2014-15 Football News

December 19, 2014
Ferris State's Jason Vander Laan Named Harlon Hill Trophy Recipient As Nation's Top Player
Big Rapids, Mich. - For the first time in the 106-year history of the Ferris State University football program, a Bulldog student-athlete has achieved the highest individual honor in the country as talented junior quarterback Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) was named Friday (Dec. 19) as the winner of the 2014 Harlon Hill Trophy presented to NCAA Division II's Most Outstanding Player.

December 19, 2014
Live Online Webcast Today Of Harlon Hill Trophy Announcement At 3 PM (ET) Or Join The 'Dawgs At BW3 In Grand Rapids
Big Rapids, Mich. - The 2014 Harlon Hill Trophy will be awarded today (Dec. 19) and Ferris State University Athletics will hold a special "Harlon Hill Watch" gathering at Buffalo Wild Wings in downtown Grand Rapids. A live online webcast is also available.

December 18, 2014
Ferris State's Vander Laan Headlines AP Little All-America Squad As Nation's Top QB; VanderKlok A Second Team Choice
Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University junior quarterback Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) has received one of his most noteworthy awards yet as he was chosen today to the 2014 Associated Press Little All-America First Team.

December 17, 2014
Four Bulldogs Claim Daktronics All-America Honors & Vander Laan Named National Player Of The Year
Big Rapids, Mich. - Four members of the 2014 Ferris State University football team have earned Daktronics All-America honors after a historic season for the Bulldogs this past fall.

December 17, 2014
Video Highlights Of Ferris State's Jason Vander Laan - Harlon Hill Trophy Finalist
The 2014 Harlon Hill Trophy will be announced Friday (Dec. 19) honoring the NCAA Division II Football Player of the Year. Ferris State's Jason Vander Laan is among the nine national finalists. Click for video highlights!

December 16, 2014
"Harlon Hill Watch" Gathering For FSU's Jason Vander Laan To Take Place Friday At BW3 In Downtown Grand Rapids
Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University Athletics has announced plans for a special "Harlon Hill Watch" gathering to be held this Friday (Dec. 19) at Buffalo Wild Wings in downtown Grand Rapids. FSU junior quarterback Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) is among nine national finalists for the prestigious award presented to NCAA Division II's top player.

December 12, 2014
Ferris State's Justin Zimmer A National Finalist For Cliff Harris Award
Big Rapids, Mich. - Standout junior defensive end Justin Zimmer (Greenville) of the Ferris State University football squad has been chosen as one of the national finalists for the 2014 Cliff Harris Award, which is presented to the nation's top small college defensive player.

December 12, 2014
FSU's Vander Laan & VanderKlok Claim BSN All-America Honors; JVL Named National Offensive POY
Big Rapids, Mich. - Two members of Ferris State University's starting football offensive unit this fall have claimed first team All-America recognition from Beyond Sports Network. BSN unveiled its 2014 All-America squads and the first team offensive unit was highlighted by FSU junior quarterback Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) along with senior left tackle Jacob VanderKlok (Caledonia/Grand Rapids South Christian).

December 10, 2014
Five Bulldogs Named To BSN All-Region Team; Vander Laan Adds Another Regional MVP Honor
Big Rapids, Mich. - The postseason awards continue to roll in for the Ferris State University football squad as five student-athletes have achieved Beyond Sports Network All-Super Region Four recognition for the recently-completed 2014 campaign.

December 9, 2014
Ferris State's Jason Vander Laan Tabbed Nation's Top Quarterback On AFCA All-America Team
Big Rapids, Mich. - Standout junior quarterback Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) has added one of his most impressive accomplishments yet following a historic Ferris State University football campaign as he was tabbed the nation's top quarterback today (Dec. 9) by the American Football Coaches Association.

December 8, 2014
Ferris State's Tony Annese Chosen As AFCA Regional Coach Of The Year & Among National Finalists
Big Rapids, Mich. - After guiding the Ferris State University football program to one of the most successful seasons in school history, FSU head coach Tony Annese has been tabbed today as the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Regional Coach of the Year.

December 3, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Harlon Hill Trophy Finalist Jason Vander Laan
Junior quarterback & Harlon Hill Trophy finalist Jason Vander Laan joins host Rob Bentley on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show to recap the NCAA Playoffs and the 2014 season.

December 3, 2014
FSU's Justin Zimmer Chosen As Capital One Academic All-America First Team Honoree
Big Rapids, Mich. - Standout Ferris State University defensive end Justin Zimmer (Greenville) has added yet another honor to his impressive list of accomplishments as he was chosen today to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America First Team for his performance on the field and in the classroom.

