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Riverbend Reunion makes first appearance in Muncie for their last show of the year. PG 3

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obert Weatherington stepped off his plane in Munich, Germany, into a bustling airport filled with people paying no mind to the young, whistling American. Amidst the crowd, however, were a handful of familiar faces. “When I got off the plane, a couple of my friends that lived in Germany were already there. Not to greet me, it was just an accident,” Weatherington said. “Straight off the bat I was with my friends and we were stacking on the tables in the airport.” The Ball State freshman was in Speichersdorf, Germany for the World Sport Stacking Championships April 2 and 3. See CUP STACKING, page 6

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Faculty, students discuss bicycle issues during master plan forum Kaitlin Lange SGA Reporter

When McKinley Avenue was redesigned in the 2000s, the newly implemented medians helped create a safer main street for cars and pedestrians alike. But one group was left out: bicyclists. Now the university is focusing on those who ride to campus by creating a bicycle master plan with the firm Rundell Ernstberger Associates. This could mean painted bike lanes or even the creation of separate bicycle paths throughout campus. However, the end results are years away. As part of the beginning steps of the bicycle master plan, REA hosted a bicycle master plan open forum Wednesday night to gauge opinions on how bike-friendly Ball State’s campus is and potential solutions. Students and faculty drew on large maps, indicating problem areas between pedestrians and cars, where they like to ride currently and where they would like to see more bicycle paths in the future. For most Ball State faculty members and students in attendance, Ball State’s current status isn’t friendly enough to those who use two wheels.

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Three resolutions were passed during Wednesday's meeting. PG 4


Muncie resident John Craddock earns award for conservation efforts. PG 5


The search committee is one step closer to finalizing the next president. PG 4



Service and calling hours have been set for the late provost.


Get into the Christmas spirit with the story, gallery and video from last night's event in downtown Muncie.

Ball State baseball coach takes job with LA Dodgers Pitching coach Chris Fetter accepts position as minor league pitching coordinator for the organization Kara Biernat Daily News Reporter Bittersweet is the notion. Chris Fetter, pitching coach for Ball State's baseball program, accepted a position as a minor league pitching coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday. Although Fetter only served as the Cardinal’s pitching coach for the 2016 season, his impression made it no easier to say goodbye when the opportunity came up. “On one hand, it’s the Los Angeles Dodgers,” Fetter said. “It’s one of the premier organizations in baseball and a unique opportunity to step into a role that is considered one of the best jobs from a pitching standpoint in baseball. With that being said, it was bittersweet for me.” In his season with Ball State, Fetter helped the team rank second in the Mid-American Conference with a 4.31 ERA and win the Mid-American Conference West Division title in the 2016 season. “I had grown attached to those pitchers and players on the team,” Fetter said. “Working with them day and day out was up to this

point, one of my favorite things that I’ve ever done. I got to see guys grow and overtime, you build relationships with them when you’re one-on-one in the bullpen and CHRIS developing plans for FETTER all these guys, and Ball State you want to see that pitching through.” coach Fetter developed relationships with his players in just one season. However, his relationship with head coach Rich Maloney was nothing new. Fetter earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Michigan in 2009, where he also played collegiate baseball under Maloney. A right-handed pitcher, Fetter helped the Wolverines win three Big Ten championships and advance to four NCAA regionals. He was also named a 2006 Baseball America Freshman All-American, 2008 All-American, three-time AllBig Ten selection (2006, 2008, 2009) and 2009 team captain.


