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Bobcat Gear Gazette: A newsletter for Montana retailers to support sales of Montana State University and Bobcat gear.


Vol. 1 Issue 1 - Fall 2011

Fans dress in gold for a Gold Rush football game Letter from the Licensing Director

Greetings from MSU in Bozeman,

As we prepare for the 2011-2012 academic year, we are pleased to introduce the inaugural issue of the Bobcat Gear Gazette. Our goal with this newsletter is twofold: first, we want to develop better communication and stronger relationships with our retailers; and second, we want to foster connections between licensees, retailers and fans to continue to increase sales and availability of MSU and Bobcat gear across the state. To that end, we plan to send three newsletters per year—summer, fall and spring—that will provide information about sales, promotions, merchandise and upcoming events.

This fall we look forward to unveiling the newly enhanced Bobcat stadium. Season tickets for the new seats in the South end zone have already sold out, and Bobcat fans are eager for football season to kick off. This is a great opportunity to encourage our fans to wear their pride and drive retail sales.

On behalf of MSU and the Bobcats, I want to thank you for your support.
Go Cats!
Julie Kipfer, Director of Licensing



Events Calendar

August 25-27

Move-In Day and Catapalooza to welcome students to campus


September 1

Bobcat football vs. University of Utah (away)


September 2

College Colors Day


September 9

Unveiling of the newly expanded Bobcat Stadium


September 10

Gold Rush & Bobcat Football vs. UC Davis (home)


September 17

Wendy's Hall of Fame & Bobcat football vs. Minot State (home)


September 24

Bobcat football vs. Eastern Washington (away)


October 1

MSU Homecoming & Bobcat football vs. Sac. State (home)


October 8

Bobcat football vs. Portland State (away)


October 15

Parent/Family Weekend & Bobcat football vs. N. Arizona (home)


October 22

Bobcat football vs. Northern Colorado (away)


October 29

Ag Appreciation & Bobcat football vs. Idaho State (home)


November 5

Bobcat football vs. Weber State (away)


November 19

Cat/Griz Football (home)


contact information

Find a list of licensees online at

We are interested in your input. Whether you're a buyer, retail manager or sales associate, please let us know what thoughts and ideas you have:

Contact: Julie Kipfer, University
Marketing/Trademarks and Licensing
Phone: 406-994-5737

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Sales Status
2010 was a banner year for Bobcat merchandise. Sales were up 17% over 2009, and MSU cracked the top 75 schools in the Collegiate Licensing Company's ranking of top merchandise sales schools. Now is a great time to carry Bobcat gear!

Blue & Gold Fridays
MSU's Blue & Gold Friday campaign is an ongoing effort that encourages all Bobcat fans to wear Blue & Gold every Friday. Please help us get the word out to Bobcat fans in your area, Blue & Gold Friday promotional posters are available, so please contact us if you would like one to display.

College Colors Day
September 2 is College Colors Day and a great way to kick off the football season with Blue & Gold displays. The nationwide promotion celebrates the back to school season and kickoff of college football. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity.

College Colors Day

Athletic Update
Montana State sophomore quarterback DeNarius McGhee is among the 20 names appearing on the preseason Walter Payton award watch list. The Payton is awarded to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision each year.

The Payton Award will be presented to the FCS' outstanding player at the national awards banquet Thursday, Jan. 5 in Frisco, Texas.

new sectionLicensee Spotlight

Design to Print, Great Falls, Mont.
Specializing in rhinestones, Lorinda Bollwitt is a Montana-based licensee that offers a wide variety of merchandise and apparel for men and women. Some of her most popular items include ladies fashion apparel, available in all cuts and sizes, with screen print, embroidered or rhinestone designs. Contact Lorinda to find out more and place your order for Bobcat gear.

Lorinda Bollwitt
Phone: 406-781-6971
Fax: 877-758-0928

Design to Print

new sectionProduct Feature

Wall Crasher decals are perfect for football fanatics and liven up any space. Contact Patrick Moore to place your order.

Patrick Moore
SPAR Promotions LLC dba Wallcrashers
15621 W. 87th St. Pkwy. Suite 187
Lenexa, KS 66219
Phone: 913-754-0707
Fax: 913-754-0730





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