December 3, 2014
Five Bulldogs Receive All-Super Region Four Honors; Vander Laan Tabbed Region's Offensive Player Of Year
Big Rapids, Mich. - After one of the most successful seasons in the 106-year history of Ferris State University football, five members of the Bulldog program have claimed 2014 Daktronics All-Super Region Four recognition as announced today.

December 2, 2014
Ferris State's Jason Vander Laan Selected As Harlon Hill Trophy National Finalist
Big Rapids, Mich. - Standout junior quarterback Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian), who led the Ferris State University football team to the school's first 11-0 regular season in 106 years this fall, has been named a national finalist for the 2014 Harlon Hill Trophy presented to Division II's top performer.

November 29, 2014
Memorable Ferris State Football Season Comes To A Close In NCAA Division II Playoffs
Big Rapids, Mich. – A memorable and historic Ferris State University football campaign came to a close on Saturday (Nov. 29) as the Bulldogs saw their season come to an end with a 46-33 setback to Ohio Dominican in the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs at Top Taggart Field.

November 29, 2014
WATCH: Post Game Presser
Ferris State Football Head Coach Tony Annese, quarterback Jason Vander Laan, and slot Dontae Ingraham address the media following the game vs. Ohio Dominican.

November 28, 2014
Ferris Sports Update - NCAA Football Preview w/Head Coach Tony Annese
Ferris State Football head coach Tony Annese sits down with host Rob Bentley on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show to preview the NCAA Playoffs.

November 28, 2014
WATCH: Annese on ODU
Ferris State Football Head Coach Tony Annese addresses the media before the 2nd round NCAA playoff game in Big Rapids against Ohio Dominican.

November 26, 2014
Ferris State's Justin Zimmer Among Nominees For 2014 Cliff Harris Defensive Player Of The Year Nod
Big Rapids, Mich. - Standout junior defensive end Justin Zimmer (Greenville) of the Ferris State University football squad has been chosen as one of the nominees for the 2014 Cliff Harris Award, which is presented to the nation's top small college defensive player.

November 26, 2014
Ferris State's Zimmer One Of Eight National Finalists For Gene Upshaw Lineman Of Year Award
Big Rapids, Mich. - Junior defensive end Justin Zimmer (Greenville) of the unbeaten Ferris State University football squad has added yet another honor to his impressive list of accomplishments as the standout was tabbed today as one of eight national finalists for the 2014 Gene Upshaw Lineman of the Year Award presented to Division II's top offensive or defensive lineman.

November 24, 2014
NCAA Football Gameday: Ferris State vs. Ohio Dominican Panthers
GAMEDAY INFO: The unbeaten Ferris State University football team will host its first NCAA Division II Playoff game in 18 years this week as the Bulldogs square off against fellow Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) foe Ohio Dominican on Saturday (Nov. 29) at FSU's Top Taggart Field. Kickoff for the second-round NCAA Playoff game is scheduled for 12 p.m. (ET). Please visit this link to access FSU Football Gameday information for Saturday's contest.

November 24, 2014
PREVIEW: Unbeaten Bulldogs Host Ohio Dominican In NCAA Playoff Game This Saturday
The unbeaten Ferris State University football team will host its first NCAA Division II Playoff game in 18 years this week as the Bulldogs square off against fellow Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) foe Ohio Dominican on Saturday (Nov. 29) at FSU's Top Taggart Field. Kickoff for the second-round playoff game is scheduled for 12 p.m. (ET).

November 22, 2014
Ferris State Football To Host Ohio Dominican In NCAA Playoffs On Nov. 29
Big Rapids, Mich. - The matchup is officially set and the opponent is now known for the unbeaten Ferris State University football team's NCAA Division II Football Playoff game set for Saturday, Nov. 29, at Top Taggart Field.

November 20, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Assistant Coach Ryan Hodges
Ferris State University football assistant coach Ryan Hodges recaps the regular-season ending win over Walsh and previews what's ahead in the NCAA Playoffs on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show.

November 20, 2014
Ferris State's Jason Vander Laan Officially Announced As 2014 Harlon Hill Trophy Candidate
Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University standout junior quarterback Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) was officially announced Thursday as one of the 36 candidates vying for the 2014 Harlon Hill Trophy presented to Division's II top player in the country.

November 19, 2014
Sixteen Ferris State Players Named All-GLIAC; Vander Laan, VanderKlok & Annese Bring Home Awards!
Big Rapids, Mich. - A total of 16 Ferris State University football players received All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) recognition and the Bulldogs brought home three major awards as the league unveiled its 2014 all-conference teams today.

November 18, 2014
Starting Time & Ticket Info Announced For Ferris State's NCAA Football Playoff Home Game On Nov. 29
Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University has announced the official starting time and ticket information for the unbeaten Bulldogs' NCAA Division II Football Playoff game set for Saturday, Nov. 29, at Top Taggart Field.

