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TRACK: Ball State hopes to continue recent success in two-day invite

The Cardinals had eight first-place performances in last week's Indiana Wesleyan Invitational, and they hope to continue that trend today. Three of those first places came from sophomore Janae Taylor, who won the 60-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and was the anchor leg in Ball State's 4x200 meter relay team.


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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Cards topple Falcons as season-best win streak reaches four games

Davis led the way for the Cardinals (12-9, 6-3 Mid-American Conference) with a game-high 18 points and four assists to just one turnover in 33 minutes of action. Three other Ball State players scored in double-digits: Watson had 14 points and nine rebounds, sophomore center Jarrod Jones earned a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds and Scaife added 10 points.


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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Riding high, Ball State hosts Akron

Sporting its longest winning streak in six years, Ball State University will host the University of Akron, the defending Mid-American Conference champion, Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals (12-9, 6-3) have won four straight and five of their last six games to reassert themselves in the MAC race. 



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GYMNASTICS: Ball State drops another close match, this time at Illinois State

Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. In gymnastics, close is the difference between winning and losing. The Ball State University gymnastics team learned that lesson the hard way yet again. The team was one fall on the balance beam short of a perfect meet – being able to count 20 clean routines – as it lost to Illinois State University (194.15-193.925) Friday night.




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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Davis steps up as floor general

For 33 minutes Thursday night, Randy Davis played almost flawless basketball. The point guard led Ball State University to a 64-59 victory against Bowling Green State University with a game-high 18 points and four assists. Davis turned the ball over only once, and made five of his six free throws. 


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WOMEN'S TENNIS: Ball State returns to winning ways with sweep of visiting IUPUI

The Cardinals (3-1) won all six of their singles matches — some in dominating fashion. Five of the six matches were won in two sets. Junior Hayley Hall led the team with a victory in the No. 1 singles match, defeating IUPUI freshman and reigning Summit League Player of the Week Hunter Bullock 6-2, 7-5. The loss was Bullock's first of the season.


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DN Weekly Awards

Each week, The Ball State Daily News sports staff picks its PPQ — the player, play and quote of the week. And, with the help of our online readers, the weekly fan choice is also featured. To vote in next week's poll, be sure to visit Monday's online edition of The Ball State Daily News.


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SOCCER: Ball State picks UT Martin's Craig Roberts as new coach

Roberts led UT Martin to a combined record of 34-27-12 in four seasons. In the past three seasons, the Skyhawks were 19-3-1 on their home field. In his most recent season, UT Martin went 9-7-0 and won its first Ohio Valley Conference championship in program history.







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