MEN'S GOLF: Cards thrive in classroom despite several absences

Despite the academic/athletic pressures, the 2008-09 Ball State men's team was recently named a Golf Coaches Association of America All-Academic Team for achieving a team grade-point average of 3.0 or better. To be eligible for the honor, a university must submit the grade points earned and hours attempted for each player on its official squad list for the academic year.



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FOOTBALL: Page still working hard despite season-ending injury

Kelly Page knew his thumb was hurt, but wanted to stay in Ball State University's game against Bowling Green State University on Oct. 17.When coach Stan Parrish called for a running play, Page decided to tough it out."I was going to come out," Page said. "But I saw it was a run play, so I was like ‘I can stick this out.' I wasn't going to go in there and try and throw the ball and get another interception. I couldn't feel the ball to begin with."


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MEN'S TENNIS: Tough draw proves tough luck for Cards

Ball State University wanted to test themselves against elite competition during the fall season to see how they stack up. The results show the Cardinals still have a way to go."It was very disappointing," coach Bill Richards said. "It was a very poor performance."


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FIELD HOCKEY: Ball State beats Missouri State 4-2

Sophomore Devanny Kuhn marked a career high four goals in Saturday's matchup as she placed the team on her shoulders, leading to an impressive victory for Ball State University.After dropping their last four games, Ball State came out strong against Missouri State University, winning 4-2.


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WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Losing streak continues for Cardinals

There were plenty of highlights over the course of the weekend for the Ball State University women's volleyball team (10-13, 3-7). Kelsey Brandl posted 34 kills, numerous blocks and five service aces. Kaylee Schembra had a remarkable diving, one-handed pancake dig to keep a play alive. Brandl also recorded two digs in the back row, contributing to a critical point in a set win. Charde' Phillips blasted a kill off the face of a defender.



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FOOTBALL: Lewis, Sykes shatter NCAA records in Cardinals' first win of season

YPSILANTI, Mich. - After running for 1,736 yards last season, expectations were sky high for Ball State University running back MiQuale Lewis this year.But Lewis struggled behind a young offensive line and has battled an injured ankle. The senior gained only 378 yards as the Cardinals started the year 0-7. The poor start led to questions about his running style and if he was the best fit for this year's offense.All of that went out the window at Eastern Michigan University as Lewis ran for 301 yards and set Ball State's single-game rushing record, while leading the Cardinals to a 29-27 win.


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SOCCER: Cards look to end 5-game losing streak

After a four-game road trip, the Ball State University soccer team returns home this weekend for its final home matches against Northern Illinois University and Western Michigan University.


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FOOTBALL: Reporter's notebook

The nine-game losing streak for Ball State University isn't the first time coach Stan Parrish has encountered a long losing streak. As coach of Kansas State University in the 1980s, Parrish went winless in his final 27 games as head coach.So what similarities do you see between the two long losing streaks, coach? 



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WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Cards look for revenge against Falcons

 Hate is a strong word, but after how things went down last season, the mere mention of Bowling Green State University (8-15, 1-7) gets Ball State University (10-11, 3-5) women's volleyball players Brittany McGinnis and Elaina Kakatolis' blood boiling. 


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FOOTBALL: Page to have season ending surgery on thumb

The quest for Ball State University's first win this year will have to continue without starting quarterback Kelly Page.Coach Stan Parrish said Tuesday that Page would miss the final five games of the season with a broken right thumb. The injury will require surgery that will keep the redshirt freshman out of action for two to six weeks.


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MEN'S GOLF: Cards win Flyer Invitational

Trailing by seven strokes, the men's golf team only had 18 holes to defeat then-leader University of Toledo. By shooting 12 strokes less than Toledo in the final round on Tuesday, Ball State won its first tournament of the Fall season.



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Football team's success may be bad for local businesses

T.I.S. Bookstore general manager Pam Suminski said she has noticed a difference in her customers Ball State apparel preferences compared to last year."Last year when our customers came in, they were looking for shirts specifically relating to football," she said. "This year they're not necessarily as adamant about finding something with a helmet or football on it, they're just buying general Ball State logos."


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SOCCER: Cards drop 5th in a row against Ohio

For the second straight weekend, the Ball State University soccer team has failed to get a win. Ball State fell to the University of Akron 3-0 on Sunday afternoon, their fifth-consecutive loss.


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FOOTBALL: Running game steps up after Page falls to injury

Stan Parrish looked over his play sheet at halftime Saturday and made the decision to scrap much of it.Ball State University was trailing Bowling Green State University 24-0 at the time and would have to finish the game without Kelly Page, who injured his right thumb. So despite needing to throw the ball to try and score quickly, Parrish played to his team's strength.


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FOOTBALL: Reporter's notebook

Freshman Aaron Mershman has spent all season acting like Ball State University's third-string quarterback. He travels with the team and sends in the play calls from the sidelines.The Cardinals lost Kelly Page in the second quarter Saturday against Bowling Green State University with an injured thumb and he did not return to the sideline. However, coach Stan Parrish said Mershman would not have played Saturday if backup Tanner Justice had gone down in the second half.


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WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Cardinals lose in straight sets to Ohio

The Ball State University women's volleyball team walked into the Convocation Center with the deck stacked against them. Ohio University was ranked No. 24 in the RPI and had only dropped two sets in Mid-American Conference action all season. On top of that, it was Homecoming Weekend in Athens.







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