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Ball State lands a pair of graduate transfers

Pete Lembo AP

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Seeing as the offseason is the time for transfers, Ball State has decided to beef up their defensive roster in preparation for the 2012 season. The school announced today that former Notre Dame defensive lineman Brandon Newman and ex-UCF defensive back Jarrett Swaby would be joining the program as graduate students.

“We are very pleased to welcome Brandon and Jarrett to the Ball State community and the football program,” coach Pete Lembo said in a release.  “Both of these young men were strong students, good citizens and contributors on the field at their previous institutions.  We hope they can both achieve their athletic goals at Ball State while pursuing a master’s degree in their chosen fields of study.  With the arrival of these two veteran players, we anticipate seeing some additional competition for playing time on the defensive side of the ball during preseason camp.”

Of the two, Swaby saw more playing time, appearing in 11 games last season and recorded 12 tackles. Newman appeared in two games with the Irish.

Because the two are graduate students, they will be eligible to play immediately.

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1 Response to “Ball State lands a pair of graduate transfers”
  1. thegamecocker says: Jun 22, 2012 8:36 AM

    This is great! Real student athletes moving on to graduate school! Congratulations and best of luck gentlemen. BTW, I have never read where an AU-barn University student/athlete ever transferred to another school after GRADUATING with eligibility left to further his education. I suppose education is not that important for student-athletes at Auburn University?

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