Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's and women's basketball squads return home after a five-game Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road swing for a pair of league doubleheaders this week inside FSU's Jim Wink Arena.
The Bulldogs will host Wisconsin-Parkside in a divisional showdown on Thursday (Jan. 23) night with the men's game slated for a 5:30 p.m. (ET) start followed by the women's game at approximately 7:30 p.m. (ET).
FSU then hosts Purdue Northwest on Saturday (Jan. 25) in league afternoon action with the men hitting the floor at 1 p.m. (ET) and the women's contest scheduled to begin at approximately 3 p.m. (ET).
Both of Thursday night's matchups will have big implications in the GLIAC North Division as the Rangers sit only a game ahead of FSU on the women's side and the Parkside men's team is just one game behind Ferris State and Michigan Tech in the men's standings.
The Bulldog men's squad is ranked 13th nationally this week in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II National Poll with a nation-leading 18 wins overall. The Bulldogs are currently 18-3 on the year and tied for first place in the GLIAC North Division with a 7-2 league slate.
Meanwhile, the Rangers enter Thursday night's action with a 10-7 mark and sit a game behind FSU and Michigan Tech in the division at 6-3 in league play. Saturday's opponent, Purdue Northwest, is presently 7-10 overall and 2-7 in the GLIAC going into Thursday's road contest at Lake Superior State.
On the women's side, the Bulldogs are 12-5 to date this season and are riding a five-game winning streak, all of which came on the road. FSU is 6-3 to date this year in conference action.
Heading into Thursday night's action, Wisconsin-Parkside leads the GLIAC North Division race with a 10-7 overall record and a 7-2 league slate. Purdue Northwest is 4-13 overall and 3-6 in the GLIAC.
Both of this week's doubleheaders will be aired live on flagship station Sunny 97.3 FM and the Bulldog Sports Network with live online audio and video coverage at FerrisStateBulldogs.com. Pregame coverage begins a half-hour prior to the men's opening game.
All fans can purchase advance tickets while supplies last for all Bulldog home basketball games to guarantee a seat by visiting the FSU Athletics Ticket Office located inside the Ewigleben Sports Complex. Tickets can also be purchased in advance 24 hours a day, seven days a week online at StarTickets.com or by calling 1-800-585-3737.
Prices are $10 for adult general admission along with $7 for FSU Faculty/Staff and Seniors (ages 65 and up) in addition to $5 for students (age 3-17 years). All FSU students earn free admission with a valid student ID card.
A complete pricing structure, ticket office hours and additional information is available online at FerrisStateBulldogs.com and can be found by visiting the "tickets" tab. For additional ticket information, please call (231) 591-2888.