November 16, 2014
Ferris State Football Receives NCAA Playoff Berth & Earns First-Round Bye As #1 Seed
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team has officially received the school's first NCAA Division II Playoff appearance in 18 years as the Bulldogs were tabbed as the number one seed in Super Region Four during the official NCAA Selection Show on Sunday evening.

November 16, 2014
Ferris State Football: NCAA Selection Show 2014
Ferris State Football: NCAA Selection Show 2014

November 15, 2014
Ferris State Caps Unbeaten Regular-Season & Wins GLIAC Crown Outright With Thrilling Comeback
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team capped off an unbeaten regular-season and claimed the outright Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championship with an improbable 46-42 comeback win over Walsh University in the regular-season finale on Saturday (Nov. 15) in Canton, Ohio.

November 14, 2014
Ferris State's Vander Laan Tabbed As BSN National Athlete Of The Week For Unbeaten Bulldogs
Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University junior quarterback Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) continued his march to a potential Harlon Hill Trophy by being chosen this week as one of the Beyond Sports Network Division II Athletes of the Week.

November 13, 2014
Ferris State Kicker Mitch Bredberg Honored On List Of Excellence
Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University redshirt freshman kicker Mitch Bredberg (Ada/Grand Rapids West Catholic) was recently recognized for his efforts by being named to The Fred Mitchell Award list of excellence for the month of October.

November 13, 2014
PREVIEW: Ferris State Football Heads Historic Fawcett Stadium Looking To Cap Perfect Regular-Season
This Week: The unbeaten and nationally-ranked Ferris State University football squad visits the Walsh Cavaliers for its 2014 regular-season finale on Saturday (Nov. 15) in Canton, Ohio. Kickoff for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contest is set for 12 p.m. (ET) at historic Fawcett Stadium located at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

November 12, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Assistant Coach Ryan Brady
Ferris State Football Assistant Coach Ryan Brady joins host Rob Bentley on the Ferris Sports Update TV show to recap the win over Northern Michigan & preview the trip to Walsh.

November 8, 2014
Ferris State Football Beats NMU To Claim Share Of First GLIAC Championship Since 1999
Big Rapids, Mich. - The undefeated Ferris State University football team clinched at least a share of the program’s first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championship since 1999 by rallying behind for a 35-17 win over Northern Michigan on Saturday (Nov. 8) at FSU’s Top Taggart Field.

November 7, 2014
Ferris State QB Jason Vander Laan Claims National Offensive Player Of Week Honors From Two More Sources
Big Rapids, Mich. - On the eve of the unbeaten Ferris State University football team's regular-season home finale, Bulldog junior quarterback Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) has continued to reap the rewards of last week's play by being chosen as the National Offensive Player of the Week from two more additional sources.

November 6, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Assistant Coach Rob Zeitman
Ferris State Football Assistant Head Coach Rob Zeitman sits down with host Rob Bentley to review the high-scoring win over Lake Erie and preview this week's Senior Day matchup with Northern Michigan on Ferris Sports Update TV.

November 6, 2014
GLIAC-Best Three Ferris State Football Players Earn Academic All-District Honors!
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team is not only achieving success on the field, but the Bulldogs have also enjoyed success in the classroom as three student-athletes have been named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District IV Team, which is the most of any Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) member school.

November 6, 2014
PREVIEW: Unbeaten Bulldogs Host NMU In Regular-Season Home Finale Saturday
This Week: The unbeaten and nationally-ranked Ferris State University football squad hosts the Northern Michigan Wildcats in its 2014 regular-season home finale on Saturday (Nov. 8) at FSU’s Top Taggart Field. Kickoff for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contest is set for 12 p.m. (ET).

November 4, 2014
Ferris State Football Hosts NMU For Senior Day Saturday & Can Clinch At Least Share Of GLIAC Championship
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team will host the Northern Michigan Wildcats this Saturday (Nov. 8) in the final regular-season home contest of the 2014 season at FSU's Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids.

November 3, 2014
Harlon Hill Candidate Jason Vander Laan Chosen As GLIAC & National Offensive Player Of The Week
Big Rapids, Mich. - Yet another standout performance on a memorable day has landed Ferris State University junior quarterback Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) the National Offensive Player of the Week honor from Beyond Sports Network.

November 3, 2014
Ferris State Offensive Line Tabbed As National Offensive Line Of The Week
Big Rapids, Mich. - After helping the unbeaten Ferris State University football squad to another memorable offensive performance this past weekend, the Bulldog offensive line unit has received acclaim by being tabbed as the Nation's Offensive Line of the Week by Beyond Sports Network.

