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.

The Chirpies Honor Best of Ball State Sports

Student-athletes celebrated at the third annual Chirpies event, which was a Sports Link production and televised on ESPN3.

Taught by Ball State Legend, Freshman Volleyball Player Blazes Her Own Trail

Kate Avila learned from Hall of Fame coach Don Shondell and her father, who also played at Ball State, before emerging as a dynamo on defense.

Worthen Arena Celebrates 25 Years

The iconic campus landmark, whose 25th anniversary will be celebrated Jan. 28, has provided the Ball State and Muncie communities with countless memories.

Joining Charlie Cardinal’s 48-Year Tradition Means Shutting Your Beak

Past and present Charlie Cardinals say hiding their identity and maintaining the mascot’s mystique require a lot of planning and a little misdirection.