American Football Database
Ball State Cardinals
File:Ball state text logo.jpg
First season 1924
Head coach Pete Lembo
Home stadium Scheumann Stadium
Stadium capacity 25,400
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Muncie, Indiana
League NCAA Division I (FBS)
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West
Past conferences IIC (1934–1947)
HCC (1951–1967)
All-time record 406–374–32
Postseason bowl record 0–6
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 10
Current uniform
Colors Cardinal Red and White            
Fight song Ball State Fight Song
Mascot Charlie Cardinal
Marching band The Pride of Mid-America Marching Band
Rival Miami (Ohio)

The Ball State Cardinals football team represents Ball State University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football competition as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC).


Bowl appearances

Ball State has appeared in six NCAA Division I postseason bowl games, where they have compiled a 0–6 record.

Season Date Played Bowl Game Opponent Result
1989 December 9, 1989 California Bowl Fresno State L 6–27
1993 December 17, 1993 Las Vegas Bowl Utah State L 33–42
1996 December 18, 1996 Las Vegas Bowl Nevada L 15–18
2007 January 5, 2008 International Bowl Rutgers L 30–52
2008 January 6, 2009 GMAC Bowl Tulsa L 13–45
2012 December 21, 2012 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl UCF L 17-38

Conference Championships

Year Conference Coach Overall record
1942 Indiana Intercollegiate Conference John Magnabosco 6-2-0
1964 Heartland Collegiate Conference Ray Louthen 5-3-0
1965 Heartland Collegiate Conference Ray Louthen 9-0-1
1966 Heartland Collegiate Conference Ray Louthen 7-1-1
1967 Heartland Collegiate Conference Ray Louthen 7-3-0
1976 Mid-American Conference Dave McClain 8-3-0
1978 Mid-American Conference Dwight Wallace 10-1-0
1989 Mid-American Conference Paul Schudel 7-3-2
1993 Mid-American Conference Paul Schudel 8-3-1
1996 Mid-American Conference Bill Lynch 8-4-0

Current coaching staff

Name Position
Pete Lembo Head Coach
Rich Skrosky Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Jay Bateman Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
Justin Lustig Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach
Joey Lynch Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach
Keith Gaither Wide Receivers Coach
Nick Tabacca Offensive Line Coach
Chad Wilt Defensive Line Coach
Daryl Dixon Defensive Backs Coach

Current NFL Players

Retired NFL Players

Future non-conference opponents

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
vs Illinois State at Illinois State vs Middle Tennessee at Middle Tennessee vs Army
vs Army at Iowa at Northwestern at Indiana
at North Texas at Army
at Virginia vs Colgate vs VMI at Michigan



External links