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Sports Columnist — Missoulian
As seen in:  Missoulian, Billings Gazette

Sports editor of the Antelope Valley Press in Palmdale, California

Storm warning: Grizzlies have something brewing in playoffs

missoulian.com — While the weather outside was frightful, Montana was even more scary for out-manned and overwhelmed San Diego. The 12th-ranked Grizzlies dismantled the non-scholarship Toreros in a first-round FCS playoff tilt Saturday, nearly tripling San Diego in total yardage in a 52-14 win at snowy Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

Grizzlies smother San Diego in first round of FCS playoffs

billingsgazette.com — MISSOULA - While the weather outside was frightful, Montana was even more scary for out-manned and overwhelmed San Diego. The 12th-ranked Grizzlies dismantled the non-scholarship Toreros in a first round FCS playoff tilt Saturday, nearly tripling San Diego in total yardage in a 52-14 win at snowy Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

Griz WR Haynes sitting out Saturday

missoulian.com — 2014-11-29T13:58:00Z Griz WR Haynes sitting out Saturday Montana senior wide receiver Sean Haynes will sit out Saturday's playoff game against San Diego at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. He did not dress for the 2:05 p.m. contest and is wearing a walking boot on his right foot.

Upset-minded San Diego to test Grizzlies

missoulian.com — Don't try to tell Montana football coach Mick Delaney his team is in for an easy ride on Saturday. "San Diego has nothing to lose coming in here, as was the case with Coastal Carolina last season," said the skipper, whose squad dropped its 2013 playoff opener to the Chanticleers.

Persistence pays: Berland earns role on Griz special teams

missoulian.com — Growing up in Missoula, Kevin Berland's football dream wasn't all that unique. It's his path to get there that makes him extra special. Berland always wanted to play for the Montana Grizzlies. He watched the games and wore maroon and silver attire and figured he had a decent shot to actually realize his goal after a fruitful career at Loyola Sacred Heart.

Grizzly offense kicks into overdrive

missoulian.com — A little tweaking has Montana's offense on a tear heading into the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The Grizzlies made Montana State's defense look confused on several zone read option runs early in last Saturday's game.

Toreros' 'magical' tour reaches Missoula

missoulian.com — The San Diego Toreros have been a charmed bunch this season. Start with the break they received to get into the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, where they will face 12th-ranked Montana on Saturday at 2:05 p.m. in Missoula. USD snared the automatic bid out of the non-scholarship Pioneer Football League because Jacksonville, who earned the right on the field, self-reported NCAA infractions.

Wagenmann, Johnson picked as Co-MVPs

missoulian.com — Seniors Jordan Johnson and Zack Wagenmann were named the co-recipients of the University of Montana's Steve Carlson Award as teams MVPs Sunday afternoon at the team's awards banquet. A three-year starter at quarterback from Eugene, Oregon, Johnson has passed for 2,405 yards and 20 touchdowns so far this season, and he has also rushed for two scores.

Lessons from the past

missoulian.com — All signs point to a smooth ride for the Montana football team Saturday when it opens postseason play against heavy underdog San Diego. But not so fast, says Griz defensive end Zack Wagenmann. "It's incredibly important not to look past them -- we learned that the hard way last year," said the senior, whose team dropped its 2013 playoff opener to visiting Coastal Carolina.

Montana enters FCS playoffs on a roll

missoulian.com — From a momentum standpoint, you might say Montana's football playoff opener against San Diego is a mismatch. The unranked Toreros will invade Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday at 2 p.m. in hopes of erasing the memory of this past weekend's 34-3 home loss to Cal Poly. The Mustangs (7-5) were without their No.
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Dec 18, 2014

RT @UNDfootball: Last update was eight days ago - lots of progress on the HPC since then #BigSkyFB #UNDProud pic.twitter.com/nR7o2DeR5m

Dec 17, 2014

RT @SherryDevlin: A verdict is in in the Markus Kaarma case. Decision to be announced in about 30 minutes.

Dec 16, 2014

Bob Stitt named 37th head coach of Montana Grizzlies: bit.ly/1uPsjgv via @missoulian

Nov 29, 2014

Griz-Eastern Washington is at 2:35 Mountain next Saturday.

Nov 29, 2014

RT @Fritz_Neighbor: Team totals: #Griz 315 yards, 152 on ground. USD 17 yards, minus-5 on ground. 18 first downs to 1. Toreros 0-7 on 3rd down

Nov 29, 2014

RT @Bobcat_Beat: SDSU goes for 2. It's not good. With 10:04 to play, SDSU leads Montana State 37-26 and the Bobcats' season is on the brink #FCSPlayoffs

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