FIELD HOCKEY: New coach, new beginning

Ball State hasn't finished .500 in the Mid-American Conference since 2006 and has three conference wins in the past two seasons. The Cardinals finished 2009 with a 4-15 record (2-8 MAC) and lost the first game of the MAC Tournament 3-1 to Central Michigan.


RECREATION: Students can continue athletic careers through rec sports

Students can play against one another in intramural leagues or competition from other schools on sports clubs. Ball State is expected to have 28 sports clubs this school year, including soccer, baseball, water skiing and judo, according to Ball State's Recreation Services website.


MEN'S TENNIS: Single senior to show stability

Ball State's season ended last year with a 4-2 loss to Western Michigan University in the 2010 Mid-American Conference Championship Semifinals, giving the Cardinals a final record of 16-10 (4-1 MAC). Though the team didn't finish where it wanted to last season, Bussert's goals remain high.


MEN'S GOLF: Ball State looks to repeat fall success

Ball State beat 16 teams in the Dayton Fall Invitational and had two runner-up finishes last fall. Despite some rocky results in the spring, it placed second of 19 teams in April at Indiana's Adidas Hoosier Invitational.


GYMNASTICS: Pacovsky joins Cardinals

Coach Nadalie Walsh has added another gymnast to her 2010-11 class. Mackenzie Pacovsky, of Independence, Minn., will be the fifth freshman on the gymnastics team, which will start its season in January.


BASEBALL: Marconi named new Ball State coach

The baseball coaching job at Ball State University ultimately will stay in the family. Athletic director Tom Collins announced Tuesday assistant coach Alex Marconi would be promoted to head coach, ending a six-week search for Greg Beals' replacement.


BASEBALL: Headed to Boston

Monday, the Red Sox selected Kolbrin Vitek with the 20th pick in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. The newly-minted All-American became Ball State's seventh first round draft pick and first since Brad Snyder was selected by Cleveland with the 18th overall pick in 2003.

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