Basketball Teams Open With Exhibitions

FSU sophomores Kelsey DeNoyelles (left) and Dontae Molden (right)
FSU sophomores Kelsey DeNoyelles (left) and Dontae Molden (right)

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's and women's basketball teams both will hit the floor in the coming days with exhibition games on tap in preparation for the 2009-10 season.

The Bulldog men, who were picked to finish second in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division Preseason Media Poll, will square off against the Aquinas Saints on Thursday (Oct. 29) evening in an exhibition game at Greenville (Mich.) High School's North Gym.  Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. (EDT).

Meanwhile, the women's team will take the floor this Sunday (Nov. 1) afternoon versus NCAA Division I Oakland with the exhibition tilt beginning at 2 p.m. (ET) inside OU's Athletics Center O'Rena in Rochester, Mich.  FSU was chosen third in the GLIAC North Division Preseason Women's Media Poll.

The men's squad will also have two other exhibition games following Thursday's outing against Aquinas.  Next up is a trip on Tuesday (Nov. 3) to Ohio where the Bulldogs will face NCAA Division I preseason top 15-ranked Dayton in a 7 p.m. (ET) exhibition at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. 

Ferris' men's team will visit longtime West Michigan rival and perennial NCAA Division III power Calvin the following Tuesday (Nov. 10) for its final exhibition game with tipoff at 7:30 p.m. (ET) inside Calvin's new Van Noord Arena at Grand Rapids, Mich.

The men's exhibition game at Dayton is tentatively slated to be aired live on WBRN 1460 AM & 107.7 FM in Big Rapids.  Additional links for any broadcast or internet coverage for all exhibition games will be available prior to game time by clicking on the upcoming events tab at