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Bulldogs fall to Dalton State

By Eric Montgomery, NAIA Media CoordinatorKANSAS CITY, Mo. (Box Score) No. 1-seeded Dalton State (Ga.) controlled play in the paint and claimed a 79-60 win in the second round of the 2017 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. The Roadrunners advance to the quarterfinal round and will play third-seeded Texas Wesleyan, a 77-75 winner over The Master’s (Calif.), on Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m., CST.

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Lady Bulldogs Fall in the Second Round at the Buzzer

Billings, Mont. -  The Montana Western Bulldogs (24-9) lost their second round game of the NAIA Women’s Division 1 National Tournament to Oklahoma City University (31-2) 81-79 as the Stars hit a 16 foot jumper at the buzzer Friday morning.  

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Bulldogs Beat LSU-Shreveport, Advance to Second Round

By Andy Pulverenti | NAIA Media ServicesKANSAS CITY, Mo. – No. 4 seed Montana Western led throughout much of the game, but had to hold off a late rally from No. 5 seed LSU Shreveport (La.), to win the final first round contest at the 2017 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship in Kansas City, Mo. Montana Western will play No. 1 seed Dalton State (Ga.) in the Liston Bracket Friday at 9:15 p.m. CST in the NAIA National Championship Second Round.

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Lady Bulldogs Win First NAIA Tournament Game in 10 Years

Billings Mont. – Playing in the NAIA National Tournament for the first time in 10 years the Montana Western Bulldogs (24-8) rallied for a 63-53 victory over Columbia (Mo.) (26-7) in the opening round of the tournament.

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Men's and Women's Basketball Advance to National Tournament

Kansas City, Mo. - The NAIA has released the bracket for both Division 1 men's and women's basketball national tournament. Both men's and women's teams at Western have advanced.

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Men's Basketball Earns Individual Postseason Awards

Dillon, Mont., Mar. 8, 2017— Frontier Conference Commissioner Kent Paulson announced the 2016-17 All-Conference Men’s Basketball team, as well as individual award winners today after balloting by the league’s coaches. Dom Robinson, Shyke Smalls, Kooper Kidgell, Zaccheus Darko-Kelly, and head coach Steve Keller were recognized.

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Three Lady Bulldogs Named to All-Conference Teams

WHITEFISH, Mont., Mar. 7, 2017 — Frontier Conference commissioner Kent Paulson announced the 2016-17 Women’s All-Conference Basketball teams, that included Aniese Palmore, Kaye Bignell and Britt Cooper. Head coach Lindsay Woolley was named Co-Coach of the Year.

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Bulldogs Can't Hang Onto Late Lead, Fall in Overtime

Dillon, Mont.- The No. 10 Montana Western Bulldogs (24-7, 14-4) Lost a heart breaker Saturday night at the Straugh Gymnasium. Falling to Lewis-Clark State College (23-9, 11-7) 101-95 in overtime of the Frontier Conference semi-finals. 

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Bulldogs Come Up Short Against Northern

Havre, Mont. – The No. 20 Montana Western Bulldogs (23-8, 11-7) fell in a close game to the No. 12 MSU-Northern Skylights (23-7, 10-6) 44-42 Friday night in the Armory Gymnasium.

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Bulldogs Beat Rocky in Playoff Opener

Dillon, Mont. – The No. 20 Montana Western Bulldogs (23-7, 11-7) flexed their muscles Tuesday night. Dominating the Rocky Mountain College Battlin’ Bears (13-18, 5-13) 76-47 in the opening game of the Frontier Conference playoffs.

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Dom Robinson Named Player of the Week

WHITEFISH, Mont., Feb. 27, 2017 – Dom Robinson of Montana Western was named the Frontier Conference’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

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It's Playoff Time! Both Men's and Women's Basketball Teams Advance

Whitefish, Mont. – The Frontier Conference has released the seeding for the men’s and women’s conference basketball tournaments. The Montana Western men’s and women’s teams have both advanced to the Frontier Conference playoffs.

