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Montana State encourages sportsmanship among Cat-Griz attendees



Bozeman, Montana – The University of Montana State wants to appeal to all Bobcat supporters to make this weekend’s Brawl of the Wild at Bobcat Stadium a fun and welcoming occasion for all.

“We know everyone is excited to cheer on the Cats this weekend, but we also want to show good sportsmanship,” said Leon Costello, MSU director of athletics. “That includes respecting officials, the opposing team, and fellow fans on all sides of the Brawl.”

MSU Athletics’ Code of a Champion [] asks fans to keep the following principles in mind:

• We all represent Bobcats. Do so with class and displays of sportsmanship.
• Respect all staff, fans, officials, student-athletes and opposing teams.
• Cheer long and LOUD – in a respectful manner that avoids obscene or abusive language.
• Refrain from behaviors that are unruly or disruptive.
• Demonstrate responsible behavior when consuming alcoholic beverages.
• Respect all facility regulations and event staff personnel.

Fans who see disorderly conduct in the crowd should speak with a staff member or text CHAMP and their location to 69050 to voice their concerns. The MSU Code of Student Conduct governs student conduct in the stadium, and those who violate it will face consequences.

“Let’s do all we can to make sure everyone – from toddlers to teens and grandparents to Griz fans – can enjoy the game,” Costello said.