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Ball State Cardinals
2014 Ball State Cardinals football team
BallStateCardinals.png
First season1924
Athletic directorBill Scholl
Head coachPete Lembo
3rd year, 15–10  (.600)
Other staffRich Skrosky (OC)
Jay Bateman (DC)
Home stadiumScheumann Stadium
Year built1967
Stadium capacity25,400
Stadium surfaceFieldTurf
LocationMuncie, Indiana
LeagueNCAA Division I (FBS)
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest
Past conferencesIIC (1934–1947)
HCC (1951–1967)
All-time record421–381–32 (.524)
Postseason bowl record0–7 (.000)
Claimed national titles0
Conference titles10
Division titles3
Current uniform
MAC-Uniform-BSU.png
Colors

Cardinal and White

          
Fight songBall State Fight Song
MascotCharlie Cardinal
Marching bandThe Pride of Mid-America Marching Band
Rivals

Miami (Ohio)

Northern Illinois
WebsiteBallStateSports.com
 
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Ball State Cardinals
2014 Ball State Cardinals football team
BallStateCardinals.png
First season1924
Athletic directorBill Scholl
Head coachPete Lembo
3rd year, 15–10  (.600)
Other staffRich Skrosky (OC)
Jay Bateman (DC)
Home stadiumScheumann Stadium
Year built1967
Stadium capacity25,400
Stadium surfaceFieldTurf
LocationMuncie, Indiana
LeagueNCAA Division I (FBS)
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest
Past conferencesIIC (1934–1947)
HCC (1951–1967)
All-time record421–381–32 (.524)
Postseason bowl record0–7 (.000)
Claimed national titles0
Conference titles10
Division titles3
Current uniform
MAC-Uniform-BSU.png
Colors

Cardinal and White

          
Fight songBall State Fight Song
MascotCharlie Cardinal
Marching bandThe Pride of Mid-America Marching Band
Rivals

Miami (Ohio)

Northern Illinois
WebsiteBallStateSports.com

The Ball State Cardinals football team are a college football program representing the Ball State University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football. Pete Lembo is Ball State's current head coach, the 17th in the program's history. Ball State plays its home games on Scheumann Stadium on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. The Cardinals compete in the Mid-American Conference as a member of the West Division.

With a 421–381–32 record, Ball State does not rank among the top 50 most victories among NCAA FBS programs.[1] Ball State was originally classified as a junior college, participating in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) from 1937 until 1956. In 1957, they were classified as a Small College school until 1972. Ball State received Division II classification in 1973, before becoming a Division I-AA program in 1975 and an Division I-A (now FBS) program until 1981, before dropping to Division I-AA for a single season (1982), before returning to Division I-A.[2]

Rivalries[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Current coaching staff[edit]

NamePosition
Pete LemboHead Coach
Joey LynchOffensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Jay BatemanDefensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
Justin LustigSpecial Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach
VACANTTight Ends Coach
Keith GaitherWide Receivers Coach
Nick TabaccaRun Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach
Chad WiltDefensive Line Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Daryl DixonDefensive Backs Coach

Head coaches[edit]

The Ball State Cardinals have had 16 head coaches throughout the program's history. With 68 victories, John Magnabosco is first overall in the program's history, followed by Paul Schudel (60 wins) and Dave McClain (46).[4]

Former Ball State head coach Brady Hoke is now that head football coach at the University of Michigan.

Achievements[edit]

Bowl appearances[edit]

Ball State has appeared in seven NCAA Division I postseason bowl games, where they have compiled a 0–7 record, losing all seven.

SeasonDate PlayedBowl GameOpponentResult
1989December 9, 1989California BowlFresno StateL 6–27
1993December 17, 1993Las Vegas BowlUtah StateL 33–42
1996December 18, 1996Las Vegas BowlNevadaL 15–18
2007January 5, 2008International BowlRutgersL 30–52
2008January 6, 2009GMAC BowlTulsaL 13–45
2012December 21, 2012Beef 'O' Brady's BowlUCFL 17-38
2013January 5, 2014GoDaddy BowlArkansas StateL 20-23

Conference Championships[edit]

YearConferenceCoachOverall record
1942Indiana Intercollegiate ConferenceJohn Magnabosco6-2-0
1964Heartland Collegiate ConferenceRay Louthen5-3-0
1965Heartland Collegiate ConferenceRay Louthen9-0-1
1966Heartland Collegiate ConferenceRay Louthen7-1-1
1967Heartland Collegiate ConferenceRay Louthen7-3-0
1976Mid-American ConferenceDave McClain8-3-0
1978Mid-American ConferenceDwight Wallace10-1-0
1989Mid-American ConferencePaul Schudel7-3-2
1993Mid-American ConferencePaul Schudel8-3-1
1996Mid-American ConferenceBill Lynch8-4-0

Cardinals in professional football[edit]

Ball State has produced a total of 27 NFL draft selections.[5] The following "Active" and "All-Star" lists account for past and present Ball State University football players that have participated in the National Football League, the Canadian Football League, and the Arena Football League.

Active[edit]

As of April 2014, there are a total of 4 Cardinals listed on team rosters in the NFL,[6] CFL,[7] and AFL.[8]

All-Stars[edit]

Among the numerous Cardinals that have participated in the NFL, CFL, and AFL, a total of 3 have received all-star recognition by their respective leagues.

NFL draft selections[edit]

Ball State has had 27 players selected in the NFL Draft.[12]

Future non-conference opponents[edit]

2014201520162017201820192020
at Iowavs VMIat Middle Tennesseeat Illinoisvs Western Kentuckyat Michigan
at Armyvs Middle Tennesseeat Indianavs Army
vs Colgateat Northwesternat Western Kentucky
vs Indiana Stateat Texas A&M

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Football Bowl Subdivision Records - All-Time Team Won-Loss Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Ball State Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ Doug Zaleski (November 23, 2007). "BSU-Northern Illinois winner will collect Bronze Stalk trophy". www.thestarpress.com. Gannett. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ball State Football Year-by-year results". www.ballstatesports.com. Ball State University Athletic Department. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ball St. Drafted Players/Alumni". www.pro-football-reference.com. USA Today Sports Digital Properties. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "NFL Players by College - B". www.espn.com. ESPN. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Active Players". www.cfl.ca. Canadian Football League. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ "AFL Players". www.arenafan.com. ArenaFan. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Blaine Bishop NFL Football Statistics". www.Pro-Football-Reference.com. USA Today Sports Digital Properties. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Timmy Brown NFL Football Statistics". www.Pro-Football-Reference.com. USA Today Sports Digital Properties. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Kenny Stucker". www.arenafan.com. ArenaFan. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Ball State Drafted Players/Alumni". www.Pro-Football-Reference.com. USA Today Sports Digital Properties. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Ball State Cardinals Football Schedules and Future Schedules". fbschedules.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  14. ^ "Ball State football to play Indiana State next year". Indystar.com. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  15. ^ Kelley, Kevin. "Texas A&M adds Ball State and Western Carolina to 2015 Football Schedule". fbschedules.com. fbschedules.com. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 

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