2013 Football News

  • WATCH: 2014 Football Preview
    August 08, 2014
    WATCH: 2014 Football Preview Head Football Coach Tony Annese previews the upcoming season and GLIAC title aspirations on the Bulldog Sports Network.
  • Strong Support Shown For Ferris State Football At Recent Golf Outing!
    June 25, 2014
    Strong Support Shown For Ferris State Football At Recent Golf Outing! Big Rapids, Mich. - Family, friends, supporters and alumni again showed strong support for the Ferris State University football program and their excitement for the upcoming 2014 campaign as the program recently held its 31st annual Bulldog Football Golf Outing at Clear Lake Golf Club in early June.
  • Ferris State Athletics Becomes Michigan's First NCAA School To Sign With Under Armour
    June 24, 2014
    Ferris State Athletics Becomes Michigan's First NCAA School To Sign With Under Armour Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University Athletics has joined forces with one of the global leaders in performance footwear and apparel, becoming the first NCAA school in the state of Michigan to sign an exclusive agreement with Under Armour.
  • Ferris State Athletics To Launch #BeatGVx3 Social Countdown!
    June 11, 2014
    Ferris State Athletics To Launch #BeatGVx3 Social Countdown! Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University Athletics will launch yet another major social media initiative beginning on Thursday (June 12) with the debut of the #BeatGVx3 Social Countdown. The interactive social media blitz will count down the days until September when the Bulldogs square off against archrival Grand Valley State in three different sports over a three-day span.
  • Ferris State Football Defensive Coordinator Lou Esposito Chosen As Davenport's First-Ever Head Coach
    May 22, 2014
    Ferris State Football Defensive Coordinator Lou Esposito Chosen As Davenport's First-Ever Head Coach GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Ferris State University football defensive coordinator Lou Esposito was tabbed Thursday (May 22) as Davenport University's first-ever head coach on a historic day in a morning press conference on DU's Lettinga Campus in Caledonia Township by the Panthers' Director of Athletics and former FSU hockey standout Paul Lowden.
  • Register Now! Ferris State Football Golf Outing Less Than Three Weeks Away!
    May 19, 2014
    Register Now! Ferris State Football Golf Outing Less Than Three Weeks Away! Big Rapids, Mich. - Spots are filling up fast and Bulldog alumni and fans are encouraged to register as soon as possible for the 31st annual Ferris State University Football Golf Outing, which takes place on Saturday, June 7, at Clear Lake Golf Club near Big Rapids.
  • Ferris State's Marvin Robinson Signs Free Agent Deal With NFL's Dallas Cowboys Following Weekend Draft
    May 10, 2014
    Ferris State's Marvin Robinson Signs Free Agent Deal With NFL's Dallas Cowboys Following Weekend Draft Big Rapids, Mich. - Former Ferris State University safety Marvin Robinson will have an opportunity to continue his career in the professional ranks as he signed immediately following this weekend's National Football League (NFL) Draft on Saturday evening with the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Nearly 40 Ferris State Student-Athletes To Receive Degrees During Spring Graduation Ceremonies This Weekend
    May 09, 2014
    Nearly 40 Ferris State Student-Athletes To Receive Degrees During Spring Graduation Ceremonies This Weekend Big Rapids, Mich. - A total of 39 current and former Ferris State University student-athletes are expected to officially receive degrees as part of the 2014 spring commencement ceremonies to be held this weekend (May 9-10) at FSU's Jim Wink Arena.
  • Former Bulldog Robinson Tabbed On Potential Lists Heading Into NFL Draft
    May 06, 2014
    Former Bulldog Robinson Tabbed On Potential Lists Heading Into NFL Draft Big Rapids, Mich. - The 79th annual National Football League (NFL) Draft takes place this weekend at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and at least one former Ferris State University football standout is hoping to hear his name called or be contacted by NFL or professional football franchises as a potential free agent pickup following the annual event.
