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MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) - The Ball State men’s basketball team hosts Butler at 2 p.m. Saturday in a White Out game at Worthen Arena. Fans are encouraged to wear white to the game.
The Cardinals (2-1) are coming off back-to-back victories, while Butler (3-0) is unbeaten on the year. Both teams are playing under first-year head coaches with James Whitford leading Ball State and Brandon Miller guiding Butler.
Whitford’s up-tempo style has led to more scoring with Ball State averaging nearly 78 points per game and coming off an 87-point output Monday against Southeast Missouri. Butler is also playing faster this year, scoring better than 81 points per game.
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MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) - Willie Snead, a junior wide receiver on the Ball State football team, has been selected as one of 10 semifinalists for the 2013 Fred Biletnikoff Award, which is selected by The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation and recognizes the nation’s outstanding collegiate receiver.
The electronic voting by the 214 distinguished members of the national selection committee was conducted from November 13th through November 17th.
"The universe of players who could win the Biletnikoff Award is vast,” Ritchie Pickron, The Tallahassee Quarterback Club foundation chairman says. “College football is replete with many hundreds of fine receivers at numerous positions, including wide receiver, tight end, running back, and slot back. The depth and quality of the 2013 crop of excellent receivers is the deepest in memory. We congratulate all of our watch list receivers for their play and we commend the semifinalists for outstanding seasons."
By Rick Yencer
MUNCIE, IN With some Army turnovers, Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning rolled up 325 yards passing that included two touchdowns for a 40-14 win over the Black Knights on Saturday.
Army fullback Larry Dixon did the heavy lifting with the help of quarterback Angel Santiago, scoring the only two touchdowns for West Point while Cardinal receiver Horactio Banks ran in for two more touchdowns and kicker Scott Secor had four fields goals.
Ball State coach Pete Lembo told the media after Saturday's game that he could only dream that Ball State could beat Army three times and twice decisively when he first came to the university.
While he said at halftime, the team might have left some points on the field with a couple missed chances on turnovers, Lembo was upbeat at the prospect of winning the first two games and scoring more points in those contests than any other time in Ball State history.
Coach Pete Lembo: "We are very proud of our kids"
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MUNCIE, IN - The Ball State Cardinals defeated Illinois State, 51-28, Thursday night at Scheumann Stadium in their season opener.
It was a record crowd of 16,327 that filled the stands at the stadium on campus to cheer the team to victory.
“We are very proud of our kids,” third-year head coach Pete Lembo says. “We beat a really good team tonight. Everybody kept their composure and nobody panicked. We had a great drive right before the half. There was no panic at halftime. We just went about our business and knew we were capable of playing better in the second half.”
After trailing 21-9 late in the second quarter, the Cardinals scored 42 unanswered points before Illinois State added a late touchdown. Ball State’s total of 51 points marked the second time in its last four games the Cardinals have topped the 50-point mark.
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MUNCIE, IN - Keith Wenning, a senior quarterback on the 2013 Ball State football team, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left kneeSaturday morning.
“Keith’s knee has been annoying him,” Ball State third year head coach Pete Lembo says.
“We thought it would be best to take care of this now with a very minor procedure. We fully expect he will be back on the practice field in a relatively short time and ready to go for the season opener Aug. 29. In the meantime, we will be able to get a very thorough evaluation of our backup quarterbacks who are competing well so far this preseason."
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MUNCIE, IN - Keith Wenning, a senior quarterback on the 2013 Ball State football team, has been named to the Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List for an award which has gone to the nation’s college football player of the year since 1937.
The Maxwell Football Club announced its watch lists for the 77th annual Maxwell Award, which is named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell. Maxwell’s contributions to the game of football were extensive, including as a player, a sportswriter and an official.
Wenning was named to the All-MAC Second Team in 2012 and was a two-time MAC Player of the Week. He enters his senior season second in career passing yards (7,254) and first in career pass attempts (1,144) at Ball State. He started 33 straight games before missing the 2012 regular season finale with an injury, but returned to start the Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl.
By Asia Jureczko
MUNCIE, IN - The Blue Man Group, known for their outrageous light displays, creative musical techniques and explosions of color, did not disappoint at their performance for Emens Auditorium on Ball State University’s campus.
The thrilling, heart pounding, beat and impressive “instrumental” talent, struck wonderment into the hearts of young and old. Using a combination of glowing, live musicians, positioned mystically above stage, and a unique assortment of PVC pipes and handcrafted steel drums, the Blue Man Group played surprisingly catchy, techno-tunes. All the while, enchanting the audience with magnificent colors, lights and comedic skits.
For one who has never experienced this spectacular performance, the Blue Man Group is an absolute must-see. Be prepared to be struck with astonishment and then surprised into uproarious laughter.
Using skilled theatrics, the performers convey speechless comedic skits, tickling even the sourest of funny bones. The show blends a harmonious compilation of modern society satire, slapstick routines and witt, all without speaking a single word.
The Cardinals (2-0) are coming off a 66-61 victory over Wofford, while Indiana State (2-1) is coming off a 70-57 win over Truman State.
Tuesday’s game will be televised by Ball State Sports Link and will air on Comcast Indiana 81 in addition to Comcast stations in Michigan. The Sports Link broadcast will also be streamed live for free on ballstatesports.com.
By Rick Yencer
MUNCIE, IN - Ball State found it easy to beat a losing Grambling State with a 17 point game from guard Jesse Berry and a double double from new big man Majok Majok.
And Berry, a Lafayette junior, earned player of the week honors for the Mid-American Conference West Division after this first game of the season under the big lights.
Billy Taylor, BSU basketball coach was obviously pleased with his team's 78-51 win over Grambling that went 4-24 last year. The home game Sunday definitely wasn't the challenge that Wofford that visits on Friday since that team went to the NCAA dance last year and has a bit more height and speed.
Ball State students model spring apparel
By Maricris Julie Taeza
Flaunt, a Muncie-based boutique along Calvert Street, sponsored a fashion show Tuesday night at Dill Street and raised $200 to support cardiac research for women. Dubbed as Fashion for the Foundation, the event featured Ball State students who showcased the shop's spring line.