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Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Trump to repeal health law The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Only about 1 in 4 people in the United States wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor’s health care law that extended coverage to millions, according to a poll. The postelection survey released Thursday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation also found hints of a pragmatic shift among some Republican foes of President Barack Obama’s law. While 52 percent of Republicans say they want the law completely repealed, that share is down from 69 percent just last month, before the election. More Republicans say they want the law “scaled back” under Trump and the Republican-controlled, with that share more than doubling from 11 percent before the Nov. 8 election to 24 percent after. Kaiser CEO Drew Altman said the foundation’s polling experts aren’t quite sure what to make of that finding. The organization is a clearinghouse for information and analysis about the health care system. It could be that some Republicans “got a protest vote off their chests, and they’re done with that,” Altman said. “They now have a more moderate position.” Trump called the Affordable Care Act a “disaster” during an election campaign that saw big premium increases announced in its closing days. After the vote, Trump has been saying he’d like to keep parts of the law. With open enrollment underway, no changes are expected next year for the more than 10 million people currently covered through and state markets that offer subsidized private insurance. An additional estimated 9 million low-income people covered by Medicaid in states that expanded the program are also safe for now. sign-ups are running

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a little higher than last year — 2.1 million through last Saturday, as compared with about 2 million. But the share of new customers is down, 24 percent this year versus 35 percent last year at about the same time. The markets need an influx of younger, healthier consumers to help keep premiums in check. On Capitol Hill, Republican leaders want to quickly repeal the law before an interlude and segue to a replacement. That approach carries political risk because the replacement legislation could bog down and there’s no guarantee of success. The uncertainty could disrupt coverage for millions by destabilizing fragile insurance markets. The poll found some skepticism about that approach. Forty-two percent of those who want the 2010 law repealed said lawmakers should wait until they figure out the details of a replacement plan before doing so. Overall, 30 percent said the new president and Congress should expand what the law does, and 19 percent said it should be implemented as is. On the other side, 26 percent said the law should be entirely repealed and 17 percent called for it to be scaled back. Among Trump voters, 8 in 10 viewed the health care law unfavorably, and half wanted it entirely repealed. As Republicans start to make changes in health care, potentially revamping Medicare and Medicaid as well, the politics of the issue could turn against them, Altman said. “They are going to go from casting stones to owning the problem,” he said. The poll found majorities across party lines support many of the health care law’s provisions, but not its requirement that individuals have coverage or risk fines, and its mandate that medium-to-large employers pay fines if they don’t offer health insurance.





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Riverbend Reunion to play show in Muncie for 1st time // Photo Courtesy

The band Riverbend Reunion will be playing at The Chug in the Village for the first time at 8 p.m. Saturday. The band’s sound is most closely described as southern rock music.

Self-proclaimed 'Jam band' ends year with performance at The Chug in the Village Andrew Smith Daily News Reporter A self-described "jam band" from Tennessee will travel to Muncie for the first time this weekend. It will be their last show of the year. The band’s sound is most closely identified as southern rock music, said the band’s singer and guitar player, John Smith. “A person described us as a simple multi-southern rock and I think that’s a good description,” Smith said. “I would [say we are] a jam band with a little bit of an attitude. We have those whiskey roots that kind of make us a little bit crazy at times," Smith said. Riverbend Reunion will be

performing at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Chug. “You know we are just really excited to get up to Ball State. ...We have heard you guys know how to have a good time,” Smith said. “We love having a good time too, so we are excited to get up there.” Smith isn’t the only one excited for the show. “They are a very good, talented group,” said The Chug’s general manager, Phil Juskevice. “They are not well known around here, but we are expecting a large crowd.” Band members say that every show is different and that is what really makes them unique. “I don’t know what to tell you to expect, but it is going to be a good time,” Smith said. “The best part is everything is different every time we play, so I don’t know what to tell you to expect.”

BALL STATE OPERA THEATRE SEASON BEGINS WITH SHAKESPEARE-BASED SHOW Robbie Moscato-Goodpaster Daily News Reporter Young love and wit will be delivered in abundance during The Ball State Opera Theatre’s production of “Béatrice et Bénédict,” which is based on the Shakespeare comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.” Jon Truitt, an associate professor and director of the show, notes that though the opera is not exactly the same as Shakespeare's version, it draws on some of the major elements of the play. “What the opera maintains is witty banter between the two title characters and all the events surrounding their friends tricking them into acknowledging their love for each other,” he said. The Ball State Opera Theatre presents at least two full productions every year and will start out the season with “Béatrice et Bénédict.” The show opened at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Pruis Hall. “This opera is a lot like what you’d expect if you went to see a musical in that there are songs with dialogue between them,” Truitt said. “Our show is different because the singing is in French, and the dialogue is the original Shakespearean dialogue trimmed to work with the songs.” “Béatrice et Bénédict” is a twoact play and was written by Hector Berlioz. The show will have dialogue spoken in English while the singing will be in French with titles being projected throughout. “What Berlioz adds to the story is an opera full of truly beautiful music, especially several notable ensembles,

