Four Ball State teams. One jampacked night. An exciting evening is planned for Friday, Oct. 11 with the first “Cardinal Mashup” at Worthen Arena in Muncie.
In pop culture parlance, a mashup takes two or more songs and blends them to create one song. In the case of Ball State athletics, fans will be able to see four teams in one night under one roof.
The event will provide Cardinals fans a first chance to see the 2013-14 men's and women's basketball teams, to participate with the football team in a pep rally for the next day's Homecoming game and to watch the women's volleyball team in action. It's all free.
It starts with the women's volleyball match vs. Western Michigan at 7 p.m. Between the second and third sets of the volleyball match, members of the football team will address the crowd about the next day's game.
Following the match, the arena floor will be converted to its basketball setup. While the floor is being switched from volleyball to basketball, head football coach Pete Lembo will fire up the fans.
The basketball teams wrap up the festivities with shooting competitions, brief scrimmages and speeches from head women's basketball coach Brady Sallee and head men's basketball coach James Whitford.