Ball State University football lifts the victory bell against Indiana State Sept. 16 at Scheumann Stadium. The cardinals won 45-7 against the sycamores. Mya Cataline, DN

The Victory Bell returns

Indiana State traveled with the Victory Bell in their possession, but as the final whistle blew, the Victory Bell fell into the possession of the Cardinals. After snapping their 12 straight home opening wins last year, Ball State is back on track after the 45-7 win. 

The Ball State field hockey team celebrates scoring a goal Sept. 3 in a game against Lehigh at Briner Sports Complex. Ball State lost to Lehigh 1-3. Amber Pietz, DN

Ball State earns first win in conference play against Ohio with a Knopert overtime winner

“It was a tough game,” head coach Caitlin Walsh said. “I am sure it was fun to watch… but it was gritty… and the match was a little frustrating to watch knowing that we were in the driver’s seat. I think we gave up too much defensively so we definitely have things we need to work on but for them to come out and bounce back after going to overtime…It shows the kind of team that we are and we never stop fighting.”

Graduate assistant Madison Surface is pictured on FaceTime with her mother, Charity Surface. Hudson French, Photo Provided

Faith, Family and Football

Madison is the granddaughter of two Indiana football coaches, her grandfather Mark Surface, who coached at Marion High School, and her ‘Papaw,’ Calvin Duff, who coached at Lincoln High School. Even after her Papaw’s passing from Alzheimer’s two years ago, his memory and love for the game have continued to push her and Blake to continue down that path as well. 

Jake Garcia, NewsLink Indiana

First-Year Head Coach Tony Pierce Has Eagles Soaring

The Delta Eagles have a new coach at the helm. First-year Head Coach Tony Pierce is helping the Eagles fly through the season with an impressive 7-2 record after a competitive win over the Yorktown Tigers on Monday. Coach Pierce talks about the ups and downs on trying to see success in his young group of guys. 

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