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Indiana, Ball State both in cleanup mode after imperfect wins

Kevin Wilson and Mike Neu gleefully walked away with wins last week.What the Indiana and Ball State coaches both found after watching game tape was far from perfect. They saw all those typical first-game problems -- penalties, turnovers, poor decisions, lapses of judgment and overall sloppiness.So when the two in-state schools meet Saturday in Bloomington, both will be in cleanup...
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September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Indiana 30, Ball State 20: Three things

In a complete 180 from last week, the Hoosiers were in control for three quarters but lost all momentum in the 4th quarter before holding on to beat Ball State 30-20. You knew better. You knew Indiana wouldn’t play an entire game without making you wonder, doubt. In 2016’s home opener, the Hoosiers started fast and had success through the entirety of the first three quarters. But...
Via Crimson Quarry
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Osu’s Women’s Volleyball Takes Two Wins In Doubleheader Dominance

The Nation’s 19th ranked Women’s Volleyball team, The Ohio State University did not take long to wrap up two wins at the 2016 Ball State Active Ankle Challenge. They now face host ball State Saturday (Sept. 17th) at 6:00 p.m. ET. After defeating Valparaiso (6-6) and University of North Carolina at Greensboro (4-7) by a combined 56 points, not the opposition to record any more than...
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September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Osu Women’s Volleyball Takes Two Wins In Doubleheader Dominance

The Nation’s 19th ranked Women’s Volleyball team, The Ohio State University did not take long to wrap up two wins at the 2016 Ball State Active Ankle Challenge. They now face host ball State Saturday (Sept. 17th) at 6:00 p.m. ET. After defeating Valparaiso (6-6) and University of North Carolina at Greensboro (4-7) by a combined 56 points, not the opposition to record any more than...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Neal tosses 2 TDs, runs for 1; Ball State beats EKU 41-14

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Riley Neal threw for two touchdowns, ran for another and Ball State held Eastern Kentucky to 3 yards rushing in a 41-14 victory Saturday. The Cardinals (2-1) rolled to a 27-0 halftime lead with Neal throwing a 3-yard touchdown pass to Devin Reece, a 5-yarder to Damon Hazelton Jr. and running 12 yards for another score while Morgan Hagee kicked field goals of...
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September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball State rallies in second half to edge FAU 31-27

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Riley Neal threw two touchdowns and ran for two more, including the winning score, as Ball State rallied in the second half to edge Florida Atlantic 31-27 on Saturday night in a game that was delayed several times due to lightning. Neal was 23-of-37 for 252 yards passing for the Cardinals (3-1) and rushed for another 74 yards. Neal ran for the game-winning...
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September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

FAU squanders halftime lead in home loss to Ball State

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Riley Neal threw two touchdowns and ran for two more, including the winning score, as Ball State rallied in the second half to edge Florida Atlantic 31-27 on Saturday night in a game that was delayed several times due to lightning. Neal was 23-of-37 for 252 yards passing for the Cardinals (3-1) and rushed for another 74 yards. Neal ran for the game-winning...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Hazelbaker on Proving His Skeptics (Like Me) Wrong

With the exception of an eight-game stretch in April where he went 13-for-26, with seven extra-base hits, Jeremy Hazelbaker has had a fairly unremarkable rookie season. The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder is slashing .239/.300/.487, with a dozen home runs in 221 plate appearances. He spent parts of June and July in Triple-A. For a time, it looked like he might be a minor-league lifer...
Via Fangraphs
September 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Gilbert's 264 yards keys Ball State's 31-21 win over Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) James Gilbert ran for 264 yards and two touchdowns, including a tie-breaking 80-yarder, to lead Ball State to a 31-21 win over Buffalo on Saturday. Gilbert carried the ball 34 times on his way to the second-best day in Cardinals' history, just behind the 301 yards of MiQuale Lewis in 2009. Late in the third quarter, Gilbert went off tackle and found a seam...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Zips rally past Ball State 35-25 with 4 TDs after halftime

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Thomas Woodson passed for 338 yards and ended a crucial late-game drive with three straight completions, including an insurance touchdown, as Akron rallied past Ball State 35-25 on Saturday, scoring 28 points after halftime. The win keeps the Zips (5-3, 3-1 Mid-American) tied with Ohio atop the East Division as they rebounded from a crushing shutout loss to No...
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October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Michigan-Ball State Capsule

No. 17 Western Michigan (8-0, 4-0 Mid-American Conference) at Ball State (4-4, 1-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN2) Line: Western Michigan by 16. Series Record: Western Michigan leads 23-19. WHAT'S AT STAKE The unbeaten Broncos are trying to play their way into a BCS bowl bid and a stumble anywhere along the way would end that dream. Ball State, meanwhile, is trying to pull itself out of the...
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October 31, 2016  |  Discuss

House with 23 points leads Ball State over Saint Louis 85-64

ST. LOUIS (AP) Franko House scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds as Ball State beat Saint Louis 85-64 in a season opener on Friday night. House was 9 of 12 from the field including 4 of 4 from distance for the Cardinals. Tayler Persons added 21 points and Tahjai Teague had 10 points and led the team with eight rebounds. Ball State made 30 of 58 (51.7 percent) from the field...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

SLU suffers 85-64 loss to Ball State in season opener

ST. LOUIS -- Franko House scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds as Ball State beat Saint Louis 85-64 in a season opener on Friday night.House was 9 of 12 from the field, including 4 of 4 from distance for the Cardinals. Tayler Persons added 21 points and Tahjai Teague had 10 points and led the team with eight rebounds. Ball State went 30 of 58 (51.7 percent) from the field, including...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Persons' 3-point play sends Ball State past Coppin State

