Sports Shorts

Passing a milestone 

The Ferris men’s basketball team has been on fire this season, posting a 16-1 record up to this point. While the players deserve a ton of credit for their play, so does head coach Andy Bronkema. 

The Bulldogs dispatched Wayne State 86-80 on Thursday, Jan. 4, and handed Bronkema his 100th career win as head coach at Ferris. 

Bronkema has been the head coach of the Bulldogs since the 2013-14 season and has lead the team to back-to-back-to-back GLIAC championships. 

Lampman staying put 

Former Ferris football receiver Jake Lampman was signed to a Futures/Reserves contract by the National Football League’s (NFL) Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The contract ensures Lampman will remain on the team during the offseason. 

Lampman has shown an ability to produce on the professional level as he was promoted to a starter for the New Orleans Saint’s special teams unit last season. 

With some hard work in the offseason, Bulldog fans can expect to see Lampman streaking down the field in the 2018- 19 NFL season. 


Two defensive stars from the Ferris football team have been named to the All-American team. 

Junior defensive lineman Zach Sieler and senior defensive back Tavierre Thomas were both selected with Sieler garnering first team honors and Thomas hauling in second team recognition. 

Sieler and Thomas were arguably the two most consistent players for the Ferris football team this past season as Sieler lead the team with 21 tackles for loss and Thomas was always around the ball with 18 pass break-ups and four interceptions. 

While Thomas will be graduating soon, Sieler still has a year remaining but has a choice to make as he enters his first year of NFL draft eligibility. 

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