including the famous ‘Nocturne’ duet that concludes Act I,” Truitt said. The cast, which is made up of undergraduate and graduate students, will showcase just some of the talent that Ball State has to offer. Brie Burney, a senior vocal performance major, was a part of the opera last semester in the show “Die Fledermaus.” Though she is still learning in the field of opera, Burney noted the personal growth she’s seen while performing with the Opera Theatre. “Personally, it’s been very rewarding to see how much I’ve grown as a performer,” Burney said. “This is only my second opera ever so I’m very grateful to have been given this opportunity to learn such a beautiful and different art form.” The audience can expect to relish in the music and soak up the timeless adaptation of a play written by the beloved William Shakespeare while having a good laugh as well. “There are many comedic and romantic moments, and the audience should feel comfortable laughing when it’s funny and applauding at the end of songs, like you would at any other performance,” Truitt said. “Béatrice et Bénédict” will also be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Pruis Hall and will end around 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students with ID who buy tickets in advance at the Box Office or $8 at the door. Contact Robbie Moscato-Goodpaster with any questions at

Riverbend Reunion makes changes from show to show to keep things different and exciting for the audience.

I don’t know what to tell you to expect, but it is going to be a good time. The best part is everything is different every time we play, so I don’t know what to tell you to expect.” — John Smith, lead singer and guitarist

“We’ve got songs that we jam on and songs that we don’t jam on, but when we get to the point where we start to jam on

tunes that we don’t normally jam on, you know we start sailing out into unchartered territory. That’s when stuff starts getting fluid and really starts getting magical,” Smith said. “That’s what keeps everything fresh and everything new for us.” Riverbend Reunion is excited to have the full band together again, visit a new place and build their fan base. “We are excited to get up there this weekend. This Saturday is perfect because it’s the last full band show we have for 2016, and it’s the first time we are in Muncie, so we are going to be pulling out all of the stops,” Smith said. The Chug is a 21 and over bar and there is no cover charge. Contact Andrew Smith with any questions or concerns at


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Carrier keeps jobs in Indianapolis

Ball State has reached another milestone in the presidential search. The search committee has done all their interviews and is presenting their final choices for the Board of Trustees to interview. The holidays, commencement and finals will put a wedge in the timeliness of the interviews, but Matt Momper, head of the search committee, said they hope to get things rolling in December and February. Momper wouldn’t put a date on the announcement of the new president, but said the process had to “play out.” They’re making sure to do the search right and get the best quality president possible. “As a committee we’re excited for the candidates we have to present to the board for interviews,” Momper said. He said it’s a good group, and they’ve narrowed it down to a manageable amount to interview, but he wouldn’t give a specific number. The search committee is also interviewing transition consultants, who help to make sure the president doesn’t get too overwhelmed or bogged down with work once they start, Momper said. The transition consultant sets a plan and works with all the different part of the university to lay out a road map for when the president starts. Contact Kara Berg with any questions or concerns at


