2011 Football News

August 31, 2012
St. Francis Highlights 8/31/12
Highlights of the 35-24 victory over the University of St. Francis (Ill.) Saints.

May 18, 2012
FSU Unveils 2012 Schedule & Ticket Info
The 2012 schedule is officially set for Ferris State University, which kicks off a new era of Bulldog Football this fall under first-year head coach Tony Annese.

May 14, 2012
Schneider Sparks Upset Win In German Debut
Former Ferris State University quarterback Tom Schneider (Jerome/Addison) made the most of his official professional football debut in the German Football League (GFL) on Saturday (May 12) night in Stuttgart, Germany.

April 26, 2012
Bulldog Football Golf Outing On June 2
Registrations are currently being accepted for the 29th annual Ferris State University Football Golf Outing, which will be held Saturday, June 2, at the new Clear Lake Golf Club in Big Rapids, Mich.

April 17, 2012
GRCC's Jamar Wimberly Joins Bulldog Football
The Ferris State University football program continues to add to its 2012 recruiting class as today (April 17) the Bulldogs announced the addition of junior college transfer Jamar Wimberly (Marshall/GRCC).

April 15, 2012
White Beats Crimson In Annual Spring Game
Ferris State University football fans had their first opportunity to check out first-year head coach Tony Annese's new-look attack in a game situation as the Bulldogs held their annual "Crimson & Gold" Spring Game on Saturday (April 14) afternoon at FSU's Top Taggart Field.

April 15, 2012
Spring Football Game Photo Gallery
Photos from Saturday's Crimson & Gold Spring Game held at Top Taggart Field. Photos courtesy of Scott Whitney and Ben Amato.

April 13, 2012
Live Audio Broadcast Of Football Spring Game
Fans not able to attend Saturday's (April 14) Crimson and Gold Spring Game at Ferris State University's Top Taggart Field can listen to a live online broadcast.

April 12, 2012
Sparky McEwen Returns To Bulldog Football
First-year Ferris State University head football coach Tony Annese has completed his coaching staff as he announced today the hiring of a Bulldog alum and former professional football coach in Charles "Sparky" McEwen.

April 12, 2012
Tony Annese Talks Spring Football On WBBL
Ferris State head coach Tony Annese discusses Bulldog Football and the spring game on WBBL's Bakita & Bentley, which aired on Thursday morning.

April 10, 2012
Football Spring Game & Big Event This Saturday
The Bulldog Football team will hold its annual spring game on Saturday at Top Taggart Field and run in conjunction with the "Big Event After Party" at the stadium.

April 1, 2012
Bulldogs Ink JUCO All-American
Another junior college All-American has joined the Ferris State University football program as first-year head coach Tony Annese today announced the signing of standout defensive end Carlton Johnson.

March 15, 2012
Bulldog Football Set To Open Spring Drills
The Ferris State University football team will officially start preparations for the 2012 campaign next Friday, March 23, as the Bulldogs begin their spring practice drills.

March 14, 2012
FSU Football Adds GRCC's Terrance Moore
The Ferris State University football program and first-year head coach Tony Annese continue to add to the Bulldogs' 2012 recruiting class with the announcement of another incoming student-athlete.

March 13, 2012
FSU Lift-A-Thon & First Spring Practice March 23
The Ferris State University football program will officially open spring practice drills and hold its 30th annual Lift-A-Thon fundraising event as part of a special night of activities on Friday, March 23.

February 23, 2012
Final "Tony Annese Tour" Stop Thursday Night
The final stop of the "Tony Annese Tour" will be Thursday night (Feb. 23) as the new Ferris State University football coach takes time to meet with alumni and fans in Rochester Hills, Mich.

February 22, 2012
Bulldog Football Adds JUCO All-American
Ferris State Football has added two-time junior college All-America offensive tackle Carlin Landingham to its 2012 recruiting class as announced by head coach Tony Annese.

February 10, 2012
First "Tony Annese Tour" Stop A Success!
The first stop on "Tony Annese Tour" was a huge success last night (Feb. 9). Please visit this link for video coverage of the event and more information on the tour.

