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Defending National Champion Ferris State Reports For Preseason Camp This Weekend!

Defending National Champion Ferris State Reports For Preseason Camp This Weekend!

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team, which has been picked first nationally in multiple Division II Preseason National Rankings, officially reports for the 2022 campaign with big expectations again as fall camp opens for the D2 national power and reigning national champion this coming week in Big Rapids.

The Bulldogs' newcomers and veterans will hit campus this weekend for player check-in and meetings along with orientation activities. The Bulldogs will hold their first full team practice on Monday morning. FSU will practice once per day under the NCAA's guidelines and restrictions.

Ferris' training camp period will not only feature practices and scrimmages, but also meetings, lifting, conditioning, testing, orientation sessions and more leading up to the season opener. FSU will also hold its annual Media/Photo Day on the morning of Aug. 20.

FSU will begin its 10th season on the field this fall under head coach and 2021 National Coach of the Year Tony Annese and is expected to contend for its eighth-straight NCAA Division II playoff appearance. Ferris State has made the D2 National Semifinals four times in the past five seasons of on-field action, including two trips to the D2 National Championship game.

The Bulldogs, who are expected to return a strong nucleus from last season, enter the 2022 campaign as the defending NCAA Division II National Champion. FSU will begin the season at home on Thursday, Sept. 1, against Central Washington at Top Taggart Field with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. (ET) under the lights in Big Rapids.

Last season, along with capturing the D2 National Championship with a perfect 14-0 record, the Bulldogs also claimed a third-straight GLIAC Championship and stretched their regular-season winning streak to 38 consecutive games and counting. Ferris State has won 31 consecutive GLIAC matchups.

FSU ranks as the country's winningest program over the past seven full seasons in D2 Football and has made seven consecutive postseason playoff appearances. The Bulldogs have won each of the last three GLIAC Championships in unbeaten fashion and reached the national quarterfinals five consecutive years, which is the longest streak in the country. Over the past three seasons of on-field action, the Bulldogs have compiled a 41-2 mark.

Both season and single-game tickets are now on sale for all five home contests and can be purchased in advance online at