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Bulldogs Rout the Argos 108-63

Great Falls, Mont, -  The 13th ranked Montana Western Bulldogs (24-6, 14-4) trampled all over the University of Great Falls Argos (12-17, 4-14) 108-63 Saturday night at the McLaughlin Center.

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Bulldogs Win Big Over Great Falls

Great Falls, Mont, -  The 20th ranked Montana Western Bulldogs (22-7, 11-7) cruised to an easy victory over the University of Great Falls Argos (12-17, 1-17) 72-48 Saturday night at the McLaughlin Center.

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Robinson Carries the Bulldogs Past the Lights

Havre, Mont.- Defending conference player of the week, Dom Robinson (Tacoma, Wash.) set a career high on the Hi-Line with 31 points Friday Night. Leading the Montana Western Bulldogs (23-6, 13-4) to a 76-66 victory over MSU-Northern (20-9, 9-8) at the Armory Gymnasium.

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No. 20 Bulldogs fall to No.15 Skylights

Havre, Mont. – Late Turnovers doomed the Montana Western Bulldogs (21-7, 10-7) Friday night, as they fell to the MSU-Northern Skylights (21-7, 11-6) 57-53.

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52 Bulldog Student Athletes Named to Academic All-Conference Teams

Frontier Conference Commissioner Kent Paulson has released the 2016 Academic All-Conference teams for Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Volleyball, and Football.

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Dom Robinson Named Player of the Week

WHITEFISH, Mont., Feb. 20, 2017 – Dom Robinson of Montana Western was named the Frontier Conference’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

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Mindy Kaufman Named Runner of the Week

WHITEFISH, Mont., Feb. 20, 2017 – Mindy Kaufman of Montana Western  was named the Frontier Conference Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week.

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Robinson Leads Bulldogs to Win and Season Sweep of Tech

Dillon, Mont.- The No. 13 Montana Western Bulldogs (22-6, 12-4) had a great night shooting, beating Montana Tech (7-21, 1-16) 78-66 at the Straugh Gymnasium Saturday night.

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Seniors Lead Bulldogs to Victory Over Tech

Dillon, Mont.- The No. 20 Montana Western Bulldogs (21-6, 10-6) used a strong second half to beat Montana Tech (14-14, 8-9) 68-58 at the Straugh Gymnasium Saturday night.

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Bulldogs Get Statement Win over Lewis-Clark

Dillon, Mont. – The No.13 Montana Western Bulldogs (21-6, 11-4) made a late season statement throttling Lewis-Clark State College (20-8, 10-6) 95-66 Saturday night at the Straugh Gymnasium.

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Bulldogs fall to No.4 Warriors, 77-56

Dillon, Mont. – The No. 20 Montana Western Bulldogs (20-6, 9-9) ran into a freight train Thursday night at the Straugh Gymnasium. Losing to the fourth ranked Lewis-Clark State College Warriors (27-1, 15-1) 77-56.

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Bulldogs Fall to Rocky Mountain College

Billings, Mont. – The No.13 Montana Western Bulldogs (20-6, 10-4) fell to Rocky Mountain College (14-12, 7-7) 80-72 Saturday night at the Fortin Center.

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Howlett Sinks Game Winner, Bulldogs Defeat Rocky 67-64

Billings, Mont. – The No.22 Montana Western Bulldogs (20-5, 9-5) completed a 14 point second half comeback, when Taylor Howlett (Spokane, Wash.) banked in a three-point shot with 4 seconds remaining to beat Rocky Mountain College (12-14, 4-10) 67-64 Saturday night at the Fortin Center.

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Bulldogs Rally in Second Half, Defeat Carroll

Helena, Mont. – The No.13 Montana Western Bulldogs (20-5, 10-3) moved within one game of the No.8 Carroll College Fighting Saints (21-4, 11-2) for first place with five games left to play, by beating the Saints 77-71 Tuesday night at the PE Center.

