April 23, 2001 |
Never say Marcus Rosser is afraid to try something different. Having spent two years in Kansas after starring in basketball at University City High, Rosser is primed for a two-year hitch in, gulp, Montana. The 6-8 power forward, who last season averaged 15.1points and 10.2rebounds for Kansas City (Kan.) Community College, has signed with the University of Montana. "I always wanted to get away from home, so I could grow up as a person," Rosser said. "I did OK in the Midwest and now I'm going to try the West, and see how it's different out there.
September 23, 1986 |
If Joe Montana had waited much longer to have back surgery, he might have suffered a permanent weakness and loss of feeling in his left foot, the surgeon who performed the operation said yesterday. Montana was "very close to permanent numbness," said Dr. Arthur White. "If we made him wait another week, he would have maybe had some permanent weakness and numbness. " The doctor, appearing at a news conference with Michael Dillingham, the 49ers' team physician, also suggested that Montana could play quarterback again before the end of the 1986 season.
December 17, 2002 |
The third time was the charm for Montana. David Bell nailed a three-pointer with 4.3 seconds left to lift the Grizzlies to a 70-68 upset of No. 17 Stanford last night in the first round of the Stanford Invitational. Montana (4-6) was facing a ranked team for the third time after losses to Michigan State and Gonzaga. Bell scored 24 points. Montana will meet Pepperdine in tonight's championship. Stanford (5-2) will play Richmond in the consolation. In other games: At Creighton, Brody Deren scored 14 points to lead the No. 20 Bluejays (8-0)
December 13, 2009 |
Montana survived a last-second rally to beat Appalachian State, 24-17, last night in Missoula, Mont., and reach the Football Championship Subdivision title game. Jabin Sambrano had caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Selle with 1 minute, 31 seconds left to give the Grizzlies the lead over the Mountaineers (11-3). Montana (14-0) dealt with frigid temperatures and slippery conditions on a snow-covered field to make the championship game for the second straight year. The Grizzlies will play Villanova on Friday night in Chattanooga, Tenn.
February 3, 1989 |
Two explosions caused by runaway railroad cars rocked Montana's capital city yesterday, cutting off electricity and forcing the evacuation of thousands as wind chills dipped to 70 degrees below zero. The runaway cars derailed and hit a propane tank near the railroad tracks, setting off an explosion. Minutes later, the fire from the blast caused one of the derailed cars containing a highly flammable chemical to blow up, authorities said. A second car containing plastic also burned, producing a cloud of black smoke that prompted the evacuations.
August 19, 2011 |
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Cole McKenzie had a two-run double and Billings, Mont., overcame three solo homers by Rapid City, S.D., in a 6-4 victory Thursday in the Little League World Series. The boys from Billings won in the first appearance by a Montana team on Little League's biggest stage. McKenzie's double followed Connor Kieckbusch's two-run single to highlight a five-run fourth. McKenzie allowed six hits over five innings, and Sean Jones pitched a scoreless sixth for the save.
February 28, 2010 |
Only in Montana. We arrived in Big Sky, Mont., several days early for my son's wedding. We planned to do some sightseeing first. The day before our tour of Yellowstone National Park, I got a call from my daughter, Jenny, saying her truck (which was pulling her camper) had broken down an hour from her home in Dillon, Mont. My granddaughter told the tow-truck owner how important it was that they get to her uncle's wedding: She was the flower girl, her brother was the ring bearer, and her grandma had bought her a pretty long white dress to wear, and they just had to be in this wedding.
January 15, 1990 |
That quiet, frail-looking guy who dominated the NFL in the decade just ended looks like he might do OK in the new one, too. His team isn't doing so badly, either. He still doesn't have a nuclear-powered arm, still isn't 6-5, and still looks far more comfortable running past linebackers than meeting the media afterward to describe how he does it. But Joe Montana still wins. And in the big games, he is downright invincible. In the '70s, in the '80s, now in the '90s. And he probably will keep on winning as long as he can tolerate the inconveniences.
March 17, 2006 |
The little team from the Big Sky carried on the winning tradition of No. 12 seeds in the NCAA Tournament. Montana overcame a sizable height disadvantage and became the latest No. 12 seed to pull an upset, beating fifth-seeded Nevada, 87-79, yesterday in the first round of the Minneapolis Regional. Since 1985, at least one 12th-seeded team has upset a No. 5 seed in the tournament every year except for 1988 and 2000. A year after being overwhelmed early in a first-round loss, the Grizzlies (24-6)
March 16, 1991 |
David needed a bigger slingshot. UNLV, cast in the Goliath role and booed wildly by the crowd, stomped on little Montana, 99-64, last night in Tuscon, Ariz. to kick off a run for a second consecutive NCAA championship. "They're like an NBA team," a slightly stunned Montana coach, Stew Morrill, said. "Nevada-Las Vegas is for real. " Too real. Too big. Too fast. "You get past one player and there'd be another one waiting for you," Montana forward Kevin Kearney said.