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Welcome

by Published: May 21, 2014

Graphic By Cailey Pawluk

For those of you considering Ferris, welcome to campus.

As you walk around and look at this foreign concept that you may soon be calling your school, keep a few things in mind.

I learned this quickly in college, the people you went to high school with that ended up at Ferris alongside you, whether you liked them or not, will be overly polite to you whenever you see them.
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Robinson Signs With “America’s Team”

Ferris defensive back signs NFL contract

by Published: May 13, 2014

Former Ferris State safety Marvin Robinson signed an NFL contract as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys.

Robinson spent one season with Ferris and led the team with 89 total tackles in 2013. Prior to 2013, Robinson played for the University of Michigan, appearing in 28 contests with 28 total tackles and a fumble recovery.

The 6–5 200 pound safety became the tenth former Ferris football player to sign an NFL deal, the last being defensive back Angelo Williams in 2010 with the Minnesota Vikings.

Robinson’s most active game as a Bulldog came on the road against Hillsdale College where he tallied 17 total tackles in a loss. He was an All-GLIAC First Team selection in 2013.

Robinson was ranked within the top 50 players at his position in the draft prior to the NFL draft.

 
 

Sports Shorts

by Published: Apr 30, 2014

Softball eliminated from playoff contention

A league office decision snubbed Ferris State’s make-up games that were scheduled for April 27 and 28 vs. Ashland and Grand Valley State, respectively. (more…)

 
 

Athlete of the Week

by Published: Apr 30, 2014

Casey Bias
The Torch sports staff will select a Bulldog student-athlete each week based on athletic performance. Nominations may be sent to torch@ferris.edu.
Photo By: Corey Saladin | Interim Photographer

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Freshman

Ferris State softball

Senior Amy Dunleavy was supposedly Ferris State’s main source of power headed into the 2014 season, and while she remained strong at the plate, one freshman kept up with her.

Bias, a freshman out of Livonia, finished with a team-high five home runs: one better than Dunleavy.

Bias hit her fifth on the final day of the 2014 regular season in a 4–3 loss to Hillsdale College.

The freshman hit .298 in 28 games. She started every game she played and finished tied for the lead in total bases earned with 44. Dunleavy was the other player to reach 44. Bias also finished second in RBIs with 21.

 
 

Learn to Let It Go

Giving up on my inner control freak

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Power is a beautiful and destructive tool.

In the past two years, I’ve watched the position of Torch editor-in-chief and conjectured that it can be either one of the most powerful or career-killing positions a student at this institution can hold.

As I come closer to my first Torch issue at the helm, I realize that the balance of power this position holds, while imposing, is not my first concern. (more…)

 
 

Watt’s the Word?

A farewell to arms

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

It’s time to say goodbye to writing sports for the Torch, and it’s a sad goodbye.

I’ve learned some incredible life lessons, and old ones have been reiterated to me.

A fellow journalist covering Ferris hockey once had an entire story done with ten minutes to play in the game. Ferris was down, and looked like they were out. (more…)

 
 

Athlete of the Week

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Amy Dunleavy

Senior

FSU Softball (more…)

 
 
Defenseman Simon Denis fractured his C5 and C6 vertebrae and tore ligaments around the vertebrae during a November 1, 2013 contest with Alabama-Huntsville. After five months of recovery, Denis got back on the ice for the first time since the injury on March 25, 2014.

Photo By: Harrison Watt | Sports Editor

Break-Neck Speed

Simon Denis returns to ice five months after a major spinal injury

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Defenseman Simon Denis fractured his C5 and C6 vertebrae and tore ligaments around the vertebrae during a November 1, 2013 contest with Alabama-Huntsville. After five months of recovery, Denis got back on the ice for the first time since the injury on March 25, 2014.
Photo By: Harrison Watt | Sports Editor

Although the 2013–14 Ferris hockey season ended short of a Frozen Four bid, things have turned around for one Bulldog hockey player.

Junior defenseman Simon Denis suffered a season-ending neck injury while playing in a road game at Alabama-Huntsville on November 1, 2013. (more…)

 
 
The Torch sports staff will select a Bulldog student-athlete each week based on athletic performance. Nominations may be sent to torch@ferris.edu.

Photo Provided By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo services

Athlete of the Week

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

The Torch sports staff will select a Bulldog student-athlete each week based on athletic performance. Nominations may be sent to torch@ferris.edu.
Photo Provided By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo services

Zoey Hohmann

Senior

FSU Women’s Track and Field (more…)

 
 
Ferris junior goaltender and top-ten Hobey Baker finalist CJ Motte, who allowed just two goals in the NCAA tournament, is faced with a scrum during the game against North Dakota.

Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

Destiny Dawgs Defeated

Ferris drops one game short of Frozen Four to end season

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Ferris junior goaltender and top-ten Hobey Baker finalist CJ Motte, who allowed just two goals in the NCAA tournament, is faced with a scrum during the game against North Dakota.
Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

Overtime in the playoffs had worked in Ferris State’s favor until March 29 in US Bank Arena in Cincinnati.

The North Dakota Fighting Sioux earned their 20th Frozen Four bid with a 2–1 double-overtime victory over the Bulldogs in the NCAA Men’s Division I Midwest Regional Championship.

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