MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Cards win 1st match of season at Carthage

Ball State was led by its experience in the middle. Juniors J.D. Gasparovic (16 kills, .500 hitting percentage) and Anders Nelson (13, .550) led the Cardinals' offense. On defense, Billy Ebel had a match-high 15 digs, while Nelson had eight blocks.



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WOMEN'S TENNIS: With new coach, BSU wins opener over Dayton

Junior Hayley Hall was the first to finish singles play with a relatively easy 6-0, 6-1 No. 2 singles win over Dayton's Loni Dickerhoof, setting the tone for the rest of the match to be in the Cardinals' favor. Junior Georgina Thomson (No. 4 singles), sophomore Kylee Johnson (No. 5) and freshman Lauren Pickrel (No. 6) rounded out the singles winners for Ball State.



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GYMNASTICS: Ball State flies from nest for New Hampshire meet

At approximately 950 miles away, the trip to Durham, N.H. from Muncie represents the farthest that the squad will be away from its nest this season. The extended travel will be unique for the team. The Cardinals will fly to the meet, which allows the team to take only its competitors, coach Nadalie Walsh said.



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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Maggert makes early case for MAC's top award

It might be too early in the season to begin naming favorites to win Player of the Year, but Maggert is making her argument on the court. Even if she is uncomfortable talking about her chances, the better she plays, the talk of her winning the award will increase.



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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Improving defense a key for Cards

Sure, there were positives with forward Emily Maggert eclipsing the 1,000 point mark for her career and the offense recording 80 points, but the negatives outweighed the positives for Ball State University Coach Kelly Packard and her team. Ball State fell to 7-8, 2-1 on the season, but may get a break from a challenging schedule Friday when they host Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (3-15).


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Sports Link video to be featured on ESPN U

Overcoming adversity is at the center of three Ball State University students' sports package on junior men's basketball player Malik Perry.Their package will take center stage on ESPNU, a station in the ESPN network focusing on college athletics.


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BASEBALL: Vitek picks up second preseason honor

For the second time this year, second baseman/pitcher Kolbrin Vitek has been named to a preseason All-American team. Ping! Baseball named the junior a third team All-American at the utility position. 


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TRACK: Ball State begins 2010 season at Bowling Green

Entering Saturday's meet at Bowling Green State University, it returns some talented upperclassmen, such as All-Mid-American Conference honorees Ali Bishel, Brittany Ade and Katie Johnson. But the team also has 17 freshmen on the roster. 








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