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Ball State's gymnastics team, under the direction of first-year head coach Joanna Saleem, will host the Iowa Hawkeyes Friday at 7 p.m. in Irving Gym in the school's Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
The Cardinals will be opening its 2014 home schedule, while Iowa will hit the road for the first time this season.
Ball State, 1-3 on the season, won its opening dual of the season at Illinois State Jan. 4, 189.000-188.950. The Cardinals finished fourth out of four teams at the Kentucky Classic Jan. 10, posting a team score of 190.875. Kentucky won the event with a 195.000, following by Penn State (193.975) and West Virginia (193.700).
Saleem, who was a volunteer assistant for the Cardinals last year, served as an assistant at Iowa from 1999-2001.
The Hawkeyes opened the 2014 campaign with a 191.750-191.650 loss to Utah State, which is coached by former Ball State head coach Nadalie Walsh, Jan. 11 inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Friday's meet is free of charge to all interested fans.