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Marquette hires Ball State's Scholl as athletic director

Marquette University has named Bill Scholl vice president and director of athletics, the school announced Tuesday. Scholl comes to Marquette from Ball State University where he served as director of intercollegiate athletics since 2012. He will begin at Marquette in mid-October, replacing interim athletic director Bill Cords. "Our search committee did a tremendous job of finding...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fat Guy Play of the Day II: Ball State Defensive Lineman Returns Fumble and Defensive Back for a Touchdown

Chances for a defensive lineman to score are few and far between so when the opportunity arises those guys treat the ball like the last piece of bacon at Sunday brunch. Of course to metaphorically eat the bacon Ball State defensive lineman Blake Dueitt had to take it 35-yards to the end zone.Doing so  would have been so much easierif he didn't have a defensive back trying to hold...
Via FatManWriting
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Practice Squad Signings Tracker

  We’ll be updating all of the practice squad signings right here as the news is available. 49ers  Bears  Bengals Bills  Broncos Browns  Buccaneers  Cardinals  Chargers  Chiefs  Colts  Cowboys  Dolphins  Eagles  Falcons  RB Jerome Smith Giants  Jaguars  Jets  Lions  Packers  Panthers  Patriots  Raiders  Rams  Ravens  QB Keith Wenning DT A.J. Pataiali’i...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Summer Reading: Ball State And The Spread *Defense*

You’ve heard of the spread offense, but what about the spread defense? Chris Vannini of CoachingSearch.com talked to Ball State defensive coordinator Kevin Kelly to find out more. Read all about it here. 
Via The Student Section
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Summer Reading: Ball State And The Spread *Defense*

You’ve heard of the spread offense, but what about the spread defense? Chris Vannini of CoachingSearch.com talked to Ball State defensive coordinator Kevin Kelly to find out more. Read all about it here. 
Via Bloguin Best
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Surprise reunion: All eyes on two Cardinals fans in San Diego

It never gets old. When a member of the U.S. military surprises a family member with an unexpected appearance after a long deployment, the overwhelming emotions you see on-screen warm the heart again and again. Such was the case Tuesday night when the Cardinals played the Padres in San Diego. And though the game wasn't at Busch Stadium, it was all about two Cardinals fans. Marine...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Check Out Ball State Football’s Awesome New All-Black Uniforms

College football teams all around the country are getting new uniforms and helmets. The latest team to join this craze is Ball State, which unveiled new all-black uniforms and black helmets yesterday. The team learned of these unis when they walked into the locker room after practice, and as you can guess, the players were excited. The team gave a close look at the change on its...
Via College Spun
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ball State Adds Black Helmet to Uniform Combinations for 2014

The offseason is an ideal time to unveil any new uniforms, helmets or logos for college football teams.Ball State is the latest to showcase a new...
Via Athlon Sports
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Draft Ball State DE Jonathan Newsome in the 5th Round

After sitting out the 4th round (traded to Cleveland last year), the Colts got back in on the action in the 5th picking Ball State’s own Jonathan Newsome (DE, 6-3, 247) With the 166th overall pick. Newsome had some academic issues at Ohio State after playing in give games as a freshman and eventually transferred to Ball State in Muncie, Indiana, but his troubles didn’t stop there...
Via The Colts Authority
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette hires Nelson as assistant to round out coaching staff

Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski rounded out his coaching staff Wednesday, announcing the hiring of Brett Nelson as an assistant coach. Nelson comes to Marquette after spending the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach under James Whitford at Ball State. The former All-American guard at Florida served under current Marquette assistant coach Mark Phelps at Drake from 2011-13. "Brett...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

High School Hockey and Basketball State Championships on SportsTime Ohio

Cleveland, OH - Tune in to SportsTime Ohio for high school hockey and basketball state championships! SportsTime Ohio will televise the ice hockey state championship game, four (4) division state boys basketball games, and four (4) division state championship girls basketball games. Please see the game schedule below. For the hockey game, Dave Wilson and John Mowat will call the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona softball sweeps Ball State in record fashion

TUCSON -- In a program that has won eight national championships and has topped the 60-win plateau five times, the Wildcats had never run-ruled seven straight opponents. That changed on Tuesday, when the Wildcats run-ruled Ball State twice, marking the seventh and then eighth consecutive run-rule victories for the 2014 Cats. Arizona defeated Ball State (12-4) 16-2 and 12-3 in the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgetown coach resigns, joins Ball State

Kevin Kelly has resigned as Georgetown's head football coach to become the defensive coordinator at Ball State.
Via Philly Sports Live
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ball State edges Buffalo 71-68