February 9, 2012
Florida Product Curtis Csonka Signs With FSU
The Ferris State University football program has added another a third product from the state of Florida to its 2012 recruiting class with the addition of Curtis Csonka, a prep lineman.

February 9, 2012
First "Tony Annese Tour" Stop Held Tonight
The first stop in the "Tony Annese Tour" will be tonight (Feb. 9) as the new Ferris State University football coach takes time to meet with alumni and fans in Wyoming, Mich.

February 7, 2012
Bulldog Football Adds Another Florida Product
The Ferris State University football program has added another talented out-of-state signee to its 2012 recruiting class by inking Florida prep slot receiver Ryan Taylor (Bradenton, Fla./Manatee).

February 3, 2012
Tony Annese Featured On Bakita & Bentley
Click here to listen to today's interview on WBBL's Bakita & Bentley with FSU head football coach Tony Annese. They discuss the 2012 signing class and his transition to Ferris State.

February 1, 2012
2012 Recruiting Class Biographical Information

February 1, 2012
FSU Football Announces 2012 Recruiting Class
A new era of excitement continues to build as incoming Ferris State University head football coach Tony Annese announced today (Feb. 1) his first class of recruits as part of National Signing Day.

February 1, 2012
2012 Bulldog Football Signing Day Central
Visit this link for complete coverage of Ferris State University's incoming class of recruits on National Signing Day. A total of 31 student-athletes inked with the Bulldogs on Wednesday.

February 1, 2012
Watch Football Signing Day Press Conference
Click here to watch the 2012 Ferris State Football signing day press conference. Includes video highlights of each recruit and comments from Coach Annese from Wednesday.

January 31, 2012
Signing Day Press Conference To Air Wednesday
Ferris State's signing day press conference scheduled for Wednesday afternoon will be available via the Bulldog Sports Network at 8 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday night.

January 30, 2012
"Tony Annese Tour" To Stop At Three Locations
Ferris State University football fans across Michigan will have an opportunity to meet the Bulldogs' new head coach as the "Tony Annese Tour" will make stops at three locations in the month of February.

January 27, 2012
FSU To Hold National Signing Day Media Event
The annual college football signing day is scheduled for next Wednesday (Feb. 1) and the FSU football program will take part in the nationwide festivities as new head coach Tony Annese announces his first class of recruits.

January 26, 2012
Ferris Sports Update To Feature Coach Annese
Ferris State fans will have an opportunity to hear more about Bulldog Football as new head coach Tony Annese will be a featured guest on the Ferris Sports Update television program this Thursday (Jan. 26) evening on Fox 32.

January 23, 2012
Football Alum Ira Childress To Speak At FSU
Ferris State University alumnus and former Bulldog football student-athlete Ira Childress will be on campus Wednesday, Jan. 25, to speak on the topic, “Launching Your Career in the Sports and Entertainment Industry.”

January 20, 2012
Ferris State Football Announces Staff Changes
New Ferris State University football head coach Tony Annese began the process of assembling his coaching staff with today’s announcement of several staff changes as a new era of Bulldog Football unfolds.

January 18, 2012
Pregame Meet & Greet Set For Jan. 27 At BW3
Ferris State fans will have a opportunity to meet new Bulldog Football head coach Tony Annese and his staff during a "Pregame Meet and Greet" at Buffalo Wild Wings on Friday, Jan. 27.

January 1, 2012
New Coach Tony Annese Featured In Article
New Ferris State head football coach Tony Annese was featured in this week's "Moyes' Memories" column in the Muskegon Chronicle by author Jim Moyes, a longtime announcer.

December 29, 2011
FSU AD Featured On WBBL's Bakita & Bentley
Ferris State Athletics Director Perk Weisenburger discusses the Bulldogs' hiring of Tony Annese on WBBL's Bakita & Bentley Morning Show Thursday (Dec. 30).

