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Sports Columnist — Missoulian
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Sunday sports columnist for the Missoulian newspaper

Coyle savoring Super season — The way Brock Coyle sees it, he's not just representing the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night in the Super Bowl. He's got a reputation to uphold as a former Montana Grizzly. "I just want the fans to know how much pride I take in representing the University of Montana and Montana in the National Football League," the rookie linebacker told the Missoulian.

Rickman helps fuel first-place Montana with positivity, rebounding prowess — The sun may not follow Maggie Rickman everywhere she goes, but it sure seems that way. "She's always happy," Hannah Doran said of her senior teammate on the Montana women's basketball squad. "I mean, that's kind of clichéd to say sometimes but she's always coming to practice and just pumping everyone up and getting excited about it.

Lady Griz whip Portland State — McCalle Feller swears she didn't have anything special for lunch Thursday. "Everyone keeps asking me that," Montana's starting shooting guard said playfully. "I'm so embarrassed to tell them because it was, like, nachos." They were all asking because Feller had the game of her life Thursday night.

Lady Griz bury Vikings, 72-31 — The Montana women's basketball team leap-frogged into first place in the Big Sky Conference with a 72-31 win over Portland State on Thursday at Dahlberg Arena. Guard McCalle Feller scored a career-high 25 points for Montana, hitting 7 of 12 shots from 3-point range and 9 of 14 shots overall.

Eagles' Entzel uses aggressive style to dominate on the mat — Knowing his background, it's not surprising Luke Entzel is one tough hombre on the wrestling mat. "My two older brothers used to wrestle me and I just kind of stayed with it," said the two-time defending State AA champion for Missoula Big Sky. "I fought with them a lot, especially the one that's right older than me.

Unbeaten Kentucky, Virginia stay 1-2 atop AP Top 25 poll — The nation's two unbeatens retain their spots atop the AP Top 25. For the second straight week, Kentucky was No. 1 in 63 of 65 votes cast Monday, while Virginia stayed at No. 2. The Wildcats (17-0) have been No.

South Carolina still No. 1 in AP women's hoops poll — South Carolina remains the top team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. The Gamecocks garnered 27 first-place votes and have been the nation's No. 1 squad for the past nine weeks. They visit Florida on Monday night. UConn, Baylor, Louisville and Tennessee round out the first five.

Meet Easton Reimers: Missoula boy is national PP&K champion — Cameron Reimers played Triple-A baseball in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, so he knows what it's like to be on the field when a crowd erupts. Still, the Missoula native had never experienced anything quite like the applause his 7-year-old son received from fans at last weekend's Seattle Seahawks-Carolina Panthers game at CenturyLink Field.

UFC fines champion Jon Jones $25K for cocaine test — LAS VEGAS (AP) - UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been fined $25,000 by the mixed martial arts promotion for violating its code of conduct by failing a drug test. The UFC announced the fine Saturday. Jones tested positive for the main metabolite of cocaine one month before his fight against Daniel Cormier on Jan.

Lady Griz hold off Bobcats — Maggie Rickman called it the weirdest game she ever played. Weird yes, but wonderful in the end for the senior forward and her Montana women's basketball team. Trailing by eight points with 10 minutes to play, the Lady Griz stepped on the gas and motored past rival Montana State Saturday in a game of streaks, 62-48, in front of 3,535 fans at Dahlberg Arena.
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Jan 30, 2015

Rickman helps fuel Lady Griz with positivity, rebounding prowess.…

Jan 29, 2015

The Lady Griz lead Portland State 62-28 with 4:16 left. #BigSkyWBB

Jan 29, 2015

McCalle Feller is without a doubt having the best game of her Lady Griz career. She has 25 points. #BigSkyWBB

Jan 29, 2015

Upset alert: The Cats lead Sac State 56-42 with about 15 minutes left. The Lady Griz threatening to take league lead tonight.

Jan 29, 2015

Rachel Staudacher's bucket gives the Lady Griz a 55-26 lead with 7:47 left. #BigSkyWBB

Jan 29, 2015

RT @Kyle_Missoulian: Capital is a quarter away from ending Sentinel's 6-game win streak, lead 40-32 going to 4th #mtscores

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