Cardinal Does What Cardinals Couldn’t, Stops WBB in OT

Ah, if only I’d known. The women’s basketball team spent the week in sunny Fort Myers after a quick stop in Jacksonville to dispatch the Ospreys, preparing to trudge through something called the Gulf Coast Showcase, yet another in the stream of meaningless non-conference “tournaments” that serve as excuses to play teams you don’t care much to face and fill channels you...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Kiapway, Ball State holds off IUPUI 61-58

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Francis Kiapway scored 14 points, including 5 of 6 free throws in the final 31 seconds, and Ball State held back IUPUI 61-58 on Tuesday night for its fifth straight victory. Darell Combs drove baseline and made a layup with 20 seconds left to cut IUPUI's deficit to 57-56. Ball State broke the press and Kiapway made two free throws with 11.2 seconds left for a...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ball State wins 6th straight, beats New Orleans 66-52

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Jeremiah Davis was 6 of 7 from the floor for 13 points to lead Ball State to its sixth straight victory, a 66-52 win over New Orleans on Saturday. Jeremie Tyler nailed 3 of 6 from long range for 11 points and Franko House had 10 points and eight rebounds. Bo Calhoun grabbed 12 rebounds for the Cardinals. Ball State (7-2) is off to its best start since the 1999...
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December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The top five Heisman Trophy candidates of 2015

The 2015 Heisman Trophy race is going hot and heavy following conference championship weekend. Some of the top candidates to win the award include an Alabama running back, a Clemson quarterback and a couple of players who would have been afterthoughts at the beginning of the season. While some of the candidates deserve front-runner status, only these five truly deserve to find...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WBB Devils Incarnate Word, 95-27

San Antonio is home to many things: the Alamo, the River Walk, a couple of neat bowl wins, the Spurs … and the University of the Incarnate Word. The Cardinals moved up to Division I in 2013, and as you might expect, they are barely treading water, like most bottom-tier DI schools. Their men’s team turned in a pretty decent performance, falling by 35 in November to the Good Guys...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Source: Ball State coach Lembo resigning to become Maryland assistant

Ball State head coach Pete Lembo is resigning to become an assistant on new Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin's staff, a source told FOX Sports Tuesday morning.The 45-year-old Lembo, a former Georgetown player, has compiled a record of 112-65 as a college head coach and was 33-29 in five seasons with the Cardinals. In 2013, Lembo led BSU to a 10-3 record, but in the past two seasons...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ball State Cardinals HC Pete Lembo to join Maryland staff

Pete Lembo has been the Ball State Cardinals’ head football coach for the last five seasons, but his tenure there is coming to an end. According to a report from Bruce Feldman, Lembo is resigning from Ball State to become an assistant coach for the Maryland Terrapins under D.J. Durkin. BREAKING #BallState head coach Pete Lembo is resigning to become an assistant on DJ Durkin...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

AP Source: Ball St coach Lembo to become Maryland assistant

A person who has been briefed on the decision tells The Associated Press that Ball State coach Pete Lembo is leaving the Cardinals to join Maryland as an assistant. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was being finalized and an official announcement being prepared by the school. Lembo had been Cardinals coach since 2011 and is coming off a 3-9 season, his...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ball State coach Lembo resigns to become Maryland assistant

Ball State coach Pete Lembo is leaving the Cardinals to join Maryland as assistant head coach and special teams coordinator. The move was announced Tuesday by both schools. Lembo is the third recent head coach to join Maryland as an assistant since 37-year-old D.J. Durkin took over the Terrapins earlier this month. The former Michigan defensive coordinator has also added former...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Pete Lembo escapes Ball State for reduced role at Maryland

The college football coaching carousel went back in motion with some minor changes. Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione reportedly retired from the game and Ball State head coach Pete Lembo stepped down as head coach of the Cardinals so he could accept a spot on the Maryland coaching staff as an assistant to new head coach DJ Durkin. Yes, a head coach took on an assistant role...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kiapway hits late FTs; Ball State beats Alabama A&M 63-62

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Bo Calhoun scored 16 points and Francis Kiapway made a go-ahead free throw in the closing seconds to help Ball State beat Alabama A&M 63-62 on Tuesday night. Rakiya Battle's basket with 2:57 remaining extended Alabama A&M's lead to 62-56. Kiapway answered with a 3-pointer and the Cardinals made 4 of 6 free throws the rest of the way while holding the...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago State vs. Ball State preview: How to watch, listen, stream, bet

Chicago State will spend its New Year’s in Muncie, Indiana. But first, the Cougars have a matchup with Ball State. What you should know about Ball State (8-4, No. 196 KenPom): Ball State beat Valparaiso, but it also lost to Bradley. That shows how varied this team’s performances have been. The Cardinals are a pretty brutal offensive squad but an above average defensive...
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December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

10 Alabama-Clemson players who could be stars in the NFL

With Clemson and Alabama facing off Monday night for the College Football Championship, many student-athletes will fulfill a lifelong dream, winning a title with the university they love and cherish. For a few select Clemson and 'Bama players, however, hopes of playing football beyond college are more than just a dream; they will become a reality. With that in mind, let’s take...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball State hires Mike Neu as head coach

