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.


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).


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.


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. 


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. 


FOOTBALL: Pair of Cards named Academic All-MAC

Kicker Ian McGarvey and wide receiver Briggs Orsbon were named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team on Tuesday. Athletes must have played in at least 50 percent of their team's games and have at least a 3.2 GPA. 


MEN'S BASKETBALL: Coach concerned as offense vanishes

As impatience builds within the program and its fan base, coach Billy Taylor and his staff are left with the daunting task of bringing an effective offense back to Worthen Arena in the grind-it-out world of Mid-American Conference play.


FOOTBALL: Lewis says fifth year is a go

Ball State petitioned for the extra year for Lewis and tight end Madaris Grant after Grant tore his ACL on Opening Night against the University of North Texas. Lewis tore his ACL during his sophomore year in Ball State's 41-40 loss at the University of Nebraska.


DN Weekly Awards

Each week, The Daily News' sports crew picks its PPQ - the play, player and quote of the week.To vote in next week's fan choice poll, check out Monday's online edition of The Ball State Daily News.

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