Ball State senior wide receiver Jordan Williams prepares for a tackle during the homecoming game against the University of Toledo on Oct. 3 at Scheumann Stadium. (Grace Ramey)

Former Ball State football player sues MAC, NCAA

Former Ball State fullback Geoff Donner filed a class-action lawsuit against the Mid-American Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association earlier this week. Donner played for the Cardinals from 1993-95 and also alleges that he tried to sit out a practice to recover from a concussion, only to be threatened with having his scholarship pulled if he didn't participate.

The Ball State Cardinals played against Eastern Kentucky during the home opener game on Sept. 17 in Scheumann Stadium for Family Weekend. Ball State won 41-14. Grace Ramey // DN

Chirp: X-factors against Northern Illinois

The Cardinals are coming off a 31-27 comeback over Florida Atlantic last week, while the Huskies late rally fell short in a 28-23 home loss to Western Illinois. Northern Illinois leads the all-time series 21-20-2, and has defeated Ball State seven straight times dating back to 2009.

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