Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Ball State Cardinals

Head Coach: James Whitford

Team Mascot: Charlie Cardinal

Year Opened: 1992

Capacity: 11500

City / State: Muncie / Indiana

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Ball State Cardinals vs Indiana State Sycamores

Rival Team: Indiana State Sycamores

While Ball State and Indiana State haven’t met on the gridiron since 2014, the rivalry between the two is still alive and well on the hardwood. The rivalry between the two goes back to 1922 making it the oldest in Cardinals history, so don’t miss it when the Sycamores come to Muncie.

Ball State Cardinals vs Valparaiso Crusaders

Rival Team: Valparaiso Crusaders

Similar to Indiana State, the Cardinals have a long running rivalry with in-state Valparaiso. The Cardinals and Crusaders have been rivals since 1925 and were conference rivals from 1925 to 1969. There have been many hard fought contest between these two Hoosier state rivals over the years, so make sure to be in attendance when Ball State and Valparaiso square off.

Ball State Cardinals vs Butler Bulldogs

Rival Team: Butler Bulldogs

There are a lot of bragging rights on the line when former conference rivals Ball State and Butler get together. The two teams were members of the same conference from 1925 to 1947 and from 1950 to 1969. You won’t want to miss it when the Cardinals and Bulldogs meet as you’ll be in for a treat.

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Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Ball State Cardinals

Head Coach: James Whitford

Team Mascot: Charlie Cardinal

Year Opened: 1992

Capacity: 11500

City / State: Muncie / Indiana

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