Area Kids Get Inspired to Read with Assist from Charlie Cardinal

Launched as pilot programs in 2016, Charlie’s Reading Challenge and its companion, Charlie’s Coloring Contest, continue to be big hits with elementary and preschool students. “Kids love Charlie, and also love to read and color,” said Shawn Sullivan , associate athletic director of marketing and fan engagement. In terms of getting our brand out to the community […]

NCAA Honors Former Ball State Basketball Star for Inspiring Others

Former Ball State basketball standout Trey Moses, ’19, has been on a whirlwind, globetrotting adventure ever since his graduation last Spring.  And now that he’s had a chance to catch his breath due to the COVID-19 crisis, Moses says his love for community service and basketball, in that order, are just on a temporary hold. […]

Sibling Athletes Share an Uncommon Bond

Family tradition and friendly rivalry spur Drew Plitt (football) and sister Marie Plitt (volleyball) to cheer each other on as they play for the Cardinals.

Baseball Alum Zach Plesac Is Living His Dream in the Big Leagues

Ball State baseball has a long and proud history of sending players to the major leagues. Zach Plesac, ’17, is the latest and has shown the potential to be one of the greatest. Selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 12th round of the 2016 MLB draft, Plesac spent two years in the minor leagues […]

As Cards Prep for Lucas Oil Rematch, Star QB Recalls First Contest

The date was September 3, 2011. Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL Colts, was only three years old, and it was a natural for the Ball State and Indiana University football teams to hook up there in front of an Indianapolis-based crowd. That game, which was the first NCAA FBS game played at Lucas […]

Athletics Director Beth Goetz Envisions Bright Future for Cardinal Sports

Last June, as President Geoffrey S. Mearns introduced Beth Goetz to the campus community, he explained the factors that led to her hiring as Ball State’s new Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. He noted her extensive leadership experience, including key positions at Butler University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Connecticut, where she served […]

Cardinal Football Prepares for Fall Season With Restored Confidence

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen you get knocked down, what do you do? If you’re Ball State football coach Mike Neu, ’94, and his players, the answer’s easy: you get back up with a vengeance. “There’s not one person associated with our football team that isn’t chomping at the bit to get back on the field,” he said. “We can’t start the […]