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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Everybody seems to love the teams here.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The rec center is great, and the fields on campus are up to par

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The football games are really fun when we go up against major schools, especially Ohio State since everybody gets hype.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I wish there was more school spirit, student involvement, and fan support. I think all three of these things could be fixed if we had better team performance.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Students have a wide range of school spirit!

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Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Mid-American Conference
Basketball: Mid-American Conference
School Colors
Cardinal and white
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
219 - 3%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
218 - 2%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 90
Basketball: 26
Baseball: 28
Cross Country/Track: 25
Other Sports: 158
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 67%
Basketball: 71%
Baseball: 63%
Cross Country/Track: 70%
Other Sports: 73%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bass fishing
  • Bowling
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Disc golf
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Judo
  • Lacrosse (men's and women's)
  • Martial arts
  • Quidditch
  • Racquetball
  • Rock climbing
  • Roller hockey
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Running
  • Skydiving
  • Slacklining
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer (men's and women's)
  • Synchronized swimming
  • Touch football
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (men's and women's)
  • Water polo
  • Waterskiing and wakeboarding
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Billiards
  • Cornhole
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football (indoor and outdoor)
  • Golf
  • Kickball
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer (indoor and outdoor)
  • Softball
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon (indoor)
  • Tug O' War
  • Volleyball (court and sand)
  • Walleyball
  • Wiffleball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Ball Diamond
  • Ball Gymnasium
  • BSU Soccer Field
  • BSU Softball Complex
  • BSU Turf Field
  • Cardinal Creek Tennis Center
  • Field Sports Building
  • Irving Gymnasium
  • John E. Worthen Arena
  • Lewellen Aquatic Center
  • Scheumann Stadium
  • University Track
Most Popular Sports
Varsity sports attendance at Ball State is dismal. People who do go to BSU athletic events usually attend football or basketball games. Aside from that, girlfriends/boyfriends and the odd family member tend to be the only ones in the bleachers.
Most Overlooked Teams
Students don't pay much attention to any of Ball State's teams, though some students say that the women's volleyball team is deserving of more attention.
School Spirit
For the most part, Ball State students are pretty apathetic when it comes to school pride. Attendance at sporting events is dismal, and the student government struggles to find and keep delegates, especially for the off-campus constituency.
Getting Tickets
Tickets are generally easy to get and are free for students who present a valid Ball State ID.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The woods behind Worthen Arena or around campus in general

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 179 responses

  • 5% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 49% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 45% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 2% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 179 responses

  • 31% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 37% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 31% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 179 responses

  • 13% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 77% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 9% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 1% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.



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