Continued from page 1 “Muncie has quite a bit of bike-able places, but for Ball State there is a lot of conflict,” said Jacob Dines, a senior landscape architecture major. “It gets crowded any time it’s between classes. You just can’t ride a bike; you’ve got to walk it. Otherwise, it’s just not safe.” Last school year, at least two bicyclist were hit by cars on campus, one of which ended up going to the ER due to a concussion. Daniel Liggett, an associate at the firm, said they won’t release recommendations to the university until their first draft is released in February or March. However, there were some common themes in how students and faculty marked up the maps Wednesday night. “We heard a lot of people biking on the street, and they were either uncomfortable or there wasn’t a lot of space for them to do that. And also people were biking on the sidewalk and there was a lot of conflicts with pedestrians, especially on campus along McKinley,” Liggett said. “I think a common theme we heard ... was that a dedicated space for bikes was important.” Some potential solutions Liggett mentioned were painting bike lanes on the already existing McKinley Avenue, however that wouldn’t leave much space for bikers and cars to share the road. Another likely option, rather than widening McKinley Avenue, would be to add a bicycle path in the area West of Noyer and Woodworth Complex, with the idea that bicyclist would travel there instead of down the main drag. The university already planned to update that space, known as the East Mall, with a bike path in the Campus Master Plan. Applied Technology professor Thomas Spotts usually just tries to avoid McKinley Avenue. But the only other option right now is the path behind the Art and Journalism and Robert Bell buildings. He doesn’t love using it, since it is a pedestrian walkway. “A bicycle is a vehicle; it belongs on the road,” Spotts said. “I don’t like [using the path,] but I’d rather weave in and out of people than I would cars. They’re a little bigger, and they tend to have an advantage.” Another point of conflict is along Bethel Avenue as students and faculty living north of campus, like Spotts, try to cross the street. The easiest solution in that case could be a bike path on the Ball State side of Bethel Avenue, Liggett said. Right now it’s lined with trees, so bicyclist have to cross at the Bethel and N. Oakwood intersection – where only a stop sign impedes the flow of traffic. However, all of those solutions are simply just possibilities currently and may or may not end up in the firm’s recommendations. In regards to timing and price, it all depends on how complex of changes Ball State makes. There is a big difference in cost between road paint and creating stand-alone bike paths. “Really, we’re just at the beginning stages of this, so we haven’t made any recommendations or really too many discussions about proposed facilities or proposed bike routes,” Liggett said during the open house. “We want the information we hear during this meeting to dictate that.” Contact Kaitlin Lange with any questions or concerns at

President-elect Donald Trump is set to proclaim a deal with furnace and air conditioner manufacturer Carrier Corp. today that would reduce the planned 1,000 job cuts at an Indianapolis factory, which became a political cause during the presidential campaign.

Trump, Pence announce Carrier won't move to Mexico Patrick Calvert Political Reporter President-elect Donald Trump and vice president-elect Mike Pence visited Indianapolis Thursday to officially announce that Carrier has agreed to keep around 1,000 jobs at its Indianapolis plant. In February 2016, the company announced it would close down its plant and move its operations to Monterrey, Mexico. The new decision, however, comes after a deal with the state of Indiana that will give Carrier $7 million dollars worth of tax breaks, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company said it will invest $16 million over the next two years in the Indianapolis location. Pence, the current governor of Indiana and vice president-elect, told the crowd it was great to be back in Indiana and today was a victory for working people in America. “I remember when Donald Trump was running for president, he said that if he was elected president of the United States, America would start winning again,” Pence said. “Well today, America won, and we have Donald Trump to thank.” Pence also thanked the workers at Carrier for their hard work, resilience and work ethic in hard times. Pence said he met with the leaders of the company in March to try and keep the company in Indiana but soon realized “it was clear the die was cast.” He went on to say the reason for the

