2014-15 Football News

October 25, 2014
Ferris State Football Posts Decisive Win In Showdown At Sherman Field To Remain Unbeaten
Big Rapids, Mich. - An impressive defensive performance led the nationally-ranked and unbeaten Ferris State University football team to a decisive 37-3 win over the Michigan Tech Huskies in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) showdown at Sherman Field on Saturday (Oct. 25) in Houghton, Mich.

October 22, 2014
Football Gameday: Ferris State vs. Michigan Tech Huskies
GAMEDAY INFO: The unbeaten and nationally-ranked Ferris State University football squad is back on the road again for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) tilt against the unbeaten Michigan Tech Huskies on Saturday (Oct. 25). The "Showdown at Sherman Field" in Houghton begins at 1 p.m. (ET). Please visit this link to access FSU Football Gameday information for Saturday's contest.

October 22, 2014
PREVIEW: Ferris State Heads North For "Showdown At Sherman Field" Against Michigan Tech
This Week: The unbeaten and nationally-ranked Ferris State University football squad is back on the road again for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) tilt against the unbeaten Michigan Tech Huskies on Saturday (Oct. 25). The “Showdown at Sherman Field” in Houghton begins at 1 p.m. (ET).

October 22, 2014
Ferris State & Michigan Tech To Battle In Four Different Sports This Weekend
Big Rapids, Mich. - It will be a "Dogs vs. Dogs" weekend as the Ferris State University Bulldogs square off against the Michigan Tech Huskies in four different sports over a two-day span on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 24-25).

October 21, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Head Coach Tony Annese
Ferris State University football head coach Tony Annese joins host Rob Bentley to recap the exciting win over Ohio Dominican and preview this week's showdown with Michigan Tech on the Ferris Sports Update TV show.

October 20, 2014
Ferris State Football Ranked As Nation's #1 Team In Three Online Computer Polls
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team, which has won a NCAA Division II nation-leading 11-straight games dating back to last season, is currently ranked number one in the country in three different online computer polls released following a big road win this past weekend.

October 20, 2014
Two Ferris State Standouts Receive National Player Of Week Honors After Impressive Road Win
Big Rapids, Mich. - A pair of Ferris State University football standouts have received national acclaim after leading the unbeaten Bulldogs to an impressive 34-19 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road win at Ohio Dominican on Saturday (Oct. 18) in Columbus, Ohio.

October 18, 2014
#11 Ferris State Topples #7 Ohio Dominican In Showdown Of Unbeaten GLIAC Leaders
Big Rapids, Mich. - The nationally-ranked Ferris State University football team pulled off one of its biggest wins in many years as FSU recorded an exciting 34-19 road victory over fellow unbeaten and reigning GLIAC Champion Ohio Dominican on Saturday (Oct. 18) in Columbus, Ohio.

October 16, 2014
Ferris State Football Heads Into Saturday's Showdown As Nation's Leader In Total Offense
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football squad will enter Saturday's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) showdown at Ohio Dominican as the nation's top offensive team, according to the release on this week's NCAA Division II National Statistical Rankings.

October 15, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Head Coach Tony Annese
Ferris State Football Head Coach Tony Annese recaps the dominating win over Tiffin and previews this week's showdown at Ohio Dominican on the Ferris Sports Update TV show with host Rob Bentley

October 15, 2014
PREVIEW: Bulldogs Visit Ohio Dominican For Saturday Showdown Between GLIAC Leaders
This Week: The unbeaten and nationally-ranked Ferris State University football squad hits the road for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) showdown against the Ohio Dominican Panthers on Saturday (Oct. 18) at Panther Field in Columbus, Ohio. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. (ET).

October 14, 2014
Ferris State's Jahaan Brown Earns National Honors For Second-Straight Week!
Big Rapids, Mich. - For the second consecutive week, Ferris State University redshirt freshman tailback Jahaan Brown (East Grand Rapids) has earned National Player of the Week recognition.

October 13, 2014
Unbeaten Ferris State Football Continues Big Climb In National Rankings
Big Rapids, Mich. - An unbeaten start to the 2014 campaign thru six weeks has helped the Ferris State University football team climb even higher in the national polls this week heading into a Saturday Showdown between the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC's) highest ranked programs.