  • 31st Annual Ferris State Football Golf Outing Set For June 7
    May 01, 2014
    31st Annual Ferris State Football Golf Outing Set For June 7 Big Rapids, Mich. - Registrations are currently being accepted for the 31st annual Ferris State University Football Golf Outing, which will be held Saturday, June 7, at Clear Lake Golf Club near Big Rapids, Mich.
  • Ferris Sports Update TV - Spring Football Wrap-Up w/Defensive Coordinator Lou Esposito
    April 28, 2014
    Ferris Sports Update TV - Spring Football Wrap-Up w/Defensive Coordinator Lou Esposito Ferris State University football defensive coordinator Lou Esposito recaps the Bulldogs' spring football contest with host Rob Bentley on this past week's show.
  • Gold Holds Off Crimson In Highly-Competitive Ferris State Spring Football Game
    April 18, 2014
    Gold Holds Off Crimson In Highly-Competitive Ferris State Spring Football Game Big Rapids, Mich. - A late interception from linebacker James Wimberly in the closing minute preserved a 29-24 victory for the Gold squad in a highly-competitive Ferris State University Crimson & Gold Spring Football game on Friday (April 18) before a big crowd of supporters at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids.
  • Annese Spring Game Reaction
    April 18, 2014
    Annese Spring Game Reaction Head Football Coach Tony Annese addresses the media following the 2014 Spring Game at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids.
  • Spring Game Highlights 4/18/14
    April 18, 2014
    Spring Game Highlights 4/18/14 Big Rapids, Mich. - A late interception from linebacker James Wimberly in the closing minute preserved a 29-24 victory for the Gold squad in a highly-competitive Ferris State University Crimson & Gold Spring Football game on Friday (April 18) before a big crowd of supporters at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids.
  • Official Rosters Unveiled For 2014 Ferris State Football Spring Game
    April 17, 2014
    Official Rosters Unveiled For 2014 Ferris State Football Spring Game Big Rapids, Mich. - The matchup is set as the official team rosters have been announced for the Ferris State University football squad's 2014 Crimson and Gold Spring Game, which takes place on Friday (April 18) at Top Taggart Field.
  • Listen Live To The Crimson & Gold Spring Football Game Online This Friday!
    April 16, 2014
    Listen Live To The Crimson & Gold Spring Football Game Online This Friday! Big Rapids, Mich. - Fans not able to attend Friday's (April 18) Crimson and Gold Spring Football Game at Ferris State University's Top Taggart Field can listen to a live online broadcast of the contest at www.FerrisStateBulldogs.com.
  • Ferris State Football Crimson & Gold Spring Game This Friday At Noon!
    April 14, 2014
    Ferris State Football Crimson & Gold Spring Game This Friday At Noon! Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University football fans will have an opportunity to watch the Bulldogs in action as they prepare for the 2014 campaign this Friday, April 18, when the squad hosts its annual Crimson & Gold Spring Game at Top Taggart Field.
  • FSSU TV - Coach Annese 4/2/14
    April 02, 2014
    FSSU TV - Coach Annese 4/2/14 Bulldog Football head coach Tony Annese talks about the state of the program, spring football and more on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show with host Rob Bentley
  • Ferris State Football Opens Spring Practice This Friday At Top Taggart Field
    March 19, 2014
    Ferris State Football Opens Spring Practice This Friday At Top Taggart Field Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football program will officially start preparations for its 2014 campaign as the Bulldogs open spring drills this Friday, March 21, in Big Rapids.
  • FSSU TV - Coach Brady 2/19/14
    February 19, 2014
    FSSU TV - Coach Brady 2/19/14 This week's Ferris Sports Update TV show spotlights Bulldog Football and a recap of National Signing Day with assistant coach and offensive coordinator Ryan Brady, who joins host Rob Bentley.
  • Five Home Games & Four New Opponents Highlight 2014 Ferris State Football Slate
    February 19, 2014
    Five Home Games & Four New Opponents Highlight 2014 Ferris State Football Slate Big Rapids, Mich. - Five home games, including a second consecutive matchup with archrival Grand Valley State on the home turf at Top Taggart Field, along with four new opponents highlight the 2014 Ferris State University football schedule as announced today.