November 1, 2014
Ferris State Wins High-Scoring Home Tilt Against Lake Erie To Keep Perfect Season Intact
Big Rapids, Mich. - The undefeated and nationally top five-ranked Ferris State University football team returned home Saturday (Nov. 1) to open and two-game homestand and won a track meet against the inspired Lake Erie Storm as the Bulldogs recorded a high-scoring 66-56 triumph at Top Taggart Field.

November 1, 2014
WATCH: Lake Erie 1st Half Highlights
Highlights of the 28-21 Ferris State Football lead over the Lake Erie Storm after the first half in Big Rapids.

October 30, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Head Coach Tony Annese
Ferris State Football head coach Tony Annese recaps the big win over Michigan Tech and previews Lake Erie on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show with host Rob Bentley

October 30, 2014
PREVIEW: Unbeaten Bulldogs Host Lake Erie This Saturday To Open Two-Game Homestand
This Week: The unbeaten and nationally-ranked Ferris State University football squad opens a two-game Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) homestand on Saturday (Nov. 1) against the Lake Erie Storm at Top Taggart Field. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. (ET).

October 29, 2014
WATCH: Annese on Lake Erie
Ferris State Football Head Coach Tony Annese addresses the media following the Michigan Tech game and prior to the contest vs. Lake Erie.

October 29, 2014
WATCH: Zimmer on Lake Erie
Junior defensive lineman Justin Zimmer addresses the media following the Michigan Tech game and prior to the Lake Erie game.

October 28, 2014
Harlon Hill Trophy Candidate Jason Vander Laan Breaks FSU's Career Total Offense Record
Big Rapids, Mich. - Standout quarterback and Harlon Hill Trophy candidate Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) etched his name in the record books this past Saturday (Oct. 25) as he became the school's all-time leader in career total offense during the unbeaten Bulldogs' impressive 37-3 win at Michigan Tech.

October 27, 2014
Ferris State Football Tops First NCAA Super Region Rankings & Consensus Top Five Team In The Nation
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team is reaping the rewards of being the region's only remaining unbeaten team as the Bulldogs are currently listed first in the initial NCAA Division II Super Regional Four Rankings announced today.

October 27, 2014
Unbeaten GLIAC Leader Ferris State Returns Home To Host Lake Erie For Kids Day This Saturday
Big Rapids, Mich. - Michigan's only remaining unbeaten collegiate or professional football team returns home this week as the Ferris State University Bulldogs open a two-game homestand against the Lake Erie Storm on Saturday (Nov. 1) at FSU's Top Taggart Field.

October 25, 2014
Ferris State Football Posts Decisive Win In Showdown At Sherman Field To Remain Unbeaten
Big Rapids, Mich. - An impressive defensive performance led the nationally-ranked and unbeaten Ferris State University football team to a decisive 37-3 win over the Michigan Tech Huskies in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) showdown at Sherman Field on Saturday (Oct. 25) in Houghton, Mich.

October 22, 2014
PREVIEW: Ferris State Heads North For "Showdown At Sherman Field" Against Michigan Tech
This Week: The unbeaten and nationally-ranked Ferris State University football squad is back on the road again for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) tilt against the unbeaten Michigan Tech Huskies on Saturday (Oct. 25). The “Showdown at Sherman Field” in Houghton begins at 1 p.m. (ET).

October 22, 2014
Ferris State & Michigan Tech To Battle In Four Different Sports This Weekend
Big Rapids, Mich. - It will be a "Dogs vs. Dogs" weekend as the Ferris State University Bulldogs square off against the Michigan Tech Huskies in four different sports over a two-day span on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 24-25).

October 21, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Head Coach Tony Annese
Ferris State University football head coach Tony Annese joins host Rob Bentley to recap the exciting win over Ohio Dominican and preview this week's showdown with Michigan Tech on the Ferris Sports Update TV show.

October 20, 2014
Ferris State Football Ranked As Nation's #1 Team In Three Online Computer Polls
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team, which has won a NCAA Division II nation-leading 11-straight games dating back to last season, is currently ranked number one in the country in three different online computer polls released following a big road win this past weekend.

October 20, 2014
Two Ferris State Standouts Receive National Player Of Week Honors After Impressive Road Win
Big Rapids, Mich. - A pair of Ferris State University football standouts have received national acclaim after leading the unbeaten Bulldogs to an impressive 34-19 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road win at Ohio Dominican on Saturday (Oct. 18) in Columbus, Ohio.

October 18, 2014
#11 Ferris State Topples #7 Ohio Dominican In Showdown Of Unbeaten GLIAC Leaders
Big Rapids, Mich. - The nationally-ranked Ferris State University football team pulled off one of its biggest wins in many years as FSU recorded an exciting 34-19 road victory over fellow unbeaten and reigning GLIAC Champion Ohio Dominican on Saturday (Oct. 18) in Columbus, Ohio.