October 11, 2014
Unbeaten Bulldogs Put Up School-Record Numbers In Home Win To Setup Big Showdown
Big Rapids, Mich. – The unbeaten and nationally-ranked Ferris State University football team treated the home crowd at Top Taggart Field to another big victory on Saturday (Oct. 11) as a strong first half propelled the Bulldogs to a 68-20 victory over the Tiffin Dragons.

October 11, 2014
WATCH: Tiffin Highlights
Highlights of the 68-20 Ferris State victory over the Tiffin Dragons on Saturday afternoon.

October 9, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Assistant Coach Sparky McEwen
Host Rob Bentley recaps the homecoming win over Findlay and previews the matchup with Tiffin alongside FSU assistant coach Sparky McEwen on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show.

October 8, 2014
PREVIEW: Unbeaten Ferris State Hosts Tiffin This Saturday At Top Taggart Field
This Week: The unbeaten and nationally-ranked Ferris State University football squad continues its two-game homestand by hosting the Tiffin Dragons on Saturday, Oct. 11, at FSU's Top Taggart Field. Kickoff between the 5-0 Bulldogs and the 3-2 Dragons is set for 12 p.m. (ET). The two teams will meet for the first time since the 2011 campaign with Ferris State holding a 4-0 all-time mark against the Dragons to date.

October 8, 2014
WATCH: Annese Interview
Ferris State Football Head Coach Tony Annese addresses the media during Tiffin week.

October 8, 2014
WATCH: Brown Interview
Redshirt Freshman running back Jahaan Brown addresses the media during Tiffin week.

October 8, 2014
WATCH: Vander Laan Interview
Junior Quarterback Jason Vander Laan addresses the media following practice on Wednesday.

October 7, 2014
Home Action Continues This Week For Bulldog Teams On FSU Campus
Big Rapids, Mich. - Following a highly-successful homecoming, another busy weekend is on tap for Ferris State University Athletics as multiple Bulldog teams will once again be in action on the Big Rapids campus this weekend.

October 6, 2014
Ferris State's Jahaan Brown Achieves GLIAC & National Laurels This Week Following Record-Breaking Return
Big Rapids, Mich. - For the second consecutive week, a member of the nationally-ranked Ferris State University football team has received both Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and National Player of the Week Award recognition following a Bulldog victory.

October 4, 2014
#13 Ferris State Football Remains Unbeaten With Big Homecoming Victory
Big Rapids, Mich. - The nationally 13th-ranked Ferris State University football team gave its fans plenty to cheer about on homecoming as the Bulldogs raced to a 49-21 victory over highly-regarded Findlay in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action at FSU's Top Taggart Field.

October 4, 2014
#13 Ferris State Football Remains Unbeaten With Big Homecoming Victory
Big Rapids, Mich. - The nationally 13th-ranked Ferris State University football team gave its fans plenty to cheer about on homecoming as the Bulldogs raced to a 49-21 victory over highly-regarded Findlay in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action at FSU's Top Taggart Field.

October 2, 2014
Ferris State Harlon Hill Trophy Candidate Jason Vander Laan Tabbed As National "Quarterback Of The Week"
Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University junior All-America quarterback and Harlon Hill Trophy candidate Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) has been tabbed as the USA College Football Division II "Quarterback Of The Week".

October 1, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Assistant Coach Tesfa Smith
First-year Ferris State University football assistant coach Tesfa Smith recaps the unbeaten Bulldogs' 47-13 road win at Saginaw Valley State and previews the homecoming matchup with host Rob Bentley on Ferris Sports Update TV.

October 1, 2014
PREVIEW: Unbeaten Bulldogs Host Findlay Oilers In Annual Homecoming Game This Saturday
The unbeaten Ferris State University football team returns to FSU's Top Taggart Field for its 2014 homecoming contest, presnted by the Sporting News Grill, against the Findlay Oilers on Saturday (Oct. 4) in Big Rapids. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. (ET) on the FSU campus between the 4-0 Bulldogs and the 3-1 Oilers.

October 1, 2014
Six Home Events In Three Days Highlight Ferris State's 2014 Homecoming Slate
Big Rapids, Mich. - Six home events in three days highlight Ferris State University's homecoming weekend as four Bulldog teams will be in action in Big Rapids this Friday thru Sunday (Oct. 3-5).

