News Articles in Athletics

September 16, 2016
CharlieTown 2015In its debut year, CharlieTown welcomed nearly 1,500 visitors for food, games and a celebration of Ball State spirit.
September 9, 2016
The Board of Trustees approved the naming of the Dr. Don Shondell Practice Center after the men’s volleyball head coach from 1959 to 1998.
May 4, 2016
Willie SneadThe Cardinals football standout returned to campus to finish school.
April 30, 2016
Anthony MarquezSenior Anthony Marquez battled a torrent of difficulties before serving in the military. He is about to graduate summa cum laude.
October 19, 2015
Shelby Sneed wins Chirp! Chirp! awardSophomore Shelby Sneed won Ball State's first Chirp! Chirp! Spirit Scholarship, which covers half of in-state tuition for a semester.
January 22, 2015
January 8, 2015
Mark Sandy, director of athletics at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named Ball State’s new athletic director.
January 7, 2015
Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson will introduce the university’s new director of intercollegiate athletics at a news conference Thursday, Jan. 8.
October 8, 2014
Ball State University has chosen a seasoned search committee to find a new athletic director and has named an interim AD.
September 26, 2014
Showing off its strength and pride, Ball State’s Homecoming theme this year is “Cardinal Strong.” Homecoming events begin Oct. 6 and culminate Oct. 11 when the Ball State Cardinals take on Western Michigan at 3 p.m. in Scheumann Stadium.
September 9, 2014
Ball State Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Bill Scholl has been named vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics at Marquette University, effective Oct. 14.
October 3, 2013
"There's No Place Like Homecoming," Ball State's 2013 Homecoming themeBall State University is embracing all things Wizard of Oz with its “There’s No Place Like Homecoming” theme as the campus community prepares to celebrate the 87 year of this annual, weeklong tradition. Homecoming events begin Oct. 7 and culminate Oct. 12, when the Ball State Cardinals host the Kent State Golden Flashes at 3 p.m. in Scheumann Stadium.
August 19, 2013
During the 2012-13 academic year, Ball State University students captured a total of 16 major national scholarships and/or fellowships.
August 12, 2013
Fans cheer on the Cardinals as displayed by a video screen behind them Ball State University will deploy large high-definition video boards at Scheumann Stadium and Worthen Arena. Fans will see replays, interviews and special features during games on the screens, leased from a Pendleton, Ind., company.
April 20, 2013
March 1, 2013
Retired faculty members Don and Sue Whitaker have donated $25,000 to establish the Donald R. and Sue H. Whitaker Scholar-Athlete Endowment for incoming freshmen.
February 18, 2013
A contingent of Ball State University faculty will travel to the Middle East in mid-March for the final phase of an international program to strengthen ties between the United States and Jordan.
February 8, 2013
Trustees approve honorary degree for U.N. Under-Secretary-General and alumnus Jeffrey Feltman, room and board rates.
April 24, 2012
Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster and businessman and philanthropist Leland Boren will receive honorary degrees; longtime tennis coach Bill Richards will receive the President's Medal.
April 16, 2012
schollheadlow.jpgPresident Jo Ann M. Gora announces Notre Dame Deputy Director of Athletics Bill Scholl will take the helm as Ball State's new director of intercollegiate athletics.
January 24, 2012
Alumni Keith Greenwalt and Marla Templeton have donated more than $50,000 to provide support for Ball State's women's and men's volleyball programs.
November 21, 2011
Ball State faculty will use soccer to improve relations between Americans and Jordanians, thanks to a grant from the U.S. State Department.
March 28, 2011
The campus community is invited to review and comment on Ball State University's athletics self-study draft report for NCAA certification at The public feedback period ends April 1.
January 21, 2011
Ball State graduate William A. McClain, a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame, has been presented the university's President's Medal of Distinction.
November 4, 2010
The Ball State community pauses to remember Janice Ball Fisher, daughter of Edmund B. Ball, one of the five industrialist brothers who were the original sponsors of the university, and wife of the late John Fisher, another towering figure in the history of the institution.
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