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WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING: Ball State sweeps 4-way in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS- To say that Ball State University had a good meet on Saturday would be doing the team a disservice. The Cardinals were up by so many points, some swimmers and a relay were counted as exhibition to make the score look better. The times can still be counted as season bests and the wins are still wins, but they just were not counted toward the total team score in Saturday's meet.The four-way dual meet at IUPUI on Saturday was a seemingly easy win for Ball State, whose score almost beat all three other teams scores combined. Ball State beat IUPUI 106-34, Saint Louis University 99.5-40.5 and Western Illinois University 104-35.



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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Ball State falls at Missouri

COLUMBIA, MO.- The University of Missouri women's basketball coach Cindy Stein said her team found opportunities in the second half to win. Those opportunities were at the expense of Ball State University, who dropped a 27-26 halftime lead to lose 66-55 Saturday."In the second half, we came out with more intensity on defense and that intensity on defense created offense," Missouri guard RaeShara Brown said.


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FOOTBALL: Ball State recruits not decommiting after 2-10 season

Stan Parrish said a 2-10 record hasn't put a damper on Ball State University's recruiting efforts this year.With high school and college football seasons completed, the recruiting trail is heating up. Parrish spent last week on the road and started again early Monday morning. The Cardinals have not lost any recruits after the disappointing season.


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FOOTBALL: MAC Bowls still uncertain

All five MAC teams with at least seven wins will be invited to a bowl game this year. The conference has tie-ins with three bowls, but the remaining two will still get an invitation because other conferences are unable to fill their slots.



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WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING: Ball State to host Eastern Illinois

If Laura Seibold-Caudill could pick a place to have her team's home swim meets, it might not be Lewellen Pool. Over the past two seasons, the Ball State University women's swimming and diving team is undefeated at the IU Natatorium at IUPUI. The Cardinals will look to continue that streak on Saturday in a four-way dual at IUPUI. Before they can, however, they will host Eastern Illinois University Friday night at Lewellen.


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GYMNASTICS: Ball State to host exhibition against Kentucky

Coach Nadalie Walsh is trying to answer one question."It's still early, but where are we as a team?" she said.Walsh hopes to find answers this Saturday when the Ball State University women's gymnastics team hosts the University of Kentucky in an exhibition meet at 1 p.m. in Worthen Arena. This will be the first exhibition meet that the Cardinals have held during Walsh's tenure. In previous seasons, the team has held an intrasquad exhibition to prepare for the regular season, she said.


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MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING: Ball State hoping to end semester on high note

Although the calendar has turned the page to December, the Ball State University men's swimming and diving team has no intentions of getting an early start on Winter Break. On Friday, Ball State hosts Eastern Illinois University at 6 p.m. The Cardinals get no rest as they head to Indianapolis the following day to take part in a quad-meet against IUPUI, Western Illinois University and Saint Louis University. It will be the second time that the Cardinals have traveled to IUPUI this season, as they placed second in the IUPUI House of Champions tournament November 13 and 14.


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DN Weekly Awards

Each week, The Daily News' sports crew picks its PPQ - the play, player and quote of the week.To vote in next week's fan choice poll, check out Monday's online edition of The Ball State Daily News.



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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Cards have worst offensive output since 1952 season

Trapped in a corner, Pierre Sneed pivoted four times with the ball and looked toward the Ball State University bench for answers on the opposite side of the court.The lost feeling on offense was a common one in the Cardinals' game last night against No. 23 Butler University.Ball State scored just 11 points in a first half where it shot 4-of-21 (19 percent) from the field and dug too deep of a hole in its 59-38 loss to Butler.


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FOOTBALL: Three Cardinals net Second Team All-MAC honors

A trio of Cardinals have been named to the All-Mid-American Conference Second Team.Defensive ends senior Brandon Crawford and junior Robert Eddins, as well as senior running back MiQuale Lewis were voted onto the team by the MAC's 13 head coaches.


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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Former Ball State star Newell overcomes tragic injury to star in Italy

Anthony Newell and Bob Simmons sat in a room within the bowels of the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich., as they awaited an ambulance to take them to a nearby hospital.Just minutes prior, Newell was laying on the Convocation Center court, unable to move after landing awkwardly on his right leg while attempting a rebound in the second half of Ball State University's 46-42 win last season at Eastern Michigan University.








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