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 …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Ball was a standout football player for Wentzville's Timberland High School.
Washington Post blogger Cindy Boren reported today that University of Wisconsin football players and Timberland High School grad Montee Ball suffered a concussion and facial injuries when he was attacked early Wednesday. It is not sure whether Ball will join his fellow Badger gridders in the team's first practice, which was scheduled for Monday. Madison police reported that Ball was attacked by five men around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday. The report states: A 21-year old man was attacked while walking in the 500 block of University Ave. early this morning. Witnesses said five men jumped the victim. He was knocked to the ground and kicked. The victim was taken to a hospital with head injuries. It does not appear he knew his attackers and this is …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Montee Ball was given a $429 ticket for trespassing near the University of Wisconsin campus.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Wentzville native and University of Wisconsin running back will return to school next fall.
All the news you need for Thursday, Jan. 5.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Timberland graduate tied Barry Sanders' season touchdown record.
It wasn't quite the ending that Wentzville native and Timberland High School graduate Montee Ball had planned, but he did hit a milestone Monday night. The University of Wisconsin junior running back tied Barry Sanders' NCAA record with his 39th touchdown of the season, according to the Huffington Post. But his Wisconsin Badgers lost 45-38 to Oregon in Monday's 98th Rose Bowl game. "We fell short once again," Ball said after the game. "But I believe it is going to make us stronger and we'll make sure to work hard so we can be back here next year. It stings a little. But we are going to approach it just like we did last year after the bowl loss. The only way we can go now is to move forward." USA Today's Campus Rivalry blog reported Tuesday…
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Timberland's Montee Ball chose Wisconsin over Missouri because he didn't like Mizzou's style of play.
Friday, December 30, 2011
The Timberland graduate spent last offseason preparing for this year's great Heisman run.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
A look at how Wentzville area prep standouts are being rewarded this holiday season as their college football programs reach postseason bowl games.
College football teams are getting more than just a few weeks of extra practice and a trip out of town when their schools are selected for postseason bowl games. For the players, a trip to Shreveport, Pasadena or New York City also often means a literal shopping spree worth hundreds of dollars. Here's a look at what some players from the St. Louis area are getting, according to Sports Business Daily: University of Missouri/AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Gift suite, Timely Watch Co. watch, New Era cap, commemorative football. Watch this YouTube Video to explain what "gift suite" means. University of Illinois/Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Soundmatters Personal Audiophile loudspeaker, Fossil watch, cap, Timbuk2 custom messenger bag University of …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
A video montage.
The University of Wisconsin has compiled a highlight reel of Montee Ball's great season. Here's a look at the running back on the field.