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Ball State Graduate Helps Design 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four Floor

By: Marc Ransford— Indianapolis, IN—On social media, the NCAA unveiled a design for the basketball court that will host the 2019 men’s basketball Final Four in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The design was developed by Connor O’Malia, a 2013 Ball State graduate, who is a designer at Section 127, a full-service creative and marketing agency located in downtown Indianapolis. Section 127 is partnering with the NCAA to provide design work for the organization’s national championships. O’Malia, who graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High…

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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Taps Recent BSU Grad to Design His Cleats

By: Nick Werner— Muncie, IN—First Sydney Noland screamed. Then she cried. “I’m sure my downstairs neighbor thought I was out of my mind,” she wrote on her blog. Noland’17, was not out of her mind, but she was overwhelmed with emotion after receiving a text message from a colleague who worked for the Seattle Seahawks. “Guess what? Russell Wilson chose you to design his cleats.” The star quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks drafted Noland,to create a design on his shoes…