MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Ball State's Nelson plays 'out of his mind' in upset victory

The feeling of knocking off a top-five team was something the Ball State University middle attacker had never experienced in his career. It was even more meaningful to Nelson, though, because he out-played an All-American in the process of securing one of the biggest upsets in Ball State's 46-year program history.


MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Upset and swept - Ball State drops No. 3 Cal State Northridge in three

Ball State went from being swept by No. 3 Cal State Northridge on Friday night to returning the favor by sweeping the Matadors 30-24, 30-28, 30-22 Saturday night in Worthen Arena. It was Ball State's first victory against a ranked opponent in six attempts this season and the first time the Cardinals have defeated a top-five ranked team since defeating then-No. 4 IPFW in February 1999.


TRACK: Cardinals' outdoor season begins today at Indiana Wesleyan

Ball State goes up against teams of different levels of competition, including NCAA Division II, Division III and teams from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Coach Randy Heisler expects nothing short of a breakout performance by the team as a whole.


WOMEN'S TENNIS: Ball State drops season's first conference match to Bowling Green

Sophomore Kylee Johnson was the only one that had much success on the day for Ball State. Johnson and Katherine Rist claimed the only doubles victory for the team, winning 8-6 against Bowling Green's Katia Babina and Jade Johnson. Later on, Johnson earned a three-set victory in the No. 4 singles match over Maddy Eccleston (6-4, 2-6, 6-2) and won the only point on the day for Ball State.


WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING: Four Cardinals named Academic All-MAC

To qualify as an Academic All-MAC candidate, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA and participate in 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence, however, are not eligible.


GYMNASTICS: Cardinals head to MAC Championships looking to prove themselves

The Ball State University gymnastics team will find out what it is capable of when it travels to Bowling Green, Ohio, at 2 p.m. Saturday to compete in the MAC Championships. The seven MAC schools with gymnastics programs will come together to vie for the championship. Although Ball State has not competed with more than four teams in a meet this season, the team is trying to remain focused on its performance.

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