September 30, 2014
Unbeaten Ferris State Football Hosts Findlay For Homecoming This Saturday! Buy Tickets Now!
Big Rapids, Mich. - Tickets for this Saturday's (Oct.4) Ferris State University homecoming football showdown against Findlay at Top Taggart Field are currently on sale and fans can avoid potential lines and save by purchasing in advance.

September 29, 2014
FSU's Jason Vander Laan Claims GLIAC & National Player Of Week Recognition
Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University junior All-America quarterback and Harlon Hill Trophy candidate Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) has claimed both conference and national player of the week award recognition after the Bulldogs' impressive road win at Saginaw Valley State.

September 27, 2014
#14 Bulldogs Now 4-0 For First Time Since 1995 After Decisive Road Win At Saginaw Valley State
University Center, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team completed the opening month of the 2014 season with a perfect mark as the Bulldogs rolled to a 47-13 league road win over Saginaw Valley State on Saturday (Sept. 27) night to start 4-0 for the first time since 1995.

September 27, 2014
WATCH: SVSU Highlights
The Ferris State University football team completed the opening month of the 2014 season with a perfect mark as the Bulldogs rolled to a 47-13 league road win over Saginaw Valley State on Saturday (Sept. 27) night to start 4-0 for the first time since 1995.

September 24, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Junior Quarterback Jason Vander Laan
Junior All-America quarterback and Harlon Hill Trophy candidate Jason Vander Laan of the Ferris State Football team sits down with host Rob Bentley to discuss the win over Grand Valley State, the team and his Bulldog career on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show.

September 24, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Head Coach Tony Annese
Ferris State Football head coach Tony Annese recaps the Anchor-Bone Classic victory over Grand Valley State on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show with host Rob Bentley

September 24, 2014
PREVIEW: 'Dawgs Head To Saginaw Valley State Looking For First 4-0 Start Since 1995
This Week: The Ferris State University football team will put its unbeaten mark on the line this Saturday (Sept. 27) as the Bulldogs visit Saginaw Valley State for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) matchup. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. (ET) at Harvey Randall Wickes Memorial Stadium in Univ. Center, Mich.

September 23, 2014
Ferris State Football Climbing In Five Different National Polls This Week After GVSU Win
Big Rapids, Mich. - After beating West Michigan rival Grand Valley State for the third consecutive year this past Saturday night in the Anchor-Bone Classic at Top Taggart Field, the Ferris State University football team has continued to climb in this week's national rankings.

September 22, 2014
Ferris State Linebacker Receives GLIAC Weekly Honor After Anchor-Bone Victory
Big Rapids, Mich. - For the first time this season, a Ferris State University football player has received Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Player of the Week laurels as senior linebacker Darnell Morris earned this week's defensive nod after FSU's impressive 42-17 win over rival Grand Valley State in the Anchor-Bone Classic.

September 21, 2014
WATCH: Grand Valley Highlights
With a strong showing of support from the Bulldog Nation behind its back, the nationally-ranked Ferris State University football team held onto possession of the Anchor-Bone Trophy for the third-straight year with a 42-17 triumph over rival Grand Valley State on Saturday (Sept. 20) night to remain unbeaten in 2014.

September 20, 2014
Ferris State Rolls To Big Win Over Rival GVSU To Remain Unbeaten & Keep Anchor-Bone Trophy
Big Rapids, Mich. – With a strong showing of support from the Bulldog Nation behind its back, the nationally-ranked Ferris State University football team held onto possession of the Anchor-Bone Trophy for the third-straight year with a 42-17 triumph over rival Grand Valley State on Saturday (Sept. 20) night to remain unbeaten in 2014.

September 18, 2014
Ferris Sports Update - Football Head Coach Tony Annese (GVSU Preview)
Ferris State Football head coach Tony Annese sits down with host Rob Bentley to recap the win over Northwood and preview the Anchor-Bone Classic on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show.

