Daniel Kehn


Cardinals fall short in bid for back-to-back MIVA Tournament Championships

If Felix Egharevba had to do it all over again, he would have done the same thing. Five years on from choosing to play volleyball at Ball State, the middle blocker would not have changed a single decision. “I left everything out [there],” he said after playing his final match in Worthen Arena. “I came in as a young freshman and I worked for this spot, I worked for this opportunity, I worked to be where I am right now.”

Following a record-breaking 2023 season, Ball State is NCAA Regionals bound

With a Co-Mid-American Conference (MAC) Regular Season Championship, a second-place finish at the MAC Championship Meet and a nationally-ranked 34th-best NQS score of 196.395, Ball State earned an at-large team bid to the NCAA Regionals in Norman, Oklahoma, the first time since 1999  the Cardinals will compete at regionals as a team and just the second time in program history.

Wapahani wins first regional championship in school history

As the crowd filled the court, head coach Matt Luce was shaking hands and thanking fans for their congratulations left and right, getting lost in the crowd. When it came time to speak about the game, he asked to sit on the bench. After all, his team had just made history, and he wanted to take a breather and let it set in. The Raiders defeated the Carroll Cougars 73-50 to make history as the first Wapahani boys' basketball team to win a Regional Championship.

How Michael Lewis led a student section revolution at Worthen Arena this season

At a preseason get-together in Indianapolis, Michael Lewis was talking with a group of alumni and donors about the upcoming Ball State Men’s Basketball season, which would be his first as head coach of the program. A question was posed to Lewis, one that would kick off a revolution in the 2022-23 season: How can the Cardinals get butts in seats at Worthen Arena and build ‘The Nest,’ Worthen Arena’s student section? His idea, one he admitted may have made University President Geoffrey Mearns and Ball State Legal Services a little nervous, was pretty simple: free beer. 

Ball has career night as Cardinals bounce back against McKendree

Following up a 15-point performance in a five-set loss to Lewis (7-6, 1-1 MIVA) in the conference opener, Ball smashed a career-high 18 kills as the Cardinals (6-4, 1-1 MIVA) bounced back against Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) opponent McKendree (5-4, 0-2 MIVA).

Defense holds out as Ball State defeats Georgia Southern at home

While most Ball State students hunkered down in their first week of winter break, the men’s basketball team took to the court in Worthen Arena against Georgia Southern. Defeating the Eagles 58-54 after a nervy first half, the Cardinals sit 8-4 with one game left before the Mid-American Conference (MAC) regular season begins with Toledo Jan. 3.