MSU to hold spring scrimmage in G. Falls
GREAT FALLS (AP) — The Montana State football team is wrapping up its spring drills Saturday with its annual Triangle Classic scrimmage in Great Falls.
Bobcat coach Rob Ash says he wants to see where the running game is at after changing some schemes this spring.
Quarterback DeNarius McGhee and backup Jake Bleskin will be wearing red jerseys, meaning defensive players can’t hit them during the 75-play scrimmage.
Running back Cody Kirk will get a couple of carries, but Ash says he wants to get Shawn Johnson some extended playing time and take a look at three freshmen: Chad Newell, Cody Dopps and Morris Mouton.
The scrimmage is expected to start about 3 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.
NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson will speak at the Triangle Classic banquet Friday night at Four Seasons Arena. He set the NFL single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards with the Los Angeles Rams in 1984.
Griz to hold scrimmage under the lights
MISSOULA (AP) — The Montana football team is concluding its spring drills with a “Friday Night Lights” scrimmage at Washington Grizzly Stadium.
Dave Dickenson and John Edwards, quarterbacks who led Montana to their national championships in 1995 and 2001 will speak to the crowd before the scrimmage, which starts at about 7:15 p.m. Friday.
The Griz also plan to introduce its 2013 team captains during the scrimmage.
After the game, Dickenson, Edwards and some current Grizzly players will sign autographs.
10 Big Sky games to air on Root Sports
HELENA (AP) — Ten Big Sky Conference football games will air on Root Sports this fall, and seven of them will involve Montana, Montana State or both.
DIRECTV Sports Networks announced the fall 2013 schedule on Thursday.
The schedule opens on Thursday, Sept. 26 with Cal Poly at Portland State.
Root Sports also will televise Montana’s game at Northern Arizona on Sept. 28, Portland State at Montana on Oct. 5, Montana State at Weber State on Oct. 19, Eastern Washington at Montana on Oct. 26, Montana State at Northern Colorado on Nov. 2 and Montana State at Eastern Washington on Nov. 9.
The schedule also includes Eastern Washington at Cal Poly on Nov. 16.
On Nov. 23, Root Sports will have a double-header with the Cat-Griz game in Bozeman and Portland State at Eastern Washington.
Game times haven’t been announced.
MSU hoops signs transfer forward
BOZEMAN (AP) — Montana State men’s basketball coach Brad Huse has announced the signing of 6-foot-4 forward Terrel Brown.
Brown transfers to MSU from Otero Junior College in Colorado, where he averaged 14.7 points, three rebounds and 1.6 assists per game last season. He was runner-up for regional player of the year. Brown redshirted the 2011-12 season at South Dakota.
Brown’s junior college coach, Houston Reed, says Brown is a leader who influences his teammates to work hard, do well in school and do the right thing.
MSU women’s hoops signs guard
BOZEMAN (AP) — Montana State women’s basketball coach Tricia Binford has announced the signing of junior college guard Michelle Seitz of Nezperce, Idaho.
Seitz transfers from Walla Walla Community College, where she averaged 15.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game last season. During her two seasons at the junior college, the Warriors posted a 47-12 record. She scored a school record 44 points in a game against Yakima in January.
Binford says Seitz is an experienced player with a nice shooting touch and is an aggressive rebounder.