Our thanks to Dave Guffey in the University of Montana Sports Information Department for today's announcement. The defending Big Sky Conference champion University of Montana Grizzlies will play 16 home games (including two exhibition contests) this season and will face a formidable five-game non-conference road schedule as well. Here's a quick overview. Oct. 24---Maroon/Silver Scrimmage

Oct. 26---Simon Fraser (exhibition)

Nov. 6---Lewis and Clark (exhibition)

Nov. 12---At Minnesota

Nov. 14---At South Dakota State

Nov. 22---San Francisco

Nov. 26---At Washington

Nov. 29---At Hawaii (sure, I'll go with you guys if you insist)

Dec. 11---Idaho

Dec. 15---St. Martin's

Dec. 20---UM-Western

Dec. 28---At Idaho

Jan. 2---Northern Arizona

Jan. 4---Sacramento State

Jan. 9---At Eastern Washington

Jan. 11---At Portland State

Jan. 16---North Dakota

Jan. 18---Northern Colorado

Jan. 23---At Idaho State

Jan. 25---At Weber State

Jan. 30---At Southern Utah

Feb. 3---At Montana State

Feb. 6---Portland State

Feb. 8---Eastern Washington

Feb. 13---At Northern Colorado

Feb. 15---At North Dakota

Feb. 20---Weber State

Feb. 22---Idaho State

March 1---Southern Utah

March 3---Montana State

Mar. 13-15---Big Sky Conference Tournament at regular season champion.