UMW News BureauBulldog athletic teams were busy over the weekend with football and volleyball wrapping up their regular seasons. By Wally Feldt The Bulldog football team closed their regular season with an exciting 43-33 victory over Rocky Mountain College. Craigh Cornelius, the Bulldogs record-breaking receiver, caught seven passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns. Cornelius holds three career receiving records, two single-season receiving records and two single-game records. Montana Western ends the 2009 season with a 4-6 record. The UMW volleyball team dropped their final two regular season matches. The Bulldogs lost to Montana State University-Northern 3-0 on Friday and the University of Great Falls 3-0 on Saturday. Montana Western now moves to the Frontier Conference tournament on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14 in Lewiston, Idaho. The Bulldogs face top-seed University of Great Falls on Friday at noon. The Montana Western women's basketball team went 1-1 for the weekend. The Bulldogs lost to Montana State University-Billings 58-88 in an exhibition game on Friday night. On Saturday afternoon, they rolled over Simpson University 81-52. The Bulldogs travel to Salt Lake City, Utah for the Westminster College Invitational Nov. 12-14. The Bulldog men's basketball team extended their winning streak to five games with three wins over the weekend. At the Aramark Classic at La Grande, Ore., UMW beat Eastern Oregon 77-61 and Walla Walla University 99-74. Senior post JaRon Brown was named the tourney's Most Valuable Player and senior guard Layne Glaus was named to the all-tournament team. Sunday afternoon, the Bulldogs routed Simpson University 101-52. Montana Western men's basketball is idle until Nov. 19 when the Bulldogs host Eastern Oregon University. The Montana Western equestrian team competed at the University of Montana Invitational Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and 8. The Bulldogs took High Point honors on Saturday and Reserve High Point honors on Sunday.
The University of Montana Western has launched a national search for the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs position.