SPORTS


volleyball 3/31/2017, 11:43pm

RECAP: No. 12 Ball State men's volleyball vs. Quincy

Tied at 12 midway through the fourth set and trailing two sets to one, sophomore middle attacker Parker Swartz came flying in high for his second kill of the night to give No. 12 Ball State men's volleyball a 13-12 lead - its first since 6-5 early in the set.


football 3/30/2017, 6:33pm

Players rely on family support at Ball State football Pro Day

At Ball State football's Pro Day, scouts use 40-yard dash times to measure straight-line speed, three-cone drills to measure agility, vertical and broad jumps to measure explosion. All of the drills help quantify players' athleticism — and weigh heavily on prospects' draft stocks.


baseball 3/27/2017, 3:21pm

PREVIEW: Ball State baseball vs. Butler

Ball State baseball looks to end its four-game losing streak when it hosts Butler in a mid-week non-conference game Tuesday. The Cardinals (11-13, 0-3 MAC) boast the best ERA in the Mid-American Conference (3.53), though the Bulldogs (16-7, 0-0 Big East) have a 3.15 ERA that's second in the Big East. Butler is on a five-game winning streak, including a 3-game sweep of Ohio (11-11, 0-0 MAC) over the weekend. Ball State was just swept by Kent State in its first series of MAC play. The Bulldogs hit .267 as a team, led by redshirt junior infielder Michael Hartnagel, who's on a six-game hitting streak. Hartnagel is hitting .410 on the season with 10 doubles. Ball State sophomore outfielder Roman Baisa carries a seven-game hitting streak into the matchup, hitting .275. He's also second on the team with 13 runs scored. Junior right-handed pitcher Brendan Burns (1-0) is expected to make his first start of the season for the Cardinals. He has a 2.61 ERA but has only pitched 10.1 innings. Primarily a starter last season (12 of his 14 appearances were starts), Burns went 5-4 with a 3.81 ERA. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday at Ball Diamond at First Merchants Ballpark Complex.