Athletics Hall Of Fame Tickets Now On Sale!

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Big Rapids, Mich. - Tickets are now on sale for the Class of 2011 Induction Banquet of Ferris State University's Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame set for Friday, Sept. 30, at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Big Rapids.

Tickets for the induction ceremony are $50 each or a table of 10 for $450.  All tickets must be purchased in advance by Sept. 27 and can be obtained by contacting the FSU Athletics Ticket Office at (231) 591-2888 or by visiting the box office inside the Ewigleben Sports Complex during normal business hours Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. (ET) to 5 p.m. (ET) with extended hours until 7 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday. Tickets will not be sold the night of the event.

The Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame, which inducted its Charter Class in 2000 and will recognize its 11th class of inductees this fall, was established to honor those athletes and coaches who have distinguished themselves in their sport or honorary members who made truly exceptional contributions to athletics.

This year's honorees are: Anne Bentley of Wyoming, softball and women's tennis (1997-00); Gerald Busby of Lansing, men's basketball (1980-83); Clarence Coleman of Miami, Fla., football (1998-01); Dr. Robert Ewigleben of Albion and Elizabethtown, Ky., president emeritus (1971-84); Martin Krbec of Fort Collins, Colo., men's tennis (1997-01); and Wendy McCann of East Lansing, women's volleyball (1984-87).  The Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame Selection Committee also selected longtime supporter and fan Bruce Jacobs as a recipient of an Athletics Special Service Award.    

A 15-member Selection Committee comprised of faculty, staff, alumni and community members selected the 2011 inductees in a voting process from among 57 nominees. The 2011 class consists of student-athletes representing six different sports spanning four decades.

The new inductees will join 95 honorees already enshrined during the Class of 2011 Induction Banquet on Sept. 30 at the Holiday Inn.

The evening will begin with a reception in honor of this year's inductees at 6 p.m. (ET). The dinner and induction ceremonty will start at 7 p.m. (ET) and the program should conclude by 9 p.m. (ET).

For sponsorships and information, please call Bulldog Athletics at (231) 591-2862.

Inductees of the 2011 Hall of Fame class will also be recognized the following day (Oct. 1) during halftime activities of the Bulldog football game against Lake Erie.  Opening kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. (EDT) at Top Taggart Field.

Tickets for the football game are $7 for adults or $5 for high school students and under.  Game tickets can also be purchased thru the FSU Athletics Ticket Office or call (231) 591-2888 for more information.

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