Big Rapids, Mich. - Due to extremely high demand, Ferris State University has announced the Bulldogs' 35th annual football golf outing set for Saturday, June 9, is officially sold out.
The four-person shotgun scramble, which is sponsored by the FSU Gridiron Club in conjunction with the Bulldog Athletic Association (BAA), serves as one of the Ferris State football program's primary fundraising events and will take place at Clear Lake Golf Club near Big Rapids.
The Bulldog Football golf outing returns to Clear Lake for the fifth-straight year after a strong turnout each of the past four years, which has helped create momentum for FSU's four consecutive NCAA postseason playoff appearances.
While the golf outing itself is sold out, sponsorships are still available and donations will be accepted. Contributions and proceeds from the event directly contribute to the continued success of the Ferris State football program, which has made back-to-back NCAA Division II National Quarterfinal appearances.
For questions about this year's golf outing and sponsorship packages, please contact Football Golf Outing Chair Bill Scheible at 231-796-7135 (work) or 231-796-3305 (home).
The Bulldogs will begin their 110th season of varsity competition this coming fall with their sights set on making a fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II Playoffs.
Along with reaching the NCAA Division II National Quarterfinals in 2017 for the second consecutive year, the Bulldogs also made their fourth-straight trip to the D2 Playoffs and posted an 11-2 record, marking the first time in school history in which FSU has won 11 games or more in four-straight seasons. Last summer, Hero Sports picked FSU as Michigan's Best College Football program regardless of division.
Over the last four seasons at Ferris State, the Bulldogs have compiled a 45-7 overall record and made four consecutive NCAA Playoff appearances, claimed two conference championships, posted two unbeaten regular-seasons, twice made the national quarterfinals, captured a regional title and reached the national semifinals. Ferris State has also accumulated two Harlon Hill National Player of the Year trophies, twice had a student-athlete tabbed as the nation's National Scholar-Athlete of the Year and won six postseason games.
In the six seasons under Annese, the Bulldogs have become a national power on the Division II level. FSU has posted a 60-14 overall mark in the last six years and the Bulldogs have also posted the best winning percentage of all 21 collegiate programs in the state of Michigan along with the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) since his arrival. Twice he's been tabbed as the Super Region Coach of the Year at Ferris State.
Overall, Annese has won 83% of his games as a head coach on the collegiate and prep levels and owns 285 wins to date, which is the most of any current GLIAC member head coach at all levels.
Ferris State will return nearly 50 letterwinners for the 2018 campaign.