Not only was he the voice of the Bobcats, but Jay Sanderson was our friend here at XL Country, too, and we are sorry to see him go. Learfield Sports made the announcement on Monday that Jay Sanderson, play-by-play voice for Montana State football and men’s basketball since 2014, has resigned his position due to family health issues.

Sanderson, a native of Wichita, Kan., came to Bozeman from New Mexico State in July 2014. In addition to calling some of the memorable moments in recent Bobcat history, Sanderson hosted the weekly Cat Chat radio coaches’ program, produced the Bobcat Insiderpodcast, and hosted the Bobcat Insider coaches’ television show.

“We want to thank Jay not only for his dedication to the Bobcats the last five years, but his steady preparation before each and every game. We certainly wish him and his family all the best back home in Kansas,” said Quinn Pacini, general manager for Learfield’s Bobcat Sports Properties.

Click here to read Jay's statement about his resignation.

Good luck, Jay. We'll miss you and we're praying for your family!