Taylor Was 84-99 As Head Coach At BSU

Ball State Fires Billy Taylor After 6 Seasons

By Eric Dutkiewicz

Credit: BSU Photo Services

Ball State fired men's basketball head coach Billy Taylor on Mar. 14.

March 14, 2013 Updated Mar 14, 2013 at 7:11 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Ball State University fired men's basketball head coach Billy Taylor on Thursday after six seasons with the Cardinals.

Ball State finished 15-15 overall, 8-8, in the Mid-American Conference this season. The Cards lost in the second round of the MAC Tournament in Cleveland.

Taylor was 84-99--44-52 in the conference--since taking over in 2007.

"This was a difficult decision," Ball State athletic director Bill Scholl said in a statement. "Under his guidance our student-athletes conducted themslves properly and our most recent APR score was our highest rating since 2004-2005."

A new coach will be expected to compete for conference championships, Scholl says.

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