Found December 06, 2012 on
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Another fairly famous Wisconsin Badgers running back won the Doak Walker Award during his senior season and that guy was Ron Dayne in 1999.
Montee Ball throws his name in the argument for best Badgers running back ever by taking home the award for the nation’s top running back on Thursday night.
If just for a moment, Ball’s name being called is a refreshing change from the national coverage of the coaching fiasco and Rose Bowl appearance with a questionable asterik.
Ball beat out Oregon’s Kenjon Barner and UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin for the award.
In addition to the Doak Walker Award, Ball was also one of two Big Ten players named to the 2012 Walter Camp All-American 1st Team.
After winning the award, Ball said, “I’m just honored to share this entire experience with my family and most importantly the other two great running backs here today.”
On the season, Ball has 1,730 yards and 21 touchdowns through 13 games. He also became NCAA’s all-time leader in touchdowns this season, surpa...
BEST OF MAXIM
Unlike last year, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball isn't among the season-ending Heisman Trophy finalists. But he has now earned a significant piece of hardware that eluded him even during last season's record-breaking campaign.
On Thursday night, Ball won the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's most outstanding running back. He also was named to the Walter Camp...
The latest results of the Discover Fan Loyalty Poll asked the question if college football fans would rather receive gifts this Holiday season as per usual, or if they would forego receiving presents in order to watch their favorite team win the BCS Championship. In a very close vote, 46 percent of fans opted for presents, while 42 percent said they would trade in all of their Holiday...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- From Notre Dame's unbeaten regular season to college football's biggest awards, Manti Te'o just keeps winning.
Now the linebacker needs two more victories to cap an unforgettable senior season.
Te'o was honored three times at the 22nd Home Depot College Football Awards show Thursday night at Disney World, including the Maxwell Award for...
You might have a problem with a freshman or strictly defensive player winning the Heisman for the first time this Saturday, but you're probably ok with Collin Klein, Manti Te'o and Johnny Manziel being invited to New York as finalists. All three have clearly separated themselves from the field over the last month and belong on stage this weekend, and all three have a legitimate...
The Badgers athletic department released the annual Wisconsin football team awards for the 2012 season on Friday night at a team banquet. Earning MVP awards were Jared Abbrederis and Montee Ball on offense and Chris Borland and Mike Taylor on defense.
Long time director of strength and conditioning John Dettmann was giving the only award that's not given to a player as he...
Last season we saw Montee Ball set all sorts of crazy records and rush for nearly 2,000 yards yet he couldn't win the big awards - the Doak Walker award (Nation's best Running Back) and the Heisman Trophy. Ball surprised a lot of people and returned to the Badgers for what turned out to be one interesting season.
On Thursday night he was rewarded for that decision as...
It's the Thursday before the Heisman ceremony, and you know what that means...it's time for the College Football Awards Ceremony (presented, like every other college athletic event on ESPN, by the Home Depot)! We won't get to see Erin Andrews slutting it up in a painted on dress this year, but I'm sure Samantha Steele will still be rocking something exciting enough...
Here are the results from The 2012 Home Depot College Football Awards show that aired on Thursday night on ESPN.
Maxwell Award (Outstanding Player) - Manti Te'o, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Dick Butkus Award (Outstanding Linebacker) - Manti Te'o, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Outland Trophy (Outstanding Interior Lineman) - Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M Aggies...
The winner of the 2012 Heisman Memorial Trophy will be announced Saturday evening, bringing closure to what has been one of the craziest campaigns the most prestigious individual trophy in college football — and arguably in all of sports — has seen in some time.
The only question now is whether there’s one more more surprise in the works in what has been a season full of them...
The first college football All-America Team is out and it comes courtesy of the Walter Camp Foundation.
WALTER CAMP ALL-AMERICA TEAMS
First Team Offense
WR - Marqise Lee, USC
WR - Terrance Williams, Baylor
TE - Zach Ertz, Stanford
OL - Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
OL - Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
OL - Chance Warmack, ALABAMA
OL - Taylor Lewan, Michigan