KeVonn Mabon, a wide receiver for the Ball State Cardinals, pushes past Eastern Kentucky cornerback Buck Solomon in the home opener on Sept. 17 in Scheumann Stadium. Ball State won 41-14. Grace Ramey // DN

Dominant defense leads Ball State past Eastern Kentucky

The defense got to the quarterback eight times on Saturday, as Ball State (2-1) jumped out to an early lead and trounced Eastern Kentucky 41-14 in its home opener at Scheumann Stadium. The Colonels mustered just 298 total yards in defeat.

Ball State quarterback Riley Neal looks for a receiver downfield in a 30-20 loss to Indiana at Memorial Field on Sept. 10. Neal and the Cardinals fell to 1-1 as their late comeback attempt fell short. DN Photo // Grace Hollars

Weekend in Athletics

Most Ball State athletics teams spent the last couple weeks on the road, but Family Weekend will feature home games from football, women's volleyball and soccer. Cross country and field hockey, however, will hit the road again.

Junior outside hitter Sabrina Mangapora celebrates after a score at the game against IUPUI on Aug. 31 at John E. Worthen Arena. Kyle Crawford // DN

Ball State Athletics: Weekend in review

Labor Day weekend meant long road trips for Ball State athletics. Football went down to Georgia and beat Georgia State 31-21 in its season opener. Cross country finished third in the Butler Open in Carmel. Field hockey split its games in Louisville, soccer dropped two games in its California road trip and women's volleyball fell to 0-7 on the season.

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