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Jeremiah Davis, Xavier Turner, Franco House
Jan 14, 2015 |
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Experience, defense bring Cardinals to life in conference play By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) -   Defense was the word Ball State basketball coach James Whitford used to described the mens team that suddenly is 2-0 in conference play after picked last to finish. Players Zavier Turner, Jeremiah Davis and Franco House all used the word hungry when the Cardinals beat Central Michigan 83-65  last Saturday after...
Jan 10, 2015 |
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New athletic director has 35 years of experience. By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) - Ball State University greeted its new athletic director Mark Sandy with wins from mens and womens basketball teams the night before. "That was a good win," said Sandy, former AD at Eastern Kentucky, to Coach James Whitford about the 60-59 upset of Eastern Michigan. Sandy mentioned winning more than once...
Jan 07, 2015 |
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Former Central High all star returns for conference play By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) - Jeremiah Davis recalls helping Cincinnati go to the Sweet 16 as a freshman after getting his start at Central High School. "I am just very thankful to be back out here," said Davis, as he resumed his collegiate basketball career at Ball State after a foot injury last fall. The now junior guard only...
Jan 10, 2015 |
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Former Brooklyn Dodger wows sports fans By Clarke Payne MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) -  Carl Erskine still tells the story about how then Central High coach and teacher Odie Barnet encouraged him to play in the major league. Erskine, pitcher for the Dodgers more than a half century ago, got his start playing with the Anderson Indians and was told in high school he was too short to play in the big...
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...
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...

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