October 16, 2014
Ferris State Football Heads Into Saturday's Showdown As Nation's Leader In Total Offense
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football squad will enter Saturday's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) showdown at Ohio Dominican as the nation's top offensive team, according to the release on this week's NCAA Division II National Statistical Rankings.

October 15, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Head Coach Tony Annese
Ferris State Football Head Coach Tony Annese recaps the dominating win over Tiffin and previews this week's showdown at Ohio Dominican on the Ferris Sports Update TV show with host Rob Bentley

October 15, 2014
PREVIEW: Bulldogs Visit Ohio Dominican For Saturday Showdown Between GLIAC Leaders
This Week: The unbeaten and nationally-ranked Ferris State University football squad hits the road for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) showdown against the Ohio Dominican Panthers on Saturday (Oct. 18) at Panther Field in Columbus, Ohio. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. (ET).

October 14, 2014
Ferris State's Jahaan Brown Earns National Honors For Second-Straight Week!
Big Rapids, Mich. - For the second consecutive week, Ferris State University redshirt freshman tailback Jahaan Brown (East Grand Rapids) has earned National Player of the Week recognition.

October 13, 2014
Unbeaten Ferris State Football Continues Big Climb In National Rankings
Big Rapids, Mich. - An unbeaten start to the 2014 campaign thru six weeks has helped the Ferris State University football team climb even higher in the national polls this week heading into a Saturday Showdown between the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC's) highest ranked programs.

October 11, 2014
Unbeaten Bulldogs Put Up School-Record Numbers In Home Win To Setup Big Showdown
Big Rapids, Mich. – The unbeaten and nationally-ranked Ferris State University football team treated the home crowd at Top Taggart Field to another big victory on Saturday (Oct. 11) as a strong first half propelled the Bulldogs to a 68-20 victory over the Tiffin Dragons.

October 11, 2014
WATCH: Tiffin Highlights
Highlights of the 68-20 Ferris State victory over the Tiffin Dragons on Saturday afternoon.

October 9, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Assistant Coach Sparky McEwen
Host Rob Bentley recaps the homecoming win over Findlay and previews the matchup with Tiffin alongside FSU assistant coach Sparky McEwen on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show.

October 8, 2014
PREVIEW: Unbeaten Ferris State Hosts Tiffin This Saturday At Top Taggart Field
This Week: The unbeaten and nationally-ranked Ferris State University football squad continues its two-game homestand by hosting the Tiffin Dragons on Saturday, Oct. 11, at FSU's Top Taggart Field. Kickoff between the 5-0 Bulldogs and the 3-2 Dragons is set for 12 p.m. (ET). The two teams will meet for the first time since the 2011 campaign with Ferris State holding a 4-0 all-time mark against the Dragons to date.

October 8, 2014
WATCH: Annese Interview
Ferris State Football Head Coach Tony Annese addresses the media during Tiffin week.

October 8, 2014
WATCH: Brown Interview
Redshirt Freshman running back Jahaan Brown addresses the media during Tiffin week.

October 8, 2014
WATCH: Vander Laan Interview
Junior Quarterback Jason Vander Laan addresses the media following practice on Wednesday.

October 7, 2014
Home Action Continues This Week For Bulldog Teams On FSU Campus
Big Rapids, Mich. - Following a highly-successful homecoming, another busy weekend is on tap for Ferris State University Athletics as multiple Bulldog teams will once again be in action on the Big Rapids campus this weekend.

October 6, 2014
Ferris State's Jahaan Brown Achieves GLIAC & National Laurels This Week Following Record-Breaking Return
Big Rapids, Mich. - For the second consecutive week, a member of the nationally-ranked Ferris State University football team has received both Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and National Player of the Week Award recognition following a Bulldog victory.

October 4, 2014
#13 Ferris State Football Remains Unbeaten With Big Homecoming Victory
Big Rapids, Mich. - The nationally 13th-ranked Ferris State University football team gave its fans plenty to cheer about on homecoming as the Bulldogs raced to a 49-21 victory over highly-regarded Findlay in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action at FSU's Top Taggart Field.

October 4, 2014
#13 Ferris State Football Remains Unbeaten With Big Homecoming Victory
Big Rapids, Mich. - The nationally 13th-ranked Ferris State University football team gave its fans plenty to cheer about on homecoming as the Bulldogs raced to a 49-21 victory over highly-regarded Findlay in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action at FSU's Top Taggart Field.