December 23, 2011
Tony Annese Press Conference On Demand
Visit this link to watch the full Bulldog Sports Network video replay of Thursday's press conference announcing Tony Annese as Ferris State's new head football coach.

December 22, 2011
Media Coverage Of Hiring Of Tony Annese
Visit this link for links to media coverage from Thursday's (Dec. 22) press conference announcing Tony Annese as FSU's new head football coach. Includes links to video and articles.

December 22, 2011
What They Are Saying About Tony Annese
A few comments from various individuals about new Ferris State University football head coach Tony Annese, who was officially appointed to the position on Thursday (Dec. 22) in an afternoon press conference.

December 22, 2011
Tony Annese Tabbed To Lead FSU Football
The Ferris State University Athletics Department officially announced the appointment of Tony Annese as the school's 13th head football coach on Thursday (Dec. 22) in an afternoon press conference held at the Wheeler Pavilion in Big Rapids.

December 22, 2011
Live Stream Of Today's Press Conference
FSU Athletics and the Bulldog Sports Network will offer a live online audio and video stream of Thursday's (Dec. 22) press conference to announce the school's new head football coach at 2 p.m. (ET).

December 21, 2011
FSU Football Press Conference On Thursday
Ferris State University will hold a press conference to announce its new head football coach on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. (ET). The press conference will be open to the public and held at the Wheeler Pavilion.

December 15, 2011
Tom Schneider Claims Scholar-Athlete Award
Ferris State University senior quarterback Tom Schneider (Jerome/Addison) has added to his impressive list of accomplishments as he was recognized Wednesday (Dec. 14) as the Division II recipient of the Morley Fraser Award.

December 9, 2011
Notre Dame College Offered Affiliate Status
The GLIAC has offered affiliate membership status to Notre Dame College (Ohio) in the sports of football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and wrestling. Notre Dame will officially begin its affiliate membership in the conference on July 1, 2012.

November 30, 2011
Jeff Pierce Released Of Duties As Head Coach
Ferris State University Athletics Director Perk Weisenburger announced today that Jeff Pierce will not be retained as head football coach, ending a 17-year run leading the Bulldog football program.

November 23, 2011
Football Recognizes 2011 Award Winners
Ferris State University football senior offensive lineman Jake Hancock was recently honored as the Bulldogs' 20110 team Most Valuable Player Award recipient.

November 16, 2011
Ten Bulldog Players Receive All-GLIAC Laurels
The Ferris State University football team had a total of 10 football players named to the 2011 All-GLIAC Football Team in an announcement made Wednesday (Nov. 16) afternoon by the conference office.

November 14, 2011
MHSAA State Semifinal At FSU This Saturday
FSU will host the MHSAA Division 3 State Football Playoff Semifinal between Mount Pleasant and East Grand Rapids on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Top Taggart Field.

November 12, 2011
FSU Wraps Up Campaign On A Winning Note
The Ferris State University football team wrapped up its 2011 campaign on a winning note as the Bulldogs beat Northwood by a 30-14 count in their season finale on Saturday (Nov. 12) at FSU's Top Taggart Field.

November 10, 2011
Football Game Notes: Northwood (Nov. 12)
The Ferris State University football team wraps up the 2011 campaign by hosting the Northwood Timberwolves on Saturday, Nov. 12, at FSU’s Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids.  Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. (ET).

November 8, 2011
Final Ferris State Football Contest This Saturday
The Ferris State University football team wraps up the 2011 campaign by hosting the Northwood Timberwolves this Saturday, Nov. 12, at FSU's Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids.  Kickoff for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contest is slated for 2 p.m. (ET).

November 7, 2011
Catch The Action: Busy Week In FSU Athletics
It's a busy week for Ferris State University Athletics as the Bulldogs will be hosting events in multiple sports this week, including games in potentially four venues on Saturday (Nov. 12) alone.

November 5, 2011
FSU Drops GLIAC Road Contest To Huskies
Michigan Tech University kept its series' win streak alive against the Ferris State University football team on Saturday (Nov. 5) afternoon as the Huskies pulled out a 41-14 victory over the Bulldogs at Sherman Field.

