MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State University women's basketball program, in conjunction with the Mid-American Conference, has released its 2012-13 schedule which will be highlighted by four in-state rival games with trips to Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee.
"We are excited to get going this year and from the looks of our schedule we will have a lot of challenges," said Ball State head women's basketball coach Brady Sallee. "We look forward to continuing old rivalries as well as establishing some new ones. Although I didn't put this schedule together, it seems as though it will have us prepared for MAC play, which is always the goal."
An exhibition game will be played Oct. 31 against Oakland City at 7 p.m., before the Cardinals open the regular season with back-to-back in-state rival games when they host Evansville (Nov. 9) for their season opener at 7 p.m. in Worthen Arena followed by a Tuesday, Nov. 13 contest against Butler.
Ball State faces Marshall for its first road game (Nov. 17) before hosting its third in-state school, Nov. 19 when it plays IPFW. The Cardinals then finish the month of November off on the road Nov. 23-25 in Florida at Bethune Cookman (Nov. 23) and Stetson (Nov. 25) followed by a road trip to Murray State (Nov. 29).
The month of December brings three home games to Worthen Arena -- Detroit Mercy (Dec. 6), Northern Kentucky (Dec. 8) and Wyoming (Dec. 18). Ball State will also compete on the road three times -- Austin Peay (Dec. 1) and Illinois State (Dec. 16), while closing non-conference play at Valparaiso (Dec. 29).
The Cardinals open MAC action at home against Miami University, Jan. 10 and will end MAC play on the road at Toledo, March 6.
Please click on available PDF for full schedule.