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Men’s basketball suffers seventh straight loss

Ferris State’s season is the epitome of streaky season.

The Bulldogs dropped their first three contests of the season but appeared to right the ship after ripping off six straight victories.

They were sitting three games above .500 when they took a steep decline after a home loss to Hillsdale on Jan. 4.

The 6-10 Bulldogs have lost their last three games by a combined eight points, which includes a two-point loss to Northern Michigan on the road and a one-point loss to Northwood at home.

The loss to Lake Superior State on Jan. 25 was their sevent straight.

Ferris travels to Detroit on Jan. 30 to take on the 8-7 Wayne State Warriors, who have won two of their last three games.

Men’s hockey snaps three-game losing streak

Following a disappointing 3-2 loss at Michigan Tech on Jan. 24, Ferris snapped out of their three-game slide to remain four points ahead of the pack in the WCHA race.

On Jan. 25, sophomore goaltender Charles Williams received his first start since the Ferris home opener vs. St. Lawrence on Oct. 18.

Williams backstopped his way to his first career collegiate shutout with 25 saves in a 3-0 win over the Michigan Tech Huskies.

Sophomore forward Dakota Klecha, who has not seen much ice this season, scored his first goal of the season to put Ferris up 2-0 on a nifty breakaway move.

Freshman forward Jared VanWormer scored his first career collegiate goal in the game to cap the scoring.

The win improves the WCHA-first-place Bulldogs to 13-3-2 in conference play, four points ahead of Minnesota State, who were swept out of conference on Jan. 24-25.

Football signing day set for Feb. 5

Ferris football will announce their recruit signings on Feb. 5 during national signing day.

While the time and venue are still to be confirmed, Assistant Athletic Director Rob Bentley helped host the event last year inside Wheeler Pavilion, where Ferris welcomed what was widely viewed as the best recruiting class in Div. II Football in February of 2013.

On signing day 2013, Ferris brought in 34 recruits and later added to that total with more recruits and transfers.