November 3, 2011
FSU Football Banquet Set For Nov. 13
The Ferris State University football team will hold its annual postseason awards banquet on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

November 3, 2011
Football Game Notes: Michigan Tech (Nov. 5)
The Ferris State University football team travels to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this week to face the Michigan Tech Huskies on Saturday, Nov. 5, at MTU’s Sherman Field in Houghton, Mich.  Click for notes.

October 29, 2011
FSU Suffers First Home Loss Of Season
The Ferris State University football team suffered its first home loss of the 2011 campaign on Saturday (Oct. 29) as the Bulldogs dropped a narrow 24-17 setback to the Indianapolis Greyhounds at FSU's Top Taggart Field.

October 27, 2011
Football Game Notes: Indianapolis (Oct. 29)
The Ferris State University football team will host the Indianapolis Greyhounds this Saturday, Oct. 29, at FSU’s Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. (ET). Click for game notes.

October 25, 2011
Ferris State Football "Kids Day" This Saturday
The Ferris State University football team will return home to host the Indianapolis Greyhounds on "Kids Day" this Saturday, Oct. 29, at FSU's Top Taggart Field. Kickoff for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) game is set for 2 p.m. (EDT).

October 22, 2011
Bulldogs Fall In Anchor-Bone Classic To GVSU
A quick start fueled Grand Valley State to a 57-10 victory over Ferris State in the Anchor-Bone Classic on Saturday (Oct. 22) evening at GVSU's Lubbers Stadium in Allendale, Mich.

October 20, 2011
Football Game Notes: GVSU (Oct. 22)
The Ferris State University football team will visit archrival Grand Valley State for the Anchor-Bone Classic this Saturday (Oct. 22) evening at GVSU’s Lubbers Stadium in Allendale, Mich. Click here for game notes.

October 18, 2011
Anchor-Bone Classic One Of Nation's Top Games
Saturday's Anchor-Bone Classic gridiron showdown between the Bulldogs and Lakers has been tabbed as one of the nation's "Top 50 Games In October" at all levels.

October 18, 2011
Alumni Association Holding Pregame Tailgate
The Ferris State University Alumni Association will host a pregame tailgate prior to Saturday's (Oct. 22) Anchor-Bone Classic against Grand Valley State in Allendale.

October 15, 2011
FSU Dominates NMU In Homecoming Triumph
The Ferris State football team provided its fans and alumni with plenty to cheer about on Saturday (Oct. 15) as the Bulldogs recorded a decisive 35-6 homecoming win over Northern Michigan at Top Taggart Field.

October 13, 2011
FSU Gridiron Club Holding Postgame Reception
The Ferris State University Gridiron Club will be holding another "postgame reception" after this Saturday's (Oct. 15) homecoming matchup against Northern Michigan.

October 12, 2011
WBBL's The Grillin' Guys To Air Live From FSU
WBBL's The Grillin' Guys will broadcast live from Big Rapids on Saturday morning as part of Ferris State's 2011 homecoming festivities at Top Taggart Field.

October 12, 2011
Football Game Notes: NMU (Oct. 15)
The Ferris State University football team returns home to host the Northern Michigan Wildcats in the 2011 "homecoming" contest this Saturday, Oct. 15, at FSU's Top Taggart Field. Click for game notes.

October 11, 2011
Ferris State "Homecoming" This Weekend
The Ferris State University football and men's ice hockey teams will both be in action this weekend (Oct. 14-15) as part of the 2011 FSU "Homecoming" activities.

October 8, 2011
Bulldog Rally Comes Up Short At Findlay
A strong first half fueled the University of Findlay to a 43-35 victory over the Ferris State Bulldogs in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action on Saturday (Oct. 8) afternoon.

October 6, 2011
Football Game Notes: Findlay (Oct. 8)
The Ferris State University football team hits the road to face the Findlay Oilers in GLIAC play on Saturday, Oct. 8. Click here for complete game notes.