company wanting to move operations to Mexico was due to the policies coming from Washington. Trump spoke after Pence and talked about the election, companies leaving the country and the deal with Carrier. Trump also said he's had a “tremendous love affair” with Indiana since the primaries. “This was where they were going to stop Trump, right," Trump said. "And that didn’t work out too well." Trump went on to talk about the loss of manufacturing jobs in the rust belt and said companies are not going to leave the country anymore without consequences. “One of the things we’ll be doing to keep them is, we’re going to be lowering our business tax from 35 percent hopefully down to 15 percent.” Trump said. He also called the North American Free Trade Agreement a disaster and named it a “one way highway to Mexico.” Trump then spoke highly of United Technologies, the parent company of Carrier, calling it one of the top companies in the world. “I will tell you that United Technologies and Carrier stepped it up,” Trump said. Anthony Cook, a senior construction management major and chairman of the Ball State College Republicans, was happy about the deal. He remembers going to a Trump rally in Indianapolis and hearing Trump talk about Carrier’s decision to move to Mexico. “I think it's fantastic he's already saved nearly 1,000 jobs and he isn't even in office yet,” Cook said. “Find me someone who's done that before.” Cook believes the $7 million tax break is


large, but the economic impact of keeping around 1,000 jobs in the state outweighs that cost. Other students at Ball State have mixed feelings about the deal. Joe Clabough, a senior political science major and the chairman of the Ball State College Democrats, said he feels like manufacturing jobs will never be back in full force like they were decades ago, but he thinks it’s important to have them. “Not everybody is college material and you can get a good job working in a factory,” he said. Clabough said he also believes Indiana has been doing a good job at diversifying its economy over the last four years. Morgan Aprill, a masters student in the TESOL program and a member of the Progressive Student Alliance, said she thought the news of the deal between the incoming administration and Carrier sounded good at first, but after looking into the details, she believes it’s not that great. “This lays out a precedent that a business can threaten to move jobs abroad and then try to coerce the state for money and tax benefits,” Aprill said. “Until NAFTA is fixed, this will just keep happening.” She also thinks the manufacturing workers need to be invested in so they can get training in other sectors. “I doubt we can fix global corporations' exploitation of other labor forces through pushing money at them — they'll want more and more," she said. "That's how capitalism works." Contact Patrick Calvert with any questions or concerns at

SGA passes 3 new pieces of legislation ROTC priority scheduling among resolutions passed Kaitlin Lange SGA Reporter Nicolas Alatza isn’t in Student Government Association — yet. However, the junior political science major made sure to attend the last two senate meetings as the senators discussed legislation important to him: ROTC priority scheduling. The SGA resolution passed with unanimous support Wednesday, without any debate or discussion, along with two other pieces of legislation. SGA had only passed one resolution the entire semester until Wednesday. The legislation allows for ROTC Breanna Daugherty // DN File students, veterans, active service The SGA resolution passed with unanimous support Wednesday, without any debate or discussion. The members, reservists and members of the legislation allows for ROTC students, veterans, active service members, reservists and members of the national guard to register for classes early. National Guard to register for classes early. Although the resolution passed in the include hate crimes. can pay for college through the army,” student body, it still has to be approved by ‘ASHTRAY” UPDATE: Alatza said. “It is good to see there is the university’s faculty governing system UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED progress being made, so I feel really before it can go into effect. After SGA started looking into good about that.” “I’ve been pushing for this. The entire upgrading the area between the OTHER RESOLUTIONS ROTC program, since I was a freshman, Architecture Building and Whitinger SGA PASSED WEDNESDAY has been pushing for this,” Alatza said. Business Building, the university informed HATE CRIME LEGISLATION: PASSED 32-2 ROTC students can get their college the senators that they were already This resolution called for a meeting paid for if they don’t go to school longer between all Indiana universities and colleges planning an upgrade. This resolution than four years. Sometimes that can be acknowledged those plans. to discuss the state’s hate crime laws. challenging for members as they try to SGA’s last meeting of the semester is at Indiana schools are already planning work in the military science classes into 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in Cardinal Hall B. a summit to discuss ways to deal with their schedule, Alatza said. sexual assault. This hate crime resolution Contact Kaitlin Lange with any questions “I don’t want to sit here and say we calls for the expansion of that summit to or concerns at deserve it, but it definitely helps if we


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Muncie resident earns lifetime achievement award for water quality

Sara Barker // DN

John Craddock, who attended Ball State in the late 1960s, has been awarded with a lifetime achievement award for his conservation efforts. The Hoosier Environmental Council gave him the award.

