Freshman middle blocker Lauren Gilliland blocks the ball Feb. 12, 2021, in John E. Worthen Arena. The Cardinals lost to the Falcons 0-3. Madelyn Guinn, DN

Ball State falls to Syracuse in 3 sets

Ball State women’s volleyball was swept by Syracuse in three sets in their final match of the Cy-Hawk Series Tournament. The Cardinals dropped the first set 25-16 and could not recover, going on to lose sets two and three by scores of 25-18 and 25-13 respectively.  



Junior defender Lexy Smith does a header April 11, 2021, at Briner Sports Complex. The Cardinals beat the Eagles 2-1 to become the Mid-American Conference West Division champions. Jaden Whiteman, DN
SOCCER

Xavier stays perfect, beats Ball State 1-0

 The lone goal came from junior forward Emma Marcus, who received a pass from freshman forward Chloe Netzel and put it in the back of the net in the 22nd minute for her first goal of the season. Despite 23 total shots, 14 by Xavier and nine by Ball State, Marcus’ goal was the only one that found its way behind the keeper. 


Nathan Vannatter (left), Mike Fleck (middle) and Lance Scholl (right) stand next to a police car near the site of where two planes crashed into the World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001. Nathan Vannatter, provided.
GOLF

Golfing near ground zero: Ball State Men’s Golf head coach and former golfers reflect on visiting Manhattan a month after 9/11 attacks

 It was Tuesday morning. Ball State Men’s Golf head coach Mike Fleck was driving to meet a friend who was doing embroidery work for his team. He was driving to a Hardee’s in Pendleton, Indiana, and he had Q95’s “The Bob & Tom Show” playing on his radio when, all of a sudden, the usual lighthearted show turned serious.  





Ball State Baseball players and coaches line up for the national anthem for their game against Indiana April 23 at Victory Field in Indianapolis. The Cardinals fell to the Hoosiers, 9-3. Zach Piatt, DN
SPORTS

Hansen: Normalcy in sports brings clarity to life

Little did I know it would be my last Major League Baseball game for over a year. Little did I know it would be the last time I would get to have the summer tradition with my dad where we try to hit as many MLB stadiums as possible. 







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