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Dec 05, 2014 |
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Double header on Saturday offers free admission to veterans, public safety By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) -  Ball State Basketball Coach James Whitford offered a grim preview of his young team struggling to compete in the Mid American Conference this season. It might be a year before freshmen, Sean Sellers, and Jeremie Tyler and sophomores Zavier Turner and Franko House have enough practice and experience...
Nov 28, 2014 |
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Injuries, inexperience result in first losing season for coach By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) - Pete Lembo was thoughtful when comparing the current Ball State football season now at 4-7 to his last three with the Cardinals this week.. While injuries have plagued this year's team, Lembo, among the highest paid coaches in the Mid American Conference, also pointed to inexperience with many...
Nov 15, 2014 |
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Ball State falls to Purdue in season opener By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) - Nathalie Fontaine got some notice Friday before a record crowd scoring a career 1,000 points in NCAA womens basketball as Ball State lost to Purdue in the season opener. Purdue Coach Sharon Versyp was impressed by Fontaine's performance that included leading all scorers with 21 points and coming up with 12...
Nov 13, 2014 |
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AMHERST, MASS (SPORTS) – Ball State defense forces two turnovers, but the offense turns it over four times and missed prime opportunities and fall to Massachusetts 24-10.  The loss drops the Cardinals to 3-7, (2-4) MAC and out of bowl contention.  “I thought our defense played extremely hard and got us some stops,” Ball State head coach Pete Lembo said.  “We were pretty good on third downs, but...
Oct 27, 2014 |
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By Byron Jackson MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) – The Ball State was down 21-6 late in the second quarter before both the offense and defense stepped up in the second half, with the defense forcing five second half turnovers and the offense scoring 22 points and defeating the Akron Zips 35-21 to give the Cardinals its second straight win.   Ball State started fast in taking the early 3-0 lead on their...
Oct 13, 2014 |
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By Byron Jackson MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) -  In his college debut, freshman Jack Milas  threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns with Ball State building a 31-14 lead over Western Michigan.  But the Cardinals again ran out of gas in the second half and lost 42-38 at Homecoming.  Milas  drove the Cardinals to the Broncos eight yard line on their final drive, but the fourth and goal pass sailed over...
Oct 08, 2014 |
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By Byron Jackson MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) –  Now sitting 1-4, Ball State will have a tough Homecoming match up against Western Michigan Broncos Saturday with kickoff at 3 p.m.   That four game losing streak came off the most recent loss against Army 33 to 24, which the Ball State defense gave up 425 yards rushing and the offense not showing much life until the second half. The Cardinals need...
Oct 05, 2014 |
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By Byron Jackson WEST POINT, NY (SPORTS) – The second play of the game pretty much set the tone for this one.  On a rainy day at Michie Stadium, Jahwan Edwards fumbled and Army’s Chris Carnegie recovered and took over on the Ball State 29.  Army quarterback A.J. Schurr scored 5 plays later on a 1 yard run and Army went up early 7 to 0.   As Army was driving towards another touchdown, Tracy Key...
Sep 16, 2014 |
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Lembo wants improvement with 1-2 start By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) -Ball State's football season is on the line Saturday when the Cardinals play a tough Toledo offense in the dreaded Glass Bowl. The start of the Mid American Conference season has both teams 1-2 and both were picked along with Northern Illinois to win the MAC West in preaseaon polls. Ball State football coach Pete...
Sep 14, 2014 |
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Cardinals lose 27-20 to Sycamores in front of record crowd By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) - Quarterback Ozzie Mann did not get out of bounds on a final play causing Ball State to lose 27-20 to Indiana State on Saturday before a big crowd that came to see the Victory Bell game. Sycamore coach Mike Sanford was screaming, "We have the bell," as his coaching crew was glad to see its return...
Sep 10, 2014 |
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Lembo confident of offense after last week's comeback by Iowa By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) - Look for a big defensive, high performing offense from Indiana State when they play Ball State for the right to take the Victory Bell at Scheumann Stadium on Saturday. That interstate rival has not played in a decade and Ball State won the last matchup 31-7 in 2003. But after Ball State's 17-13...

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