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Alums of Montana State watch the Brawl of the Wild with hundreds of Cat and Griz fans in Denver



Bozeman, Montana – While some Bobcats have only been in Bozeman for four years, others have lived in Montana their entire lives. But many students find themselves relocating once their time in college is over.

I talked to former Bobcats from my hometown of Denver, Colorado, to find out how they feel about their college town getting some national attention.

“There’s hundreds—Denver is like a mecca of Montana State fans,” says MSU Alum, Kyra Flatow.

Glasgow, Montana, is where Flatow was born and raised. She arrived in Bozeman to study at MSU. She moved to Denver after graduation and has been following the media attention her school has been receiving there.

“It’s really exciting for me to watch them get this attention because I think it’s very well deserved and it feels like it’s been a long time coming,” says Flatow.

Many of the graduates made Bozeman their temporary home.

“I’m from Kalispell like I said, but I lived 10 years off and on in Bozeman working on various degrees, and so Bozeman really started to feel more like home than the Flathead Valley,” says MSU Alum Dale Zachary.

These MSU graduates bring a little bit of Bozeman to a bar in downtown Denver where they can watch football games in their new home. where the proprietor of the pub makes sure that the spectators may watch the sports.

“‘The time that he put in to make sure we had access to the game down here,” says Zachary.

“We take over an entire two-story bar. It’s hundreds and hundreds of Cats and Griz fans all conglomerating together,” says Flatow.

They talk about their time on campus even though they are in different states.

“Could you imagine what this would have been like? If we were going to school that like the call home and the town that a lot of us are so proud to call home,” says Flatow.

Flatow is delighted to see her old school and community receiving attention.

“The town that a lot of us are so proud to call home and being able, I’m like getting emotional, thinking about how many people are going to see Bozeman for the first time and how lucky they are that they are going to find out about such a hidden gem,” says Flatow.