October 1, 2011
Ferris State Stops Storm For Third-Straight Win
The Ferris State football team bolted out to a big first half lead and cruised to its third consecutive victory with a dominating 38-14 GLIAC win over visiting Lake Erie on Saturday (Oct. 1) night.

September 29, 2011
Football Game Notes: Lake Erie (Oct. 1)
Ferris State football returns home to host Lake Erie this Saturday (Oct. 1) night in the Hall of Fame game at Top Taggart Field. Please visit this link for complete game notes.

September 26, 2011
Ferris Aims To Break World Record, Save Lives
Ferris State University is hosting what it hopes is a record-breaking performance in the ongoing fight against cancer on Saturday, Oct. 1, as the Bulldogs host Lake Erie College.

September 26, 2011
Big Play Lifts Groulx To GLIAC Recognition
A big momentum-changing play has landed Ferris State University football junior defensive end Cody Groulx (Montrose/Hill McCloy) with the GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week honor.

September 24, 2011
Ferris Dominates Tiffin In GLIAC Road Victory
The Ferris State University football team put together a complete performance in a dominating 48-13 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road win over the Tiffin Dragons on Saturday.

September 22, 2011
Football Game Notes: Tiffin (Sept. 24)
Ferris State hits the road for a GLIAC contest against the Tiffin Dragons on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Frost-Kalnow Stadium in Tiffin, Ohio. Click here for game notes.

September 22, 2011
Bulldog Football To Support Important Cause
The Ferris State University football coaching staff will join an important national cause once again by helping support "Coach to Cure MD" during this Saturday's (Sept. 24) GLIAC road contest versus Tiffin.

September 20, 2011
FSU's Bodrie Attains GLIAC Honor After Debut
Ferris freshman kicker Victor Bodrie was rewarded for his performance in his collegiate debut as he has been tabbed as this week's GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week Award recipient.

September 17, 2011
FSU Impressive In Big Home Win Over Panthers
The Ferris State University football team put together its most complete performance of the year as the Bulldogs rolled past Ohio Dominican by a 35-13 score on Saturday (Sept. 17) night in GLIAC action.

September 14, 2011
FSU Gridiron Club To Hold Postgame Receptions
The Ferris State University Gridiron Club will be holding a special "postgame reception" following each of the next four Bulldog home football games this fall.

September 14, 2011
Football Game Notes: Ohio Dominican (9/17)
The Ferris State University football team returns home to host Ohio Dominican in GLIAC play on Saturday, Sept. 17, at FSU's Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Mich.  Click here for game notes.

September 13, 2011
FSU Hosts Ohio Dominican On "Agriculture Day"
The Ferris State University football team returns home to host the Ohio Dominican Panthers this Saturday (Sept. 17) evening at FSU's Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Mich.

September 10, 2011
Ferris Suffers Heartbreaking Loss At SVSU
The Ferris State University football team suffered its first loss of the 2011 campaign on Saturday (Sept. 10) night as the Bulldogs dropped a heartbreaking 30-27 decision to Saginaw Valley State.

September 9, 2011
Chat Live Today With AD Perk Weisenburger
Ferris State University Athletics Director Perk Weisenburger will be the special guest for Friday's (Sept. 9) final Social Media Week live chat starting at 4:30 p.m. (ET).

September 8, 2011
Listen To Today's Live Chat With Coach Pierce!
Ferris State University football head coach Jeff Pierce will be the special guest for Thursday's (Sept. 8) Social Media Week live chat starting at 6 p.m. (ET).

September 7, 2011
Football Game Notes: SVSU (Sept. 10)
The Ferris State football team will square off against Saginaw Valley State in its GLIAC opener and initial road contest of the year on Saturday, Sept. 10. Click here for game notes and info.

September 6, 2011
FSU's Stoker Picks Up GLIAC Weekly Award
Ferris State University junior running back Skyler Stoker (Jackson/Grass Lake) has reaped the benefits of an outstanding performance as he was tabbed today (Sept. 6) as the first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Offensive Player of the Week Award recipient for the 2011 season.

