Big Rapids, Mich. - For the fourth consecutive year, Ferris State University fans across the world will have an opportunity to keep up with Bulldog Spring Football action as local journalist Sandy Gholston will cover selected practices and scrimmages for his Bulldog "Spring Ball Blog", which will appear on the official FSU Athletics Website (www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com).
An award-winning reporter and current interim director of news services within FSU's University Advancement and Marketing Division, Gholston will keep fans up-to-date throughout the spring season with periodic blogs, features and recaps of scrimmages. He'll also correspond with photos and videos from the workouts as the Bulldogs prepare for the 2011 gridiron campaign.
The Bulldog football team will hold 15 official workouts during the spring football period starting with its first practice on Thursday, March 31. The spring season will be capped off by the annual Crimson & Gold Game on Thursday, April 21, at FSU's Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Mich.
Gholston is the current author of two popular blogs focusing on FSU Athletics called the "Bulldog Athletics Blog", which is available at www.ferrisstateathleticsblog.blogspot.com, along with the "Crimson & Gold Report" available on MLive (http://blog.mlive.com/crimson_and_gold_report/index.html).
Previously, he served as a sports reporter for the Big Rapids Pioneer. A native of Detroit, Mich., Gholston has covered Ferris State athletics for more than 14 years. He started covering Bulldog athletic events as an undergraduate student at FSU in 1996, working as a sports reporter for the campus' student newspaper, The Torch.
Gholston began his career in May 1997 with The Pioneer. In that time, he won several awards for his coverage of FSU Athletics including a first-place Associated Press Award for "Sustained Coverage of a Single Sports Event" in his reporting on the tragic death of a Ferris State Football student-athlete in the fall of 2002. In addition, he also received the 2003 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Media Service Award and the 2002 United States Tennis Association's Fred Burns Journalism Award for his coverage of Ferris State Athletics along with being a finalist for the 2004-05 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Grant Burger Media Award after being chosen as the national recipient in the print journalism category.
Gholston has also been active in the community, serving as a basketball coach at Reed City along with officiating at Ferris State summer basketball camps.
Gholston's Bulldog "Spring Ball Blog" will be available for fans to read by clicking the "Spring Ball Blog" banner icon and corresponding page links located on the FSU Football homepage at http://www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com/sports/fball/index. The articles and stories will be linked to content created on both of Gholston's current blog sites.
To access the "Spring Ball Blog" site, you may also use the direct link below:
Bulldog "Spring Ball Blog"