  • Ferris State's Marvin Robinson To Compete In One Of College Football's Top All-Star Games Friday Night
    February 14, 2014
    Ferris State's Marvin Robinson To Compete In One Of College Football's Top All-Star Games Friday Night Big Rapids, Mich. - Talented and hard-hitting defensive back Marvin Robinson, who completed his collegiate eligibility as a starter in Ferris State University's football secondary last fall, has been invited to compete and will take part in the 2014 College All-Star Bowl on Friday (Feb. 14) night in South Carolina. It will be televised live by CBS Sports Network at 6 p.m. (ET).
  • Three Ferris State Student-Athletes Recognized As League's Best For Fall Campaign
    February 12, 2014
    Three Ferris State Student-Athletes Recognized As League's Best For Fall Campaign Big Rapids, Mich. - A trio of Ferris State University student-athletes, including a pair from the Bulldog football team and a women's cross country standout, have been recognized as 2013 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Meijer Commissioner's Award recipients for the fall campaign.
  • Ferris State Places 84 Student-Athletes On GLIAC All-Academic Teams For Fall Season
    February 12, 2014
    Ferris State Places 84 Student-Athletes On GLIAC All-Academic Teams For Fall Season Big Rapids, Mich. - The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has honored 84 Ferris State University student-athletes on its all-academic and all-academic excellence teams for the recently-completed 2013 fall sports season.
  • Ferris State Football & Bulldog Nation Welcome 35 Talented Additions On National Signing Day
    February 05, 2014
    Ferris State Football & Bulldog Nation Welcome 35 Talented Additions On National Signing Day Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football program welcomed 35 talented individuals to the Bulldog Nation on Wednesday (Feb. 5) as head coach Tony Annese and his staff unveiled FSU's 2014 recruiting class on National Signing Day in an afternoon press conference at the Wheeler Pavilion.
  • NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: 2014 Ferris State Football "Signing Day Central"
    February 05, 2014
    NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: 2014 Ferris State Football "Signing Day Central" Big Rapids, Mich. - A total of 35 student-athletes, including 27 prep in-state products, have joined the Ferris State University football program as the Bulldogs unveiled their 2014 recruiting class with a big splash. Visit this link for video, highlights, photos, bios and more.
  • Signing Day Presser 2/5/14
    February 05, 2014
    Signing Day Presser 2/5/14 Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football program welcomed 35 talented individuals to the Bulldog Nation on Wednesday (Feb. 5) as head coach Tony Annese and his staff unveiled FSU's 2014 recruiting class on National Signing Day in an afternoon press conference at the Wheeler Pavilion.
  • Ferris State Athletics Welcomes WBBL's "Doctor & Bentley" Morning Show To Campus
    February 04, 2014
    Ferris State Athletics Welcomes WBBL's "Doctor & Bentley" Morning Show To Campus Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University welcomed the "Doctor & Bentley" morning show, which broadcast live on Tuesday (Feb. 4) morning at The Rock Cafe on the FSU campus. The "Doctor & Bentley" Show, which can be heard live weekday mornings from 6-9 a.m. (ET) on West Michigan's Sports Leader 107.3 WBBL , is co-hosted by Tim Doctor and former NFL player Ray Bentley.
  • Ferris State Football To Announce 2014 Recruiting Class On National Signing Day
    February 02, 2014
    Ferris State Football To Announce 2014 Recruiting Class On National Signing Day Big Rapids, Mich. - The annual college football signing day is scheduled for this Wednesday (Feb. 5) and once again the Ferris State University football program will take part in the nationwide festivities as head coach Tony Annese announces his third class of incoming recruits.
  • WBBL's "Doctor & Bentley" To Broadcast Live At The Rock This Tuesday!
    January 31, 2014
    WBBL's "Doctor & Bentley" To Broadcast Live At The Rock This Tuesday! Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University students, alumni and fans will have a special opportunity to be part of a live radio show originating from the FSU campus this coming Tuesday (Feb. 4) morning. The Doctor & Bentley morning show, which can be heard on West Michigan's Sports Leader 107.3 WBBLFM in the Grand Rapids market, will broadcast live from The Rock Cafe on the Big Rapids campus from 6-9 a.m. (ET).
