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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...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 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...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 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,...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 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

Watch: WMU DB Darrius Phillips returns 3rd INT for TD this season

Western Michigan got out of the gates a little slow on Tuesday night against Ball State but as the Cardinals were moving the ball down the field, Darrius Phillips flipped the script for the Broncos. Phillips jumped a pass at the Broncos 25 and took it all the way to the Cardinals end zone to put Western Michigan up 7-0. Phillips has 3 interceptions on the season, all of them have...
Via The Student Section
November 01, 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...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 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...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 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

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

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

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...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 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...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Indiana, Ball St. begin clean-up duty in Week 2 clash

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...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii Football Walk-On Forced to High Dive to Get Scholarship Surprise

College football teams can give their walk-ons scholarships in unique and fascinating ways. Ball State for instance used a Price is Right parody to give a walk-on a scholarship, and Hawaii decided to try to one-up that. During a break from camp, the team had a pool party and they opened up the high diving board for only one player: long snapper Brodie Nakama, who was a walk-on...
Via The Comeback
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Ball State surprises walk-on Kyle Seger with scholarship

Kyle Seger is a senior defensive end with the Ball State Cardinals and he has been waiting for his chance to play on the team for four years now. He was a walk-on in 2013 and now he won’t have to worry about paying for his final year of college. The Cardinals put together a fun game spoofing “The Price is Right,” naming it “The Cardinal is Right.” They allowed a few players...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Ball State Walk-On Surprised With Scholarship In Emotional Scene

Kyle Seger, a senior defensive end who joined the Ball State program as a walk-on back in 2012, won’t have to pay for his final year of school. This past week, the team’s coaching staff made the decision to give him a full-on scholarship – and they made sure to announce the news in style. Ball State put together a fun activity for its players – a game show titled ‘The...
Via College Spun
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

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April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Hazelbaker making most of long-shot opportunity with Cardinals

He was unemployed. He thought his career might be over. He figured it would take a couple of days for him to land another job, but it was taking longer.The Dodgers released outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker on May 1, released him at 27, released him due to his measly .644 OPS in 58 plate appearances at Double-A."It was a stressful time, without a doubt," Hazelbaker says. "This is what...
Via FOX Sports
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Could Jeremy Hazelbaker Make The Cardinals' Roster?

The Cardinals signed Jeremy Hazelbaker to a minor league deal in early May 2015 after he was released by the Dodgers, following extremely underwhelming stints with the Dodgers' AAA and AA affiliates. Hazelbaker impressed with AA Springfield in the Texas League with a .897 OPS in 40 games, earning him a quick call-up to AAA Memphis, where Hazelbaker spent the last 58 days of the...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami (Ohio) upsets Ball State 49-47 in MAC 1st round

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Eric Washington had 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and hit two free throws with 3.2 seconds left as eleventh-seeded Miami (Ohio) beat No. 6 seed Ball State 49-47 on Monday night in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. Ball State's Franko House powered his way inside the paint and made a layup with 32.5 seconds left to tie it at...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

UIL Boys Basketball State Tournament TV & Webcast coverage

FOX Sports Southwest, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and NFHS Network will combine to televise and webcast the UIL boys basketball state tournament March 10-12 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Games are scheduled to be televised on FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Southwest Plus, and Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. See schedule below for details. NFHS Network will provide live...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball State rains 3s in 115-79 rout of Eastern Michigan

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Sean Sellers scored 26 points - including a career-high seven 3-pointers - and Ball State made a school-record 18 of 39 from long distance to beat Eastern Michigan 115-79 on Saturday and sweep the season series. It's the first time the Mid-American Conference's West Division leader has scored more than 100 points against a Division I opponent since its 105-104...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Calhoun, Ball State beat Northern Illinois 63-59

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Bo Calhoun had 10 points and a career-high 15 rebounds as four other Ball State players scored in double figures and the Cardinals beat Northern Illinois 63-59 Friday night. Franko House and Francis Kiapway scored 11 apiece, while Jeremie Tyler and Sean Sellers each added 10 points for Ball State. Five Cardinals (18-9, 9-5 Mid-American Conference) scored during...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball State leads MAC West after sweeping Miami (Ohio) 73-56

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Franko House went 13 for 13 from the free-throw line to finish with 19 points and Ball State completed a season sweep of Miami (Ohio) with a 73-56 victory and took over sole possession of the Mid-American Conference West Division on Tuesday night. The Cardinals entered the game tied with Toledo atop the division, but the Rockets were knocked off by Central Michigan...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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