The Western Bulldog football team made the 60-mile trip north to Montana Tech into a victorious day. In the first home game for the Orediggers on Saturday, the Bulldogs spoiled the festivities with a nail-biting victory on a late score to come out with a 29-22 win.
The University of Montana Western football team opened its 2013 season with a big win at home over Southern Oregon University Raiders, who were ranked 14th in the country entering Saturday’s contest.
The University of Montana Western announced B.J. Robertson as the new Bulldog head football coach. Robertson is a 1998 business education alumnus of Montana Western and played running back for the Bulldog football team.
Frontier Conference commissioner Kent Paulson released the 2012-13 Academic All-Conference Men’s Basketball team on Saturday, March 23. Westminster College led the conference with 11 players selected followed by Montana Western, Montana Tech and the University of Great Falls with five apiece.
The University of Montana’s Russ Richardson received the Athletic Trainer Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).
The dean of the education college at the University of Montana will serve as interim chancellor at the University of Montana Western in Dillon when current Chancellor Richard Storey retires on Aug. 8.