Sports Shorts

Invitation to play Duke

The Ferris men’s basketball team secured an invitation to play against the University of Duke in October for a preseason tilt between the two teams. After winning the Division II national championship, the Bulldogs were invited to play the Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.

It’s been an annual tradition for the Blue Devils to host the Division II defending champs since 2009. The Bulldogs have utilized preseason matchups against Division I opponents in the past, including a showdown in East Lansing with the Michigan State Spartans last fall.

The game is set to be played on a Friday in late October but details have yet to be announced.

Spring ball underway 

The Ferris football team has been hard at work the past few weeks getting ready for the 2018 season. The Bulldogs began spring football drills on March 13.

After making trips to at least the Division II quarterfinals in each of the past two seasons, the Bulldogs are getting prepared for their 110th season next year. The Bulldogs will be attempting to reach the playoffs for the fifth straight time in 2018.

In those past four years, the Bulldogs have gone 45-7 while winning two conference championships. The Bulldogs have also posted two unbeaten regular seasons in that span and reached the Division II national semifinals in 2016.

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