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 […]

Cardinal Basketball Icon Chandler Thompson Returns to Muncie

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the great names in Ball State men’s basketball history has returned home to Muncie. Chandler Thompson, who lettered three years at Ball State and played on the Cardinals’ NCAA Sweet 16 team in 1990, was recently named head coach at Muncie Central High School. Mr. Thompson, a Muncie native, will be coaching at his alma […]

Charlie’s Reading Challenge Brings Love of Books to Indiana Schools

In scores of central Indiana schools, Ball State’s reading challenge translates kids’ admiration for Cardinal student-athletes into a passion for books. The program rewards students for reading and also brings the Ball State brand to students and teachers across the area.