BALL STATE CARDINALS NEWS

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 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...
Via The Comeback
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

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...
Via AP on Fox
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 Durkinâ...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 22, 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...
Via FOX Sports
December 22, 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...
Via Sportsnaut
December 06, 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...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 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...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ball State rolls past NAIA Indiana-Kokomo 90-54

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Jeremiah Davis had 11 points with a career-high eight assists, and Ball State rolled to a 90-54 victory over NAIA Indiana-Kokomo on Wednesday night. Franko House scored 16 points, Bo Calhoun added 14 points, and Ryan Weber chipped in 13 for Ball State (4-2), which scored its most points of the season. Francis Kiapway made three 3-pointers and finished with nine...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Calhoun with 16 points, leads Ball State over SC State 72-60

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) Bo Calhoun had 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds to lead Ball State over South Carolina State 72-60 in a EKUHoops Classic game on Sunday. Calhoun was 5 of 8 from the floor and made all six of his free throws. Franko House scored 18 points on 6-of 11 shooting, and Ryan Weber chipped in 10 points for Ball State (3-2). Eric Eaves and Gabe McCray scored 11...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ball State beats Longwood 78-67

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) Ryan Weber scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds as Ball State beat Longwood 78-67 on Saturday night. Franko House added 14 point and six rebounds for the Cardinals (2-2). Bo Calhoun and Francis Kiapway had eight apiece. The team averaged 45.3 percent from the field, 85.7 percent from the line and had a 38-28 rebounding edge over the Lancers (2-2). The...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bradley edges Ball State 54-53

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye scored 18 points with three assists and grabbed eight rebounds as Bradley edged Ball State 54-53 in a season opener on Friday night. Lautier-Ogunleye sank 9 of 15 from the line for the Braves. Callum Barker added 14 points and nine rebounds. The team hit 31.9 percent from the field overall and 59.4 percent from the line. Bradley took...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo beats Ball State 24-10

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Phillip Ely threw two touchdowns as Toledo won its fourth-straight with a 24-10 victory over Ball State In Mid-American Conference play on Saturday. Ely was 16 of 22 for 164 yards for the Rockets (4-0, 1-0). Terry Swanson rushed for 139 yards and Damion Jones-Martin finished with 85 yards and a score. A pair of Ely touchdown passes in the second quarter, along...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bottoms up! EMU to test beer sales this weekend

If you are going to be in attendance for this weekend’s MAC clash between the Eastern Michigan Eagles and Ball State Cardinals at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan this weekend, you will be seeing something you haven’t witnessed in your previous trips. This week, the school announced that they will test beer sales on a one game basis in a limited location during the...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Texas A&M’s 330-Pound 5-Star Daylon Mack Chased Down A Running Back In Incredible Fashion

Daylon Mack, a 6-foot-1, 330-pound defensive tackle, was one of the highest-rated recruits in the 2015 class.  Look no further than the following highlight for proof of the Texas A&M star’s greatness.  During the Aggies’ win against Ball State tonight, Mack chased down a running back for an incredible tackle.  Defensive tackles that weigh 300-plus pounds aren’t supposed...
Via College Spun
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas A&M to open its 12 Founder’s Suites vs. Ball State

Home of the 12th Man and one of the best cadet programs in the nation, Texas A&M will debut its 12 Founder’s Suites which were sold out in a matter of hours at $10 million a pop for a 20-year lease. And despite its access to members only, the suite’s concourse is public domain as two Texas A&M logos act as arrows, directing fans into a hall of Aggies football history...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas A&M fans wear red, white, and blue at ‘Midnight Yell’

The Texas A&M fan base is pretty awesome. Last night, they hosted their annual “Midnight Yell” event leading up to Saturday’s home opener against Ball State. The event just happened to coincide with the fourteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, so one of the most patriotic states in the country decided to honor America. College Spun shared photos and videos of the fans...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos/Videos: Texas A&M Fans Wore Red, White, And Blue For Last Night’s Midnight Yell Practice

Last night’s Texas A&M Midnight Yell, which comes ahead of the Aggies’ home opener against Ball State, was an incredibly special event. A&M fans ditched their normal garb for red, white, and blue, to honor America on the 14th anniversary of September 11. Based on photos and videos that have hit social media, it looked like a pretty amazing atmosphere. Trackside for midnight...
Via College Spun
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Indiana completes nonconference schedules through 2023

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana will play Ball State in football each of the next five seasons, including a 2019 game in Indianapolis, athletic director Fred Glass announced Thursday. Next season's nonconference schedule includes a trip to Florida International with home games against Ball State and Wake Forest. In 2017, the Hoosiers visit Virginia, host Florida International and...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ball State WR Jordan Williams is a player to watch

The Ball State Cardinals took care of business in their first game of the season against the VMI Keydets and wide receiver Jordan Williams put together a standout game. He isn’t talked about as one of the nation’s top wide receivers, but he certainly has the potential to be selected at some point in the 2016 NFL Draft. Over the past couple of seasons, Williams has been impressing...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ball State unveils 6 helmet designs targeted for 2015

In a press release by its social media outlets, the Ball State Cardinals unwrapped five never-before-worn helmet designs to take advantage of in the upcoming season, in addition to one – of which (the jet black) premiered last season against Colgate. Amongst the mock-ups include a military appreciation-themed helmet with an olive green cardinal that resembles the digital desert...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Nothing but net: Ball State freshman sinks half-court shot for free tuition

  An incoming freshman has won free tuition for a semester at Ball State University after sinking a half-court shot. Lem Turner of Illinois made the lucky shot Thursday night during a freshman pep rally for this year's athletic events at Worthen Arena. The event was held as part of the school's welcome festivities. Ball State says it was the second time in three years that a student...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

College Freshman Hits Half Court Shot, Wins Free Tuition

All I have to ask is … where was a chance like this when I was paying my way through college? At Ball State University, the school holds an annual Welcome Week for students entering the freshman year. The Cardinals offer one student a chance at getting their tuition paid for during their first semester in school. For an out of state student, that runs over $11,000 a semester, so...
Via Gamedayr
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ball State freshman wins free tuition with half-court shot

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) An incoming freshman has won free tuition for a semester at Ball State University after sinking a half-court shot. Lem Turner of Illinois made the lucky shot Thursday night during a freshman pep rally for this year's athletic events at Worthen Arena. The event was held as part of the school's welcome festivities. Ball State says it was the second time in three...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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