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Cochran, Bumbalough carry Ball St. past Indiana St. 97-75

Nov. 27, 2021 17:31 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tyler Cochran had 15 points to lead five Ball State players in double figures as the Cardinals romped past Indiana State 97-75 on Saturday. Luke Bumbalough added 14 points for the Cardinals. Miryne Thomas chipped in 13, Payton Sparks scored 12 and...

Don Shondell, longtime BSU men's volleyball coach, dies

Nov. 27, 2021 11:57 AM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Don Shondell, who led the Ball State men’s volleyball team to 13 NCAA tournament appearances, has died at age 92. The university announced that Shondell died Tuesday. Shondell coached the Ball State team for 34 years until he retired in 1998. ...

Ball State bowl eligible after 20-3 victory over Buffalo

Nov. 23, 2021 23:03 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Drew Plitt threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score — in the first quarter — and Ball State became bowl eligible with a 20-3 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday night. It's just the third time in program history that the Cardinals (6-6, 4-4...

Ex-animal shelter chief pleads guilty to sex act with girl

Nov. 23, 2021 12:08 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The former director of a central Indiana animal shelters has pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with an underage girl. Philip H. Peckinpaugh, 36, of Muncie, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of sexual misconduct with a minor. Under the...

Nichols tops 2K yards in C. Michigan win over Ball St.

Nov. 17, 2021 22:57 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Lew Nichols III ran for three scores and 219 yards and Central Michigan piled up 567 yards of offense and beat Ball State 37-17 on Wednesday night. Nichols topped 2,000-career rushing yards when he ran for 131 yards in the first half against the...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 16, 2021 14:11 PM EST

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Nov. 12, 2021. Editorial: Feeding the pipeline toward higher education A compelling effort to encourage young people to continue their education beyond high school unfolded this week at Indiana State University. ...

Windham scores 14 to lift Ball State over Omaha 73-69

Nov. 13, 2021 16:06 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Jalen Windham came off the bench to score 14 points and lift Ball State to a 73-69 win over Omaha on Saturday. Payton Sparks had 13 points for Ball State (1-1). Demarius Jacobs added 10 points and six rebounds. Luke Bumbalough had eight assists. ...

Ex-Indiana school nurse, pastor gets 105 years for molesting

Nov. 12, 2021 12:41 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A former central Indiana school nurse and church pastor has been sentenced to 105 years in prison on child molesting charges. A Delaware County judge ordered the prison term on Wednesday for 57-year-old Brian Couch of Yorktown, who pleaded guilty in...

Ex-Indiana mayor sentenced to year in prison for bribery

Nov. 10, 2021 17:16 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indiana mayor was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison on federal charges of taking a $5,000 bribe in exchange for steering city projects to a contractor. Former Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler reached an agreement with federal prosecutors in...

Tuesday's Scores

Nov. 10, 2021 00:03 AM EST

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= Alexandria 54, Delta 21 Argos 36, Triton 34 Bedford N. Lawrence 66, Bloomington North 28 Bellmont 44, Ft. Wayne Concordia 27 Bethany Christian 50, Jimtown 45 ...