September 6, 2011
FSU's Skylar Stoker Picks Up GLIAC Weekly Award
Ferris State University junior running back Skyler Stoker (Jackson/Grass Lake) has reaped the benefits of an outstanding performance as he was tabbed today (Sept. 6) as the first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Offensive Player of the Week Award recipient for the 2011 season.

September 2, 2011
FSU Tops Ranked Chargers In Season Opener!
The Ferris State University football team kicked off its 2011 campaign with a thrilling 20-17 non-conference home win over preseason nationally-ranked Hillsdale on Friday (Sept. 2) evening at FSU's Top Taggart Field.

August 30, 2011
Football Game Notes: Hillsdale (Sept. 2)
The Ferris State football team kicks off its 2011 campaign and 103rd season of varsity competition Friday, Sept. 2, versus the Hillsdale Chargers. Click for game notes.

August 28, 2011
Special Events Planned For Community Day!
Ferris State University will kick off its 2011 football season with a bang as the Bulldogs host Hillsdale for "Community Day" on Friday night, Sept. 2, at Top Taggart Field.

August 26, 2011
FSU Wraps Up Fall Camp With Media/Photo Day
The Ferris State University football program held its annual Media/Fans Photo Day in conjunction with the squad's final preseason scrimmage on Friday (Aug. 26).

August 23, 2011
Football Media/Fans Photo Day This Friday!
The Ferris State University football program will hold its annual Media/Fans Photo Day in conjunction with the final preseason scrimmage this Friday (Aug. 26) at Top Taggart Field on the FSU campus in Big Rapids, Mich.

August 23, 2011
Former Bulldogs Inks With IFL's Omaha Beef

August 20, 2011
Photo Gallery: Fall Football Scrimmage #1
Photos from Saturday's first Ferris State Football fall scrimmage at Top Taggart Field. All photos by Rob Bentley.

August 19, 2011
First Football Fall Scrimmage On Saturday
The Ferris State University football team will hold its first official scrimmage of its 2011 fall camp this Saturday (Aug. 20) morning at FSU's Top Taggart Field.

August 18, 2011
FSU Football Picked Sixth In GLIAC North Poll
The Ferris State University football team was selected to finish sixth in the 2011 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Football Coaches Preseason North Division Poll.

August 18, 2011
2011 GLIAC Football Media Day Central Website
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) unveiled its 2011 Football Media Day Website on Thursday (Aug. 18). Click here to access the site.

August 17, 2011
GLIAC To Launch Football Website Thursday
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) will unveil its 2011 preseason poll and season preview in conjunction with the launch of a special website on Thursday (Aug. 18).

August 14, 2011
2011 Bulldog Football Yearbook Available Online
The 2011 Ferris State University Football Yearbook is now available to view online. The virtual publication contains information for all Bulldog football fans.

August 13, 2011
Football Fall Camp Officially Underway
Fall camp is officially underway for the 2011 Ferris State University football team. Visit this link for recap, video, pictures and more from the start of camp.

August 12, 2011
Kyle Williams Added As Defensive Backs Coach
The Ferris State University football program has brought back one of its own with the appointment of Kyle Williams as defensive backs coach, effective immediately.

August 8, 2011
Football Media/Fans Photo Day On Aug. 26
The Ferris State University football program will hold its annual Media/Fans Photo Day in conjunction with the final preseason scrimmage Friday, Aug. 26, at Top Taggart Field on the FSU campus in Big Rapids, Mich.

August 3, 2011
FSU Football Opens Fall Camp On Aug. 11
The Ferris State University football program will begin official preseason preparations for the 2011 campaign next Wednesday (Aug. 10) as the squad's freshmen report to campus for the first time.

July 31, 2011
FSU Gridiron Club To Hold "Freshman Picnic"
The FSU Gridiron Club will welcome the 2011 Ferris State University football incoming freshman class by holding its annual "Freshman Picnic" on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at FSU's Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Mich.

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