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Ball State rallies to beat Bowling Green 72-64

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) Franko House and Francis Kiapway scored 16 points apiece, and Ball State rallied from 13 down in the second half to beat Bowling Green 72-64 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals (14-8, 5-4 Mid-American Conference) snapped a seven-game skid against Bowling Green (13-9, 4-5), which has lost four straight at home. Zack Denny made four 3-pointers and finished...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2 MAC officials suspended after crazy finish to game

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) The Mid-American Conference has suspended two officials who failed to blow a whistle during the chaotic final seconds of a double overtime game between Eastern Michigan and Ball State. In a statement Sunday, the conference said errors in judgment ''must be met with swift and firm disciplinary action.'' Ball State defeated Eastern Michigan with a 3-pointer...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ball State shocks Eastern Michigan 88-87 in 2OT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Francis Kiapway hit seven 3-pointers - including one in the last second of the second overtime - to give Ball State an 88-87 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Ty Toney's acrobatic layup plus a free throw put the Eagles up 87-86 with 26.5 seconds left. Kiapway, who finished with 22 points, missed a 3 with 16.7 seconds remaining. The Eagles' Brandon Nazione...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio surges after halftime and beats Ball State 79-73

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) Antonio Campbell scored a career-high 27 points with 13 rebounds, and Jaaron Simmons added 21 points and 11 boards as Ohio beat Ball State in a come-from-behind win on Saturday. Campbell made a career-best four 3-pointers as part of 8-for-15 shooting, and the 6-foot-8 junior was a perfect 7-for-7 at the foul line. He sank two free throws to lift Ohio ahead 43...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago State vs. Ball State preview: How to watch, listen, stream, bet

Chicago State will spend its New Year’s in Muncie, Indiana. But first, the Cougars have a matchup with Ball State. What you should know about Ball State (8-4, No. 196 KenPom): Ball State beat Valparaiso, but it also lost to Bradley. That shows how varied this team’s performances have been. The Cardinals are a pretty brutal offensive squad but an above average defensive...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 31, 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...
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

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

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

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

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

No. 82 Ball State Cardinals season preview

Ball State had some success in 2013 finishing with a 10-3 record and second in the MAC West Division; that could have helped head coach Pete Lembo become among the highest paid coaches in the Mid-American Conference this spring with him recently receiving a five-year extension.  On offense, there is some filling in to do with the loss of top end talent on the team in the departures...
Via College Football Universe
May 24, 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

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
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