Ball State reassigns Buckley, dumps assistants

MUNCIE, Indiana -- Tim Buckley is out as the men's basketball coach at Ball State.

The Cardinals announced Wednesday that Buckley will be
assigned to university development, effective on Monday.

Assistant coaches Steve Lynch, Jay Bryant and Jamall Walker
were also dismissed.

"This is an extremely difficult decision," Ball State athletic
director Tom Collins said. "Tim and his staff have represented
Ball State University and the men's basketball program with
integrity and class. It's a tough situation. However, I feel
it is the right time to make this change with our men's
basketball program."

Buckley went 143-139 in six seasons with the Cardinals,
including 89-81 in Mid-American Conference play. This season,
the team went 10-18, including 6-12 in league play.