Keelie and Kira Heirlein recently became official members of the Ferris State University Softball program thru the Team IMPACT program, which pairs children with life-threatening and chronic illinesses with college athletic teams. The Bulldogs held a special "Draft Day" following a team practice late this spring at the FSU Softball Field. FSU coach Adam Kirkpatrick signed the two young players, who have cystic fibrosis (CF), to the roster with assistance from volunteer assistant coach Tara Nelson and their parents.
The Ferris State University men's tennis team advanced into the Elite Eight for the second consecutive year as the Bulldogs topped Chowan (N.C.) by a 5-0 score on Tuesday (May 9) in the round of 16 at the NCAA Division II Championships at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
The nationally 16th-ranked Bulldogs made quick work of the 41st-ranked Hawks as FSU swept the doubles round and won the first two completed singles flights to move on in the national tournament.
The Ferris State University men's tennis team put up a valiant fight, but had a historic season come to an end on Wednesday (May 10) as the Bulldogs fell 5-4 to Southwest Baptist (Mo.) in the NCAA Division II National Quarterfinals at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
The Bulldogs, who were making a second consecutive appearance in the Division II Elite Eight, were denied a return trip to the national semifinals as 20th-ranked Southwest Baptist held off a FSU rally to move on in the national tournament.
The Ferris State University men's tennis team claimed the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championship for the second consecutive year and advanced to the Division II Sweet Sixteen by beating archrival Grand Valley State 5-1 in the bracket title match on Sunday (April 30) inside the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center.
Ferris State Softball's Logan Fleming joined Scott Vander Sloot on the final Softball Spotlight of the regular season. The Bulldogs regular season action will conclude tomorrow as they take on rival Grand Valley State on the road. Games are scheduled for 3:30 and 5:30.
The Ferris State University softball team capped off a big weekend of action with its second-straight Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) sweep as FSU topped the Lake Erie Storm twice in its final home action of the year on Sunday (April 23) at the FSU Softball Field.
The Bulldogs, who are battling for one of the final spots in the GLIAC Tournament at the end of the year, finished the weekend homestand a perfect 4-0 and now sit in seventh place heading into the final two games of the regular-season. The top eight at the end of the campaign earn league postseason berths.
A tightly-contested Ferris State University Football Crimson & Gold Spring Game went to the wire on Saturday (April 22) as the Red squad came up with a key turnover at the goal line to score a 14-12 victory over the White Team at FSU's Top Taggart Field.
The defending Super Region Champions officially wrapped up spring practice drills on a beautiful afternoon in front of a large crowd in Big Rapids. The contest featured a modified scoring system and a running clock was utilized at the discretion of FSU head coach Tony Annese.
The Ferris State Men's and Women's basketball teams teamed up with Sports Careers RSO to raise $2,423 for Area Five Special Olympics! Watch the action from the event and hear from Area Five Director, Pat Rosales, Sports Careers RSO event organizer, Sean Williams, Head Women's Basketball Coach, Kendra Faustin, and athletes Nick Borders, Amanda Weller, and Kim Kenyon.
The Ferris State University softball squad kept pace in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) standings as FSU opened up its weekend slate with a split against league leader and nationally 23rd-ranked Saginaw Valley State on Friday (April 14) at the FSU Softball Field.
The Cardinals took the opener by a tight 4-2 score before the Bulldogs responded in a big way by beating SVSU 15-3 in five innings in the nightcap.