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Subject Arrested for Providing False Information to Police

A round-up of this week’s crime across the FSU campus

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

False information

On March 30 at 1:15 a.m., officers stopped a vehicle on Michigan Avenue near Maple Street for disregarding a red light. The driver was ticketed for disregarding a traffic control device and the passenger was arrested for providing false information to police. (more…)

 
 
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Illinois Duo

Childhood friends share love of sport at Ferris

by Published: Apr 24, 2013

Seniors Morgan Kramerich and Dana Bowler have grown up together and are now sharing the spotlight for a successful Ferris softball team.

Hailing from Lockport High School, Ill., Kramerich and Bowler’s relationship goes back 13 years to a third grade cheerleading tryout where both would end up making the squad.

“She was my flyer and I was her base,” Bowler said. “There was a lot of traveling to games and competitions in cheerleading, and that’s when we became good friends.” (more…)

 
 
Bulldog Pup: Head coach Tony Annese sits down with cancer survivor Keegan Bulk as he signs his letter of intent at the annual Crimson and Gold Spring Football Game. Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

Sports Shorts

by Published: Apr 24, 2013

Bulldog Pup: Head coach Tony Annese sits down with cancer survivor Keegan Bulk as he signs his letter of intent at the annual Crimson and Gold Spring Football Game. Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

Off to the Outback

Senior center Travis Oullette is not taking his talents to south beach. Instead, he is joining his brother (Brit) on the Adelaide Adrenaline overseas in Australia. Oullette is planning on staying in the land down under over the summer to play with his brother before joining an amateur league team in the fall. Ouellette scored 11 goals and recorded 15 assists this past season, and his 26 points were good enough for second on the Bulldogs. Ouellette and his brother have played together through most of Travis’ life. (more…)

 
 
Bringing Down the House: Bulldog senior Jamar Slade tackles a Hillsdale Charger from last season. Slade is currently eyeing a career as a professional football player after he graduates from Ferris. Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

Sprinting Up the Draft Boards

Ferris State senior Jamar Slade uses his speed for chance in NFL

by Published: Apr 17, 2013

Bringing Down the House: Bulldog senior Jamar Slade tackles a Hillsdale Charger from last season. Slade is currently eyeing a career as a professional football player after he graduates from Ferris. Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

As a 5-foot-11-inch cornerback that can run a 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds, former Ferris State football player Jamar Slade has been cruising up NFL draft boards.

This past season for the Bulldogs, Slade recorded 32 tackles and five passes defended to go along with one sack in his 11 games played.

As a defensive back, Slade’s speed is the thing that is catching the eyes of NFL scouts. (more…)

 
 
Swing Around: Bulldog junior thrower Jessica Pilling competes in the hammer throw. Pilling would finish in first with a throw of 53.86 meters. Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

Taggart Treats

Ferris fairs well in windy, lone home meet of the season

by Published: Apr 10, 2013

Swing Around: Bulldog junior thrower Jessica Pilling competes in the hammer throw. Pilling would finish in first with a throw of 53.86 meters. Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

Ferris hosted its only home event of the season at Top Taggart Field as the Bulldog Open kicked off in full force.

The event hosted some local competition in Lake Superior State and Grand Valley State along with some individual athletes from a variety of places on April 6.

Junior David Silversmith said, “Many of us didn’t have the competition we normally have, so it was cool for many of the younger players and people that don’t get to travel a lot to perform in front of their friends and family.” (more…)

 
 

Sports Shorts

by Published: Apr 10, 2013

Men’s tennis streak ends at 8

Riding an eight-game Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) winning streak, the Bulldogs fell for the first time all season against league foe Wayne State. The Bulldogs had dominated the competition by sweeping all but three of their conference matches before Wayne State came away with a 6–3 victory. Wayne State went ahead early 2–1 after the doubles matchups before Ferris came away with two straight victories to make the score 3–2 in favor of the Bulldogs. The Warriors would take four straight to end Ferris’ five-game overall winning streak. Next on tap for Ferris is a showdown versus conference leader Northwood University. Northwood is atop the GLIAC standings with a perfect 6–0 conference record. Ferris is 8–1 in conference play. First serve will be April 9 at Northwood. (more…)

 
 

Bulldog Blazes By

Anna Rudd rose through adversity en route to National Championship

by Published: Apr 3, 2013

Crazy can’t even begin to describe the year that Ferris junior distance runner Anna Rudd has had.

While Rudd was attending a funeral earlier in the year, she and her family received terrible news.

Rudd said, “We were at the funeral and you could hear surrounding sirens. My friend’s dad came up to us and said ‘What are you guys doing here? Your house is on fire!’” (more…)

 
 

Sports Shorts

by Published: Apr 3, 2013

Men’s tennis remains undefeated in conference

Rolling through GLIAC with five straight wins against the likes of Lake Superior State, Michigan Tech, Lake Erie and Walsh College, the men’s tennis team now sports an 11–2 record with an 8–0 conference mark. Ferris won four out of five by sweeping teams, 9–0, and beat Michigan Tech 8–1 for a five-game streak. Ferris seniors Tyler Marengo, Razvan Mag and junior Otto Keresztes have led the Bulldogs to their impressive start. Mag and Keresztes are both undefeated in this impressive run, while Marengo has lost only once during the stretch. The Bulldogs are atop the GLIAC standings. Ferris travels to Wayne State April 3 and Northwood April 9 for the final two contests of the season. (more…)

 
 

March Madness

The chase for the national title begins

by Published: Mar 20, 2013

The race for college basketball’s crown is the most exciting event in collegiate athletics.

This season’s NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament is potentially the most spread out and unpredictable tournament in recent memory.

The craziness that will ensue on Twitter when a startling upset occurs and the national buzz when a Cinderella underdog appears is just a few reasons why our culture craves March Madness. (more…)

 
 
Up and Over: Senior guard Kylie Muntz floats the ball over the top of a Saginaw Valley State defender at the final home game of the season. The Lady Bulldogs’ season concluded against Wayne State with a 68-59 loss. Photo By: Eric Trandel | Photographer

Ferris Ends at Five Hundred

The women’s basketball team watched its season end against Wayne State

by Published: Mar 20, 2013

Up and Over: Senior guard Kylie Muntz floats the ball over the top of a Saginaw Valley State defender at the final home game of the season. The Lady Bulldogs’ season concluded against Wayne State with a 68–59 loss. Photo By: Eric Trandel | Photographer

The season came to an unfortunate end for Ferris State as it faltered to the Wayne State Warriors in the quarterfinals of the GLIAC tournament by a score of 68–59.

Each team met for the third time this year March 6 at Wayne State. Wayne State was victorious against the Bulldogs three times this season, while nine points was the closest margin of defeat for Ferris.

Ferris would put itself in a hole at the end of the first half as the Warriors went on an 11–4 run to extend their lead to 39–26 at halftime. (more…)