Ball State’s football Cardinals will go bowling for Christmas. For the third time in program history, the Cards will be in a post-season bowl game in consecutive years. Ball State will face off against Georgia State on Christmas day on ESPN in the TaxAct Camellia Bowl, in Montgomery, Alabama. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. The two teams have squared off twice in the past. The series is tied at a game apiece.
The Indianapolis Colts are on a roll, and Sunday they rolled over the Houston Texans 31 to 0, in Houston. Indy’s scoring machine, Jonathan Taylor, ran for two scores and 143 yards. In its last 10 games, Houston has lost nine times.
The Ball State women’s volleyball Cardinals went 1-and-1 in the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament in Louisville, Friday and Saturday. The Cards beat Michigan three sets to two, notching their 30th win against three losses. The 30 wins marked the greatest number of wins in NCAA Division I. Their winning streak stretched to 20 matches, and that’s where the streak ended.
The Cardinals of the University of Louisville beat Ball State’s Cardinals three sets to none, Saturday, with scores of 27-29, 11-25, and 19-25.
Ball State is now out of the tournament with a 30-and-4 record, while Louisville, playing on its home court as the top seed, advances to the Sweet 16 with a record of 30-and-0.
Also on Saturday, in women’s college basketball, Ball State lost at home to Pitt, 64 to 54. The Cards return to action, Wednesday, at 7 p.m. at IUPUI.
The Ball State men’s basketball Cardinals also return to the hardwood on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., in Cincinnati, against Xavier.