Ferris Sports Update TV Broadcast Change

Ferris Sports Update TV Broadcast Change

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Fox 32 broadcast slot for the Ferris Sports Update television show profiling Bulldog Athletics has been moved for THIS WEEK ONLY due to coverage of Major League Baseball's World Series on the network.

Ferris Sports Update, which typically airs across most of Northern Michigan on Fox 32 each Thursday night, can be seen this week only on Friday night, Oct. 21, at 10:30 p.m. (ET). The time is the same only the day has changed.

The show is produced by Ferris State University's Television and Digital Media Production (TDMP) students in partnership with the Bulldog Athletics Department.

The sixth of 27 weekly episodes airs Friday night this week and will feature Bulldog head coaches Jeff Pierce (football) and Bob Daniels (hockey) along with junior student-athlete Tabitha Simpson (women's tennis).

The host of the show is current FSU Athletics Communications Director Rob Bentley, who also serves as a local radio voice for the Bulldogs and is in his 12th year working for Ferris State Athletics. 

The 30-minute program is taped and produced in a studio within the Interdisciplinary Resource Center (IRC) Building on the FSU campus. In addition to airing on Fox 32, the show is also accessible via the Grand Rapids Community College cable channel in the greater Grand Rapids market and it also airs locally on Ferris' Cable Television Channel at selected times throughout the week (see times below).

In addition, free live on-demand streaming of the show is available over the internet on a continuous basis at www.ferrisstate.tv.  Segments of the show are also utilized via the official FSU Athletics website and multimedia portal at www.FerrisStateBulldogs.com along with various university social networking platforms.

Ferris Sports Update affords a unique opportunity for Bulldog fans to get information pertaining to Ferris State athletics while also providing insight from the respective FSU varsity athletic programs from its coaches, student-athletes and support staff. The show will include features on Ferris State student-athletes along with selected highlights from Bulldog Athletics events.

The students in the class producing the show are under the direction of department chair Glen Okonoski with assistance from faculty professor Fred Wyman, engineer Pat Tobin along with streaming media professor Connie Morcom. Ferris Media Production faculty member Steve Cox coordinates the airing of the show on Ferris Cable.

Ferris Sports Update will air locally via Ferris' Cable Television Channel (22 or 97) at the following times this fall:

Monday - 10 p.m.
Tuesday - 7 p.m.
Wednesday - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday - 10:30 p.m.
Friday - 10 p.m.

(All times are Eastern)



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DISH Network



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The show also airs on the Grand Rapids Community College station in the greater Grand Rapids markt and can be viewed on Comcast Cable Channel 28 and 903 (digital as well as AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.) Programming is also streamed live at www.grcc.tv
Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Tuesdays at 11:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at 11:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m.