Craddock's efforts include reducing toxins in White River Sara Barker Multicultural Reporter



When John Craddock attended Ball State in the late 1960s, no clams or mussels lived in the White River due to a thick layer of sludge and waste settled at the bottom of the riverbed. Now, the Hoosier Environmental Council has awarded Craddock, 73, with a lifetime achievement award for the conservation efforts he started as a student. According to a press release, Craddock’s efforts reduced the level of toxic waste by 98 percent and species native to the White River have more than doubled. He also established Muncie’s Division of Water Quality. His initial work in Muncie was only the beginning of his service to water quality. Now, Craddock has traveled to five continents to conduct workshops, give seminars and work with communities for the purpose of improving




water quality and protecting the environment. One of these was in Monterrey, Mexico, where Craddock developed a water quality control program to keep toxic waste out of the drinking water. “The waste is just going right through the plant and right out,” Craddock said. “Then I found out that when it goes down this riverbed, it’s actually going into their drinking water reservoir. So I made five trips down there for them … and what we found out was that they had close to a thousand industries and no programs set up to control the toxic and the hazardous waste. So then I sat down and wrote up the program for them.” Although Craddock is unsure of the source of his passion for the environment and water quality, he believes there is some link to his childhood, when he can remember spending entire days in the woods, alone, and spending summers with his grandfather.

“We used to fish and garden every summer. I’d go spend two months with him every summer because I wanted to. That was all through grade school, middle school and half of high school,” Craddock said. “He went all the way from dirt streets, wood sidewalks, no electricity in the town — it was a little farm community over in central Illinois — no television, no radio, oil lamps, to he and I sitting together and watching on TV a man land on the moon. So he saw a period of time that not many people see.” Although the award celebrates Craddock for his life’s work, the physical manifestation of his success is the plaques, diplomas and awards that fill the walls of the office of his Muncie home. “Some of my friends call it my war wall,” Craddock said. The most important part of his wall, however, is the full calendar hanging next to his computer of different meetings for projects he works on in his retirement. Craddock sits on

various environmental conservation boards in Muncie and has done what he calls “soft environmental work” since his retirement 16 years ago.


According to the press release, Craddock’s efforts reduced the level of toxic waste by 98 percent and species native to White River have more than doubled. He also established Muncie’s Division of Water Quality.

“I love it. It’s a reason to get up in the morning,” Craddock said. Craddock credits his success to coincidence and a hardworking, supporting team. “I had a good staff — an exceedingly good staff,” he said. “One thing just keeps leading to another in your profession if you are fortunate enough to be successful.” Contact Sara Barker with any questions or concerns at

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Continued from page 1 “The reason why I brought him over to Ball State was because of the relationship and success we had together while he was playing for me at Michigan,” Maloney said. “Chris was one of those guys that struggled his first year and we redshirted him. To his credit, he stayed the course and ended up pitching in the biggest game in Michigan’s relative history, or modern era.” One of Maloney’s proudest memories was when Fetter pitched in the 2007 regionals against No. 1 Vanderbilt. Fetter pitched seven innings against a team that included future major leaguers David Price, Pedro Alvarez and Ryan Flaherty, striking out three and allowing two runs. Michigan won 4-3 in extra innings. “He didn’t get drafted after that, so nothing was handed to him,” Maloney said. “However, he just kept getting better and finally got drafted to a professional baseball and then gets to be a scout and pitching coach for a couple years.” Two years later, Fetter was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the ninth round of the 2009 MLB draft and played four years in the minor leagues. He never made it out of high-A ball as a player, but he cracked Double-A as a coach for the San Antonio Missions in 2013 San Antonio Missions. Having experience at the collegiate and professional level, Fetter credits Maloney for his success and experiences during his baseball journey. “More than anything, Coach Maloney is a winner,” Fetter said. “He doesn’t settle for anything less than your best. That was definitely something I picked up on right away when I was at Michigan playing for him.” Maloney is eager to see Fetter move back to a professional organization. Fetter’s coaching style not only involves the practice of mechanics, but also the

