MUNCIE, Ind. -- Fans met the Ball State basketball teams, enjoyed games and collected autographs Thursday night at the Cardinals' Fan Jam in Worthen Arena.
Both the men's and women's basketball teams were on hand as the 2012-13 season quickly approaches. Both open the season at home with the women's team hosting Evansville Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and the men's team welcoming Grambling Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.
Thursday night's event on the arena floor was open to the public and free of charge. Fans picked up posters, schedule cards and mini basketballs for players and coaches to sign. The Ball State cheerleaders, Code Red dance team and Charlie Cardinal were all on hand.
The festivities also included inflatables for kids and free food courtesy of Ball State Athletics and participating sponsors: Marsh, McDonald's, Great Deals, Meijer, PrimeTrust Financial Federal Credit Union, Sport Clips, Texas Roadhouse, University Avenue Dental, Stoops Buick GMC, Papa John's, WLBC, Qdoba, Cousin Vinny's Pizza, Dillman's Furniture and Pepsi.
The event included a live action broadcast on WLBC and free giveaways courtesy of Ball State Athletics.
There are 16 men's home games and 14 women's home games on this year's regular-season schedule. Call 888-BSU-TICKET today to secure your season tickets.