Ball State assistant to become D-II head coach

Ball State football assistant head coach Justin Lustig has been named head coach at Division-II Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Lustig began his coaching career in 2001, and this will be the first time in his 15-year career where he will be a head coach.

St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, right, celebrates after sacking Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for a 4-yard loss on third down in the third quarter on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. The Rams won, 34-31. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

NFL owners approve of Rams relocation to L.A.

From 1946-94, Los Angeles had a football team, the Los Angeles Rams. After a 30-2 passed vote by National Football League team owners, the team will return to the Sunshine State in 2016. On Jan. 12, 30 of the teams' 32 owners approved of the relocation, even though the proposal only required the approval of 24 of the teams' owners.


Quarterback Mike Neu: A timeline

Excitement surrounding Ball State football has slowed down over the past few seasons, but with more than seven months before the 2016 season, the team has acquired a new head coach, bringing the excitement to an all-time high.

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

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

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

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

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.

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