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Taylor gets Ball State job after Hunter declines

Updated: August 8, 2007, 7:29 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Ball State's coaching uncertainty has come to an end.

The school hired Lehigh's Billy Taylor as the new head coach on Tuesday, filling the vacancy created by the departure of Ronny Thompson.

"It was clear that Billy Taylor wanted to be the head coach at Ball State University," athletic director Tom Collins said in a statement. "Billy has head coaching experience, Midwest roots ... and was highly successful in a great league."

Earlier Tuesday, Ron Hunter withdrew from consideration ...

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