Montana head coach Joe Glenn celebrates with free safety Dave DeCoite after Montana won the national championship in 2001. Photo by KURT WILSON/Missoulian


The University of Montana’s 2001 national champion football team will be inducted into the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame today. That record-setting squad is just the fourth team to join the most prestigious “club” in Grizzly Athletics.

The 2001 football team will be inducted at a banquet on Friday evening, Sept. 14 at the Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park. Players, coaches, and trainers attending the function will also be recognized at Washington-Grizzly Stadium at the Montana versus Liberty football game the following day, Sept. 15.

The other teams now in the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame are the 1995 football team which won a national title, and the 1969-70 (inducted as one unit) football teams, which went 10-0 during the regular-season and played for a pair of college division national championships; and the 1974-75 Griz men’s basketball team, which won the Big Sky Conference regular-season crown and also won a first-round NCAA Tournament Game.

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