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  • Trine University Thunder expects return to winning way
    From 2008 through 2012, the Trine football program won 45 of 55 games, an average of nine victories a season. And the beat appeared to be continuing last September when the Thunder began 3-1.
  • Manchester University Spartans turn to inexperienced linemen
    The prospect of beginning a season with a new starting quarterback playing behind four first-year starters along the offensive line would be enough to send some head coaches searching for a bottle of TUMS.
  • Ball State
    Coach: Pete Lembo Lembo at Ball State: 25-13 2013 record:


Coach: Pete Lembo

Lembo at Ball St.: 15-10

2012 record: 9-4

2013 schedule

Aug. 29: Illinois St., 7 p.m.

Sept. 7: Army, 1 p.m.

Sept. 14: at North Texas, 4 p.m.

Sept. 21: at Eastern Michigan, 1 p.m.

Sept. 28: Toledo, 3 p.m.

Oct. 5: at Virginia, TBA

Oct. 12: Kent State, 3 p.m.

Oct. 19: at Western Michigan, 2 p.m.

Oct. 26: at Akron, noon

Nov. 6: Central Michigan, 8 p.m.

Nov. 13: at Northern Illinois, 8 p.m.

Nov. 29: Miami (Ohio), TBA

2012 results

E. Michigan…W, 37-26

Clemson…L, 52-27

Indiana…W, 41-29

S. Florida…W, 31-27

Kent State…L, 45-43

No. Illinois…L, 35-23

W. Michigan…W, 30-24

C. Michigan…W, 41-30

Army…W, 39-22

Toledo…W, 34-27

Ohio…W, 52-27

Miami (Ohio)…W, 31-24

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl

Cent. Florida…L, 38-17