Ball State's Student Government Association (SGA) had its first meeting of the spring 2022 semester Jan. 19. Four new senator applicants were voted on in the meeting. The applicants were Ozzie Kazarian, Trent McKenzie, Clarrisa Carrigan and Shelby Alexander.
Eric Salazar knew after a high school jazz band bass clarinet solo what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. After his Brownsburg High School band director Joe Vrabec credited him as the reason the band won a judge’s choice award from a 2007 Purdue University jazz competition, he said he wanted to become a music performer to “help people feel their feelings and help people through music.”
Ball State Men's Basketball traveled to Toledo and lost 83-70 for its third consecutive loss against Mid-American Conference opponents. The young Cardinals have been tested early on in conference play, as they have gone against three top teams in the MAC.
Freshman center Payton Sparks recorded his third consecutive double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Sparks said he is more concerned about helping Ball State win than his individual performance.
The seven team per-conference model makes for bad competition, as we saw with the Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots combining for a -67 point differential.
In Stephenson’s Gainbridge Fieldhouse debut Jan. 5, he recorded 30 points and five assists off the bench in a 129-121 loss against the Brooklyn Nets. He subbed in with six minutes left in the first quarter, and scored 20 consecutive points, including a buzzer beating 3-point shot to end the quarter.
Ball State's 42nd annual Unity Week celebration is kicking off in January this year, beginning with the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The week will welcome more in-person gatherings than last year, including the signature Unity March, and will end with the Jan. 22 Beneficence Conference.
In front of their home fans and on their home court, Delta High School wins the 2022 Delaware County Basketball Tournament after defeating Wapahani High School 59-54
Ball State Track and Field is spending part of their Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in Lexington at the University of Kentucky’s Jim Green Invitational.
Freshman Ally Becki played a career-high 37 minutes and recorded her first career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. She added seven assists and finished 2-of-2 from the 3-point line.
Led by graduate student setter Quinn Isaacson and senior middle blocker Felix Egharevba at the service line, the Cardinals had 14 service aces in the match compared to the Pioneer’s zero, as Ball State won by scores of 25-15, 25-7 and 25-15.
Cochran said he didn't see anything specifically from Buffalo defensively, but instead found his open spots and played within his game.
Despite Ball State Men’s Basketball losing to Buffalo 74-68, a young Ball State team was able to match the Bulls’ physicality and have two consecutive competitive games in the Mid-American Conference.
Chicago-based actor E.M. Davis remembers entering their freshman year at Ball State as a “wannabe actor.” Davis wanted to major in acting in college, but they had some discouraging conversations about becoming an actor with previous high school teachers and family members.
On the court at Worthen Arena for the first time since March, Ball State Men’s Volleyball returned to action quickly. The Cardinals swept Maryville University in their 2022 season opener by scores of 25-12, 25-18 and 25-13, respectively.
Throughout each day, I tried my hand at quick media coverage via Twitter and had updates on what the Cardinals were doing at each of the events. While this type of coverage was an adjustment for me as a student journalist, it was also extremely rewarding.
Sitting in the press box at the Camellia Bowl at the end of my first semester, preparing to cover my first bowl game on Christmas Day and looking back on how I felt on day one, I found that anxiety comically overestimated.