Ball State Cardinals football team is a college football program representing Ball State University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football. Pete Lembo was Ball State's recent head coach, the 17th in the program's history, coaching from 2010-2015. 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.
Ball State was originally classified as a [1 ] 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 ]
Indiana State - See: Blue Key Victory Bell
Northern Illinois – The Cardinals have played the Northern Illinois Huskies 5 times in football since the launch of the Bronze Stalk Trophy. The trophy depicts several cornstalks in tribute to the prevalence of maize around the respective home states of the rivals. In 2008, the trophy was established with Northern Illinois holding a 4-1 edge in the contests. [3 ]
Coaches [ edit ]
Current coaching staff [ edit ]
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach
Special Teams/Linebackers Coach
Tight Ends Coach
Wide Receivers Coach
Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach
Defensive Line Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
SAM & Nickel LB's Coach
Defensive Backs Coach
Head coaches [ edit ]
The Ball State Cardinals have had 17 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 ]
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.
Conference championships [ edit ]
Ball State has produced a total of 27 NFL draft selections.
The following "Active" and "All-Star" lists account for past and present Ball State University football players that have participated in the [5 ] National Football League, the Canadian Football League, and the Arena Football League.
As of December 2015, there are a total of 6 Cardinals listed on team rosters in the NFL,
CFL, [6 ] and AFL. [7 ] [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 28 players selected in the NFL Draft.
Future non-conference opponents [ edit ]
Announced schedules as of March 23, 2015
[14 ] [15 ] [16 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "2012 Football Bowl Subdivision Records - All-Time Team Won-Loss Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association . Retrieved . August 5, 2013
^ DeLassus, David. "Ball State Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse . Retrieved . August 5, 2013
^ Doug Zaleski (November 23, 2007). "BSU-Northern Illinois winner will collect Bronze Stalk trophy". www.thestarpress.com. Gannett . Retrieved . August 7, 2013
^ "Ball State Football Year-by-year results" (PDF). www.ballstatesports.com. Ball State University Athletic Department . Retrieved . August 7, 2013
^ "Ball St. Drafted Players/Alumni". www.pro-football-reference.com. USA Today Sports Digital Properties . Retrieved . August 5, 2013
^ "NFL Players by College - B". www.espn.com. ESPN . Retrieved . September 4, 2013
^ "Active Players". CFL.ca. Canadian Football League . Retrieved . September 4, 2013
^ "AFL Players". www.arenafan.com. ArenaFan . Retrieved . September 4, 2013
^ a b "Blaine Bishop NFL Football Statistics". www.Pro-Football-Reference.com. USA Today Sports Digital Properties . Retrieved . August 5, 2013
^ a b "Timmy Brown NFL Football Statistics". www.Pro-Football-Reference.com. USA Today Sports Digital Properties . Retrieved . August 5, 2013
^ "Kenny Stucker". www.arenafan.com. ArenaFan . Retrieved . August 5, 2013
^ "Ball State Drafted Players/Alumni". www.Pro-Football-Reference.com. USA Today Sports Digital Properties . Retrieved . May 11, 2013
^ "Ball State Cardinals Football Schedules and Future Schedules". fbschedules.com . Retrieved . 2016-01-15
^ "Ball State football to play Indiana State next year". Indystar.com. 17 January 2014 . Retrieved . 18 January 2014
^ Kelley, Kevin. "Texas A&M adds Ball State and Western Carolina to 2015 Football Schedule". fbschedules.com . Retrieved . 11 May 2014
External links [ edit ]