UMW to host inaugural 'Bulldog Madness' hoops kickoff

Dillon, Mont. – The University of Montana Western men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Bulldog Madness to kick-off the 2019-20 basketball season.

The inaugural event will take place in the Straugh Gymnasium on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.

The event will kick-start the 2019-20 basketball season and will include player introductions, 3-point contest, dunk contest, and live scrimmage. Pizza will be provided and fans will have chances to win prizes, meet the players and receive autographs afterward.

Bulldog madness is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the student senate and ASUMW

For more information please contact Lindsay Woolley or Mike Larsen at Lindsay.woolley@umwestern.edu or Michael.larsen1@umwestern.edu.

BC to honor Immaculate Conception Grade School

The Butte Central Athletic Department is planning a special event for the Oct. 11 football game against Browning.

This year, the Maroons will honor The Immaculate Conception Catholic Grade School. Maroon fans are encouraged to wear baby blue and white to the game that night to commemorate the school colors of the Immaculate Conception’s Grade School.

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The IC Grade School opened in 1908 and operated until 1969, when all of Butte’s Catholic Grade Schools closed.

The Maroon Activities Association is selling official IC merchandise, featuring short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts and hoodies. Proceeds from the sale of merchandise will go to the Butte Central Faculty Endowment, which benefits teachers’ salaries.

Alumni of the IC’s Grade School are invited to participate in pre-game ceremonies. All Maroon fans and Immaculate Conception alumni are also invited to attend a pre-game barbecue at the stadium starting at 5:45 p.m. IC alumni are invited to join in the procession to carry the 'We Are BC' flag to midfield prior to the team taking the field, and are asked to assemble on the field near Torger’s Tunnel at 6:30 p.m. For additional information on the event, please call the Butte Central Foundation Office.

The merchandise can be ordered at the Butte Central Foundation Office or at Universal Athletics. Merchandise is also available online at: https://buttecentralic19.itemorder.com/ if you have questions, please call the Foundation office at 723-6706.

Oredigger volleyball climbs two spots in NAIA poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the second Women’s Volleyball Coaches Top 25 Poll Tuesday. The Montana Tech took steps in a positive direction moving into No. 16 in the national poll.

The Orediggers (16-3, 4-1) opened the conference slate by defeating then-No. 16 University of Providence 3-1. Providence fell to No. 20 in the latest Top 25. The Orediggers went on to defeat MSU-Northern and Montana Western. Tech fell to then-No. 23 Rocky Mountain College in Billings last Saturday. Rocky is now No. 18 in the polls.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated Groups. The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams in each conference.

The Orediggers defeated Carroll College last night 3-2. Tech travel’s to Lewiston, Idaho where Lewis-Clark State plays host for the final Frontier match of the first half of the conference schedule.

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