Coach Pete Lembo rushes out onto the field with the Ball State Football team before the game on Wednesday. Ball State lost the game 35-21. DN PHOTO JONATHAN MIKSANEK

Gilbert looks to benefit from graduating high school early

Gilbert, a freshman running back, graduated from Arsenal Tech High School in December 2014 and began classes at Ball State in the spring 2015 semester. He is working with the team in spring practice to try and get a leg up in the team's starting tailback competition.

Senior runningback Barrington Scott celebrates after a run. DN PHOTO BOBBY ELLIS

Ball State, IU extend rivalry on gridiron through 2020

Indiana holds a 4-3 advantage in the series, winning the first four games beginning in 1997. The Cardinals earned their first win of the series in 2008 during their undefeated regular season, and ended Indiana's 20-game winning streak against Mid-American Conference schools.

Head coach Pete Lembo talks to the football team after the spring game on April 19 at Scheumann Stadium. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY

Ball State welcomes new class

The Ball State Football team welcomed 24 new student-athletes from nine different states during its signing day festivities last week, looking to improve a roster that finished 5-7 last season.

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