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They laid the first brick

With the late Walt Currie at the helm, the 1998 Lights brought football back to life at MSU-Northern


September 13, 2018

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The modern era of football at Montana State University-Northern was born in 1998. And the late Walt Currie was the perfect man, and the perfect coach to begin football again at Northern. During MSU-N's homecoming weekend, the 1998 Lights are having a reunion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of football restarting at Northern.

Homecoming at Montana State University-Northern is always special. It's always a time to celebrate. But, this weekend, and especially when the Montana State University-Northern Lights take on Carroll College, special will have a whole new meaning.

As far as football programs go, 20 years isn't very long to be around. After all, teams like Michigan and Ohio State have been playing for well over 100 years now. Even Montana State and Montana will play each other for the 119th time later this fall.

But, 20 years is exactly how old the Lights are, at least the modern-day version of the Lights....

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