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An annual Homecoming event at Ball State broke away from tradition Friday afternoon. The Bed Races, which have traditionally been held on Riverside Avenue, were instead held at the University Track at Briner Sports Complex to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
There are still two matches left in the regular season, but the Cardinals can already say they are going to the NCAA Tournament.
Saturday night marked the end of an era for Ball State Men’s Volleyball. Ending a 31-year career, Joel Walton spent his final few hours as head coach of the Cardinals.
Head coach Joel Walton was on the verge of tears. Not of sorrow, but of joy — it was the last match of his coaching career inside Worthen Arena.
The new Ball State Esports Center will be a classroom, esports venue and community space for the campus.
If the fields could talk, they and Phil Clay would probably be best friends.
1960: Ball State introduces women’s intercollegiate sports
Growing up in Hamilton, Indiana, Cait Snyder had aspirations of playing volleyball in college. The only problem was Hamilton was not the ideal place for student-athletes to get noticed — her hometown high school had a student body of just 140, and the girls’ volleyball team went 9-21 the season before she would have arrived.
The Ball State Asian Student Union (ASU) held two events March 22 to remember the victims of the March 16 Atlanta shootings and hold a discussion where students could share their experiences with discrimination.
Heading into this weekend’s two-match series against Quincy (4-9, 1-9 MIVA), Ball State (10-4, 7-3 MIVA) was tied for third place in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association and were looking for some added momentum after last week’s 3-2 victory over Ohio State.
It was records aplenty for Ball State Women's Golf Monday and Tuesday. The Cardinals set multiple school records and individual bests in their sixth-place finish at the Spring Break Shootout, hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University.
Heading into this weekend’s two-game series against Appalachian State (1-2, 1-1 MAC), the last time Ball State Field Hockey (1-3, 1-1 MAC) won a game was Nov. 1, 2019. Ironically enough, that was against the Mountaineers.
Heading into the weekend, Kent State (11-4 MAC) and Ball State (6-9 MAC) were both trending in similar directions. The Golden Flashes had gone 1-3 in their last four matches while Ball State went 1-6 in its last seven.
Fewer than two weeks ago, Ball State (8-4, 5-3 MIVA) fell to Ohio State (5-7, 4-4 MIVA) in a five-set match that ended the Cardinals' seven-match win streak and started what would become a three-match loss streak.
Sometimes, there’s no place like home.
In March 2020, Ball State students had their classes moved online, and many had to decide whether to isolate in Muncie or move back home with their families.
Evan Weaver is a senior journalism news major and writes columns for The Daily News. His views do not necessarily reflect those of the newspaper.
IUPUI (3-4, 0-0 Horizon) came into Friday’s match following an upset win over Southern Methodist while riding a three-game win streak.
Ask any fan what makes sports great and one answer sure to come up is rivalries.
Before she stepped foot onto the hardwood of Worthen Arena, sophomore guard Sydney Freeman was already well known in the Albion, Indiana, community. That’s because her hometown has a population of 2,349 people.