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Ball State hired former Cardinals quarterback Mike Neu as head coach Thursday. The 45-year-old Neu spent the last two seasons as the New Orleans Saints' quarterbacks coach. Neu replaces Pete Lembo, who resigned Dec. 22 after a 3-9 season. Neu was the 1993 Mid-American Conference offensive player of the year for Ball State, and was inducted into the Ball State...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Ohio surges after halftime and beats Ball State 79-73

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) Antonio Campbell scored a career-high 27 points with 13 rebounds, and Jaaron Simmons added 21 points and 11 boards as Ohio beat Ball State in a come-from-behind win on Saturday. Campbell made a career-best four 3-pointers as part of 8-for-15 shooting, and the 6-foot-8 junior was a perfect 7-for-7 at the foul line. He sank two free throws to lift Ohio ahead 43...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Weber scores 26, Ball State beats Western Michigan 74-64

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Ryan Weber made 10 of 12 field goals and scored a career-high 26 to lead Ball State to a 74-64 win over Western Michigan on Tuesday night. Franko House scored 15, on 6-of-7 shooting, while Jeremie Tyler added 11 points for Ball State (11-5, 2-1 Mid-American Conference). Naiel Smith had six rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Weber capped a 16-3 run with...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama’s Derrick Henry to declare for 2016 NFL Draft

It has been a magical season for Derrick Henry. The Alabama Crimson Tide running back went for over 2,000 yards in 2015, setting the SEC’s single season record. Along the way, he won plenty of honors, including the Heisman Trophy before scoring three touchdowns in the national title game win over Clemson. As it turns out, that game will be the last time Alabama fans will see Henry...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball State rallies late to edge Miami (Ohio) 48-46

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Jeremiah Davis sank a jumper at the buzzer for the win as Ball State rallied late in the second half to edge Miami (Ohio) 48-46 on Saturday. After trailing the entire game, Ball State went on top 44-43 on a Ryan Weber 3-pointer with 2:38 to play. Then Davis broke a 46-46 tie on a jumper with a second remaining for the win. Weber and Jeremie Tyler finished with...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball State shocks Eastern Michigan 88-87 in 2OT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Francis Kiapway hit seven 3-pointers - including one in the last second of the second overtime - to give Ball State an 88-87 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Ty Toney's acrobatic layup plus a free throw put the Eagles up 87-86 with 26.5 seconds left. Kiapway, who finished with 22 points, missed a 3 with 16.7 seconds remaining. The Eagles' Brandon Nazione...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

The worst-officiated basketball sequence of all time? You be the judge

Human beings are imperfect. This very much includes referees. Being a sports official is extremely difficult. Most kids (except for special cases such as Joey Crawford) dream of being athletes, not referees. Athletes get saluted after hitting game-winning shots. Referees want to leave the court anonymously and quickly. The less they are seen or thought of, the better. It’s a tough...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Refs miss eight calls, allowing Ball State to hit game-winner

Eastern Michigan led Ball State 87-85 with only seconds remaining in double overtime. What unfolded next was the worst display of officiating -- or lack thereof -- by an entire crew. That is not hyperbole.The three referees let more than a handful of fouls, travels, held balls to go uncalled, leading to Francis Kiapway's game-winning 3-pointer from the top of the key as the Cardinals...
Via FOX Sports
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

2 MAC officials suspended after crazy finish to game

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) The Mid-American Conference has suspended two officials who failed to blow a whistle during the chaotic final seconds of a double overtime game between Eastern Michigan and Ball State. In a statement Sunday, the conference said errors in judgment ''must be met with swift and firm disciplinary action.'' Ball State defeated Eastern Michigan with a 3-pointer...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

MAC referees suspended after Saturday’s Ball State-Eastern Michigan fiasco

Saturday’s MAC matchup between Ball State and Eastern Michigan appeared to be one of the poorer ends to a basketball game we’ve seen in some time, at least from an officiating standpoint. During a second overtime, the Cardinals tried to foul EMU players or tie up the ball, yet the referees allowed play to continue without a whistle. Ball State’s Ryan Weber finally stole the...
Via The Comeback
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

MAC suspends two refs for blown calls in wild ending of Ball State-Eastern Michigan

The MAC Conference announced on Sunday evening that two referees from the officiating crew that worked the Ball State-Eastern Michigan game have been suspended.To call the ending of Ball State's double overtime win at Eastern Michigan on Saturday would be an understatement.The referees allowed multiple held balls, traveling violations and personal fouls to go uncalled, as a wild...
Via FOX Sports
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

MAC suspends two officials from controversial Ball State-Eastern Michigan game

The Ball State Cardinals beat the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday in double overtime in one of the craziest and most controversial endings that we have seen the entire 2015-16 college basketball season. Ball State’s Francis Kiapway won the game with a buzzer-beating three-point shot in a sequence where multiple fouls, two jump balls, and two travels could have and, admittedly...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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