September 16, 2014
PREVIEW: Nationally-Ranked Bulldogs Aim For Third-Straight Win Over GVSU In Anchor-Bone Classic
This Week: One of West Michigan's greatest rivalries returns to Big Rapids this Saturday (Sept. 20) night as the Ferris State University football team hosts Grand Valley State in the Anchor-Bone Classic at Top Taggart Field. The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) matchup kicks off under the lights in Big Rapids at 7 p.m. (ET).

September 16, 2014
WATCH: Anchor-Bone Preview
Football Head Coach Tony Annese previews the Anchor-Bone Classic vs. the Grand Valley State Lakers with Dominic Hennig.

September 15, 2014
Ferris State Hosts GVSU In Anchor-Bone Classic Saturday As Part Of Busy Day In Bulldog Athletics
Big Rapids, Mich. - One of West Michigan's greatest rivalries returns to Big Rapids for a second consecutive year this Saturday (Sept. 20) night as the Ferris State University football team hosts Grand Valley State in the Anchor-Bone Classic, presented by New Horizons Landscaping, at Top Taggart Field.

September 13, 2014
Quick Start & Strong Defensive Effort Lifts #18 Ferris State To League-Opening Win As Bulldogs Remain Unbeaten
Midland, Mich. - A quick start and a stingy defense fueled the nationally 18th-ranked Ferris State University football team to a 27-7 road win in its 2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener as the Bulldogs remained unbeaten with the victory at NU's Hantz Stadium in Midland.

September 13, 2014
WATCH: Northwood Highlights
A quick start and a stingy defense fueled the nationally 18th-ranked Ferris State University football team to a 27-7 road win in its 2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener as the Bulldogs remained unbeaten with the victory at NU's Hantz Stadium in Midland.

September 12, 2014
Three Ferris State Programs Among Nation's Top 25 Less Than A Week Into Season!
Big Rapids, Mich. - The fall sports season is less than a week old, but already three different Ferris State University teams are found in their respective Division II National Rankings as the Bulldog football, volleyball and men's cross country teams are all among the country's top 25 programs this week.

September 11, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - Football Head Coach Tony Annese
Ferris State Football head coach Tony Annese joins host Rob Bentley to recap the win over McKendree and this week's matchup with Northwood on Ferris Sports Update TV

September 10, 2014
PREVIEW: Nationally-Ranked Bulldogs Open GLIAC Play Saturday At Northwood
This Week: The Ferris State University football team opens Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action this Saturday, Sept. 13, on the road against the Northwood Timberwolves in Midland, Mich. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. (ET) at NU's Hantz Stadium.

September 5, 2014
WATCH: McKendree Highlights
The Ferris State University football squad opened its 2014 campaign in impressive fashion on a historic night at Leemon Field in Lebanon, Ill., as the Bulldogs posted a decisive 75-14 win over McKendree in non-league action.

September 4, 2014
Ferris State Football Registers Record-Breaking Victory In Season Opener
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football squad opened its 2014 campaign in impressive fashion on a historic night at Leemon Field in Lebanon, Ill., as the Bulldogs posted a decisive 75-14 win over McKendree in non-league action.

September 3, 2014
Ferris Sports Update TV - McKendree Season Opener Preview (Football)
Bulldog Football assistant coach Ryan Hodges joins host Rob Bentley to preview the 2014 season and the season opener at McKendree on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show.

September 1, 2014
PREVIEW: Ferris State Football Opens 106th Season This Thursday At McKendree
This Week: The Ferris State University football team begins its 106th year of varsity competition by visiting McKendree (Ill.) on Thursday (Sept. 4) night for a non-conference matchup at Leemon Field in Lebanon, Ill. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. (ET) between the Bulldogs and the Bearcats.

August 29, 2014
Ferris State Ranked 21st Nationally In D2Football.com Preseason Poll
Big Rapids, Mich. - With less than a week to go before the start of the 2014 campaign, the Ferris State University football squad has received even more preseason recognition as the Bulldogs are ranked 21st nationally in the D2football.com Preseason Poll.

August 23, 2014
Bulldog Football Welcomes Fans & Media For Annual Photo Day Event
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team put on its game uniforms for the first time in 2014 as the Bulldogs held their annual media and fan photo day activities along with a morning scrimmage on the FSU campus at Top Taggart Field on Saturday (Aug. 23).

