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Montana State gets cool million for stadium

Wed., Oct. 6, 2010, 8:58 a.m.

Anonymous donation made in honor of Sonny Holland

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Montana State University has announced a $1 million donation for the expansion of Bobcat Stadium made in honor of former Montana State football player and coach Sonny Holland.

The donation was announced Tuesday, a day before President Waded Cruzado planned to ask the state Board of Regents to approve an $8 million project to add 2,500 seats, lights, a new scoreboard and video screen, new locker rooms, public restrooms and concession facilities to the stadium.

Holland said he was “overwhelmed” with the news of the gift made in his honor. The anonymous donor asked that Holland receive significant recognition in the expansion project.

Holland is a Butte native and All-American linebacker and center for the Bobcats in the late 1950s. He played on the school’s only unbeaten football team and coached the Bobcats to the NCAA Division II national championship in 1976.



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