October 2, 2014
Ferris State Harlon Hill Trophy Candidate Jason Vander Laan Tabbed As National "Quarterback Of The Week"
Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University junior All-America quarterback and Harlon Hill Trophy candidate Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) has been tabbed as the USA College Football Division II "Quarterback Of The Week".

October 1, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Assistant Coach Tesfa Smith
First-year Ferris State University football assistant coach Tesfa Smith recaps the unbeaten Bulldogs' 47-13 road win at Saginaw Valley State and previews the homecoming matchup with host Rob Bentley on Ferris Sports Update TV.

October 1, 2014
PREVIEW: Unbeaten Bulldogs Host Findlay Oilers In Annual Homecoming Game This Saturday
The unbeaten Ferris State University football team returns to FSU's Top Taggart Field for its 2014 homecoming contest, presnted by the Sporting News Grill, against the Findlay Oilers on Saturday (Oct. 4) in Big Rapids. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. (ET) on the FSU campus between the 4-0 Bulldogs and the 3-1 Oilers.

October 1, 2014
Six Home Events In Three Days Highlight Ferris State's 2014 Homecoming Slate
Big Rapids, Mich. - Six home events in three days highlight Ferris State University's homecoming weekend as four Bulldog teams will be in action in Big Rapids this Friday thru Sunday (Oct. 3-5).

September 30, 2014
Unbeaten Ferris State Football Hosts Findlay For Homecoming This Saturday! Buy Tickets Now!
Big Rapids, Mich. - Tickets for this Saturday's (Oct.4) Ferris State University homecoming football showdown against Findlay at Top Taggart Field are currently on sale and fans can avoid potential lines and save by purchasing in advance.

September 29, 2014
FSU's Jason Vander Laan Claims GLIAC & National Player Of Week Recognition
Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University junior All-America quarterback and Harlon Hill Trophy candidate Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) has claimed both conference and national player of the week award recognition after the Bulldogs' impressive road win at Saginaw Valley State.

September 27, 2014
#14 Bulldogs Now 4-0 For First Time Since 1995 After Decisive Road Win At Saginaw Valley State
University Center, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team completed the opening month of the 2014 season with a perfect mark as the Bulldogs rolled to a 47-13 league road win over Saginaw Valley State on Saturday (Sept. 27) night to start 4-0 for the first time since 1995.

September 27, 2014
WATCH: SVSU Highlights
The Ferris State University football team completed the opening month of the 2014 season with a perfect mark as the Bulldogs rolled to a 47-13 league road win over Saginaw Valley State on Saturday (Sept. 27) night to start 4-0 for the first time since 1995.

September 24, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Junior Quarterback Jason Vander Laan
Junior All-America quarterback and Harlon Hill Trophy candidate Jason Vander Laan of the Ferris State Football team sits down with host Rob Bentley to discuss the win over Grand Valley State, the team and his Bulldog career on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show.

September 24, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Head Coach Tony Annese
Ferris State Football head coach Tony Annese recaps the Anchor-Bone Classic victory over Grand Valley State on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show with host Rob Bentley

September 24, 2014
PREVIEW: 'Dawgs Head To Saginaw Valley State Looking For First 4-0 Start Since 1995
This Week: The Ferris State University football team will put its unbeaten mark on the line this Saturday (Sept. 27) as the Bulldogs visit Saginaw Valley State for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) matchup. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. (ET) at Harvey Randall Wickes Memorial Stadium in Univ. Center, Mich.

September 23, 2014
Ferris State Football Climbing In Five Different National Polls This Week After GVSU Win
Big Rapids, Mich. - After beating West Michigan rival Grand Valley State for the third consecutive year this past Saturday night in the Anchor-Bone Classic at Top Taggart Field, the Ferris State University football team has continued to climb in this week's national rankings.

September 22, 2014
Ferris State Linebacker Receives GLIAC Weekly Honor After Anchor-Bone Victory
Big Rapids, Mich. - For the first time this season, a Ferris State University football player has received Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Player of the Week laurels as senior linebacker Darnell Morris earned this week's defensive nod after FSU's impressive 42-17 win over rival Grand Valley State in the Anchor-Bone Classic.

September 21, 2014
WATCH: Grand Valley Highlights
With a strong showing of support from the Bulldog Nation behind its back, the nationally-ranked Ferris State University football team held onto possession of the Anchor-Bone Trophy for the third-straight year with a 42-17 triumph over rival Grand Valley State on Saturday (Sept. 20) night to remain unbeaten in 2014.

September 20, 2014
Ferris State Rolls To Big Win Over Rival GVSU To Remain Unbeaten & Keep Anchor-Bone Trophy
Big Rapids, Mich. – With a strong showing of support from the Bulldog Nation behind its back, the nationally-ranked Ferris State University football team held onto possession of the Anchor-Bone Trophy for the third-straight year with a 42-17 triumph over rival Grand Valley State on Saturday (Sept. 20) night to remain unbeaten in 2014.

