Sports Shorts March 14, 2012

FSU softball team gears up

The FSU softball team took to Florida for its annual Florida Rebel Spring Games Tournament in Kissimmee. With the long distance traveling, the Bulldogs could not find a way to win it this year as they fell by the score of 6-2 against Shippensburg College. Junior pitcher Dana Bowler pitched the entire contest, giving up six runs on 10 hits. The Bulldogs managed to score only two runs on seven hits, marking a disappointing tournament for the Bulldogs. The season mark for FSU is now 6-8 overall and the Bulldogs now head home for their home opener against Aquinas College on March 19 at 3:30 p.m.

Senior runner Tina Muir earns All-American honors

The Division II Championships were this past weekend for Ferris State University and the senior star is continuing to set the bar for the program by being rewarded All-American honors in the 5k race. She ended up finishing third overall in the event but finished with a career best with a time of 16:25.42. Even with Muir’s success, the Bulldogs finished in 16th place out of 20 teams in the NCAA II Championships, which were held in Makato, Minn.

Men’s basketball well represented in All-GLIAC Team

The only first team selection for Ferris State University was junior guard Kenny Brown as he was a one of the league leaders in many scoring categories, including points, three point shooting and free throw percentage. Junior forward Daniel Sutherlin snatched up All-GLIAC second team recognition for the first time during his career and received some votes for the All-Defensive team. Senior Guard Dontae Molden earned All-GLIAC defensive team honors as well. n


Why is the women’s track and field team on the “sports short” when they not only participated at NCAA this past weekend, but also finished with a DMR team that was all american and set a new school record and a individual that was all american. Last time I checked that is way more impressive then the hockey team losing in the conference playoffs. The track and cross country team is not getting the recognition it deserves. They work just as hard as any team at this school, and are one of the best performing teams at this school. At little more acknowledgment from the school and torch would be much appreciated. Respect the sport because athletes becoming all americans isn’t an easy accomplishment

Some good points are made there, 123. However, you can’t deny the fact that newspaper reporting on all levels – from school papers to small town papers and up to major metro dailies – consider more than this when they provide coverage. The interest of readers, the impact on the community, the following, etc,… all play major factors. The track teams did a great job. But the hockey team draws a far bigger following and at the bottom line is that the Torch is a business – it needs to draw readership and sell advertising. If you think the school is not doing enough to appreciate the teams, that is another matter.

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