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Phil writes about Ball State sports for Hustle Belt.

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Hustle Belt's BlogPoll Preseason Ballot


SB Nation is kind enough to let its Mid-American Conference blog vote in the weekly BlogPoll ballot despite the amount of luck it takes for one MAC team to crack the top 25. Here's our 2012...

2012 MAC Football Position Rankings: The Receiving Corps

Time to look at the 2012 MAC football season. We're going to preview the conference unit by unit, ranking the teams one through 13 at every position and facet we can think of. Today: the receivers...

2012 MAC Football Position Rankings: The Linebackers

Which tackling machines will cause the rest of the MAC fits? Look no further than Northwest Ohio.

2012 MAC Football Position Rankings: The Secondary

In a league known for its obscene passing numbers, having a good secondary might be the difference. Is anyone's better than Ohio?

Ball State's Southward Season Under Billy Taylor, From Slumps To Empty Seats


Ball State's season has been disappointing, way below our prediction of 24 possible wins.

So, Hey, 2012 Football Preseason BlogPoll Ballot? Why Not?


We're doing the BlogPoll now, and here's our 2012 preseason top 25:

Ball State Opens MAC Play A Step Below The Elite


Ball State opens MAC play against WMU. Who has to step up to win a top-two seed and the MAC West?

Ball State's Questionable Late Hit Penalty Changed Everything


The penalty on Ball State for a late hit, questionable as it was, changed the entire game for NIU. Otherwise Ball State might've won by 11.

Jarrod Jones Couldn't Beat Arizona Alone; Ball State Shooting Went Dry In The Desert


Do not be fooled by the final score; it is very misleading. The scoreboard says No. 16 Arizona 73, Ball State 63 but the game was much, much closer than that. Ball State was leading at every...

MAC Basketball Preview 2011-12: Ball State Cardinals


Psst: Don't forget about Jarrod Jones and the Cardinals. They can win the MAC too.

Ball State Holds On At EMU, 31-30 Despite Defensive Lapses


They were a mess on defense. But Ball State did enough on offense for a victory to become bowl eligible in Pete Lembo's first year.

Yes, Ball State Can Win The MAC West


Toledo, WMU and NIU are still MAC West favorites. But Ball State can win the division too.

Ball State-Army Preview: With Apologies To Keith Wenning


Keith Wenning led Ball State to two unexpected victories. With Army rolling around, it's time to make amends.

Ball State-Indiana Preview: Hoosier Bragging Rights At Stake


Previewing Ball State-Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium. BSU's only other win over a BCS team was Indiana in 2008.

2011 MAC Football Preview: Ball State Cardinals


MAC football previews continue with Ball State. First-year head coach Pete Lembo has some rebuildin' to do.

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