Coach Pete Lembo and the Ball State football team announced their 2013 schedule on Friday.
The Cardinals are expected to play, at the very least, 3 games on national television this coming season - Nov. 6 when Central Michigan comes to Muncie for an 8 pm contest, the Cardinals' contest with Northern Illinois on Nov. 13 & when Miami comes to town on Nov. 29.
Ball State is set to open the season at home against FCS Illinois State followed by another home back vs. Army on 9/7.
This year's homecoming game is slated for 10/12 and will feature Mid-American Conference East Division rival Kent State.
The schedule is as follows
Aug. 29 Illinois State
Sept. 7 Army
Sept. 14 at North Texas
Sept. 21 at Eastern Michigan
Sept. 28 Toledo
Oct. 5 at Virginia
Oct. 12 Kent State HOMECOMING
Oct. 19 at Western Michigan
Oct. 26 at Akron
Nov. 6 Central Michigan (8:00) - ESPN2
Nov. 13 at Northern Illinois - ESPN2/ESPNU
Nov. 29 Miami Univeristy - ESPNU/ESPN3