After going 34 days since its last road victory, Ball State was hungry for a win away from Muncie. It took an all-around team effort to take down Toledo, and that is exactly what the Cardinals did.
A two-point head start didn’t come back to hurt the Cardinals, as they went on to beat Toledo in their first matchup this year 60-58.
Luck was not on the Cardinals’ side at the ninth-annual Earl Yestingsmeier Match Play in Dade City, Florida. Despite entering the tournament as the No. 1 seed, Ball State placed sixth out of eight teams at the invitational after splitting both its matches Monday, followed by a loss to fellow Mid-American Conference rival Bowling Green in the fifth-place match Tuesday.
The Delta Eagles had a successful weekend at the regional competition. Seven wrestlers are advancing to the Semi-State competition this Saturday.
Ball State went on to win the game 63-59, defeating the top team in the Mid-American Conference West Division, and El-Amin led all scorers with 22 points, adding three rebounds and three assists to his total.
Ball State Women’s Golf harbored four top-10 individual finishes at the Battle of Boulder Creek Tuesday.
The Ball State Men’s Basketball team will face a tough test on Tuesday as they look to take down the Northern Illinois Huskies, who currently lead the MAC West Division.
Ball State Men’s Tennis saw its three-match winning streak come to an end Sunday at the hands of Illinois State. The match saw both teams find certain periods of success, but the Redbirds were able to edge out a 4-3 win over the Cardinals.
Head coach Joanna Saleem said a buildup in smaller mistakes set the Cardinals back in the squad's first conference loss of the season to Western Michigan 195.750-193.775.
Ball State Men’s Volleyball took a three-set sweep of Daemen Saturday, but final results are not always indicative of how closely a match was played.
Western Michigan's Brandon Johnson's efforts could not be stopped, as Ball State Men's Basketball held close with Western Michigan until the end, but the Broncos pulled away 68-64.
Finding a rhythm on offense was not the Cardinals’ forte Saturday, but their defensive effort made up for their offensive struggles. Ball State Women’s Basketball turned to a physical defensive presence to overcome an early deficit and defeat Akron 60-52.
Playing against a first-year team has its advantages. Coming off a six-match road trip against three ranked opponents, Ball State Men’s Volleyball used them in its 3-0 win over Urbana Thursday.
Head coach Rich Maloney didn’t mince words when talking about what could have, should have and would have happened in 2019. The chip, most certainly, is there.
Ball State Men’s Volleyball completed the ultimate comeback by defeating one of the best teams in the country on the road last weekend.
As the team looks to embrace “the process” on the field, in the dugout, the Cardinals are working on their own collective gel.