My husband and I met over 10 years ago at Ball State University, and we are proud to be Ball State Cardinals. I love my alma matter, and some of the best days of my life were spent on the Ball State campus. When we found out a family friend (we call him our “nephew”) would be attending Ball State and playing football, we were thrilled. When we found out another young man from our church would be in the marching band, we knew we had to make it back to Muncie for a game.
We attended the home opener on August 30th, and watched Ball State face off against Eastern Michigan. Being back on campus brought back so many memories, and it made me feel young again and incredibly old all at the same time. The new (to me) stadium was gorgeous and clean, and there was plenty of room in the stands for my crazy kids to run around and play. The crowd was friendly and energetic. There was definitely an excitement about the team that wasn’t there when I was in school. The whole family had a great time.
My oldest son is a budding musician, so he loved seeing the Pride of Mid-America marching band. My youngest is the rough house, so he loved watching the “put-ball” players. My husband and I just loved being outside and watching the game. And of course, the best part of all was the Ball State victory!
If you’re a Ball State alum, I recommend heading back to Muncie and catching a game this year. The team has a lot of talent this year, and there’s a great energy in Scheumann Stadium. Even if you didn’t attend BSU, I think you’ll enjoy watching the Cardinals play. You can find a schedule and purchase tickets on the Ball State Athletics page, and you can find the latest news about the team on the Ball State Football fan page on Facebook. You can also follow coach Pete Lembo on Twitter – and make sure you’re tweeting with our hashtag…#chirpchirp!