'Cardiac Cardinals' strike again

That ‘Cardiac Cardinals’ moniker popped in and out of conversations from fans as they left Scheumann Stadium. It could be heard around the team facility as players and coaches filtered out as if emphasizing the idea that this team would hang around until the bitter end.



Fourth-year quarterback Christian Abney runs with the football in a game against Lebanon Aug. 27, 2021, at the Zionsville Football Stadium in Zionsville, Ind. Tom Marron, Photo Provided
BALL STATE FOOTBALL COMMIT

A dream come true

Joel Abney originally signed his young son up for flag football, but Christian Abney begged his dad to let him play tackle. He told his dad he was ready for the next level. After talking to coaches, he switched his son to tackle.



Third-year linebacker Clayton Coll celebrates making a play against Central Michigan Oct. 8. Ball State defeated the Chippewas 17-16 to imrpove to 2-1 in  Mid-American Conference (MAC) play. Ball State Athletics, photo provided.
FOOTBALL

Ball State defeats Central Michigan, wins second straight

“I’m just proud of this football team,” head coach Mike Neu said. “We talk about being the best team and the best family and we have to have each other’s back no matter how it happens but the goal is to always win by one more point than our opponent and that is what we did today.”


Fans sit in the stands during a game between Ball State and Northern Illinois Oct. 1 at Scheumann Stadium. Amber Pietz, DN
LOW FAN ATTENDANCE

JOSLIN: Low attendance for Ball State football needs to be fixed

I have been going to Ball State University games since I was 10. I was born in Muncie and grew up in New Castle. Ball State has been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember, and I take great pride and passion in this school and our teams.  I vividly remember the first game I saw; we were playing South Florida in October 2012. Keith Wenning and Willie Snead were tearing up the Bulls’ defense en route to a 31-27 triumph that day. That was the first time I got to experience the magic of college football, live and in living color.



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
FOOTBALL

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.






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