Sophomore setter Megan Wielonski sets the ball in a match against South Florida Aug. 26 in Tampa, Fla. Wielonski had 47 assists during the match. Mary Holt, South Florida Athletics, Photo Provided

Setting a Season Standard

Following the conclusion of their historic season that included a Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship and a first NCAA Tournament win since 1995 in the 2021 season, Ball State Women’s Volleyball saw a transition period that included the departure of two assistant coaches, Tiffany Koors and Fritz Rosenberg, as well as four players.

Ball State fans stand among Tennessee fans Sept. 1 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. Ball State lost 10-59. Amber Pietz, DN

Beyond the game

From former students to former Ball State football players, alumni were scattered throughout Knoxville, Tennessee, for Ball State Football's contest against the University of Tennessee Sept. 1. Three former players spoke on what the game meant to them.

Sophomore public relations major KwaTashea Marfo poses by the Village on Ball State campus Aug. 28. Jacy Bradley, DN

The Prison of Perfectionism

Whether I was gravitating toward the approval of my parental figures or being the go-to-person for everyone when they were down or in need of assistance, I adopted a lifestyle of being a perfectionist — a lifestyle that consisted of being there for others as much as I wished someone was there for me. 


Rocky Top Tennessee

Before and during Ball State Football's contest against the University of Tennessee Sept. 1, the gameday atmosphere engulfed Knoxville. Though the Cardinals lost 59-10, the players and coach were grateful for traveling Ball State fans support.

Running back Carson Steele (33) runs with the football down the field in the second quarter of the game against Central Michigan on Nov. 17, 2021, at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, IN. Amber Pietz, DN

Cardinals fly to Tennessee for season opener

Each season, at least one of Ball State Football’s first games of the year is against a “Power-Five Conference” (Big Ten, SEC, Big 12, PAC-12 and ACC) program. To kick off the 2022 season, the Cardinals and the University of Tennessee Volunteers will square off at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee Sept. 1 in each program’s first game of the season. 

Lt. Matt Gaither stands by Scramble Light to meet and talk to students Aug. 26. Amber Pietz, DN

Fighting Crime and Forging Connection

Ball State University Police Department (UPD) Chief Jim Duckham said he believes "community policing", establishing relationships with the Ball State and Muncie community, is the best way for the UPD to successfully do their job and make students feel safe.

The Congerville Flyers football team poses for a photo Oct. 10, 1915 in Muncie, Ind. In 1916, the Congerville Athletic Club and Congerville Flyers merged and later renamed the Muncie Flyers. Ball State Digital Media Repository, Photo Courtesy

Flying Towards the History Books

One of the numerous small city teams from the early age of the NFL came from the city which would become known as “Middletown.” In 1920, Muncie, Indiana, with a modest population of 36,000, became the home of a charter franchise of the future NFL.

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