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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 3 - Spring 2012

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

Greetings from MSU in Bozeman,

Spring semester is in progress, and I wanted to send out a few campus highlights, a calendar of upcoming events around the state, and a few other points of interest.

In terms of highlights...

• Coach Ash, head Bobcat Football coach, was named the 2011 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year for the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. The award is the leading college football honor recognizing coaches for their sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility and excellence, on and off field.

• Men's and Women's Cat/Griz basketball will take to the courts here at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on February 4, 2012.

• February and March are big months for Bobcat skiing. MSU's Alpine and Nordic ski teams will host NCAA Division I Regionals in February and the NCAA Skiing Championships in March at Bridger Bowl and Bohart Ranch respectively.


Coach Rob Ash


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



Events Calendar

February 4

Men's and Women's Cat/Griz


February 24-25

NCAA Division I Skiing Regionals


March 7-10

NCAA Division I Skiing Championships


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
MSU was on the Collegiate Licensing Company's list of top 75 merchandise sale schools - no. 69 for the most recent quarter.

Merchandise Update
Not sure which MSU and Bobcat products to add? Here is a list of top selling brands.
The top 5 selling brands in order:
1. Under Armour (athletic apparel)
2. Knights Apparel (mass retailer apparel)
3. Nike (athletic apparel)
4. Third Street Sportswear (kids wear)
5. Neil Enterprises (accessories and housewares)

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.

Retail Calendar
As you place your spring orders, please don't forget the Bobcats! The Bobcat Club will be touring the state in spring and summer hosting social events and golf tournaments, so make sure you've got a good selection of men's and women's polos and wind shirts.

Spring 2012 Bobcat Club Events




Great Falls

April 20-21

Triangle Classic


May 18

SW Montana Golf Tournament

Miles City

May 25

Spring Social


June 4

Spring Social


June 7

Golf Tournament & Spring BBQ

Great Falls

June 8

Golf Tournament


June 19


Fort Benton

June 22-23

BBQ & Golf Tournament


June 28



June 29-30

Bobcat Bash & Golf Tournament

*Additional events TBA

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Licensee Spotlight

Sun Mountain Sports
Get ready for golf season and make sure you've got accessories for Bobcat fans. Sun Mountain Sports specializes in golf gear, contact them to order your MSU merchandise.

Anne Hughes
Sun Mountain Sports
301 N. 1st Avenue
Missoula, MT 59801

Phone: (800) 433-9224 ext. 7613

Sun Mountain Sports

Looking Glass Printing Inc.
Gifts are one of the biggest sales categories for MSU and Bobcat gear. Looking Glass Printing Inc. specializes in glassware, embroidery and screen-printing, and offers low minimum orders.

Barbra Christopherson
Looking Glass Printing Inc.
247 Westgate Way
Florence, MT 59833

Phone: (406) 273-4638

Looking Glass Printing

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Product Features

Coming soon... One of the newest MSU products about to come online is a life-sized Champ wall decal. Check them out at Fathead





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