September 18, 2014
Ferris Sports Update - Football Head Coach Tony Annese (GVSU Preview)
Ferris State Football head coach Tony Annese sits down with host Rob Bentley to recap the win over Northwood and preview the Anchor-Bone Classic on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show.

September 16, 2014
PREVIEW: Nationally-Ranked Bulldogs Aim For Third-Straight Win Over GVSU In Anchor-Bone Classic
This Week: One of West Michigan's greatest rivalries returns to Big Rapids this Saturday (Sept. 20) night as the Ferris State University football team hosts Grand Valley State in the Anchor-Bone Classic at Top Taggart Field. The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) matchup kicks off under the lights in Big Rapids at 7 p.m. (ET).

September 16, 2014
WATCH: Anchor-Bone Preview
Football Head Coach Tony Annese previews the Anchor-Bone Classic vs. the Grand Valley State Lakers with Dominic Hennig.

September 15, 2014
Ferris State Hosts GVSU In Anchor-Bone Classic Saturday As Part Of Busy Day In Bulldog Athletics
Big Rapids, Mich. - One of West Michigan's greatest rivalries returns to Big Rapids for a second consecutive year this Saturday (Sept. 20) night as the Ferris State University football team hosts Grand Valley State in the Anchor-Bone Classic, presented by New Horizons Landscaping, at Top Taggart Field.

September 13, 2014
Quick Start & Strong Defensive Effort Lifts #18 Ferris State To League-Opening Win As Bulldogs Remain Unbeaten
Midland, Mich. - A quick start and a stingy defense fueled the nationally 18th-ranked Ferris State University football team to a 27-7 road win in its 2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener as the Bulldogs remained unbeaten with the victory at NU's Hantz Stadium in Midland.

September 13, 2014
WATCH: Northwood Highlights
A quick start and a stingy defense fueled the nationally 18th-ranked Ferris State University football team to a 27-7 road win in its 2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener as the Bulldogs remained unbeaten with the victory at NU's Hantz Stadium in Midland.

September 12, 2014
Three Ferris State Programs Among Nation's Top 25 Less Than A Week Into Season!
Big Rapids, Mich. - The fall sports season is less than a week old, but already three different Ferris State University teams are found in their respective Division II National Rankings as the Bulldog football, volleyball and men's cross country teams are all among the country's top 25 programs this week.

September 11, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Head Coach Tony Annese
Ferris State Football head coach Tony Annese joins host Rob Bentley to recap the win over McKendree and this week's matchup with Northwood on Ferris Sports Update TV

September 10, 2014
PREVIEW: Nationally-Ranked Bulldogs Open GLIAC Play Saturday At Northwood
This Week: The Ferris State University football team opens Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action this Saturday, Sept. 13, on the road against the Northwood Timberwolves in Midland, Mich. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. (ET) at NU's Hantz Stadium.

September 5, 2014
WATCH: McKendree Highlights
The Ferris State University football squad opened its 2014 campaign in impressive fashion on a historic night at Leemon Field in Lebanon, Ill., as the Bulldogs posted a decisive 75-14 win over McKendree in non-league action.

September 4, 2014
Ferris State Football Registers Record-Breaking Victory In Season Opener
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football squad opened its 2014 campaign in impressive fashion on a historic night at Leemon Field in Lebanon, Ill., as the Bulldogs posted a decisive 75-14 win over McKendree in non-league action.

September 3, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - McKendree Season Opener Preview (Football)
Bulldog Football assistant coach Ryan Hodges joins host Rob Bentley to preview the 2014 season and the season opener at McKendree on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show.

September 1, 2014
PREVIEW: Ferris State Football Opens 106th Season This Thursday At McKendree
This Week: The Ferris State University football team begins its 106th year of varsity competition by visiting McKendree (Ill.) on Thursday (Sept. 4) night for a non-conference matchup at Leemon Field in Lebanon, Ill. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. (ET) between the Bulldogs and the Bearcats.

August 29, 2014
Ferris State Ranked 21st Nationally In D2Football.com Preseason Poll
Big Rapids, Mich. - With less than a week to go before the start of the 2014 campaign, the Ferris State University football squad has received even more preseason recognition as the Bulldogs are ranked 21st nationally in the D2football.com Preseason Poll.

August 23, 2014
Bulldog Football Welcomes Fans & Media For Annual Photo Day Event
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team put on its game uniforms for the first time in 2014 as the Bulldogs held their annual media and fan photo day activities along with a morning scrimmage on the FSU campus at Top Taggart Field on Saturday (Aug. 23).