  • Ferris State's Jason Vander Laan Claims Football All-America Accolades
    January 10, 2014
    Ferris State's Jason Vander Laan Claims Football All-America Accolades Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University sophomore quarterback and Harlon Hill Division II Player of the Year nominee Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) recently earned the first All-America honor of his career by being named to the Beyond Sports Network Honorable Mention list for the 2013 campaign.
  • Ferris State Football's Justin Zimmer Claims Academic All-America Honors!
    December 04, 2013
    Ferris State Football's Justin Zimmer Claims Academic All-America Honors! Big Rapids, Mich. - Sophomore defensive end Justin Zimmer (Greenville) of the Ferris State University football team has picked up 2013 Captial One Academic All-America efforts for his accomplishments on the field and in the classroom.
  • Ferris State Football Recognizes 2013 Team Award Recipients
    November 28, 2013
    Ferris State Football Recognizes 2013 Team Award Recipients Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football program wrapped up a successful 2013 campaign and the second season under head coach Tony Annese with a 8-3 overall record along with a second-place 8-2 finish in the GLIAC North Division standings. The team award recipients were recently announced.
  • FSU's Tony Annese Among Nation's Top 15 Leaders For Liberty Mutual Award
    November 27, 2013
    FSU's Tony Annese Among Nation's Top 15 Leaders For Liberty Mutual Award Big Rapids, Mich. - Second-year Ferris State University Football Head Coach Tony Annese has been announced as one of the top 15 leaders to date for the 2013 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award at the Division II level.
  • FSSU TV  Vander Laan 11/21/13
    November 21, 2013
    FSSU TV Vander Laan 11/21/13 Ferris State University football sophomore quarterback Jason Vander Laan recaps the season finale win over Northern Michigan and talks about his NCAA record and the season's accomplishments on Ferris Sports Update TV with host Rob Bentley
  • Twelve Ferris State Football Student-Athletes Tabbed To All-GLIAC Team In 2013
    November 21, 2013
    Twelve Ferris State Football Student-Athletes Tabbed To All-GLIAC Team In 2013 Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team had a total of 12 football players named to the 2013 All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Football Team in an announcement made Wednesday (Nov. 20) afternoon by the conference office. FSU had three student-athletes chosen to the all-conference first team, including two on the defensive side of the ball, along with three second team honorees in addition to six honorable mention picks.
  • Ferris State's Jason Vander Laan Establishes NCAA Single-Season Record
    November 18, 2013
    Ferris State's Jason Vander Laan Establishes NCAA Single-Season Record Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University sophomore quarterback and 2013 Harlon Hill Division II Player of the Year candidate Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) officially broke an NCAA Division II all-time single season record in the Bulldogs' season-ending 35-22 win over Northern Michigan on Saturday (Nov. 16) at Top Taggart Field.
  • Ferris State Closes Regular-Season With Record-Setting Day In Win Over Northern Michigan
    November 16, 2013
    Ferris State Closes Regular-Season With Record-Setting Day In Win Over Northern Michigan Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team did its part in keeping any potential NCAA Division II Playoff hopes alive as the Bulldogs wrapped up one of the school's most memorable regular-seasons in recent history by beating Northern Michigan 35-22 on Saturday (Nov. 16) afternoon at FSU's Top Taggart Field.
  • NMU Highlights 11/16/13
    November 16, 2013
    NMU Highlights 11/16/13 Video highlights of Ferris State's 35-22 win over the Northern Michigan WIldcats in the regular-season finale on Saturday (Nov. 16) at FSU's Top Taggart Field.
  • Ferris State's Jason Vander Laan Honored Among 2013 Harlon Hill Trophy Candidates
    November 14, 2013
    Ferris State's Jason Vander Laan Honored Among 2013 Harlon Hill Trophy Candidates Big Rapids, Mich. - A stellar sophomore season has led Ferris State University starting quarterback Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) to being named a national candidate & regional finalist for the 2013 Harlon Hill Trophy as the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year.
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