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COVID Cancels Men's Brawl Of The Wild; Women's Series Still On


An anticipated two game men’s basketball series between Montana State University and University of Montana has been cancelled because of COVID-19.

A news release on says a positive COVID-19 test within UM’s program has forced the cancellation of the men’s matchups scheduled for Thursday night in Missoula and Saturday afternoon in Bozeman. The release states these games will not be rescheduled at this time.

The “Brawl of the Wild” series between the men’s teams dates back to 1902 and has been played every season since 1944-1945.

The women’s games between the Lady Griz and the Lady Cats slated for Thursday night in Bozeman and Saturday afternoon in Missoula are still scheduled.

Kay Erickson has been working in broadcasting in Billings for more than 20 years. She spent well over a decade as news assignment editor at KTVQ-TV before joining the staff at YPR. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, with a degree in broadcast journalism. Shortly after graduation she worked in Great Falls where she was one of the first female sports anchor and reporter in Montana.