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Ferris St. football named #2 in the nation

After a season of success for the Ferris St. football team, the Dawgs have been named the No. 2 team in the country and the conference favorite heading into the season in the pre-season polls.

The Dawgs rolled over the competition on their way to an undefeated regular season and a GLIAC Championship last year. This regular season romp was enough to garner regional and national attention; earning the Dawgs the top seed in the GLIAC polls and a spot just behind No. 1 Minnesota St. Mankato in the national polls.

Head Coach Tony Annese and the rest of the Bulldogs will open the season at home against Northwood on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. This matchup will be the first of two consecutive night games to start the 2015 season.


Volleyball team primed to repeat as champs

The GLIAC pre-season polls are in, and Ferris St. volleyball has balled its way to the top of the list, claiming the top seed in the conference going into the season.

The Ferris St. volleyball team finished off the 2014 season with not only the best record in the GLIAC, but also won GLIAC Tournament to top the conference outright. Thanks to last season’s success, the Bulldogs were picked as most likely to claim the GLIAC Championship once again in 2015.

The Bulldogs will open the season at home on Sept. 4 as part of the Ferris St. Invitational, where they will host California (Pa.), Mo. Western St., McKendree and Metro St. The Dawgs’ first match of the two-day invitational will be against California (Pa.) at 12:30 p.m.


Soccer squad adds seven fresh faces

The Ferris St. soccer team finished last season with a 6-10-2 record, which is a mark that they’ll be looking to improve upon with the help of seven additional freshmen athletes stacking the deck.

The end of last season saw the conclusion of three Bulldogs’ collegiate careers, all of which were midfielders. Head Coach Andy McCasslin will hope to fill the holes in the roster with his fresh crop of recruits.

The team has already begun fall camp, and will kick off their season on Sept. 4 at Truman. Fans can catch the Bulldogs at home for the first time on Sept. 9 when Ind. Wesleyan comes to town.