LAS VEGAS (AP) Tayler Persons scored 19 points, including a game-winning 3-point play, and had 10 assists to help Ball State defeat Coppin State on Monday. Keith Shivers' basket with 43 seconds left gave Coppin State (0-6) its only lead of the game at 77-76 before Persons converted his 3-point play with 28 seconds remaining. Trey Moses then blocked a shot by Shivers and the Cardinals...
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November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami (OH) edges Ball State 21-20, becomes bowl eligible

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Gus Ragland threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns, including a 27-yarder to Sam Shisso in the fourth quarter, to lift Miami of Ohio past Ball State for a 21-20 win that makes the RedHawks bowl eligible for the first time since 2010. Miami became the first team in college football to finish a regular season 6-6 after losing its first six games. Trailing by...
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November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Sellers, House lead Ball State past Southern Utah, 94-83

LAS VEGAS (AP) Sean Sellers had 18 points and five assists, Franko House scored 16 and Ball State pulled away in the second half for a 94-83 win over Southern Utah on Wednesday. Tayler Persons added 14 points and Trey Moses scored 13 with eight rebounds. Southern Utah scored the first six points, including five by Race Parsons, of the second half to take a 41-35 lead, but Ball...
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November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Weber scores 24, Ball State beats NAIA Indiana-Kokomo 92-52

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Ryan Weber poured in a season-high 24 points, Tahjai Teague and Francis Kiapway each scored 18 points and Ball State defeated NAIA-member Indiana-Kokomo 92-52 on Tuesday night. Teague made 8 of 10 shots and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. Kiapway sank 6 of 10 3-pointers. Tayler Parsons dished out a career-best 14 assists for Ball State...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2016  |  Discuss

IUPUI comes on late to beat Ball State 73-62

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Darell Combs scored 21 points, Matt O'Leary added 20, and IUPUI used a second-half surge to beat Ball State 73-62 on Saturday. IUPUI (3-5) trailed 52-41 with 14:37 left, but Combs scored nine points in a 17-4 run to put the Jaguars in front 58-56 with 7:16 remaining. Combs capped the run with back-to-back 3-pointers, two of his four makes from the arc. Ball...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball State starts fast, blows past Bradley 80-63

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Trey Moses had 17 points and nine rebounds and Tayler Persons added 15 points with six assists as Ball State took an early led and rolled to an 80-63 win over Bradley on Tuesday night. Moses was 5 of 9 from the floor and grabbed five offensive boards. Sean Sellers nailed 4 of 6 from distance for 14 points, Ryan Weber added 13 and Tahjai Teague chipped in 11 for...
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December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Kiapway leads balanced Ball State past Longwood 61-45

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Francis Kiapway scored 10 points, Sean Sellers nine and four others had eight apiece as a balanced Ball State defeated Longwood 61-45 on Monday night. Kiapway made 4 of 9 shots from the floor while Sellers scored on three 3-pointers - all coming in quick succession in a 16-2 breakaway to open the second half. Ryan Weber mixed in a trey among the trio of long...
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December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Turner's 26 leads Manhattan past St. Francis Brooklyn, 61-54

NEW YORK (AP) Zavier Turner hit seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points as Manhattan used a strong second half to top St. Francis Brooklyn 61-54 on Tuesday night. A transfer from Ball State, Turner was 7 of 9 from beyond the arc and 9 of 14 overall from the field to continue a strong offensive streak. Turner entered the game averaging just under 19 points in his last eight games...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

House sparks Ball St to 4th straight, tops Alabama St 73-48

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Franko House scored 15 points and Ball State surged to a double-digit lead in the first half to beat Alabama State, 73-48, Thursday night for their fourth-straight win. The Cardinals led by just four, 23-19 with three minutes to play in the first half. Trey Moses dunked to spark an 8-1 run to close out the half and send Ball State into intermission with an 11...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Kent State beats Ball state 100-90 in MAC opener

KENT, Ohio (AP) Jaylin Walker scored 21 points, Jimmy Hall added 20 with nine rebounds and five assists, and Kent State made all 31 of its free throws to beat Ball State 100-90 in Tuesday night's Mid-American conference opener for both teams. Kevin Zabo scored a career-high 18 points, Deon Edwin had 14, and Desmond Ridenour 13 for the Golden Flashes (9-5), who forced 26 Cardinals...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Bowling Green downs Ball State 76-71 behind Lillard's 19

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Antwon Lillard scored four of his 19 points in the final 1:47, Demajeo Wiggins added 17, and Bowling Green rallied to beat Ball State 76-71 on Saturday to end a six-game losing streak on the road. Trailing 38-35 at halftime, the Falcons rallied to a 46-45 lead with 16:26 left on Zack Denny's jumper, which sparked an 11-0 run capped by Wiggins' layup. The Cardinals...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Ball State builds big 1st-half lead, cruises by Miami (Ohio)

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Franko House scored 20 points and Ball State secured its first Mid-American Conference victory of the season with an 85-74 win over Miami (Ohio) on Tuesday night. House shot just six times from the field, hitting five, but made up for it at the free throw line with a 10-for-12 effort. Francis Kiapway finished with 13 points and Tayler Persons added 12 for the...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2017  |  Discuss
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