History of the Bobcats
The Montana State Bobcats are the varsity athletic teams representing Montana State University in Bozeman in intercollegiate athletics. The university sponsors thirteen teams, including men's and women's basketball, cross country, skiing, tennis, and track and field; women's-only golf and volleyball; and men's-only football. The Bobcats compete in NCAA Division I and are members of the Big Sky Conference except for the men's and women's skiing teams which belong to the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association. Their main rivals are the Grizzlies of the University of Montana in Missoula. Both schools are charter members of the Big Sky Conference, which began competition 59 years ago in the fall of 1963.
College Sports Established
Montana State University
1963 - Present / NCAA Division I-AA
1957 - 1962 / NCAA Division II
1917 - 1956 / NAIA
1963 – Present / Big Sky Conference
1957 - 1962 / Independent
1917 - 1956 / Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
1897 - 1916 / Independent
Bobcats - The Bobcat was selected as MSU's mascot in 1916 for its cunning intelligence, athletic prowess and independent spirit. These attributes are elegantly reflected in Spirit, the plaza's centerpiece, a bronze sculpture named for Montana State's first bobcat.
Montana State has a long, glorious athletics tradition. From the old "Aggies" that first carried the Blue and Gold into battle, to the Bobcats of the '20s, '30s and '40s, that endured long seasons and limited successes, to the glory years of the next four decades, Montana State's fortunes have been followed with great fervor for over a century.
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