Sophomore running back Carson Steele rushes through a gap against Georgia Southern Sept. 24. Steele had 119 rushing yards on 23 attempts as the Cardinals fell to the Eagles 34-23. Ball State Athletics, Photo Provided

Cardinals fall to Georgia Southern on the road

In the fourth quarter between Ball State Football (1-3, 0-1 MAC) and Georgia Southern (3-1, 0-0 SBC) Sept. 24, the lead changed three times in the fourth quarter in what was mostly a one-score game. The Cardinals fell 34-23 to the Eagles. 




Ball State fans stand among Tennessee fans Sept. 1 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. Ball State lost 10-59. Amber Pietz, DN
BALL STATE ALUMNI

Beyond the game

From former students to former Ball State football players, alumni were scattered throughout Knoxville, Tennessee, for Ball State Football's contest against the University of Tennessee Sept. 1. Three former players spoke on what the game meant to them.



FOOTBALL

Rocky Top Tennessee

Before and during Ball State Football's contest against the University of Tennessee Sept. 1, the gameday atmosphere engulfed Knoxville. Though the Cardinals lost 59-10, the players and coach were grateful for traveling Ball State fans support.


Running back Carson Steele (33) runs with the football down the field in the second quarter of the game against Central Michigan on Nov. 17, 2021, at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, IN. Amber Pietz, DN
FOOTBALL

Cardinals fly to Tennessee for season opener

Each season, at least one of Ball State Football’s first games of the year is against a “Power-Five Conference” (Big Ten, SEC, Big 12, PAC-12 and ACC) program. To kick off the 2022 season, the Cardinals and the University of Tennessee Volunteers will square off at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee Sept. 1 in each program’s first game of the season. 



National Football League (NFL) Comissioner Roger Goodell prepares to speak at the 2009 NFL Draft April 25, 2009. Goodell. Goodell and the NFL announced officiating crews should place a larger emphasis on taunting in the 2021 season. Wikimedia Commons
FOOTBALL

GRUBB: The death of the fullback

The fullback position has always been a staple of football from the professional to the amateur field. Around the beginning days of the NFL, the fullback was seen as the premier runner.







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