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Western Michigan beats Ball State to tie Cardinals for lead

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Tucker Haymond scored 21 points and Western Michigan beat Ball State 80-55 on Saturday to move into a first-place tie with the Cardinals in the Mid-American West Division. Thomas Wilder added 16 points and Brandon Johnson 10 for the Broncos (13-15, 9-7), who have won seven of their last eight games, including six in a row, after starting conference play 2...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

House, Ball St rally from 19-point deficit, beat E Michigan

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Franko House had 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots, Ryan Weber scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and Ball State rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat Eastern Michigan 79-72 on Tuesday night. Tayler Persons scored 16 as well, Sean Sellers had nine of his 11 points after halftime, and Trey Moses grabbed 11 rebounds for Ball...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ball St. wins overtime shootout over C. Michigan 109-100

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Tayler Persons scored 32 points to lead seven Ball State players in double figures and the Cardinals earned a 109-100 overtime win against Central Michigan on Saturday. Sean Sellers' 3 with 2:05 left in overtime gave the Cardinals a 97-94 lead they'd keep the rest of the way. Braylon Rayson's 3 tied the game at 90 with 18.9 seconds left in regulation...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Weber's 3 barrage leads Ball St. by N. Illlinois 81-72 in OT

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Ryan Weber scored 23 points shooting 7 for 11 from 3-point range and Trey Moses had 10 points and 12 rebounds to lead Ball State to an 81-72 overtime win over Northern Illinois on Tuesday night. The Cardinals started the extra session with a Jeremie Tyler 3, Franko House had a 3-point play and a jumper, and a Weber 3 capped an 11-0 run from which Northern Illinois...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson's buzzer-beater lifts Akron over Ball State 65-63

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Isaiah Johnson scored 20 points, grabbed nine rebounds and hit a jumper at the buzzer to lift Akron over Ball State 65-63 on Tuesday night. Johnson caught an inbounds pass with 2.3 seconds left along the baseline and swished a shot over a defender at the buzzer. Officials added 0.2 seconds to the clock, but the Cardinals' desperation shot bounced off the rim...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: WMU DB Darrius Phillips returns 3rd INT for TD this season

Western Michigan got out of the gates a little slow on Tuesday night against Ball State but as the Cardinals were moving the ball down the field, Darrius Phillips flipped the script for the Broncos. Phillips jumped a pass at the Broncos 25 and took it all the way to the Cardinals end zone to put Western Michigan up 7-0. Phillips has 3 interceptions on the season, all of them have...
Via The Student Section
November 01, 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 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

Former starter Ozzie Mann transferring from Ball State

The Boise State Cardinals are going to be losing a quarterback to transfer. Late Monday, it was announced that Ozzie Mann, who began last season as the team’s starting quarterback, will be transferring from Ball State. There is no word on where Mann will land. “We want to thank Ozzie for his hard work and for representing our program in a first class manner,” head coach Pete...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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