The Ball State Cardinals represents the athletic programs and
intercollegiate teams of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
The university is a member of the NCAA's Division I, where it competes in the Mid-American Conference and the Football Bowl Subdivision. Men's and women's sports programs supported by Ball State include baseball, basketball, football, cross country, field hockey, soccer, tennis, golf, softball and volleyball.
Initially starting Mushroomhead as a side project to their others bands and donning masks and stage names to disassociate themselves from these bands, the members of the Cleveland-based collective quickly became known for these costumes. Playing its first two shows in 1993 with popular thrash metal band GWAR--a group also known for over-the-top costuming--Mushroomhead immediately developed a cult following and has maintained this fan base ever since. With it's heavy industrial metal and thematically dark stage show, Mushroomhead has been featured on multiple horror film soundtracks and been included in tours like Ozzfest and Mayhem Festival.
Straight No Chaser (SNC) is an American vocal group from Bloomington, Indiana. The group's name is taken from a jazz piece by Thelonious Monk. It began as a cappella group at Indiana Univsersity in 1996. The group performed both modern and traditional songs on campus and beyond, and finally signed a record deal with Atlantic Records in 2008. The SNC is still also in rotation at the university, as a separate entity. The group has even performed at Carnegie Hall. Both groups perform popular pop songs as well as musical ballads.