The Vault: Last 10 years of Ball State vs. IPFW

No. 13 Ball State and IPFW renew their in-state rivalry tonight as two schools separated by less than 100 miles will play each in an early-season conference match.

This match also marks the 10th season that Off the Block editor Vinnie Lopes has covered the I-69 Rivalry for various media outlets such as The Ball State Daily News, The News-Sentinel and Off the Block.

Check out some of his previous stories and videos about the Ball State and IPFW rivalry from the last 10 years.

IPFW sweeps Ball State
April 9, 2007 | The Ball State Daily News
No. 15 Ball State lost in three games to No. 10 IPFW to be eliminated from contention for the MIVA regular season championship.


Serving up a winning streak
March 24, 2008 | The Ball State Daily News
All-American outside attacker Pat Durbin had a match-high 29 kills as No. 7 Ball State rallied from a two-game deficit to defeat IPFW in five games.

Clutch serve leads to Ball State sweep
Feb. 28, 2009 | The Ball State Daily News
Outside attacker Todd Chamblerlain had a game-winning ace in a 10-point overtime to help Ball State at home sweep its in-state rival IPFW.

Ball State beats IPFW in MIVA quarterfinals
April 26, 2010 | The Ball State Daily News
Senior setter Ethan Pheister playing in his final home match led Ball State to more than a .300 attack percentage in a postseason sweep against IPFW.

Off the Block live chat: Ball State vs. IPFW
April 9, 2011 | Off the Block
Off the Block in its inaugural season traveled to provide live court-side coverage of Ball State’s conference victory versus IPFW.

Video: Ball State beats IPFW in epic OT
Feb. 19, 2012 | The News-Sentinel
Ball State won a 18-point overtime game to complete a home conference sweep against IPFW. Below is the video highlights from the overtime session.

Video: The Ball State vs. IPFW rivalry
April 5, 2012 | The News-Sentinel
Check out this video feature with past and present coaches from Ball State and IPFW discussing what the I-69 Rivalry means to them.

Video: IPFW ends road jinx against Ball State
Feb. 13, 2013 | The News-Sentinel
Check out the video highlights of IPFW’s first road victory against Ball State since 2006.

Audio: Ball State coach Walton discusses IPFW rivalry match
Feb. 11, 2016 | Off the Block
Off the Block editor Vinnie Lopes interviewed Ball State coach Joel walton to discusses his team’s recent success and its upcoming match against IPFW.