importance of building relationships with the people around him. Senior right-handed pitcher BJ Butler, for example, looked up to Fetter. Butler finished the 2016 season third in the MAC with a 1.84 ERA and second with nine saves. “One of my favorite memories with him is playing catch, like long tossing with him,” Butler said. “Most coaches aren’t able to long toss like that because they’re just not in the shape to be able to throw with us. If I had to throw at a separate time or if there was an uneven amount of guys, he would always throw with me. He would always be pushing us out and

It's exciting to see where the future will take them.” — Rich Maloney

throwing it farther than us.” Fetter will serve as one of the pitching coordinators for the Dodger’s minor league programs, overlooking all of the pitchers. He and his wife Jess will be moving to Phoenix, Arizona. During spring training, the Los Angeles Dodgers organization plays its home games at Camelback Ranch complex in Glendale, Arizona. As Fetter makes this transition, he will always be thankful for the support system he will always have at Ball State – especially his former head coach. “Rich believed in me,” Fetter said. “He let me run with the guys and for that, I will always be thankful,” Fetter said. “That’s what makes this so bittersweet.” Maloney said Fetter might not be in the minors for too long, either. “I’m happy for him and his wife Jess, and it’s exciting to see where the future will take them,” Maloney said. “He’s a groomed guy that will end up as a major league pitching coach at some point, is my guess.” Contact Kara Biernat with any questions or concerns at @karabiernat.

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Robert Weatherington, a freshman at Ball State, attended the World Sport Stacking Championship in Germany this year. Weatherington has been cup stacking since the 5th grade and finds it therapeutic.

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"I started in fifth-grade gym class, I just never stopped," he said. The goal was to stack the plastic cups in pyramids of different sizes as fast as possible. Weatherington, however, carried it with him beyond his class period. "I did sports in high school but I was always like really short and scrawny, and that was the first time that I was actually better than other people at something. I just kept going with it," he said. His choice was surprising, given the lack of attention sport stacking receives. Even his family was caught off guard. "I had never even seen it before he started doing it," said Wade Weatherington, Robert's father. Robert is part of a relay team, one of five events officially recognized by the World Sport Stack Association. They include the 3-3-3 pyramid, the 3-6-3 pyramid, the cycle, doubles and the relay. He competed in his first tournament in seventh grade, and during his freshman year of high school Robert attended Nationals in Maryland as one of the top four stackers in Ohio. The venue was filled with the sound of plastic cups rapidly slapping together, with an occasional faint whistle coming from Robert. "For some reason I was one of the four from Ohio and then Ohio was doing really well," he said. "So it was down to like two states, and I was the only one not on the national team and then Ohio won and they were like 'Hey, this kid's all right, I guess.'" He was extended an offer to join Team USA afterward, and his relay team still holds a pair of 16U records. But Robert doesn't stack to chase records — he just wants to keep competing. "I have a lot of friends now that are into it, and we've been to competitions, and the only way I get to see them, because they're all around the world, is at these competitions," Robert said. "So I have to do good to keep up and keep qualifying so I can see my friends. If I didn't make friends I would've burnt out by freshman year." Robert keeps in contact with his international friends through video chat and social media, but they all look forward to the day they can once again see each other in person.

