5 points better: Ball State Women’s Basketball has something to prove after last season’s heartbreak

When time expired and the buzzer sounded in Cleveland, Ohio, at the end of the championship game of the 2022 Women’s Basketball Mid-American Conference (MAC) Tournament, the scoreboard read 79-75.  As the Buffalo Bulls cut down the nets and punched their ticket to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament, the Ball State Cardinals were left heartbroken and thinking of what could have been.

The Yorktown football team poses with the sectional championship after defeating Norwell 42-41 Nov. 4. Yorktown Athletics, photo provided

Yorktown football Defeats Norwell in sectional championship

“I'm so excited for our kids and for our program,” head coach Mike Wilhelm said. “We talked with this group about being champions months ago, because we knew we had the ingredients to be a championship team. But we had to grow and we learned from our losses and from some of our weaknesses throughout the year. I think we corrected those and that's how you become a championship team.”


Ball State secures senior night sweep over Golden Flashes to claim MAC West Division Title  

Heading into the final road trip of the year, Ball State commands its own destiny. If the Cardinals can win two out of their three remaining games, the Cardinals will claim the MAC regular season title uncontested by Bowling Green, who is currently 2.5 games behind. With the regular season title, the MAC tournament would be played from Worthen Arena and Ball State would have home court advantage throughout. 


Toys for Tots accepting donations

“Now we have reached out and we’re working with D.C.S. and Meridian Services here at Delaware County,” Gibson said, “just trying to get a further reach for our program and help more people.” 


New displays from the Beeman House

“We change those [displays] out about every month,” said Kate West, one of three Beeman Assistants. “We keep up with different events and themes throughout the year.”  


First Pit Bull k9 in Indiana

“He definitely makes the day go by fast, sometimes I find myself talking to him while we are driving, and asking him what he’s thinking and then I laugh,” Money said. 


A sleepout for the homeless

“Most of us will get chairs, use two chairs, put our heads on the table. We typically don’t sleep until like 3 a.m. because it’s high energy,” Martin said. 

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