A Nice Little Beach Party

While the Beef O Brady’s Bowl may not have started yet, there is already a hint of competition in the air. The Ball State and Central Florida marching bands competed in a Battle of the Bands on Thursday, along with a tug-of-war and an eating contest. Check out the gallery from the day’s activities. Be sure to check ou the Daily News website for continuing updates.


Welcome to Florida!



Well, after a sixteen hour drive the Daily News crew has finally made it to St. Petersburg, Fla.

In case you don’t know, we’re here covering the Ball State Cardinal football team as the compete in the Beef O Brady Bowl.

We’ll be getting up bright and early around eight in the morning tomorrow to start our coverage of the events taking place before the ball game. Be sure to follow the Ball State Daily News’ Twitter account for updates on everything that is going on down here in St. Pete.

If you’re curious about the photo, it was shot with a fisheye lens set to f.2/8 with a shutter speed of about 20 seconds. The white balance was set to fluorescent to help offset the lights from the buildings and the purplish tint that you get sometimes when dealing with night shots, with the ISO set to 250. Hope you enjoy it.

– Bobby Ellis