(Montana Sports Information) The defending Big Sky champion Montana Grizzlies officially return to the football field in early March for the spring practice season, capped by the annual Grizzly Scholarship Association Griz Spring Game. 

This year’s GSA Griz Spring Game will be held on April 12 under the lights at Washington-Grizzly Stadium, with kickoff set for 6 p.m. 

As it did last year, the GSA will host a pregame tailgate party starting at 4 p.m. in “The Den,” located on the 200 level of the east side of the stadium. The tailgate is free to enter and open to all fans. All proceeds from the event go to support the GSA in its mission to provide scholarships for student-athletes.  

Ticket information and broadcast details of the Spring Game be announced in the near future. 

In another sure sign of the spring season ahead, the Grizzlies are scheduled to begin their winter conditioning period on Thursday, February 15. The first spring practice is scheduled for Monday, March 4, and run through April 12 with a week off for spring break.   

Practices are open to Quarterback Club members only. For more info on how to join the Quarterback Club, visit GoGriz.com/QBClub

Also highlighting Montana's spring schedule is Pro Day on the morning of April 2, when former Grizzlies return to Missoula to test their strength, speed, and agility for professional scouts.