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WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING: Cards lose on road to Zips, Bulls

After starting the season strong last weekend, the women's swimming and diving team failed to find the same spark, losing to both the University of Akron and the University at Buffalo. With the losses, Ball State drops to 1-3, both on the season and in Mid-American Conference play.


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FOOTBALL: Ball State ready after bye week

For Stan Parrish and Ball State University, the bye week came at just the right time in their schedule.Nine weeks into the season, the Cardinals were able to take a break for the first time this year. Now they are preparing for their final three games.


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FIELD HOCKEY: Ball State falls in first round of MAC tournament

In any sport, each team looks forward to postseason play and a chance to win a championship.Those hopes were dashed early for the Ball State University field hockey team as it fell in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament to Central Michigan University 3-1 Thursday at the BSU Turf Field.


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WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Ball State to travel north for final road trip

For the last year and a half the state of Michigan has been running advertisements supporting tourism in the state. One slogan during this time period was "Lose yourself in Pure Michigan." That's something the Ball State University women's volleyball team (11-14, 4-8) has done all year.



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WOMEN'S SWIMMING: Ball State to travel to Akron, Buffalo

After the first weekend of the women's swimming and diving season, coach Laura Seibold-Caudill did not expect to have a winning record. But the Cardinals did.Seibold-Caudill said last weekend's results were very unexpected as the Cardinals fell 12 points shy of defeating the University of Toledo and beat Bowling Green State University. After starting the season in an impressive way, Seibold-Caudill said she expects things to continue in much of the same way this weekend as the Cardinals travel to the University of Akron and the University at Buffalo.


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FIELD HOCKEY: Fifth-seeded Ball State hosts MAC Tourney

With their share of big losses, close losses and a few hard fought wins, the fifth-seeded Cardinals host this weekend's Mid-American Conference Tournament, beginning at 11 a.m. today against fourth-seeded Central Michigan University at the BSU Turf Field. 


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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.But it doesn't stop there. With the help of our online voters, the weekly fan choice is also featured.



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ATHLETICS: Triple threat

When senior Sarah Kehe walked into morning swim practice Monday, she was greeted by her teammates like a long lost friend.When the women's swimming and diving team began practicing the second week of the semester, they started without Kehe.The senior missed preseason training because she was preparing for the cross country season. In all, Kehe participates in three sports: cross country, swimming and track.



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FOOTBALL: Heisman on display in Muncie

Students and athletics officials from Ball State University were within grasp of the most prestigious individual trophy in college football Monday.The Heisman Trophy was on display for people to touch and take their picture with at three Muncie businesses.


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FIELD HOCKEY: Cards get shut out in pair of MAC losses

In its worst loss since the 2006 season, Ball State University was overwhelmed by Kent State University in an 8-0 shutout to end the Cardinals' regular season.Ball State was shut out in both of its games this weekend, falling 3-0 to Ohio University on Saturday.


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WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING: Cards split pair of weekend meets

Standing on the deck of Lewellen Pool this weekend, coach Laura Seibold-Caudill had some modest expectations for her team during its first two meets.Expectations that were thrown to the wayside quickly after the start of Friday's meet against the University of Toledo.


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FOOTBALL: Ball State's Wildcat expands against Ohio

The Wildcat had not yielded a pass for Ball State University this year, but Ohio University was sure they would see one Saturday. The Cardinals did throw out of the formation in their 20-17 loss to the Bobcats, and it surprised them anyway. In the fourth quarter, quarterback Tanner Justice took a lateral from triggerman Eric Williams and threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Hill streaking down the sideline.


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CROSS COUNTRY: Cards finish 11th at MAC Championship

For the second straight season, the Ball State University cross country team finished in 11th place at the Mid-American Conference Championships on Saturday.Junior Ali Bishel led the Cardinals with a fourth place finish overall on the 6K course. Her time of 22:33 was under 15 seconds behind winner Ari Fisher from the University of Toledo in a tightly contested front pack.







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