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Bulldogs Run Past the Saints, Sweep Season Series

Helena, Mont. – Back in December the Montana Western Bulldogs (19-5, 8-5) won for the first time in Helena in 11 years, it only took them two months to do it again. The Bulldogs blew out the Carroll College Fighting Saints (16-9, 6-7) 61-43, to complete the three-game season sweep.

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Lights Upset the Bulldogs

Dillon, Mont. – No. 13 ranked Montana Western Bulldogs (19-5, 9-3) fell to MSU-Northern Skylights (18-6, 7-5) 76-73 in controversial fashion Saturday night in the Straugh Gymnasium.

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Bulldogs Go Cold Late, Fall to Skylights 57-51

Dillon, Mont. – In a battle of two nationally ranked teams, The No. 22 ranked Montana Western Bulldogs (18-5, 7-5) fell to No. 11 MSU-Northern Skylights (18-5, 8-4) 57-51 Saturday night in the Straugh Gymnasium.

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No.13 Bulldogs Crush Great Falls

Dillon, Mont. – The No.13 Montana Western Bulldogs (19-4, 9-2) bounced back from a disapointing loss a week ago and steamrolled the Great Falls Argos (10-12, 2-9) 88-62 Thursday night at Straugh Gymnasium.

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No.22 Lady Bulldogs Blow Out Great Falls

Dillon, Mont. – The No.22 Montana Western Bulldogs (18-4, 7-4) used a big second quarter to blow out the Great Falls Argos (12-10, 1-10) 74-54 Thursday night at Straugh Gymnasium.

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Bulldog Football Announces Initial 2017 Recruiting Class

Dillon, Mont. – Montana Western football announced the signing of 27 recruits to national letters of Intent. The group is made up of 13 in-state signees, five from Idaho, four each from Nevada and Washington, and one from New Jersey.

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Western Indoor Track and Field Fares Well in First Meet

Pocatello, Idaho – The Montana Western Men’s and Women’s Indoor track teams competed in a meet for the first time since being reinstated as a varisty sport.

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Bulldogs Release 2017 Football Schedule

Dillon, Mont. - Montana Western Bulldog football has released it's 2017 season schedule

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Bulldogs Fall in Overtime

Lewiston, Idaho – No. 9 Montana Western Bulldogs (18-4, 8-2) fell to the Lewis-Clark State College Warriors (17-6, 7-4) 90-89 in overtime Saturday night.

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Bulldogs Fall to No. 2 Warriors in Close Game

Lewiston, Idaho – No.25 Montana Western (17-4, 6-4) fell to the No. 2 and undefeated Lewis-Clark State College Warriors (23-0, 11-0) 63-58 Saturday night.

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Bulldogs Escape with Win Over Tech

Butte, Mont. – The ninth ranked Montana Western Bulldogs (18-3, 8-1) we able to build a big lead and hang on to beat the Montana Tech Orediggers (7-14, 1-9) 66-61 Thursday night.

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Bulldogs Beat Montana Tech 66-56

Butte, Mont. – The Montana Western Bulldogs (17-3, 6-3) beat the Montana Tech Orediggers (10-11, 4-6) 66-56 at the HPER center Thursday night.

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Bulldog Cheer Camp

Bulldog Cheerleading has announced the dates of their camp. Feb. 4th 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

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Aniese Palmore Named Frontier Conference Player of the Week

WHITEFISH, Mont., Jan. 23, 2017 – Aniese Palmore of Montana Western was named the Frontier Conference’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

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Montana Western Cross Country and Track Inks Montana Product

DILLON, Mont., Dec. 21, 2016 – The University of Montana Western head cross coach Dylan Zitzer has announced the signing of Emma Adams and to an NAIA Letters of Intent.

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