BALL STATE CARDINALS NEWS

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...
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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
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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

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...
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January 06, 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

Lacanaria Excited to Compete at Ball State

Brother Rice (Mich.) wide receiver Corey Lacanaria, a highly productive three-time state title winner is ready to catch more passes at Ball State.
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

U of L women dominate Ball State

MUNCIE, Ind. - The high-scoring University of Louisville women's basketball team surpassed the 100-point mark for a school-record fourth time this season on Tuesday, rolling over Ball State 105-67. The Cardinals moved to 11-1 on the season with a matchup against No. 11 Colorado on Saturday at the KFC Yum Center.
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

7 in double figures: MU 91 Ball State 53

In Marquette's first ever matchup against Ball State in program history, the Golden Eagles were victorious 91-53 Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center due in large part to the continued success of their front court play and 56 points scored in the paint. As a team, Marquette was very disciplined not settling for outside shots and working the ball inside finishing
Via marquette.scout.com
December 18, 2013  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Ball State to face Arkansas State in GoDaddy Bowl

Arkansas State will face Ball State in the GoDaddy Bowl. Ball State accepted an invitation to the Jan. 5 game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Sunday. Arkansas State was already set to play in the GoDaddy Bowl for the third consecutive year. Ball State (10-2) reached double-digit victories for only the third time with a 55-15 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Nov. 29. ASU (7-5) beat Kent...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

How I fell in love with sports…again

Because of the generosity of Ball State alums Jason Whitlock, Brady Hoke and the athletic department, Ball State was able to send 240 students to Wednesday’s game against conference rival Northern Illinois. I happened to be one of the lucky 240. Need proof? I have some. Since the game was on ESPN2, I made it a priority to get on TV, and I succeeded…kind of. I’m the one in the...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

NIU's high-fiving dog steals show

On Thursday night, Greg Couch told you why if you're not following Northern Illinois football, you're missing one of the best shows in the nation. The story goes something like this: The Huskies are undefeated ( they beat Ball State 48-27 on Thursday), they're threatening to break into the BCS, they have a QB who should be in the Heisman discussion , they've managed...
Via Fox Sports
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Ball State falls short against No. 20 N. Illinois

Quarterback Keith Wenning and the Ball State Cardinals came up about 30 minutes short against No. 20 Northern Illinois. Up 24-20 at the half, the Cardinals were held to three second-half points in a 48-27 loss Wednesday night. ''We just couldn't keep the drives going,'' Ball State coach Pete Lembo said. ''We'd move the ball, have long drives and...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Ball State falls short against No. 20 N. Illinois

Quarterback Keith Wenning and the Ball State Cardinals came up about 30 minutes short against No. 20 Northern Illinois. Up 24-20 at the half, the Cardinals were held to three second-half points in a 48-27 loss Wednesday night. ''We just couldn't keep the drives going,'' Ball State coach Pete Lembo said. ''We'd move the ball, have long drives and...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: It Was “Club Huskie” In The NIU Locker Room After Victory Over Ball State

Tonight was a huge night for Northern Illinois as the Huskies look to make back-to-back BCS appearances. NIU handily beat Ball State, its biggest threat in the MAC, 48-27 in DeKalb, and claimed the Bronze Stalk yet again. After the game, the players decided it was time to turn up in the locker room — it wasn’t long before “Club Huskie” ensued: #clubHuskie #wekeptthestalk...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Northern Illinois Wearing “Active Heroes” Uniforms Tonight vs. Ball State

Last week, we got a sneak peek at the American pride helmets that Northern Illinois would be wearing for its big matchup against Ball State tonight. But apparently the Huskies are going all-in on the message – they’re wearing “Active Heroes” uniforms that have stars/stripes on the shoulders and the word “Heroes” in place of names on the back of the jerseys. Check them...
Via College Spun
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ball State Cardinals vs. Northern Illinois Huskies: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

On Wednesday two MAC schools will face off when the No. 15 Northern Illinois Huskies host the Ball State Cardinals. Both Ball State (9-1, 6-0 MAC) and Northern Illinois (9-0, 5-0 MAC) will be looking to remain unbeaten in conference play. A win over Northern Illinois would go a long way to getting Ball State into the top 25 for the first time this season while Northern Illinois is...
Via Tireball.com
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ball State defeats Taylor 73-53

Zavier Turner led all scorers with 17 points as Ball State defeated NAIA in-state foe Taylor 73-53 Tuesday night. Turner was the only Cardinal (1-1) to reach double-figure scoring. Majok Majok had six points to go along with 16 rebounds. Kyle Stidom scored 14 points off of 7-of-15 shooting for Taylor (2-2), its only player with double-figures. Taylor shot only 29 percent from...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 18 Purdue narrowly beats Ball State 63-57

KK Houser matched her career-high of 21 points Sunday as Purdue halted a late rally by Ball State and won 63-57 in the season opener for both teams. Houser went on a 15-point streak after drilling two 3's to tie up the score at the end of the first half and scored nine points straight at the start of the second for the Boilermakers. No. 18 Purdue was not tied at the half in...
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November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Northern Illinois Will Wear American-Themed Helmets vs. Ball State

If you’re a fan of Wednesday night #MACtion — and why wouldn’t you be — then you’re in for a treat next week. Undefeated Northern Illinois will play host to 9-1 Ball State in a fight for the West Division lead. The game will be played on Military Appreciation Night for the Huskies, who will be wearing special helmets for the occasion: #NIU helmet for Ball State game. ...
Via College Spun
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Bama-LSU Haircuts, Ball State Wants Bama, ESPN Intern Fails Olbermann

  If you remotely care about college football, your ass will be glued to the television tonight. If you care about college football,…
Via Busted Coverage
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Wenning leads Ball State to victory

Keith Wenning threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns and Horactio Banks had 11 carries for 143 yards and a score to help Ball State beat Central Michigan 44-24 on Wednesday night. The Cardinals (9-1, 6-0 Mid-American Conference) have won seven straight since falling at North Texas on Sept. 14. They are at No. 22 Northern Illinois (9-0, 5-0) next Wednesday night in a key West Division...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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