FOOTBALL GAMEDAY INFORMATION: Ferris State vs. Grand Valley State (Nov. 9)


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Ticket Information
Pregame Tailgate
Media Info
Gameday Schedule
Gameday Information
Team Information
Gameday Ticket-Parking Map (PDF)
Tailgate Guidelines (PDF)

The nationally #2-ranked Ferris State University Bulldogs will host the #14-ranked Grand Valley State Lakers in the Anchor-Bone Classic on Saturday, Nov. 9, at FSU's Top Taggart Field. Kickoff for the game is set for 12:07 p.m. (ET) and it will be televised live by Fox Sports Detroit as part of "Football Week In Michigan." The contest is presented by the Schuberg Insurance Agency and Auto Owners Insurance.

The game will have major conference and postseason implications. Currently, the 9-0 Bulldogs have claimed at least a share of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championship and can win the outright league crown with a victory. Meanwhile, GVSU (8-1) can stay in the mix for at least a share of the title with a win on Saturday. FSU is ranked first in Super Region Three with the Lakers now sixth and the top seven teams at the end of the year earn D2 playoff berths.

Tickets for Saturday's game are currently on sale and fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance with a large crowd expected. Ticket prices for the premium game are $18 for all adults, senior citizens (age 65+) and FSU faculty/staff along with $10 for students age 5-17. Currently enrolled Ferris State students with ID will be admitted free for the football game by showing their student identification cards.

Fans can purchase tickets online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at or call (800) 585-3737. Ticket sales thru StarTickets will end on Friday at 10 a.m. Tickets may also be purchased in person thru the FSU Athletics Ticket Office located inside the Ewigleben Sports Complex. The FSU ticket office is open Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) along with extended hours on Wednesday's until 7 p.m. (ET). The Wheeler Pavilion Gameday Ticket Office will open on Saturday at 9 a.m. Please call (231) 591-2888 for additional ticket information.

Parking lots will open at 8 a.m. (ET) on Saturday and no one may line up prior to the opening of the lots. Parking for Saturday's premium game will be $10 per car or $25 per oversized vehicle (bus, motor coach, motor home, trailer, etc.). Grand Valley State fans will are asked to tailgate in Lot 13 and Lot 1 on the FSU campus next to the University Center. Stadium Drive around the stadium is expected to be closed once Lot 37 is full by 10 a.m. Ferris State Football recruits who have registered with the coaching staff in advance should park in Lot 17. Please visit this link below for a gameday parking map.
Click Here For Gameday Parking Map (PDF)

Fans are invited to a special pregame football tailgate event on Saturday prior to the Anchor-Bone Classic rivalry game between Ferris State and Grand Valley State. The pregame tailgate spread will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning prior to the noon kickoff. The event, hosted by FOX Sports Detroit and Ferris State Athletics in Lot 35, has a cash-only $5 entry fee, which includes food and drink (brats, Detroit Coney dogs, Bulldog beans, potato salad, homemade chips, water, coffee and hot chocolate). Beer will also be included for those 21 and older with proof of ID, while it lasts. Children under the age of 10 will be admitted free.

During the tailgate event, Fox Sports Detroit will be on site with former Detroit Lions players Herman Moore and Joique Bell, a photo booth, great giveaways and the "Football Week In Michigan" bus. The tailgate will also feature music, merchandise and Ferris State's three Harlon Hill Trophies. Visit this link for complete tailgate information:
Click Here For Pregame Tailgate Information

Saturday's game will be carried live across the country by Fox Sports Detroit and also carried by Fox College Sports. Fox Sports Detroit's Matt Shepard will call the play-by-play action for the game alongside former Michigan standout Devin Gardner with Brooke Fletcher as the sideline reporter. It will also be broadcast locally on radio by the Bulldog Sports Network and Sunny 97.3 FM with the veteran broadcast team of Rob Bentley (play-by-play) and Sandy Gholston (color) calling the action. The contest will also be streamed with live video and audio online at FSU will also provide live internet statistics and live social media upates on several platforms.

In addition to radio and internet coverage, Bulldog fans can also follow Saturday's contest with live scoring updates on several official social media platforms. Visit to follow the tweet-by-tweet coverage with periodic scoring updates or visit

8 am - Parking Lots Open
9 am - Pregame Tailgate Begins
9 am - Wheeler Pavilion Ticket Office Opens
10:30 am - Gates To Stadium Open
11:30 am - Pregame Tailgate Ends
11:40 am - Senior Day Ceremony
12 pm - Fox Sports Detroit On-Air
12:07 pm - Kickoff


Below are some important Gameday Details:

* The Wheeler Pavilion Gameday Ticket Office will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
* Tailgate lots will open at 8 a.m. (ET).
* Gates to the stadium open at 10:30 a.m. (90 minutes before kickoff)
* The Bulldog Player Parade will take place at 9:30 a.m.
* The Senior Day Ceremony will begin at 11:40 a.m.
* Credit cards will be accepted at the stadium ticket office & concession stand
* Concession stand will provide wide assortment of food & drinks
* Parking is $10 per vehicle or $25 for oversized vehicles.
* Gridiron Club members should enter at the turn off South Street to enter lot 36.

Please visit the respective links below for additional gameday information:

Team Video Center        
Gameday Central   

Gameday Information      

Ferris State vs Grand Valley State
Saturday, Nov. 9 - 12:07 p.m. (ET)
Top Taggart Field - Big Rapids, Mich.

Gameday Essentials

Media Information:

TV Broadcast:
Fox Sports Detroit & Fox College Sports
TV Announcers:
Matt Shepherd (Play-by-Play), Devin Gardner (Color), Brooke Fletcher (Sideline)
Radio Broadcast:
Bulldog Sports Network & Sunny 97.3 FM 
Radio Announcers: Rob Bentley (Play-by-Play), Sandy Gholston (Color)
Bulldog Sports Network Audio-Only Webcast: Click Here 
Live Video Webcast: Click Here 
Live Internet Stats: Live Stats
Live Twitter Scoring Updates: Click Here
Live GLIAC Scoreboard: Click Here

General Information:
Tickets: Click Here for more info
Directions: Click Here For Directions
Weather: Click Here For Big Rapids Weather

Stadium Information:
Top Taggart Field

Ferris State Bulldogs

Ferris State Game Notes
Ferris State Roster
Ferris State Schedule/Results
Ferris State Statistics
Ferris State Coaching Staff
Ferris State Football News
Ferris State Football Website
GLIAC Football Website

Grand Valley State Lakers
Grand Valley State Game Notes
GVSU Schedule/Results
GVSU Roster
GVSU Statistics
GVSU Coaching Staff
GVSU Football News
GVSU Football Website