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Marquette picks Ball State's Scholl as athletic director

  Ball State athletic director Bill Scholl is joining Marquette University as its new athletic director, Marquette president Michael Lovell announced Tuesday. Scholl, 57, will start at Marquette in mid-October. The university has been without a permanent athletic director since Larry Williams left in December after holding the job for less than two years. Men's basketball coach...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  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...
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  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

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

Ball State hires Georgetown coach Kevin Kelly as its DC

Kevin Kelly, who has served as the head football coach at Georgetown from 2007-13, has been named the defensive coordinator/inside linebackers coach for the Ball State Cardinals, according to fourth-year head coach Pete Lembo. “We are very fortunate to bring a defensive coach with Kevin’s experience, expertise and integrity to the Ball State football program at this time,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 03, 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

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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

North Texas rallies to a 34-27 win over Ball State

Derek Thompson threw for 274 yards and rushed 72 yards to lead North Texas to a 34-27 come-from-behind win over Ball State Saturday. North Texas (1-1) struggled early as Ball State (2-1) sprinted to a 20-3 lead in the first quarter. Ball State combined offense and defense to get out front as Keith Wenning tossed a 2-yard touchdown pass to Willie Snead, Horactio Banks added a 77...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Ball State freshman wins free tuition with half-court shot

Ball State incoming freshman Markus Burden hasn’t even started his first semester as a college student but that hasn’t stopped him from already establishing himself as a legend around campus. During the school’s “Welcome Week” for incoming students, Burden buried his fourth and final attempt at a half-court shot to win free tuition for a semester. It’s undoubtedly the...
Via The Nosebleeds
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Ball State Student Wins Free Tuition for a Semester After Hitting This Half-Court Shot

Freshman Markus Burden, who will be attending Ball State for presumably the next four years, made his life a little easier financially by nailing a half-court shot this past week. Burden was selected randomly from the crowd to have the opportunity to hit the half-court shot and he took advantage by making his 4th attempt at the prize. Not sure why he got 4 attempts, but I digress…...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

ASU hires Ball State's Nicholson as softball coach

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State announced Sunday that Craig Nicholson, formerly the softball coach at Ball State, will take over the program following the departure of longtime coach Clint Myers for the same position at Auburn. Nicholson's hire, which is pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents, will make him the fourth coach in program history. We launched this search...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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