Ball State, which had games against Michigan and Indiana canceled, ends up on Iowa State's schedule
The B1G’s decision to cancel all nonconference games left several opponents scrambling to add new contests to their 2020 schedule. One MAC program hit hardest was Ball State, which was scheduled to play Michigan and Indiana in consecutive weeks.
Not to worry, Ball State was able to find at least one new opponent to add to its 2020 schedule.
Iowa State, which had its annual rivalry game with Iowa eliminated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced on Tuesday that it has added a home game against Ball State to this year’s schedule. The game is set for Sept. 12, which is when the Cardinals were previously scheduled to play Michigan.
Cyclones add Ball State to 2020 Football slate.
— Cyclone Football (@CycloneFB) July 28, 2020
Two in-state college football contests — Iowa State-Iowa and Ball State-Indiana — were canceled but the Cardinals will now take the trip from Muncie, Indiana to Ames, Iowa for a mid-September football contest.
The B1G decided to eliminate all nonconference competition for fall sports in an effort to have a more flexible schedule and control testing protocols and safety guidelines. It’s still unclear what the league’s scheduling plans will be for the upcoming football season.