"These few days a year are the most amazing ones," said Vroni Doser, a German native and a close friend of Robert. "We are always looking forward to them and it is really hard to say goodbye without knowing when you will see each other again. Even if we only have so little time, we enjoy every minute of it and it's like we've known [each other] forever." Cup stacking is also therapeutic for Robert. He has Tourette's Syndrome, a neurological disorder recognizable by vocal and motor tics that can be anything from simple muscle movements to vocal outbursts — or occasional whistling. Robert was diagnosed in eighth grade and made a YouTube video explaining his life with Tourette's. Cup stacking, along with several other hobbies, helps him control his tics by giving him something to focus on. "By doing those things in a meditative way, it has helped him with his Tourette's," Wade said. "There seems to be something about letting yourself go really fast, but movement with purpose ... something about getting your brain that free that is therapeutic." Outside of sport stacking, Robert can also solve a standard Rubik's Cube in less than 20 seconds and has taught himself to play both guitar and piano. He also sings and dances. "I don't tic when I do a Rubik's Cube, I don't tic when I dance, I don't tic when I sing, I don't tic when I play an instrument, I don't tic when I run, and no one knows why," he says in his YouTube video. "Whenever I'm having a bad tic day, it's OK. Because I know as long as I'm bettering myself in one of these specific hobbies, then my tics will stop." Robert eventually wants to use his experiences to help others like him, Wade said. He wants to use some of the repetitive hand motions and activities to help people by doing them in a nontraditional, but mindful, way. Even in a stressful, loud atmosphere like the World Championship in Germany, Robert won't tic. He has found his peace in doing something he loves, and he pushes others to do the same. "Don't let others define you by what's on the outside," he said. "Define yourself by what's on the inside." Contact Jordan Tafelski with any questions or concerns at

Cardinals' interior play leads to 88-53 victory Ball State women's basketball dominates Chicago State in points in the paint 70-16 en route to its 4th victory of season Colin Grylls Sports Editor With 5:38 left in the third quarter of Ball State’s 88-53 win over Chicago State, junior forward Moriah Monaco hit the floor. The Cardinals were up 54-24, and the ball was bouncing toward the right sideline after an errant Chicago State pass. She could have let it go, but she dove anyway. She didn’t get the ball, but she popped right back up. “I mean that’s who we are,” Monaco said. “So to not dive on that, somebody probably should’ve punched me in the face.” That physicality and drive applied to the entire Ball State offense, as the Cardinals (4-2) outscored the Cougars (0-7) 70-16 in the paint. Monaco scored 16 points and was the only player to score from outside the paint, knocking down three 3-pointers. Senior center Renee Bennett and sophomore guard Destiny Washington, however, tied for the team lead with 18 points each — all scored in the paint, aside from two free throws from Bennett. “It’s a real understanding of where our bread’s buttered and we understand what it is we do. But more than just throwing it in the post, it was offensive rebounds, it was transition, it was driving it to the rim,” said head coach Brady Sallee before looking at Washington and delivering a trademark barb. “Even against the zone, driving it to the rim, right? Remember that one?” Washington, starting for injured senior Jill Morrison, added 12 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. “The thing with Des, I think she just wants to play. She kind of gets out there and bubbles with enthusiasm and she’s just always around the ball,” Sallee said, before cracking another joke. “It’s a lot of fun to coach her and I’m sure she thinks it’s a lot of fun to be coached by me all the time.” Ball State outrebounded Chicago


Junior forward Moriah Monaco’s physicality assisted Ball State women’s basketball in its 8853 win over Chicago State Thursday at John E. Worthen Arena. Monaco finished the game with 16 points, 3 assists and 4 steals during her team-leading 30 minutes on the floor.

State 43-26, and held Sh’Toya Sanders and Kaylee Allen — Chicago State’s two leading scorers entering the game — to a combined 15 points on 4-21 shooting. The Cardinals racked up 14 steals, with Monaco and Washington each recording four. “I thought it was huge because getting steals and playing from the defense to offense always gets us more excited,” Monaco said. The bench even got in on the action, with freshman forward Aliyah Walker scoring 10 points in eight minutes. Although the lopsided score allowed for more playing time, Sallee tried to expand the rotation as early as the first quarter. But even when the starters were in, he required full effort from his team. “I mean I tell them all the time – you don’t play to the scoreboard, you play to the name on the front of your jersey,” Sallee said. “And [Monaco] said it, that’s who we are and what you do.” The Cardinals will be back in action at 1 p.m. Sunday at Butler. Contact Colin Grylls with any questions or concerns at @colin_grylls.

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