1. How Did Boise State Turn Into The Most Hated Team in America?

    Boise State is no longer the Johnny Come Lately underdog team that everyone roots for anymore. It’s a 50/50 split between adoration and vitriol – and the latter might be prevailing through more...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 4 years ago 930 reads 4 comments

  2. Never Underestimate the Heart of a Champion: Boston Celtics Still Alive

    Those words, infamously said by former Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich, have received much discourse for Boston over the course of these playoffs...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about 5 years ago 1,432 reads 4 comments

  3. Can Ball State Make the BCS? Round Two

    Cardinals fans definitely got their wish last Thursday when TCU's BCS hopes came crashing down in a loss to Utah.Like I said last week, it really was a lose-lose situation for the Cardinals...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about over 5 years ago 215 reads 1 comments

  4. Mark Schlabach Is a Master Researcher: False

    This has been talked about quite a bit on BSUFans, and it's probably worthy of an entire post. On today's main college football page at ESPN...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about over 5 years ago 190 reads 1 comments

  5. Cardinal Roundtable: Ball State-Miami Preview

    (Cripes...this past week flew right by. I can't believe it's GAMEDAY! already. What we have is another great opportunity to make ourselves famous with what should be a great performance ...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about over 5 years ago 148 reads 0 comments

  6. Cardinal Roundtable: Miami

    (Cripes...this past week flew right by. I can't believe it's GAMEDAY! already. What we have is another great opportunity to make ourselves famous with what should be a great performance against Miami...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about over 5 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  7. Cardinal Roundtable: Northern Illinois

    Definitely a hilarious video, check it out.Alright, here's this week's Cardinal Roundtable. Every single one from here on out will be during the week because of our random schedule...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about over 5 years ago 61 reads 0 comments

  8. Can Ball State make the BCS?

    [NOTE: I had to edit this because I completely spaced about Utah.]There were a couple interesting articles in the Chicago Tribune today. One discussed Ball State's chances of making the BCS, and the other related to Northern Illinois' plight in 2003...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about over 5 years ago 116 reads 0 comments

  9. Cardinal Roundtable: Bye week edition

    (Every week, The Sixth Ball Brother and the other two Ball State sports blogs, Over The Pylon and Ball U Nation, participate in a Cardinal Roundtable, where we attempt to answer the key questions concerning this coming week's opponent...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 61 reads 0 comments

  10. Dante Love released from rehab center

    Good news! Dante Love has officially been released from the Indianapolis rehab center and will continue to do his rehabilitation on campus.According to the AP story, well, there wasn't really anything new...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 141 reads 0 comments

  11. Western Kentucky fan attempts to start brawl with TSBB

    So here was the highlight of my Saturday trip to Bowling Green. During the first half, a group of about 5 Western Kentucky students were sitting a few rows behind taking jabs at Ball State...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 56 reads 0 comments

  12. TSBB Morning Quarterback: Ball State vs. Western Kentucky

    I've had a few games to digest this, and my opinion from Saturday night has not changed: We played poorly.I spent most of the second half wondering what was wrong with this team...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 70 reads 0 comments

  13. Ball State Cardinal Roundtable: Western Kentucky

    (Every week, The Sixth Ball Brother and the other two Ball State sports blogs, Over The Pylon and Ball U Nation, participate in a Cardinal Roundtable, where we attempt to answer the key questions concerning this coming week's opponent...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 217 reads 0 comments

  14. Football team in the news

    I thought I'd just throw up everything here. Hope everyone enjoys.Ball State defensive end Brandon Crawford is awesome. He was on ESPN's First Take with Jay Crawford and Dana Jacobson...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 41 reads 0 comments

  15. Ball State reaches AP Top 25, world ends

    In the past few days, whenever I get depressed or upset about something, all I do is think to myself, "Ball State is in the Top 25." I still cannot get over it. It brings a huge smile to my face...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 38 reads 0 comments

  16. Quick thoughts on the Toledo game

    So, a lot has happened since we last chatted. There was no TSBB Morning Quarterback because I didn't get to watch or listen to any of the Toledo game, so it's kind of hard to provide any sort of analysis...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 37 reads 0 comments

  17. Cardinal Roundtable: Ball State-Toledo (Four Days Late)

    (Yes, yes, I know, I haven't posted anything for a week. I have my reasons, but I will try to get back on the horse in an attempt to bring the best possible news...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 110 reads 0 comments

  18. Ball State Creeping Up the College Football Polls

    I will apologize for the lack of TSBB Morning Quarterback, but I didn't get to see too much of the game and I was way busy yesterday.But let's talk about what's going on in the polls...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 341 reads 1 comments

  19. Cardinal Roundtable: Kent State

    (Every week, The Sixth Ball Brother and the other two Ball State sports blogs, Over The Pylon and Ball U Nation, participate in a Cardinal Roundtable, where we attempt to answer the key questions concerning this coming week's opponent...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 84 reads 0 comments

  20. MiQuale and Derrick, you're fine men

    Congratulations to MiQuale Lewis and Derrick Henry, who continue a strong run of Ball State excellence so far this week. Lewis was named the MAC West Offensive Player of the Week and Henry picked up defensive honors...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 37 reads 0 comments

  21. Final thoughts on the IU/BSU game

    In case you missed it, we're BACK on LETTERMAN! The Ball State alumni made a reference to the Cardinals' big win over IU Saturday. Enjoy. I had forgotten about the "fiercest-sized robin bird...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 46 reads 0 comments

  22. Cards slowly creeping their way toward Top 25

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T...find out what it means to me!Oooh, the soothing sounds of Aretha Franklin bring up this week's update of the Top 25 Associated Press and Coaches Polls...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 28 reads 0 comments

  23. Cards slowly creeping their way toward Top 25

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T...find out what it means to me! Oooh, the soothing sounds of Aretha Franklin bring up this week's update of the Top 25 Associated Press and Coaches Polls...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 33 reads 0 comments

  24. Dante Love probably won't play football again

    According to a statement released by Ball State today, wide receiver Dante Love will live a "normal and happy" life, but his football career is "expected to be over." Not surprising news, but very unfortunate ...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 87 reads 0 comments

  25. Dante Love probably won't play football again

    According to a statement released by Ball State today, wide receiver Dante Love will live a "normal and happy" life, but his football career is "expected to be over."Not surprising news, but very unfortunate...

    Phil Friend Written by Phil Friend about almost 6 years ago 51 reads 0 comments