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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 Associated Press
4 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
4 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
11 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
20 days ago  |  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

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

MAC suspends two refs for blown calls in wild ending of Ball State-Eastern Michigan

The MAC Conference announced on Sunday evening that two referees from the officiating crew that worked the Ball State-Eastern Michigan game have been suspended.To call the ending of Ball State's double overtime win at Eastern Michigan on Saturday would be an understatement.The referees allowed multiple held balls, traveling violations and personal fouls to go uncalled, as a wild...
Via FOX Sports
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama’s Derrick Henry to declare for 2016 NFL Draft

It has been a magical season for Derrick Henry. The Alabama Crimson Tide running back went for over 2,000 yards in 2015, setting the SEC’s single season record. Along the way, he won plenty of honors, including the Heisman Trophy before scoring three touchdowns in the national title game win over Clemson. As it turns out, that game will be the last time Alabama fans will see Henry...
Via Gamedayr
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

10 Alabama-Clemson players who could be stars in the NFL

With Clemson and Alabama facing off Monday night for the College Football Championship, many student-athletes will fulfill a lifelong dream, winning a title with the university they love and cherish. For a few select Clemson and 'Bama players, however, hopes of playing football beyond college are more than just a dream; they will become a reality. With that in mind, let’s take...
Via Yardbarker
January 07, 2016  |  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 Associated Press
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 Durkin...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 22, 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

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

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

Ball State Football's Squat Day Looks Like the Set of a Superhero Movie

Ball State University sure knows how to spice up a workout. A couple of years ago, we saw them turn one into an edition of Monday Night Raw by dressing up
Via Stack
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Everyone Should Lift Weights Like the Ball State Football Team #HulkSmash

If you are going to be involved in sports at a competitive level you are going to end up having to spend a good amount of time in the gym lifting weights. Doesn't matter if you play football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, or run track. Being stronger and more physically fit is only going to help your game.However, working out can be drag sometimes and feel more like a job. That...
Via FatManWriting
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ball State Football Player Train Legs Like Superheroes In The Gym

The Ball State football team went insane on leg day in this hyped up training video.
Via Gamedayr
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Ball State motivates players for leg day in unique way

The only thing worse than leg day is the day after leg day. But for members of the Ball State Cardinals football team, leg day isn’t always so bad. Ball State has introduced “Hulk Smash Leg Day” in an effort to bring more fun to the team’s workout. In a video posted to YouTube, the football team explains, “Ball State football always makes its max-out leg day something special...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ball State football players tied to poop-covered money prank on waitress

Three Ball State Football players were reportedly with a group of people who pulled a nasty prank on a waitress at a restaurant over the weekend. According to to Ball State Daily, Muncie Police say a 17-year-old went into the bathroom after the group of six received its bill at Brothers Bar & Grill. The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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
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