February 3, 2023
Geoffrey S. Mearns, president of Ball State University, has selected Jeff Mitchell as the Cardinals’ new director of athletics. Mr. Mitchell will join Ball State after serving as deputy director of athletics at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., since 2018.
September 9, 2022
Ball State University announced today that President Geoffrey S. Mearns has appointed Ken Bothof to be the interim director of athletics. Mr. Bothof succeeds Beth Goetz, who has accepted a position as deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer at the University of Iowa Athletics Department.
August 16, 2022
Ball State University Spring 2021 graduate Karleigh Conner, of Maineville, Ohio, has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in recognition of her accomplishments in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, and community service.
July 21, 2022
Ball State University May 2022 graduate Alexa McDonald, of Hilliard, Ohio, has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in recognition of her accomplishments in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, and community service. A member of Ball State’s Swimming and Diving team from 2018-2022, Ms. McDonald was one of only 21 female Spring sport athletes nationwide to receive this $10,000 scholarship.
February 15, 2022
Dave and Deb Heeter, both of whom are graduates of Ball State University, have made a generous commitment of $1 million to support their alma mater.
October 27, 2021
Ball State University Director of Athletics Beth Goetz today was recognized by Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) as one of the publication’s 2021 “Women of Influence.”
August 26, 2021
Chris Adams, Ball State University graduate and member of the Ball State men’s tennis team, announced as the recipient of 2021 Bob James Memorial Award.
July 29, 2021
A Ball State University graduate and notable former student-athlete has helped make history for her home country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
July 1, 2021
The Ball State University Board of Trustees on Thursday recognized one of the University’s most successful periods of Athletic Department achievement, both on and off the field.
June 9, 2021
The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced today that Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns has been elected the MAC’s Chair of the Council of Presidents. He replaces University at Buffalo President Dr. Satish Tripathi, who served as Chair for the last four academic years. President Mearns has also been named the MAC representative to the NCAA Board of Directors.
February 26, 2021
A Ball State University professor’s alternative scoring system will be utilized by the NBA once again.
February 22, 2021
With all three NCAA divisions conducting their men’s basketball championships in the state of Indiana in 2021, March Madness is taking on a unique look and feel.
January 4, 2021
On October 20. 2020, Ball State alumnus David Letterman and Super Bowl champion and longtime Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning visited campus to film an episode of "Peyton's Places."
April 24, 2020
Veteran coach Jim Craig will lead the four-time national championship Burris Laboratory School high school girls’ volleyball team.
October 18, 2019
Ball State University will welcome former football player Wendell Brown back to campus for Homecoming 2019 on Oct. 19.
May 3, 2019
Ball State’s Board of Trustees approves an executive dashboard designed to allow campus leadership to monitor progress on the 2040 goals in the new strategic plan, “Destination 2040: Our Flight Path.”
October 10, 2018
ESPN reporter and play-by-play commentator Holly Rowe will visit Ball State University October 22 to speak on “Working and Living with Passion and Purpose.”
July 18, 2018
The Dr. Don Shondell Practice Center will be dedicated on Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m. Adjacent to Worthen Arena between Gates 1 and 2, the new 19,000-square-foot facility provides a dedicated space for volleyball and basketball practices.
May 21, 2018
Beth Goetz will join Ball State next month as the new Athletics Director.
September 16, 2016
In its debut year, CharlieTown welcomed nearly 1,500 visitors for food, games and a celebration of Ball State spirit.
September 9, 2016
The Board of Trustees approved the naming of the Dr. Don Shondell Practice Center after the men’s volleyball head coach from 1959 to 1998.
May 4, 2016
The Cardinals football standout returned to campus to finish school.
April 30, 2016
Senior Anthony Marquez battled a torrent of difficulties before serving in the military. He is about to graduate summa cum laude.
October 19, 2015
Sophomore Shelby Sneed won Ball State's first Chirp! Chirp! Spirit Scholarship, which covers half of in-state tuition for a semester.