Head coach Pete Lembo looks onward during the game against Virginia Military Institute on Sept. 3 at Scheumann Stadium. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
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Ball State coach Pete Lembo resigns for job at Maryland

Ball State has announced head football coach Pete Lembo has resigned from his position to become assistant head coach and special teams coordinator for Maryland. The move to Maryland and the Big Ten "is one which I simply can't pass up," Lembo said in a press release. Lembo, who just completed his fifth year as head coach in Muncie, led the Cardinals to a 3-9 record in 2015.


Redshirt sophomore wide receiver KeVonn Mabon checks a play during the game against Colgate on Aug. 30 at Scheumann Stadium. Mabon caught 11 passes for 110 yards. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
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Mabon to lead Cardinal offense with experience

Next season the Ball State football offense will be without senior wider receiver Jordan Williams, making junior KeVonn Mabon the number one target. Opposing defenses will be facing a very familiar looking Ball State football team.


The Ball State offensive line prepares to snap the ball during the football game against Georgia State on Oct. 17 at Scheumann Stadium. DN PHOTO ALAINA JAYE HALSEY
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Five Ball State football players receive All-MAC accolades

Ball State football had five players win All Mid-American Conference accolades despite the team's 3-9 end of season record. Junior linebacker Sean Wiggins and red-shirt junior defensive lineman Joshua Posley both received first team accolades. Wiggins finished second on the team and 14th in the MAC with 94 tackles during his first season as a starter. Posley played his first two seasons in Cincinnati, before transferring to Ball State. He had a team-high 9.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks on the season. Posley also led the team in quarterback hurries, with six, and forced fumbles, with two.



Ball state's Junior Ryan Weber defeates Valparaiso's defense during the game against Valparaiso on Nov. 28 at Worthen Arena. DN PHOTO AMER KHUBRANI
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Ball State Athletics: Week in review, Nov. 23-30

While most students went home over Thanksgiving break, student-athletes at Ball State University continued winter season play for their respective athletic teams. Whether they stayed in Muncie, traveled across the country or crossed borders, here’s what the Cardinals have done in the past week of play.




Missouri players crowd around head coach Gary Pinkel and chant his name after a 20-16 win against Brigham Young on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)
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Missouri football boycott demonstrates impact of athletics

Months of racial controversy and requests for the removal of former president Tim Wolfe at the University of Missouri were met fewer than 48 hours after the school’s football team took a stand. Several black players on the Missouri football team decided on Nov.


Members of the football team celebrate watching a teammate get a touchdown during the game against Central Michigan on Oct. 24 at Scheumann Stadium. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
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Ball State football 3rd least penalized team in FBS

Ball State football has had several ups and downs this season, and the team sits at 3-7 overall and 2-4 in the Mid-American Conference. One area the team has excelled at offensively is the low amount of penalties they give up. Head coach Pete Lembo attributes the low number to the high expectations he set for the team. “If you set the standards and expectations and expect your guys to live up to those every day then you have a much better chance of going out there and not committing foolish turnovers, foolish penalties,” Lembo said.







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