Freshman Hits Half-Court Shot For Free Tuition

Congratulations to Markus Burden, an incoming freshman at Ball State. For hitting this half-court shot at the university's "Welcome Week," Burden wins a semester of out-of-state tuition, roughly $11,000. » 8/19/13 10:46am 8/19/13 10:46am

Here's UCF's Best Dance Teamer, Who Just So Happens To Be An…

It was so brief, we weren't sure we had seen it correctly, but reader Todd sent in the video: UCF's dance team seems to be organized around, if not led by, an extremely tall, enthusiastic and graceful male dance teamer. We like his style. We like his passion. We like his pom-poms, and the fact that he isn't afraid… » 12/22/12 10:30am 12/22/12 10:30am

The Curious Case Of The Ball State Ass Slapper

A serial bike-mounted butt-slapper has been terrorizing Ball State's campus. Dangerous sexual predator, or harmless fun? The student body is torn. » 4/09/10 2:15pm 4/09/10 2:15pm

Ball State Coach Nets First Win Since 1986

Here's a great read on Stan Parrish's first head coaching victory in 23 years. To put that in perspective, my wait is only 25 years, and I haven't devoted my life to coaching. [FanHouse] » 10/25/09 2:00pm 10/25/09 2:00pm

Brady Hoke Wants A Better Tan

Ball State head coach Brady Hoke is heading to San Diego State. Hmm ... San Diego or Muncie? Gee, that's a tough call. Triple the salary? What a dilemma! [Midwest Sports Fans] » 12/15/08 2:15pm 12/15/08 2:15pm

MAC Championship Live Blog: #12 Ball State Cardinals Vs. Buffalo Bulls

This is pretty much the only way Ford Field gets to host a championship football game. The Chirpin' Birds of Ball State will try to stay undefeated — again — against the blue-colored Bulls of the University At Buffalo. The winner gets to move on to play an important bowl game ... in the SAME FOOTBALL STADIUM! Against… » 12/05/08 7:58pm 12/05/08 7:58pm

Tuesday Night Live Blog: Western Michigan at #15 Ball State

Please accept the harmonious balance of David Letterman and Tim Allen's alma maters, respectively, to infiltrate your Tuesday night plans. The undefeated Ball State Cardinals welcome the 9-2 WMU Broncos, and the winner is in the MAC Championship game. Fun fact: It's not illegal to shout "jump" in a crowded live blog.… » 11/25/08 6:58pm 11/25/08 6:58pm

Wednesday Night Live Blog: #17 Ball State at Central Michigan

Ahhh. Mid-American Conference football. You were born a fan, it's just that nobody told you until tonight. The undefeated Ball State Cardinals flutter into Mount Pleasant to tangle with some fired up Chips. Winner probably wins the MAC West Division, a fact which you already knew. Also something you knew: if you build… » 11/19/08 6:55pm 11/19/08 6:55pm

Witness The Pagentry Of The International Bowl


It can't be easy to promote the International Bowl in Toronto. It's Rutgers vs. Ball State, smack in the middle of a bunch of bowls that actually, you know, matter. (Well, kind of.) How do you sell it? How do you make people want to watch? » 1/02/08 3:00pm 1/02/08 3:00pm

Boom Goes A Young Man's Dignity

If you've ever wondered what happened to the people who star in those internet videos that make you laugh, the answer appears to be, well, nothing good. Brian Collins, he of "Boom Goes The Dynamite" fame, talks about his experience here. » 6/17/06 4:25pm 6/17/06 4:25pm

See? Highlights Are Harder Than They Look

Yes, yes, we know this is old — seven months old, in fact — but we only recently saw it, it's a slow holiday weekday and, besides, it's tremendously, brain-hurting funny. » 12/28/05 3:45pm 12/28/05 3:45pm