Ball State athletics recently signed a five-year contract with Nike, making the apparel company the exclusive equipment and clothing provider of the Cardinals 19 varsity athletic teams.
Editor's note: This timeline is an updated from an original article published on Jan.
With the Mid-American Conference tournament beginning this week, the Ball State softball team prepares to face an unfamiliar foe. No. 5 Ball State (30-26, 14-10 MAC) will take on No. 4 Kent State (27-25, 15-9 MAC) in the opening round of the conference tournament.
Ball State's Board of Trustees plan to adopt a 1.25 percent increase in base tuition for Indiana residents – the lowest increase in 41 years.
Following the conclusion of the 2017 NFL draft Saturday, five Ball State athletes earned opportunities to pursue professional football. Four of them played for on the Ball State football team during their collegiate careers, but one made his presence known on the basketball court. Three players were signed as undrafted free agents: standout wide receiver KeVonn Mabon signed with the Tennessee Titans, safety Martez Hester signed with the Indianapolis Colts and gradating power forward Franko House signed with the Chicago Bears. The other two, linebacker Aaron Taylor and offensive lineman Drake Miller didn't sign, but did pick up mini-camp offers.