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Behind Enemy Lines: Previewing the Penn State Nittany Lions with Black Shoe Diaries

Ball State heads to Happy Valley with eyes on upsetting the No. 11 team in the country.

2021 Week 2 Preview: Ball State Cardinals @ Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State’s stout defense presents plenty of challenges for the reigning MAC champs.

Alabama couldn’t beat an NFL team, and that’s good news for Ball State

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Ye Olde Roundtable: Hustle Belt staff predicts the 2021 MAC football season, Part 1

Our writers predict the breakout and breakdown teams, the MAC champion, and more in this team-focused peek through the looking glass.

2021 MAC Football Positional Previews: Ball State Cardinals secondary

Bryce Cosby and the experienced group of MAC champions go for another swing at the conference crown.

2021 MAC Football Positional Previews: Ball State Cardinals defensive front seven

Four All-MAC selections and the reigning MAC Championship MVP lead a stacked linebacking group in Muncie.

2021 MAC Football Positional Previews: Ball State O-Line

A familiar group returns to Muncie after adding a MAC championship and bowl victory to program lore.

Report: Mike Neu, Ball State agree to contract extension until 2025

A season removed from attaining the MAC title, Neu renews his contract with his alma mater.

Ball State football, Auburn set to play in 2025

The Cardinals will travel to Alabama to take on the Tigers in September of 2025.

#1 Toledo sweats out a 91-89 win vs. #8 Ball State in OT

Ball State came to play, pushing the top-seeded Toledo to overtime, but ultimately couldn’t seal the deal.

2021 Mid-American Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Preview: #8 Ball State Cardinals vs #1 Toledo Rockets

The MAC Tournament tips off with the Cardinals taking on the Rockets.

Ball State beats #22 SJSU, secures first bowl win in program history

The Cardinals close the 2020 season with 7-straight wins, including a MAC Championship, and a bowl victory.

Ball State stuns #23 Buffalo, 38-28, for first MAC title since 1996

The Ball State Cardinals are the top team in the MAC, thanks in part to a 21-0 swing in the second quarter to put the pressure on the favored Bulls.

2020 MAC Championship Game Storylines: Ball State Cardinals

Ball State hasn’t had a winning season since 2013. Now, they find themselves one game away from being the best in the MAC.

How To Watch/Stream/Listen: 2020 MAC Football Championship Game

For the first time since 2008, the Bulls and Cardinals meet in Ford Field to decide the fate of the MAC.

2020 MAC Football Championship Game Preview: #23 Buffalo vs. Ball State

It’ll be noticeably empty in Ford Field this season due to COVID-19, but the action on-field will fill the room with ease.

Ball State books a trip to Detroit in stunning 30-27 win vs. WMU

Ball State stuns Western Michigan 30-27 to win the MAC West

2020 Mid-American Conference Football Week 6 Preview: WMU at Ball State

For all the marbles of the MAC West and a berth in the MAC Championship

Ball State shows no mercy in massive 45-20 victory over CMU

Ball State squashes Central on the road to put themselves in prime position for a MAC West division title run.

2020 MAC Football Week 5 Game Preview: CMU vs. Ball State

It’s a showdown which could prove pivotal at Kelly/Shorts on Saturday, as CMU and Ball State must win to keep pace in the MAC West race.

Ball State retains the Bronze Stalk in 31-25 thriller over NIU

Ball State holds off a late charge by NIU to keep the Bronze Stalk in Muncie for another season by the score of 31-25

2020 MAC Week 3 Game Preview: NIU at Ball State

Who will win this year’s Battle For the Bronze Stalk?

Ball State walks off in dramatic fashion with 38-31 win over EMU

Another day, another close loss for the Eagles.

2020 MAC Football Week 2 Game Preview: EMU at Ball State

EMU and Ball State are both coming off similar games (and results) in Week 1. Which team will emerge with the win to keep their season going?

2020 MAC Football Game Reactions: Ball State Cardinals at Miami RedHawks

The battered RedHawks showed their championship mettle, while the Cardinals showed a lot of promise in a loss.

Wounded RedHawks complete comeback, down Ball State 38-31

Miami rallies back from a 21-10 deficit with a backup QB to down Ball State on opening night.

How to Watch/Listen/Stream: Miami vs. Ball State

The Redbird RIvalry gets the national TV treatment as the 2020 season finally kicks off.

2020 MAC Football Game Preview: Ball State Cardinals at Miami RedHawks

The RedHawks begin their MAC title defense in the Redbird Rivalry against Ball State.

Special Teams U: Kicking and Screaming

The finale of our Positional U series has us picking the team with the best special teams unit in recent memory.

Linebacker U: Backing the MAC

Which MAC program has produced the best linebackers?

Defensive Line U: Sack Attack

The best run stoppers and pass rushers in the MAC come from which school?

Half Back U: Running away with it

Which school was deemed the best on the ground?