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Western Rodeo Has Strong Performance at Montana State Spring Rodeo

 Bozeman, Mont. – The Montana Western rodeo teams were back in action this past weekend at Montana State for two rodeos. After dominating for most of the fall season, the Bulldogs didn’t show any signs of rust after the long winter layoff, winning four individual events in the first rodeo and five individual events in the second rodeo. The women’s team won the second rodeo, and both teams currently sit second in the Big Sky Region. 

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Nine Bulldogs Selected to the National Football Foundation Honor Society

IRVING, Texas (April 5, 2017) - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the members of the 2017 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers.

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Bulldog Football to Host Easter Egg Hunt

DILLON, Mont., April 8th, 2017 – The University of Montana Western football team has scheduled it's second spring scrimmage for Saturday, April 15. Following the intra-squad clash, the third annual Bulldog Football Easter Egg Hunt will be held for kids of all ages.

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Nine Bulldogs Make Academic All-Conference Team

WHITEFISH, Mont., Apr. 3, 2017 — Frontier Conference commissioner Kent Paulson released the 2016-17 Academic All-Conference Men's and Women’s basketball team today. Two from the men's team and seven from the women's team made the team.

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Bulldog Basketball Signs Tanner Haverfield

Dillon, Mont. - The University of Montana Western men's basketball team has announced the signing of local high school star Tanner Haverfield.

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Four Bulldogs Named NAIA All-Americans

Kansas City, Mo. -The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2016-17 Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball All-America Teams on Thursday. Four Bulldogs recieved the Honor: Dom Robinson, Shyke Smalls, Aniese Palmore, and Kaye Bignell.

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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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