FSU Basketball Teams Back At Home This Week

FSU's Amy Joostberns (left) and Lou Williams (right) will be in action at home this week as FSU hosts two GLIAC foes (Photo by Ed Hyde)
FSU's Amy Joostberns (left) and Lou Williams (right) will be in action at home this week as FSU hosts two GLIAC foes (Photo by Ed Hyde)

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's and women's basketball teams will both open the 2010 portion of their season with a pair of home games this week inside the friendly confines of FSU's Jim Wink Arena.

The Bulldogs open the homestand by hosting divisional foe Lake Superior State in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) doubleheader on Thursday, Jan. 7. The women's game tips off at 6 p.m. (EST) with the men's game to follow at approximately 8 p.m. (EST).

Thursday's doubleheader is being billed as "Sponsor Appreciation Night" with free admission tickets being distributed to local corporate and community sponsors of FSU Athletics.

FSU then squares off against Saginaw Valley State in a conference home contest as part of the "Basketball Bonanza" high school-college quadruple header on Saturday, Jan. 9. The event will feature both two high school and collegiate contests with two local prep schools, Big Rapids and Chippewa Hills, facing off in high school boys and girls contests, making it a full-day of hoops action.

Saturday's action begins at 1 p.m. (EST) with the prep girls game between BRHS and the Warriors. The two collegiate contests will follow the girls high school game with the Bulldog women squaring off against SVSU at 3 p.m. (EST) and the FSU men taking on the Cardinals at 5 p.m. (EST). Finally, the day's events wrap up with the high school boys contest between Big Rapids and Chippewa Hills at 7 p.m. (EST).

Tickets for all games will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to the day's scheduled tipoff. For more information, please contact the FSU Athletics Office at (231) 591-2860.

The FSU women's basketball team will battle two teams currently right in front of them in the GLIAC North Division standings as LSSU enters the week with a 4-2 league record and the Cardinals are presently 2-3 in conference action.

Meanwhile, Thursday's men's game will pit two of the GLIAC's top teams as Lake Superior State presently leads the North Divison with a 5-1 conference record and FSU is only a half-game behind at 4-1 in league play. SVSU is tied with Grand Valley State behind the Bulldogs at 3-2 in the men's divisional standings heading into the week.

This Week's Schedule:

Thursday, Jan. 7
6 p.m. - Ferris State vs. Lake Superior State (women)
8 p.m. - Ferris State vs. Lake Superior State (men)

Saturday, Jan. 9
"The Basketball Bonanza"
1 p.m. - High School Girls: Big Rapids vs. Chippewa Hills
3 p.m. - College Women: FSU vs. Saginaw Valley State
5 p.m. - College Men: FSU vs. Saginaw Valley State
7 p.m. - High School Boys: Big Rapids vs. Chippewa Hills

All times are Eastern and games will be played at Jim Wink Arena