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.
As Ball State athletes graduate in December, take a look at five former Cardinals who are playing professionally in their respective sports.
Local artist Justin Patten and his wife Rachel have gone all in on their business, ‘Storm Striker Art’
Justin and Rachel Patten, two former teachers who now run their own art company, had to make tough decisions to grow their business and become licensed artists for universities and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Miami (OH) took the Cardinals’ ticket to the 2022 HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl, sealing their sixth win with a last-minute touchdown to go up 18-17.
For the second straight season, it all comes down to the final regular season game. Ball State football is still searching for a sixth win and bowl eligibility after falling to Ohio 32-18 Nov. 15.
Through the early November chill in a corridor outside of the visiting team locker room, Lee, along with the rest of the Ball State football program reconciled with the result of their 28-21 loss to Toledo.
If I take the night off, lounge around my room and get too comfortable, I’ll start to lose pace; it’s a spiral I’ve met before and have been running from ever since.
Ball State football duo John Paddock and Jack Sape are in their ninth year of playing football together
Paddock and Sape played against each other in elementary school youth sports, more than five years before they played together at Bloomfield Hills High School and almost a decade before they both committed to play for Ball State Football.
Ball State cross country is preparing for yet another road meet, this time the Mid-American Conference Championships
“[When] we’re looking at scheduling and things of that nature, you are competing against other, more established meets that are on the schedule,” Wheatley said. “Our sport is a little different from other sports, again, it’s you’re at the mercy of what’s going on that weekend, and we have come up against a couple weekends where there are some established meets that attract other teams.”
The Cardinals host Eastern Michigan in the 2022 homecoming game with both sides coming into the matchup 4-3 overall. Ball State played a comeback role in the last three games, defeating Northern Illinois in overtime, beating Central Michigan 17-16 after trailing most of the game and most recently knocking off UConn with a shutout in the second half after being behind 21-10 at halftime.