December 4, 2012

Basketball Hosts Two Ohio Schools In GLIAC Play This Week

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's and women's basketball teams will play their first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) home contests of the 2012-13 season this week at FSU's Jim Wink Arena.

The Bulldogs will host the Ohio Dominican Panthers in a league doubleheader on Thursday, Dec. 6, with the men's game set to tipoff first at 6 p.m. (ET) followed by the women's contest at 8 p.m. (ET).

A "red out" has been issued for fans attending Thursday's twinbill and all Ferris State fans are encouraged to wear red in support of the Bulldogs.

Additionally, on Saturday, Dec. 8, FSU hosts the Tiffin Dragons in a twinbill with the men's contest slated for a 1 p.m. (ET) start and the women's game beginning at 3 p.m. (ET).

This season, one lucky Bulldog fan will have a chance to win $10,000 at every conference home game as part of the Lake Osceola State Bank $10,000 Shootout.  One contestant will be picked at random for a chance to make a layup, free throw, three-pointer and half-court shot in 25 seconds.

Ferris State home basketball tickets can be purchased in advance thru the FSU Athletics Ticket Office by calling (231) 591-2888 or visit FerrisStateBulldogs.com for more information.  They can also be bought online via StarTickets.com.

Adult general admission tickets are $7 or the cost is $5 for FSU faculty/staff, seniors ages 65 and up or students age 3 thru 12th grade.  FSU students are admitted free with a valid student ID card.

Both the Bulldog men's and women's basketball squads are the defending GLIAC North Division Champions and own identical records of 2-3 overall and 1-1 in league play to date this season.

Ohio Dominican will square off against the Bulldogs for the third-time ever and owns a 3-3 overall record on the men's side with an 0-2 conference slate.  The ODU women's squad is currently 3-2 on the year and also searching for its first league victory with an 0-2 conference mark.  

Tiffin's men's team is 3-3 on the year and 1-1 in league play heading into Thursday's matchup at Grand Valley State while the Dragons' women's squad is 3-2 overall and also 1-1 in the GLIAC to date.

Thursday's game against ODU will represent the first regular-season home game for the Bulldog women under first-year head coach Colleen Lamoreaux-Tate.

Both games will be broadcast locally by Sunny 97.3 FM and the Bulldog Sports Network starting with the Meijer Pregame Show a half-hour prior to tipoff.  Rob Bentley and Sandy Gholston will call the action. A live audio broadcast and pay-per-view video webcast will be accessible

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