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Montana St. wins defensive struggle with Sacramento St.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) Tyler Hall scored 20 points, including four 3-pointers, and Montana State held off a late Sacramento State comeback bid to defeat the Hornets 62-59 on Saturday. Sam Neumann added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Montana State (14-14, 9-6 Big Sky), which has won three-in-a-row. Both teams labored for much of the game offensively. Neither group hit the 40 percent...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Choate getting Montana State back on track

(STATS) - When it comes to knowing people in high places, new Montana State football coach Jeff Choate once took the concept to another level. As a first-time head coach leading Challis High School in his native Idaho in 1994, Choate told his players he would commune with the football gods to help bring success to the team. Little did he know how big an opportunity would come...
Via FOX Sports
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Oregon Quarterback Morgan Mahalak Announces That He Will Transfer

Oregon is expected to start a highly-touted FCS transfer at quarterback for the second straight season, with former Montana State star Dakota Prukop joining the program. This evening, one of the signal callers that Oregon recruited from high school has decided to continue his collegiate career elsewhere. Morgan Mahalak, a former four-star recruit out of California, made his decision...
Via College Spun
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Oregon QB Dakota Prukop can't wait to get started with the Ducks

Graduate transfer QB Dakota Prukop is officially on the Oregon campus and enrolled in classes. It seems as though he's pretty excited to get back to school."I feel like a kid on Christmas -- just waiting and waiting," Prukop said, via ESPN. While Prukop has been eagerly waiting for the opportunity to officially enroll at Oregon, he was just as interested in finding out who would...
Via FOX Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Quarterback Dakota Prukop Has Been Admitted To Oregon, Starts Classes Today

Last summer, Oregon fans had to sweat out some issues with Vernon Adams’ transfer. Despite announcing that he would head to Eugene for his final season in February, Adams wasn’t officially good to go until passing a math exam in mid-August. Oregon shouldn’t have any issues with its new grad transfer FCS star quarterback, Dakota Prukop from Montana State. After choosing to play...
Via College Spun
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Star quarterback transfer Dakota Prukop chooses Oregon over Alabama

Montana State quarterback Dakota Prukop will transfer to Oregon for his final season of eligibility, according to Fox Sports. Prukop, who has already graduated and will be eligible to play right away in 2016, chose the Ducks over Alabama, Michigan and Texas. “I was blown away how welcoming everyone at Oregon was — the players and the coaches,” Prukop said. “It reminded...
Via The Comeback
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

FCS transfer Dakota Prukop chooses Oregon

Some big news broke Tuesday afternoon as Montana State quarterback Dakota Prukop decided where he’ll be continuing his college football career. According to the Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, the graduate transfer will be heading to Oregon to join the Ducks. Feldman reports that Prukop enjoyed his visit with Alabama, but ultimately decided that Oregon was a better fit for his play...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: FCS QB Dakota Prukop transferring to Oregon

This season’s Vernon Adams will also be headed to Oregon.  Dakota Prukop, the prized FCS quarterback out of Montana State, is transferring to the Ducks’ program for his final season of eligibility.  The dual-threat quarterback first told FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman of his decision.  BREAKING: FCS QB Dakota Prukop tells @FoxSports he’ll transfer to #Oregon. He loved...
Via College Spun
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Choate ready to lead Montana State

(STATS) - New Montana State football coach Jeff Choate says when he got into the profession, he didn't just set out to be a head coach, he wanted to be in the Big Sky Conference. "It's the league I grew up around, and I have strong ties to Montana," said the Idaho native, who was named Montana State's head coach Friday. He served the last two seasons as a University of Washington...
Via Associated Press
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Montana State fires Rob Ash as head coach

Montana State University has announced that Rob Ash has been fired as head football coach at the school. Ash is the winningest coach in school history, but this year he led the team to its first losing season since 2002 and the first time they have finished lower than fourth in the Big Sky in his nine years as coach. “I felt that the program wasn’t maintaining the level of expectations...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Montana State fires coach Ash

(STATS) - Rob Ash enjoyed significant success as Montana State's coach, but lacking it against rival Montana and in recent Novembers were defining points as well. Ash paid the price Monday when he was fired after nine seasons of leading the Big Sky Conference power. Although the Bobcats were 70-38 under the popular 64-year-old coach, this year's 5-6 finish marked their first losing...
Via Associated Press
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Montana State to kick off 2016 vs. Idaho

(STATS) - Montana State will begin its 2016 football season with its first trip to the University of Idaho since 1994, when the Vandals played in the Big Sky Conference. The programs first met in 1905 and were two of the five charter members of the Big Sky. Idaho now is a member of the Sun Belt Conference on the FBS level. Montana State will play six home games as part of an 11...
Via Associated Press
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

