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Ball State football coach Mike Neu signs through 2025

Ball State’s head coach Mike Neu during their game against Northern Illinois at Scheumann Stadium Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.

Ball State and football coach Mike Neu have agreed to a new contract to keep him on the sideline through the 2025 season, Yahoo Sports reported Thursday.

Contract terms were not revealed, but the report said Neu, 50, will receive a pay increase “raised through outside sources.”

Neu played quarterback for Ball State and was named Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 1993. He was hired to coach his alma mater in January 2016.

The Cardinals were 7-1 in 2020, and their .875 winning percentage was their best since 1978. Their season culminated with a 34-13 win over San Jose State in the Arizona Bowl — the first bowl win in program history.

Ball State also won its first MAC title since 1996 last season.

Under Neu, the Cardinals are 22-34. He began his coaching career in 1998 and has experience in the college, NFL and arena football ranks.

–Field Level Media