Franko House hit the go-ahead jumper with 45 seconds to go and Jesse Berry padded the lead with a pair of free throws as Ball State edged Buffalo 71-68 for its first Mid-American Conference win of the season Thursday night. Trailing 36-30 at the break, Ball State (4-12, 1-4) opened the second half with a 10-4 run capped by a trio of Berry free throws, then kept the score close as...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ball St. receiver declares early for NFL draft

Ball State receiver Willie Snead is giving up his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. The junior made the announcement Tuesday. Last season, Snead had 106 receptions for 1,516 and 15 touchdowns - all single-season school records. He also was a first-team all-Mid-American Conference selection and was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award. Coach Pete Lembo said the...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Arkansas State ran a trick play against Ball State called 'Hide the Midget'

Arkansas State ran a trick play against Ball State called 'Hide the Midget' during Sunday night’s GoDaddy Bowl. [FTW]Arkansas State downed Ball State, 23-20**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Arkansas State pulls 'Hide the Midget' trick play in GoDaddy Bowl

Arkansas State pulled a play from the Gus Malzahn playbook against Ball State in the GoDaddy Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Sunday night.As the Cardinals defense followed two decoy runners after the snap, 5-foot-9 wide receiver R.J. Fleming emerged from hiding behind the offensive line with the ball.The misdirection play, according to  USA TODAY Sports’ George Schroeder, is called...
Via The Other Paper
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ball State falls to Arkansas State 23-20

Ball State coach Pete Lembo knew he had just witnessed some great football theater. The only problem, the ending wasn't what the Cardinals had in mind. Arkansas State scored the winning touchdown on Fredi Knighten's 13-yard pass to Allen Muse with 32 seconds remaining, and the Red Wolves rallied for a 23-20 victory at the GoDaddy Bowl on Sunday night. The Cardinals had...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

GoDaddy Bowl: Arkansas St. overcomes loss of QB to edge Ball State

Backup quarterback Fredi Knighten threw a 13-yard pass to Allen Muse with 32 seconds remaining to lift Arkansas State past Ball State 23-20 at the GoDaddy Bowl on Sunday night. Ball State had a chance to tie at the end of regulation, but Scott Secor's 38-yard field goal attempt was blocked as time expired. Arkansas State (8-5) won the GoDaddy Bowl for a second straight season,...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Bowl Preview: GoDaddy.com Bowl - Arkansas State vs. Ball State

One of just three January bowl games without a ranked team, the GoDaddy Bowl between Ball State and Arkansas State still has some intrigue as far as NFL prospects go. While Ball State senior quarterback Keith Wenning is the only player from either team invited to an All-Star game, Arkansas State quarterback Adam Kennedy is ranked higher on our board. Both are unlikely to be drafted...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Go Daddy Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Ball State, Betting Odds, Point Spread and tv info

On Sunday the Arkansas State Red Wolves and Ball State Cardinals will face off in the Go Daddy Bowl. Arkansas State (7-5) and Ball State (10-2) play the last bowl game before the national championship game on Monday night. Coverage of the Go Daddy Bowl will air on ESPN beginning at 9:00 pm ET from Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL. The Odds: The Ball State Cardinals are a 7 point...
Via Tireball.com
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

GoDaddy Bowl Preview and Prediction: Arkansas State vs. Ball State

Arkansas State finds itself in familiar territory while Ball State will be looking to make program history in this year’s GoDaddy Bowl. The...
Via Athlon Sports
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 7 Louisville women run past Ball St. 105-67

Ball State coach Brady Sallee knew what his team was up against Tuesday night. No. 7 Louisville was bigger, faster, stronger and deeper. Ball State couldn't keep up. After spending three days preparing for their toughest game of the season, Sallee's team was on its heels early and the Cardinals ran away with a 105-67 victory. ''That's a whale of a basketball team that we just...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 7 Louisville women run past Ball State 105-67

Shoni Schimmel had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Sara Hammond scored 11 of her 13 points in the first five minutes as No. 7 Louisville overwhelmed Ball State 105-67 Tuesday night. The Cardinals (11-1) have won four straight and tied the school's single-season record for games with 90 or more points. Louisville already has done that eight times this season, matching...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Elon hires Rich Skrosky as new football coach

Elon has hired Ball State assistant Rich Skrosky as its football coach. Athletic director Dave Blank announced the hiring Thursday. Skrosky was on Pete Lembo's staff at Elon from 2006-10 before following him to Ball State, where he spent the past three seasons as the Cardinals' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Ball State (10-2) averaged 486 yards and 40 points this...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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