Men's Basketball Welcomes Squad With Picnic

FSU Head Coach Bill Sall (left) and FSU President David Eisler (right) - Photo Courtesy Big Rapids Pioneer
FSU Head Coach Bill Sall (left) and FSU President David Eisler (right) - Photo Courtesy Big Rapids Pioneer

The Ferris State University men's basketball squad recently welcomed its 2009-10 squad back to campus by holding a picnic for players and staff at the home of head coach Bill Sall and his wife, Karen.

Several guests were on hand for the annual event, including Ferris State University President David L. Eisler along with Athletics Director Tom Kirinovic and many other dignitaries and prominent boosters. 

Classes started this past Monday (Aug. 31) and the Bulldogs are currently midst preseason conditioning work. FSU will officially open fall practice on Oct. 15 for the 2009-10 season. 

The Bulldogs return eight letterwinners from a year ago when they finished 14-14 overall and placed third (12-10) in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division. 

In 2008-09, FSU made its 10th GLIAC Tournament appearance and fourth in the last five years.  Last year also represented the seventh consecutive year the Bulldogs have won 10 or more games under Sall after the program had not done so in the four years prior to his arrival.

The Bulldogs are slated to play a pair of exhibition games starting on Thursday, Oct. 29, with a preseason matchup against Aquinas College at Greenville (Mich.) High School. 

The exhibition slate also includes a visit to NCAA Division I Dayton (Ohio) on Tuesday, Nov. 3, before tipping off the regular season with a non-league tilt at Lewis (Ill.) on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Romeoville, Ill.  The following night, Nov. 16, the Bulldogs visit NCAA-I Central Michigan for a regular-season contest against the Chippewas in Mount Pleasant, Mich.

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