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Ball State Cardinals Football Tickets
The Ball State Cardinals football team represents Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. The program was first started in 1924. Since then, the Cardinals have played in three conferences, most notably the Mid-American Conference, which they have played in since 1967. The MAC is considered a mid-major conference with teams from Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois. Entering the 2019 season, the Cardinal's head coach is Mike Neu who is entering his third season with the team. So far, his record with Ball State is 10-28 as he has been building the program. The Cardinals have had flashes of success in the past, including an undefeated in-conference record in 2008. At the end of that season, they lost in the International Bowl to Buffalo for a final record of 12–1. The team has had some players make the jump to the NFL during its history, most notably Blaine Bishop who had a hall of fame career as a safety in the NFL. Find the best Ball State Cardinals football tickets at StubHub.
Where does the Ball State Cardinals football team play its home games?
The Ball State Cardinals play their home games at Scheumann Stadium, located on the northwest side of the school's campus in Muncie, Ind. The stadium is just over 50 years old, first opening in 1967, and its maximum capacity is 22,500. The stadium features a SprinTurf surface and is easily accessible with onsite parking.
Who is the Ball State Cardinal's football head coach?
The current head coach of the Ball State Cardinals is Mike Neu. He was first hired as the team's head coach in 2016 after Pete Lembo resigned to be an assistant at the University of Maryland. During Neu's three seasons, he has a win-loss record of 10-28 and has yet to make a bowl appearance. Before coaching at Ball State, Neu was the quarterback coach for the New Orleans Saints in the NFL.
Has the Ball State Cardinals football team won any conference titles?
Yes. The Cardinals have won 10 outright conference titles during their existence. The most recent was in 1996 under head coach Bill Lynch. Ball State has also won three conference division titles since the MAC split into East and West divisions in 2001, 2007 and 2008.
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Who are some notable players from Ball State Cardinals football?
The most famous player from the Ball State Cardinals football program is Blaine Bishop. Hailing from Indianapolis, he was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the 8th round of the 1993 NFL draft. He went on to make four Pro Bowl teams and three All-Pro teams. Former Cardinals running back Timmy Brown also made multiple Pro Bowl teams for the Cardinals between 1962 and 1966 while playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Do the Ball State Cardinals have any rivalries?
Currently, the team's biggest rival in the conference is perennial MAC powerhouse Northern Illinois. Ball State also has a standing rivalry with Indiana University. The teams usually meet annually towards the beginning of the season. The Cardinals also have a historic rivalry with the Indiana State Sycamores.
What was the Ball State Cardinals football record last season in 2018?
Last year, the Cardinals had a final win-loss record of 4-8 while going 3-5, marking an improvement over previous seasons for Ball State.Back to Top
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