Ball State Softball captured its first championship of the season in Bowling Green, Kentucky, over the weekend. After an impressive set of performances, the Cardinals finished with a comeback victory to seize the title.
In 14 seasons as Ball State’s head coach, Rich Maloney had never taken the Cardinals to Texas. He did this past weekend, and he left Sunday with a winning record in the Lone Star State after taking two of three from Houston Baptist.
Ball State defeated Kent State 194.575 to 194.450, advancing to 9-4 on the season. They also recorded a season-high on bars of 48.825.
When the Cardinals needed a spark in their 61-55 win over Eastern Michigan, freshman guard Luke Bumbalough and redshirt freshman guard Jarron Coleman answered.
Close margins of victory have been the theme for Ball State Women’s Basketball this season. On Saturday it saw yet another game decided by 10 points or fewer. This time, it was Eastern Michigan that was able to take the slight edge over the Cardinals 61-58. Here are four takeaways from the Cardinals’ first loss in February.
The win was the first for the Cardinals in Chicago since 1999. However, what mattered most for the team was the victory marked head coach Joel Walton’s 400th win at Ball State.
After coming up short in the final stretch against Bowling Green and Western Michigan, a huge 26-6 run in the final 10 minutes against Eastern Michigan gave Ball State Men's Basketball the edge they needed for a 64-55 win over the Eagles.
In a back-and-forth contest that went all the way down to the final possessions, turnovers stalled Ball State Women’s Basketball’s chances, as it fell to Eastern Michigan 61-58.
Trust makes it possible to rely on one another to do what is right, even when nobody is watching. Togetherness makes it easier to reach out for help when it is needed. These are two characteristics of Ball State Track and Field.
Road trips and rivalries — two aspects of sport that do not necessarily come easy to many players. Beginning a five-match road trip against MIVA opponents, that was the case for Ball State Men’s Volleyball in a 3-1 loss to No. 14 Purdue Fort Wayne Friday.
In less than a week, the Women’s Swimming and Diving team will be traveling to Buffalo, New York to compete in the MAC Championships. The Cardinals finished the season with a record of 5-6 and a conference record of 1-3.
Brachen Hazen loves to joke. He even loves to make fun of his teammates, but he also knows when to cut it out and pick up a player if they make a mistake and help them move on to the next play.
Ball State Baseball kicked off its season last weekend by losing three straight against Georgia Southern. Despite starting the season 0-3 for the first time since 2016, the Cardinals’ season will not be defined by these 27 innings down in Georgia.
Ball State only won three conference games all season last year, but this season they have already tripled that and are looking to do more. This year, Ball State has now beaten eight opponents that they fell to last season.
Beating Northern Illinois (8-16, 4-9 MAC) 97-89 Wednesday, Ball State remains undefeated against Mid-American Conference opponents at Worthen Arena.
The game was tied at 29 at the half, but the Bulls stormed passed the Cardinals in the second half, outscoring Ball State 43-30 and ultimately winning 72-59.
It’s time for women to receive the same respect men are given in the sports world. Women have earned it just as much as men, and society needs to recognize what they do.
Two seniors from Delta High School are competing on the biggest stage for Indiana Wrestling; the State Championship.