John Stockton to coach women’s basketball at Montana State

John Stockton is back in the business. The former Utah Jazz point guard and Hall of Famer is the new assistant women’s basketball coach at Montana State University, according to an announcement made Tuesday by the MSU athletic department. The Spokane, Wash. native will join head coach Tricia Binford and the rest of her staff immediately, replacing Kellee Barney, who is leaving...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

John Stockton named assistant coach at Montana State

The Montana State women's basketball program announced the addition of John Stockton, the Hall of Fame point guard, as the team's newest assistant coach on Tuesday morning.His daughter, Lindsay, is a senior guard."Coach [Tricia] Binford called and took a flier asking if I'd be interested," Stockton said in a statement. "I'm excited about the prospect of working with the kids. I've...
Via FOX Sports
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cookus leads Lumberjacks to shootout win over Montana St.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Case Cookus threw for 244 yards and four touchdowns and Northern Arizona withstood a late flurry to beat Montana State 49-41 Saturday. The Lumberjacks (3-2, 1-1 Big Sky) traded touchdowns with the Bobcats early. Cookus found Emmanuel Butler for a 2-yard score to give NAU a 21-14 lead. Casey Jahn carried the ball in from a yard out to make it 28-14 right before...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Amputee at Montana State shuns the spotlight while inspiring others

(STATS) - As a redshirt freshman who has played only a few snaps at the end of a season-opening blowout, Montana State linebacker Koni Dole believes he should decline interview requests until he's earned more playing time. He may be overlooking how much he's contributed to his team already. Dole's story is one of courage, determination and perseverance as he's the first player with...
Via Associated Press
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Montana State player has the first big hit of the year

One of the best things about football season is the videos of any and all bone-crushing hits. This year, the lucky school to be the first one honored are the Big Sky’s Montana State Bobcats. The player is linebacker Mac Bignell, who has also won the week so far for having an awesome football name. In his team’s season opener against Division II Fort Lewis, Bignell merely shoulder...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Montana St. linebacker delivers bone crushing hit in opener

If you want the best hit from the first few games of the college football season, you need to go look down a division and meet FCS linebacker Mac Bignell. The sophomore linebacker for Montana State had some bad intentions with this hit on the running back for Division II Fort Lewis during Thursday’s opener for both teams. The hit was perfectly legal, but you know that the runner...
Via Gamedayr
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Montana State LB Mac Bignell Lays The First Slobber-Knocker Of The Season On Poor Fort Lewis Running Back

One of the things people like to see most in a college football game is the hits. There is just something about watching one guy totally own another that appeals to us. We love to see people get laid out. With college football in full swing now our blood lust is about to be satisfied.Thanks to Montana State linebacker Mac Bignell we have our first vicious hit of the season:Read more »
Via FatManWriting
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mac Bignell delivers hit of the year (Video)

The first round of meaningful football games took place Thursday night, and we can already stop our search for hit of the year. Montana State linebacker Mac Bignell delivered it. Fort Lewis College running back P.J. Hall caught a swing pass in the flat, and Bignell came sprinting in and absolutely leveled him. You would have thought there was helmet-to-helmet contact with the way...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

How a Chip Kelly disciple & no-star QB are building FCS' best offense

The remote outposts of FCS football can create some very compelling mixes. Perhaps none is more intriguing than the one in Boseman, Montana, these days between the Chip Kelly disciple who landed at Montana State after the staff he was on got let go at FIU and a former high school hurdler from Texas who had always thought of himself as more of a safety. Together, the combination has...
Via FOX Sports
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Texas and Montana State DB Eryon Barnett dies

Former Texas and Montana State cornerback Eryon Barnett passed away yesterday. Parker Gabriel of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported the tragic news. No cause of death has been given yet, but Montana State athletic officials offered brief statements. “We’re heartbroken by the loss of Eryon Barnett,” the coach said. “He fought through so much as a football player, and...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

NAU women outmuscle Montana State

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Northern Arizona women's basketball team used a convincing second half run to snap their four-game losing streak on Saturday, handing Montana State a 79-64 defeat in the Walkup Skydome. Seniors Erikka Banks and Raven Anderson were instrumental in the victory, combining for 43 points to help NAU improve to 3-4 in conference play and 7-11 overall. The win also...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Montana State men's basketball coach resigns

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) Montana State men's basketball coach Brad Huse has resigned after eight seasons.
Via FOXSports.com
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU women's postseason hopes ended by Montana State

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- The Northern Arizona women's basketball team shot 55 percent from the field in the second half and 49 percent for the game, but that wasn't enough Thursday night as the Lumberjacks were eliminated from postseason contention with a 99-85 loss to Montana State. NAU (9-19 overall, 6-13 Big Sky) will complete its season Saturday at Montana. Senior Amanda Frost did her...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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