August 21, 2014
Ferris State Football Tabbed Among Nation's Top 30 Preseason Squads In Three Different Polls
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team opens its 2014 campaign in two weeks and the Bulldogs continue to receive preseason acclaim as they prepare for the season opener.

August 21, 2014
Football: Behind the Scenes
The Bulldog Sports Network takes you "behind the scenes" of a typical day in the Football program. Punt return and staff meetings are featured in the first episode.

August 19, 2014
Ferris State Football Tabs Longtime Collegiate Assistant Tesfa Smith As Defensive Line Coach
Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University football head coach Tony Annese has finalized his coaching staff for the 2014 campaign with the appointment of longtime collegiate coach Tesfa Smith as an assistant coach.

August 19, 2014
Football Camp "Sights and Sounds"
"Sights and Sounds" from the football camp at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Mich.

August 18, 2014
Ferris State Football Media/Photo Day Set For This Saturday At Top Taggart Field
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football program will hold its 2014 Media & Fans Photo Day on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Top Taggart Field on the FSU campus in Big Rapids, Mich. The event will coincide with the team's first major scrimmage of the year.

August 15, 2014
Fall Camp Officially Underway As Ferris State Football Holds First Practice
Big Rapids, Mich. - The 106th season of Ferris State University football is officially underway as the Bulldogs held their first practice Thursday at FSU's Top Taggart Field.

August 15, 2014
Join The Ferris State Football Gridiron Club Now!
Visit this link for information on joining the Ferris State University Football Gridiron Club and support the Bulldog Athletic Association for the 2014 campaign!

August 12, 2014
GLIAC MEDIA DAY CENTRAL: Ferris State Projected Near Top In 2014 GLIAC Football Race
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team is projected to be one of the favorites in this year's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) race as the Bulldogs were tabbed second in the 2014 GLIAC Football North Division Preseason Poll announced Tuesday.

August 10, 2014
Expectations High As Ferris State Football Opens 2014 Fall Camp This Week
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team officially reports for the 2014 campaign with high expectations as fall camp begins this week in Big Rapids.

August 8, 2014
WATCH: 2014 Football Preview
Head Football Coach Tony Annese previews the upcoming season and GLIAC title aspirations on the Bulldog Sports Network.

August 1, 2014
Ferris State QB Jason Vander Laan Among Nation's Top 20 Players To Watch In 2014
Big Rapids, Mich. - With the start of fall camp less than two weeks away, Ferris State University junior quarterback and Harlon Hill Trophy candidate Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) has received yet another national honor by being chosen as one of the country's top 20 players to watch for 2014.

July 18, 2014
Ferris State's Vander Laan & Zimmer Named To 2014 BSN Preseason All-GLIAC First Team
Big Rapids, Mich. - The preseason recognition continues for the Ferris State University football program in anticipation for the upcoming 2014 campaign as a pair of Bulldog standouts, junior quarterback Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) and junior defensive end Justin Zimmer (Greenville), have been chosen to the Beyond Sports Network Preseason All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) First Team.

July 16, 2014
Ferris State's Jason Vander Laan Chosen To BSN Preseason All-America First Team
Big Rapids, Mich. - For the third time in as many days, Ferris State University junior quarterback and Harlon Hill Trophy candidate Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) has received national acclaim as he was named today to the 2014 Beyond Sports Network Preseason All-America First Team.

July 15, 2014
Ferris State All-America QB Jason Vander Laan Among National Nominees For AFCA Good Works Team
Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University All-America quarterback Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian), who will be a junior for the Bulldogs this fall and a returning Division II Harlon Hill Trophy candidate, has been announced by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) as one of the national nominees for the 2014 All-State AFCA Good Works Team.

July 14, 2014
Seven Ferris State Football Players Tabbed As Preseason All-Americans!
Big Rapids, Mich. - The excitement continues for build for the 2014 fall campaign as seven members of the Ferris State University football squad have been chosen as USA Football Preseason Division II All-Americans.

July 8, 2014
Ferris State Athletics Announces Fall Ticket Information; Purchase Football Tickets NOW!
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University Athletics Department has announced ticket information pertaining to home contests for the 2014 fall sports season, which includes FSU football, volleyball and women's soccer action.

April 18, 2014
Annese Spring Game Reaction
Head Football Coach Tony Annese addresses the media following the 2014 Spring Game at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids.

April 18, 2014
Spring Game Highlights 4/18/14
Big Rapids, Mich. - A late interception from linebacker James Wimberly in the closing minute preserved a 29-24 victory for the Gold squad in a highly-competitive Ferris State University Crimson & Gold Spring Football game on Friday (April 18) before a big crowd of supporters at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids.

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