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King of the Camera

Ferris student shoots hockey film that airs on national television

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

The Ferris State hockey team made a push toward another visit to the National Championship game this sea­son and with that came the oppor­tu­nity for one Bulldog stu­dent to show his skills.

Mike King is a senior in the Ferris Television and Digital Media Production pro­gram. When the Ferris hockey team’s sea­son stretched into the play­offs, Ferris Athletics Social Media Coordinator Michael Corn was look­ing for help in shoot­ing high­light footage for his web show, “Bulldogs Unleashed.” (more…)

 
 
 

Back in the Playoff Picture

Ferris reaches back into eighth in the GLIAC following sweep

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Ferris fresh­man catcher Casey Bias reaches to field a bunt against Saginaw Valley State in one of the few home games Ferris has been able to play this spring.
Photo By: Corey Saladin | Interim Photographer

With their weather-hampered sea­son wind­ing down, Ferris State will need to fin­ish April out strong as the con­fer­ence tour­na­ment hangs in the balance.

Mother Nature has tried her hard­est to stop soft­ball this sea­son, as the Bulldogs (13−13) have had to can­cel 21 games this year due to inclement weather. With the sun finally shin­ing through, Ferris is mak­ing an effort to sal­vage their sea­son as only con­fer­ence foes remain on the sched­ule. (more…)

 
 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Ferris athletes talk about putting the ‘student’ in student athlete

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

It may be easy to pick out Ferris stu­dent ath­letes in a crowd, but it’s not easy to know what they deal with on a daily basis.

Being a stu­dent ath­lete is not all it is cracked up to be; even some of our own Bulldogs will admit to just how hard it is to jug­gle classes and their sports. (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…)

 
 

Sports Shorts

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Gold team takes W in annual foot­ball spring game

Ferris State foot­ball closed out their spring train­ing sched­ule with an inter­squad con­test with the annual Crimson and Gold spring game.

The Gold team, which wore white jer­seys as opposed to red for the Crimson squad, sealed the 29–24 spring matchup on a late game inter­cep­tion by junior line­backer James Wimberly. The game used a mod­i­fied scor­ing method where turnovers counted for three points and first downs scored one point, in addi­tion to the nor­mal scor­ing sys­tem. (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…)

 
 
 

Let’s Play Ball

Team prepares for six GLIAC games

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Although another week­end series was can­celled for the Ferris State women’s soft­ball team, they’ll be back in action April 11–13.

The Bulldogs had their GLIAC double-header against Grand Valley State can­celled on April 5. This is the third GLIAC series can­celled for the Bulldogs this sea­son, due to weather. (more…)

 
 

Frozen Start

With the weather changing, Ferris is adjusting from a chilly start

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

The cold weather slowed the Bulldogs’ track and field squad prior to the rel­a­tive “heat wave”

The harsh win­ter caused slip­pery out­door run­ning con­di­tions for the team, which only makes them worry about poten­tial injuries.

“The biggest issue with run­ning in the cold is the ice and snow,” senior mid-distance run­ner Connor LaRowe said. “Trying to get hard days in are really dif­fi­cult when it snows all the time. It is really hard to get qual­ity runs in on the icy roads.” (more…)

 
 
 

Off the Record

Sydney Hasselbach

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Freshman catcher/third base­man Sydney Hasselbach shares on top­ics rang­ing from her jour­ney to Ferris State to her favorite bub­blegum. This is Sydney Hasselbach, off the record. (more…)