May 17, 2016
Source: Star Press
Story notes Ball State has achieved the Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association. This designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the Association’s Wellness Lives Here initiative.
September 3, 2015
Chicago Tribune: Half-court shot starts 'crazy week' for Vernon Hills grad Lem Turner
August 3, 2015
The Star Press: Reaching out: a football team and a town
Source: Star Press
Story reviews how Ball State football players are working in the community over the summer.
April 23, 2015
WANE-TV: Cardinal coaches caravan stops in Summit City
Source: WANE TV
Story notes that Ball State head football coach Pete Lembo and men’s basketball coach James Whitford headlined Thursday night’s Cardinal Coaches Caravan stop in Fort Wayne.
Note: Several other Fort Wayne-based media outlets also reported on the event.
April 13, 2015
Associated Press: Ball State University launches football app
Story notes that Ball State has launched a football app aiming to provide in-depth information about the team.
Note: AP distributed this story across the state to various media outlets, including WFIE-TV.
April 12, 2015
Star Press: BSU football aims to reach recruits through app
Source: Star Press
Story notes that Ball State launched a football app, a part of the Ball State athletics app dedicated solely to going in-depth with the football team. It provides a range of content from video and panorama images to team history and alumni events.
April 9, 2015
Star Press: BSU AD breaks down facility progress
Source: Star Press
Story quotes AD Mark Sandy.
March 23, 2015
Star Press: Ball State football to resume series with Indiana
Source: Star Press
Story discusses football team's future schedules.
Note: Various media outlets across the nation posted similar stories.
March 14, 2015
Star Press: Profile: BSU AD Sandy's quiet storm
Source: Star Press
Story profiles Mark Sandy, Ball State's new athletics director.
February 5, 2015
Swimming World: Tanner Barton not slowed down by diabetes
Story focuses on Ball State student-athlete.
January 8, 2015
ESPN: Ball St. to name Mark Sandy new AD
Source: ESPN
Story notes that Eastern Kentucky athletic director Mark Sandy will be named Ball State's new athletic director on Thursday, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Note: Associated Press also distributed a similar story. The Star Press posted a story about today's news conference that was shared with The Indianapolis Star. Indianapolis outlets also reporting about the news conference included WISH-TV, WIBC-FM and Inside Indiana Business.
December 17, 2014
Star Press: Litter piling up at gateway to Muncie
Source: Star Press
Story notes that during spring, summer and fall, community corrections crews, the Muncie Sanitary District, Boy Scouts, Ball State University football players, sorority/fraternity members and other volunteers keep the site clean.
October 11, 2014
Star Press: Tailgaters celebrate Ball State homecoming
Source: Star Press
The tailgate lawn was packed with celebrating students and fans on Saturday afternoon for homecoming weekend at Ball State University’s Scheumann Stadium. The tailgate was one of dozens of homecoming events for Ball State this weekend.
June 19, 2014
Star Press: Ball State breaks ground on addition to Fisher Football Complex
Source: Star Press
Ball State breaks ground for football complex: As Ball State breaks ground for a new part of the football complex, coach Pete Lembo talks about what this means for his program.
June 9, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Fort Wayne man stands fast for Ball State football
Story says work to begin soon on Ball State complex named for Venderly, wife.
May 7, 2014
Huffington Post: Women in Business: Q&A with Kate Endress, co-founder of DITTO
Story focuses on career of Ball State graduate.
March 7, 2014
Star Press: BSU basketball team positively influencing local youth
Source: Star Press
February 10, 2014
Indianapolis Star: NCAA opposes marriage amendment but further action unlikely
Ball State is cited as one of the organizations against the amendment.
November 7, 2013
Jason Whitlock, Brady Hoke paying for buses from Ball State to Northern Illinois for big game
Ball State students will be able to cheer on their Cardinals.
Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally.
August 18, 2013
College student wins free tuition for sinking shot
Source: ABC News
Young man from the heartland, a college student with an entire semester's tuition on the line at Ball State University with this shot from half court. Check it out. He shoots, he scores.
August 11, 2013
BSU Installs Jumbo Trons In Sports Arena
Source: NBC News
Ball State fans will soon get an up close look at football, basketball and volleyball games. The Muncie Star Press reports that the university is installing high-definition jumbo screens in both Scheumann Stadium and Worthen Arena. University officials say the fan experience will be enhanced as there will be roving cameras, crowd shots, and fan participation featured on the screens. To finance them though, ticket prices will be raised by a dollar.
April 21, 2013
Ball State to invest $20M in athletics facility
Ball State's “Cardinal Commitment: Developing Champions” campaign has a $20 million fundraising goal by December 2014, an amount of money that is expected to bring significant upgrades to the Ball State baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, football and golf facilities.
April 10, 2013
New BSU coach makes good first impression
Source: Star Press
James Whitford wrapped up his media interviews, and as he sat in the Ball State locker room Wednesday for a brief break before he rushed off to his next public speaking engagement, he took a moment to let what just unfolded sink in.

Ball State introduced the 41-year-old Whitford as its men’s basketball head coach in the Alumni Lounge at Worthen Arena roughly 45 minutes earlier, and his press conference generated a buzz as a lively crowd hung on his every word.
December 2, 2012
Rick Majerus, College Basketball Coach, Dies at 64
Rick Majerus, a former Ball State coach, who never headed the elite programs in college basketball but who became a leading coach, winning more than 500 major-college games, died on Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 64.
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