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Monday, November 19, 2007

Ball State Drama

The local press in Muncie, Indiana ran an interesting article about this Wednesday's Ball State game. One would hope that the Hoyas will easily rout the Ball State Cardinals. Ball State is a small time program in tatters. Georgetown has aspirations of playing for a national championship. But the acrimonious departure of Ronnie Thompson from the head coaching job at Ball State, among a flurry of NCAA violations and allegations of racial harassment, covers this contest with an extra layer of drama. While Ball State officials do not expect the game to be a sell out, and while student attendance should be low since the dorms will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday (Tuesday is the last day of classes), the Cardinals' powers-that-be are still doubling their courtside security for the game. The Gannett News Service is also sending one of their national columnists to cover the game. Apparently, some people expect the ill feelings that the Ball State community harbors towards Ronnie Thompson may spill over to his brother and his brother's team. Let's hope that is not the case.

And let's hope for a solid trouncing of Ball State.

For the full article from the The Star Press, click here.

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