Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's basketball
team travels to NCAA Division I Central Michigan for a
regular-season matchup this evening (Nov. 16) and the game will be
broadcast live on WBRN 1460 AM and 107.7 FM in the Big Rapids
Tipoff for Monday's contest against the Chippewas is set for 7
p.m. (ET) at the Rose Center in Mount Pleasant, Mich. Pregame
coverage will begin at 6:45 p.m. (ET) and Rob
Bentley of the FSU Athletics Communications Office will
call the play-by-play action.
He will be joined on the broadcast by former FSU Volunteer Assistant Coach and current Muskegon Community College head coach Dave Schlump, who will serve as a special guest color commentator for tonight's game.
In addition to WBRN's local radio coverage, live internet statistics, live audio and a live pay-per-view video webcast will be provided by CMU. Links for all available coverage can be found by clicking on the "upcoming events" scoreboard tab at www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com.
Along with the radio and internet coverage, Bulldog fans can also follow Monday's contest and all other FSU games this year via Twitter. Please visit www.twitter.com/ferrisathletics to follow the tweet-by-tweet coverage with periodic scoring updates.
CMU holds a commanding 64-21 edge entering Monday’s 86th series contest. The two teams last played during the 2003-04 season, when the Chippewas won 73-58 at Rose Arena. That game counted as a regular-season outing for FSU and an exhibition contest for CMU per NCAA rules regarding the season’s official start date. The 2003-04 meeting was the first matchup between the two squads since the Chippewas 79-53 home victory in 1990-91 (12/3). Ferris has won two of the last seven and four of the previous 10 meetings overall.
Monday’s game will be only the second regular-season tilt
between the two schools in the last 33 years. Prior to the 1990
meeting, the two teams had not faced each other since FSU posted a
72-69 home win on Dec. 8, 1976.
The Bulldogs suffered a narrow 65-60 loss in a hard-fought season opener at regional foe Lewis (Ill.) on Sunday (Nov. 15) evening at Neil Carey Arena in Romeoville, Ill. The Chippewas, meanwhile, dropped a 71-68 non-league home decisioin to Princeton in their opener on Saturday (Nov. 14) at the Rose Center.
A year ago, CMU was 12-19 overall and posted a 7-9 mark in Mid-American Conference (MAC) competition to earn a share of the league’s West Division title. The Chippewas are the favorites to win the MAC West again this year and return 46 percent of their points scored and 36 percent of their rebounding from a season ago.
Besides Monday's game, WBRN will carry live all 22 scheduled men's basketball league games this season with the next broadcast coming in two weeks on Monday, Nov. 30, when FSU opens Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play versus rival Grand Valley State at Jim Wink Arena in Big Rapids.