Every Event You Need to Enjoy Ball State Football Home Opener

Thursday at 7pm, Ball State football’s season kicks off against VMI, but the fun begins well before the game. Follow @bsusportslink for all the excitment. Tune into the game on WCRD 91.3 online or on the TuneIn app. Watch the game on ESPN3 if you can’t make it the the Scheu.



Come be part of the first and only LIVE Ball State Football pregame show.

3rd Down Chirp GameDay, driven by Stoops Automotive, will go live 90 minutes before kick from just outside Scheumann Stadium in CharlieTown.

3DC GameDay will be available on a variety of platforms, including live across the state of Indiana on Comcast Indiana 81, locally on Campus 57 and streaming live on ballstatesports.com.

3DC GameDay is hosted by Noah Reed, with Tyler Bradfield and Connor Onion.  Jake Bartelson and Mick Tidrowwill share gameday reports throughout the season.

3DC GameDay is produced by graduate assistant Torey Fox and Tidrow. J.C. Obringer will direct the telecast.  All students enrolled in academic credit in Sports Link and the Digital Sports Production concentration will have opportunities to serve production roles on the telecast.

You can be part of the broadcast, LIVE from the Alumni Center lawn. Bring your signs, fatheads, and energy to make this show the most unique in college football. This


Smell the aroma of freshly grilled hot dogs.. Dance to a little music.. Watch your kiddos have fun playing games and showing their spirit with Cardinal tattoos.. Sing the fight song and socialize with fellow fans.. Every CharlieTown tailgate is an exciting pre-game experience for the whole family!

Located on the west lawn of the Alumni Center, CharlieTown features food and beverages at the Chirp ‘n’ Grill, a family fun zone, and music two hours prior to kick-off for every home football game!

Come meet President Ferguson and First Lady, Grace.

There will also be appearances from Charlie Cardinal, the Ball State Marching Band, and cheerleaders.     Who is invited?  EVERYONE … alumni, students, friends, and the Muncie community!


All students are invited to come join us at the Cardinal Zone for FREE food, games, giveaways, and live music! The Cardinal Zone is an alcohol-free tailgating event that will take place in the tailgating area during tailgating hours on Thursday September 3rd,  Saturday October 3rd, and Saturday October 24th. In addition to FREE food, giveaways, and music, you will also have a chance to challenge and beat a BSU athlete at a game for the ultimate bragging rights.  Just look for the WCRD DJ and Cardinal Zone signs in the north part of the tailgating field. See you there!

This event is hosted by the Cardinal Choices grant and sponsored by the NCAA.

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All military personnel can present their ID at the box office for a complimentary general admission ticket. Fans can contact Kaylynne Goeglein (kgoeglein@bsu.edu or 765-285-1551) for Military Night specially-priced tickets for military family and friends. In honor of the evening, Ball State will also wear specially designed Camo Cardinal helmets.


The first 5,000 fans will receive a red/white/black camouflage rally towel courtesy of Dellen Ford Lincoln in Muncie.


2015 Football Magnet schedules courtesy of MutualBank will be available at the gates and around the stadium.


Don’t miss the scheduled halftime fireworks show presented by Pepsi!


The tailgate lot opens at 3pm. All information about the tailgating and the game can be found here.

Author: Alex Kartman

I am the Director of Digital Sports Production and Ball State Sports Link. I produce, direct, and film sports ranging from feature stories to live broadcasts. I freelance as a technical director for the Indiana Pacers, ESPN, Fox Sports and other regional TV. I also love film and attempted to be a critic in a past life.

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