March 15, 2006: Ball State reassigns Tim Buckley to a different position within the athletic department.
Apr. 4, 2006: Ball State hires Ronny Thompson.
May 2006: The basketball staff commits a secondary violation by watching off-season workouts.
June 2006: Ball State self-reports the secondary violation to the NCAA.
March 3, 2007: Thompson's first season ends with a first-round loss in the MAC tournament. The team finishes with 22 losses, the most in school history.
May 2007: The basketball staff is allegedly caught watching off-season workouts, a secondary violation. The staff disputes the violation.
June 24, 2007: Notes with racial slurs, "liars" and "cheaters" are found in the basketball offices.
July 12: 2007: Thompson resigns, although in his letter to president Jo Ann Gora, he says he considers his leaving "termination without cause" because of the "racially hostile" environment.
Aug. 8, 2007: Ball State hires Billy Taylor as its new head coach.
Oct. 31, 2007: Thompson begins as a Washington Wizards and college basketball analyst for Comcast SportsNet.
Nov. 4, 2007: Ball State tips off its season with an exhibition game against Anderson in Muncie.