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Undrafted coming out of Ball State, Willie Snead has been the lone former Cardinal in the NFL since 2016. Throughout his career, which started in New Orleans and currently sits in Baltimore, he has amassed 242 catches for just fewer than 3,000 yards and 13 touchdowns. While not your perennial Pro Bowler, Snead has made a name for himself despite not hearing it called on draft day.
Danny Pinter's phone hasn't stopped going off in the last few hours.
Timothy Brown, a former Ball State Football player, who played in the NFL for a number of years and spent some time as a professional actor and musician, has died at 82 according to a press release from the Philadelphia Eagles.
He left John Adams High School as the team’s Most Valuable Player and an Indiana Football Coaches Association all-state tight end.
INDIANAPOLIS — The first 17 are like nothing, the bar almost bouncing back and forth from his chest to an arm’s length above.
By BARRY WILNER
The college football season is over for fans of the cardinal and white, but they shouldn’t be hanging their heads. Ball State finished the 2019 season at 5-7 — the best record it has finished with in the Mike Neu era. With Athletic Director Beth Goetz announcing an extension in Neu’s future, it’s clear the improvements go beyond the win total.
The Pride of Mid-America performed “Thnks fr th Mmrs” at halftime Friday. It was the band’s final performance of the year. It was fitting, not only for the band members, but for Ball State Football’s seniors as well.
In the loss that made it officially ineligible for the postseason, Ball State (4-7, 3-4 MAC) struggled the entire game on defense, but particularly in the second half in the loss to Kent State (5-6, 4-3 MAC). The Cardinals had several opportunities to capitalize on offense but were unable to when it mattered most. Here are four takeaways from the Cardinals’ 41-38 loss to the Golden Flashes.
The game clock read six seconds. The score read 41-38 in favor of Kent State.
Central Michigan had a second-and-9 at Ball State’s 34-yard line midway through the third quarter. Junior safety Bryce Cosby got his hands on a pass from Quinten Dormady, but it fell incomplete.
What’s the meaning behind the different colored hats?
Ball State cruised into halftime with a 17-point lead behind an offense that scored points on four straight drives. However, Central Michigan put up 34 points in the second half on five rushing touchdowns, stunning the Cardinals, 45-44.
The Cardinals had it.
With Ball State just two wins away from bowl eligibility and temperatures in Muncie nearing single digits this week at practice, redshirt junior quarterback Drew Plitt has the Bahamas on his mind.
Ball State (4-5, 3-2 MAC), could not stop the offense of Western Michigan (6-4, 4-2 MAC) when it counted. The Cardinals were unable to complete a second half comeback and ultimately fell to the Broncos, 35-31. Here are a few takeaways.
If you showed up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to watch the two highest-scoring offenses in the Mid-American Conference go at it, you got your money’s worth. The game was reminiscent of the same matchup between Ball State and Western Michigan a year ago in Muncie where the teams were tied at 35 after regulation. The Cardinals walked away with a 42-41 victory in overtime.
In Ball State’s season opener against Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium, sophomore A.J. Uzodinma and junior Antonio Phillips came away with the team’s first two interceptions of the year.
Temperatures were in the 50s, the wind was blowing and it rained all game long. But if you ask Ball State head coach Mike Neu, none of that determined the outcome of the Cardinals’ (4-4, 3-1 MAC) 34-21 loss to Ohio (4-4, 3-1 MAC) Saturday.
It was Nov. 13, 2018 — senior night.