the Montana Grizzlies, including the diminutive receiver from Idaho. Except perhaps his father.

fans cheer at a Grizzly football game

Grizzly Athletics Scores Big for Missoula Economy

A new report titled “The Economic Contribution of Grizzly Intercollegiate Athletics” finds that the operation of Grizzly Athletics provides a significant economic boost to Missoula, resulting in a...

UM campus

President to Deliver State of the University Address Aug. 26

UM President Royce C. Engstrom will kick off the academic year with his annual State of the University Address at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26. The public and members of the media are invited to the...

UM Graduate Derek Duncan at the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters

UM Alumnus Helps Market Team USA for the Olympic Games

The Summer Olympic Games are underway and millions of people around the world are watching with bated breath. Derek Duncan, a 2009 UM marketing graduate, is among those excitedly following the...

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Schweyen Named New Lady Griz Coach

In an announcement that lacks any of the surprise of Robin Selvig's retirement two weeks ago, the best player in Big Sky Conference women's basketball history has been chosen to take over the...

Lady Griz coach Robin Selvig

Former Lady Griz Player Asks: How Do You Thank a Legend?

“I would run through a wall for that man. We all would.” Former Lady Griz player Katie Baker pays tribute to coach Robin Selvig, who recently announced his retirement.

The Grizzly Battalion ROTC cannon sits in front of Schreiber Gymnasium.

Behind the Boom: The History of UM’s Legendary Cannon Tradition

The ROTC cannon first appeared at Griz games in the late 1980s, just after Washington-Grizzly opened, and has celebrated nearly every Grizzly score since.

UM's student-athlete academic center

New Student-Athlete Academic Center Already Providing Returns

The initial returns on Montana's investment in its year-old student-athlete academic center, which had nearly 14,000 visits during the school year, is already paying out record numbers.

Football fans fill Washington-Grizzly Stadium for a night game

Griz Top FCS in Attendance for Second Straight Season

For the second-straight season and the fifth time in the last decade, the Montana Grizzlies football team has packed in more fans than any other program in FCS football, and in 2015 drew more fans...

Zack Camel Jr. practices on the basketball court

Montana Walk-On Follows in His Uncle’s Footsteps to Play for Griz

Like many kids on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Zack Camel Jr. grew up idolizing Griz basketball player JR Camel. And when Zack Jr. walked on to the Montana basketball team this season, he...

Dr. Jack Burgess, who played basketball at UM in the early 1940s, went on to play in The Secret Game in Durham, N.C., in 1944.

Alumnus Jack Burgess '43 Played Historic Role in The Secret Game

In 1944, former UM basketball player Dr. Jack Burgess was a catalyst for The Secret Game, which was, almost without question, the first time an organized game pitted an all-white team against one...

Lady Griz player McCalle Feller

Finding Feller: Lady Griz Star Finds Family On and Off the Court

If you ask Lady Griz guard McCalle Feller, she believes she’s a great player because of the hours spent training with her dad in Lewistown gyms. But McCalle knows some things can’t be...

UM defensive end Tyrone Holmes

Holmes Named FCS Defensive Player of the Year

Tyrone Holmes has a long list of accolades for putting together one of the best defensive seasons in Montana history last season. Now, he can add the crown jewel of FCS football awards to his...

Student-athletes hit the books in the new Student-Athlete Academic Center

Grizzly Student-Athletes Reach New Academic Heights

Eleven of Montana's 13 programs posted a semester GPA of 3.13 or higher for fall 2015. The average cumulative GPA for Montana's 328 student-athletes through the fall was 3.19, the best on record.

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Crittenden Named First Team Academic All-American

Montana Grizzly football captain and senior defensive end Derek Crittenden has been named to the 2015 Academic All-America Division I football first team. It's the third major academic accolade...

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Missoula Wins Can the Bobcats Food Drive

UM’s 54-35 victory in Saturday’s Brawl of the Wild wasn’t the only win for Missoula. The city also topped Bozeman as part of Can the Bobcats/Can the Griz, the 16th annual food drive competition....

UM defensive end Derek Crittenden

Crittenden One of the Smartest Student-Athletes in America

Montana football wraps up the regular season this weekend in Bozeman against rival Montana State. It’s the biggest game of the season, but there’s a good chance 23-year-old co-captain and...

UM campus

President Holds Campus Forum on UM Budget

President Royce Engstrom held a campus forum on Nov. 17 to discuss the University's budget picture. Engstrom spoke with the campus community about the need to realign UM's base budget with current...

UM senior Derek Crittenden

Crittenden a Finalist for Rhodes Scholarship

UM football team captain and William V. Campbell Trophy finalist Derek Crittenden is officially one step closer to becoming a Rhodes Scholar after receiving an invitation to participate in the...

UM cross country coach Collin Fehr

Coach Collin Fehr Combines Love of Running, People

In the eyes of cross-country coach Collin Fehr, Missoula is a runner’s paradise. The mountains, the hills, the trails; Missoula has every component that a distance runner could want and he can’t...

UM student and rugby player Martin Iosefo

UM Rugby Star Has Chance to Represent U.S. at Olympics

The life of a student-athlete can be difficult and strenuous. It is hard to find the time to balance school, sports and a social life. If you throw traveling the world and qualifying for the 2016...

Illustrated plans fo rthe new Washington-Grizzly Champions Center at UM

Vision for Washington-Grizzly Champions Center Complete

The exterior design for the new Washington-Grizzly Champions Center has been finalized. The end result will be a beautiful new 46,000 square-foot state of the art facility, tucked into the...

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