Thursday, November 29, 2012
On Saturday, Ball broke the all-time career touchdown record in FBS college football.
On Nov. 24, Wisconsin running back and former Timberland football star Montee Ball broke the all-time career touchdown record in FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) college football. Ball’s 17 yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the 79th of his career, a Wentzville School District press release reported, breaking the 13-year-old record set by Miami (Ohio) running back Travis Prentice. With that record, Ball passed former All-American running backs like Marshall Faulk, Ron Dayne, Cedric Benson and Ricky Williams. But will the record assure Ball of a Heisman nomination? Nick Holt of The Bleacher Report says no, basing his opinion on the Wisconsin Badgers loss to the Oregon State Beavers in early September. The Beavers completely shut …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The former Timberland football player was attacked in the early morning hours of Aug. 1 in Madison.
ESPN reported Wednesday that an arrest has been made in the attack on former Timberland football standout and Heisman Trophy finalist Montee Ball. The early-morning August 1 attack in Madison, WI sent Ball to the hospital for two hours. He was treated for a concussion and facial injuries. According to ESPN, three men were arrested and face charges for battery. The men are Wendell J. Venerable, Deonte J. Wilson and Robert A. Wilks. ESPN reported that Police have said the attack may have been related to an altercation at a house party that Ball attended a few days earlier, though detectives say they have no evidence suggesting Ball was involved in that fight. The altercation is still being investigated, according to the police report. READ …
Friday, December 30, 2011
The Timberland graduate spent last offseason preparing for this year's great Heisman run.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Said he enjoyed big city, and will cherish the moment for rest of his life.
UPDATE: Montee Ball finished fourth in the voting for the 77th annual Heisman Memorial Trophy. Baylor's Robert Griffin III won the honor, given to the most outstanding college football player, Saturday evening at the Marriot Marquis in Times Square. A total of 927 electors voted this year and Ball came in fourth in the voting with 348 points. Griffin led with 1,687 points, followed by Stanford's Andrew Luck (1,407) and Alabama's Trent Richardson (978). Louisiana State's Tyrone Mathieu received a low 327 points. "It's paramount," Griffin said. "To be a part of these guys, be a part of greatness, you can't ask for more." Luck finished as the runner-up for the second straight season. Ball, who would have been the third Badger to win the honor…
Taking in New York City experience and proud to representative his conference and school.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Wisconsin running back and Wentzville native Montee Ball received the best 21st birthday present imaginable earlier this week when he was nominated as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Ball, speaking at an informal roundtable media session at New York’s Marriot Marquis in Times Square Friday, is busy taking in a unique experience that at one point didn’t seem possible earlier in his career. This time last year Ball couldn’t have imagined being in the same position he is now as one of the top backs in the nation. He committed himself last off-season to losing weight and being a better threat out of the backfield. Falling behind John Clay and freshman James White on the depth chart and not playing in Wisconsin’s 2010 …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
You've had your first cup of coffee; now relax with the second and find out what's up for the day in Lake Saint Louis.
Good morning, Lake Saint Louis! Okay, a confession here. I growl and grumble like everyone else about winter coming with its ice and snow and freezing temperatures, but—I love the changing seasons, and I could never live anywhere where I couldn't experience the first snowfall of December, the trees turning to gold in October, clumps of daffodils blazing in springtime. This morning's little snow pellets (did you notice that they are not flakes of snow this morning?) made me smile. On my way to the barn, I swept up a pile of them in my glove and threw them into the air, making a little mini-blizzard around me. It was a wonderful start to my day. Isn't it great when a home-town kid makes a name for himself? Last night Wentzville editor Maggie…
All the news you need for Tuesday, Dec. 6.
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Monday, December 5, 2011
Ball is having a record breaking year for the University of Wisconsin Badgers.
Montee Ball, a junior running back for the University of Wisconsin and Timberland High School graduate, was named a Heisman Trophy finalist. The nominations for the 2011 award were announced Monday night on ESPN's Sport Center. The Heisman is considered the highest individual honor in college football. Ball had a record breaking year in 2011. According to ESPN, there are five finalists for the trophy, which will be awarded Saturday in New York. The finalists are: Ball has carried 275 times for 1,759 yards and 32 touchdowns, leading Wisconsin to the Big Ten championship and a berth in the Rose Bowl Game. He also was named the Big Ten Player of the Year.