Men's Tennis 4/16/2023, 9:52pm

“Gritty” performance keeps the Cardinals hot heading into postseason play

Having to dig out of a hole has been a common thread for Ball State (13-9, 5-5 MAC) in 2023. Whether it was within respective matches, or trying to recover from a 2-5 start in Mid-American Conference (MAC) play, they’ve been battling from behind for most of this season. After their 4-3 win Sunday over the Buffalo Bulls (9-8, 5-5 MAC), they’ve fought all the way back to claim a spot in the upcoming MAC tournament. 

Women's Golf 4/16/2023, 9:18pm

Ball State takes 7th at Lady Jaguar invite despite poor round two conditions

Women’s Golf traveled to Carmel, Indiana, to play in the Lady Jaguar Invitational playing 36 holes at Plum Creek Golf Club this past weekend. Ball State's five-person roster consisted of junior Kiah Parrott, first-year Jasmine Driscoll, first-year Sarah Gallagher, first-year Madelin Boyd and second-year Payton Bennett. 

Women's Tennis 4/16/2023, 7:55pm

Ball State extends win-streak to five, sweeps Northern Illinois

Ball State Women’s Tennis (18-3, 7-1 MAC) continued its dominant ways Sunday by sweeping the Northern Illinois Huskies (12-14, 2-6 MAC) for the second time this year. The scoreboard says that the Cardinals had no issues but assistant coach Rifanty Kahfiani explained that this was a much tougher one to get than the last time these teams matched up on March 31.

MIVA Tournament 4/15/2023, 8:31pm

Cardinals down Quincy to advance to MIVA semis

The energy inside Worthen Arena was constant throughout Saturday’s quarterfinal sweep (25-20, 25-19, 25-15) for the No. 10 Cardinals (19-8, 11-3 MIVA) in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) Tournament against the No. 8 seed Quincy.  

MCS Partnership Project 4/15/2023, 12:00pm

8 in ‘88: A look back at Muncie Central’s 1988 state basketball championship team

Coming into the 1987-88 season, Muncie Central had seven state championships to their name, but they hadn’t had any since 1979 when they took down conference rival Anderson in the state championship game. The Bearcats made it all the way to Market Square Arena and won their eighth state championship in school history. Thirty-five years after the team in purple raised the state championship trophy, players and fans look back on that team. 

Men's and Women's Tennis 4/14/2023, 9:47pm

Ball State's tennis teams cruise to conference wins

In order for a collegiate tennis match to take place outdoors, the temperature must be 50 degrees or higher, and sustained winds must be less than 20 miles per hour. Because of this, Ball State Men’s and Women’s tennis have been indoors for its home matches this season... both teams got to share the sunshine Friday as they each had 1 p.m matches at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center in the team’s first home outdoor matches of the year. 

Softball 4/12/2023, 11:51pm

Ball State drops third MAC series in a row against Western Michigan

In a mid-week road series against Western Michigan, Ball State softball fell 2-1, the Cardinals have now lost three Mid-American Conference (MAC) series in a row. In the series opener, Ball State was run-ruled 10-2 and the Cardinals rounded out the series by splitting Wednesday’s doubleheader.

Softball 4/9/2023, 12:02am

Ball State falls to Toledo in first home-series loss, drops to seventh in MAC

The Cardinals returned home for a Mid-American Conference (MAC) series with Toledo. After three games, the Cardinals fell 2-1 in their first home-series defeat.  “We've just gotta get the ball rolling,” Cardinals head coach Lacy Schurr said. “This team is very, very capable and I think we just need a little bit of momentum going into the right time of the year.”

NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship 4/8/2023, 4:45pm

COBB: Two steps forward, one step backward

One might think that these accomplishments would be the main story to come out of this game, but you would be the closing minutes of the game, LSU, fans and even Iowa knew the game was over. This prompted Reese to taunt Clark, using the "you can't see me" gesture, popularized by WWE wrestler John Cena. Next, she pointed at her hand signaling she was ready for the ring. 

Women's Tennis 4/8/2023, 8:00am

Polishchuk, Cardinals wear out Western Michigan

The Broncos (11-7, 2-4 MAC) certainly took that into consideration Friday, as they tweaked their lineups from the last time they played Ball State (16-3, 5-1 MAC) on March 18, which saw the Cardinals sweep them 7-0. Coach Rifanty Kahfiani expected some changes from the Western Michigan side of things, and was ready for it. She had the team reflect on things that worked well for them in the first match, and take that into the second matchup. 

Men's Tennis 4/7/2023, 10:39pm

Ball State’s MAC Tournament hopes take hit after loss against Western Michigan

With just four matches left, Ball State Men’s Tennis (10-9, 2-5 MAC) had a must-win match ahead of them Friday. The Mid-American Conference (MAC) tournament takes only the top four teams. Coming into the day, the Cardinals stood a game-and-a-half behind the Buffalo Bulls for that coveted No. 4 spot. They had to start making up ground.