August 21, 2014
Ferris State Football Tabbed Among Nation's Top 30 Preseason Squads In Three Different Polls
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team opens its 2014 campaign in two weeks and the Bulldogs continue to receive preseason acclaim as they prepare for the season opener.

August 21, 2014
Football: Behind the Scenes
The Bulldog Sports Network takes you "behind the scenes" of a typical day in the Football program. Punt return and staff meetings are featured in the first episode.

August 19, 2014
Ferris State Football Tabs Longtime Collegiate Assistant Tesfa Smith As Defensive Line Coach
Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University football head coach Tony Annese has finalized his coaching staff for the 2014 campaign with the appointment of longtime collegiate coach Tesfa Smith as an assistant coach.

August 19, 2014
Football Camp "Sights and Sounds"
"Sights and Sounds" from the football camp at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Mich.

August 18, 2014
Ferris State Football Media/Photo Day Set For This Saturday At Top Taggart Field
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football program will hold its 2014 Media & Fans Photo Day on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Top Taggart Field on the FSU campus in Big Rapids, Mich. The event will coincide with the team's first major scrimmage of the year.

August 15, 2014
Fall Camp Officially Underway As Ferris State Football Holds First Practice
Big Rapids, Mich. - The 106th season of Ferris State University football is officially underway as the Bulldogs held their first practice Thursday at FSU's Top Taggart Field.

August 15, 2014
Join The Ferris State Football Gridiron Club Now!
Visit this link for information on joining the Ferris State University Football Gridiron Club and support the Bulldog Athletic Association for the 2014 campaign!

August 12, 2014
GLIAC MEDIA DAY CENTRAL: Ferris State Projected Near Top In 2014 GLIAC Football Race
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team is projected to be one of the favorites in this year's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) race as the Bulldogs were tabbed second in the 2014 GLIAC Football North Division Preseason Poll announced Tuesday.

August 10, 2014
Expectations High As Ferris State Football Opens 2014 Fall Camp This Week
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team officially reports for the 2014 campaign with high expectations as fall camp begins this week in Big Rapids.

August 8, 2014
WATCH: 2014 Football Preview
Head Football Coach Tony Annese previews the upcoming season and GLIAC title aspirations on the Bulldog Sports Network.

August 1, 2014
Ferris State QB Jason Vander Laan Among Nation's Top 20 Players To Watch In 2014
Big Rapids, Mich. - With the start of fall camp less than two weeks away, Ferris State University junior quarterback and Harlon Hill Trophy candidate Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) has received yet another national honor by being chosen as one of the country's top 20 players to watch for 2014.

July 18, 2014
Ferris State's Vander Laan & Zimmer Named To 2014 BSN Preseason All-GLIAC First Team
Big Rapids, Mich. - The preseason recognition continues for the Ferris State University football program in anticipation for the upcoming 2014 campaign as a pair of Bulldog standouts, junior quarterback Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) and junior defensive end Justin Zimmer (Greenville), have been chosen to the Beyond Sports Network Preseason All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) First Team.

July 16, 2014
Ferris State's Jason Vander Laan Chosen To BSN Preseason All-America First Team
Big Rapids, Mich. - For the third time in as many days, Ferris State University junior quarterback and Harlon Hill Trophy candidate Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian) has received national acclaim as he was named today to the 2014 Beyond Sports Network Preseason All-America First Team.

July 15, 2014
Ferris State All-America QB Jason Vander Laan Among National Nominees For AFCA Good Works Team
Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University All-America quarterback Jason Vander Laan (Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian), who will be a junior for the Bulldogs this fall and a returning Division II Harlon Hill Trophy candidate, has been announced by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) as one of the national nominees for the 2014 All-State AFCA Good Works Team.

July 14, 2014
Seven Ferris State Football Players Tabbed As Preseason All-Americans!
Big Rapids, Mich. - The excitement continues for build for the 2014 fall campaign as seven members of the Ferris State University football squad have been chosen as USA Football Preseason Division II All-Americans.

July 8, 2014
Ferris State Athletics Announces Fall Ticket Information; Purchase Football Tickets NOW!
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University Athletics Department has announced ticket information pertaining to home contests for the 2014 fall sports season, which includes FSU football, volleyball and women's soccer action.

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.

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.

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