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Big Rapids businesses plan watch party events for Ferris State's NCAA D2 national title game appearance

Ferris State University football fans in the Big Rapids area who are not able to make the trip to Texas for this Saturday's (Dec. 18) NCAA Division II National Championship game will still be able to take in the action as three different establishments have announced plans to showcase the live television broadcast of the game.


The Bulldogs' matchup with Valdosta State (Ga.) kicks off at 9:03 p.m. (ET) on ESPNU across the country.


The game will be shown live in Big Rapids at Crankers Restaurant & Brewery along with Buffalo Wild Wings and the Sawmill Saloon. All three participating businesses are sponsors of Ferris State Athletics.


The Bulldogs, who are 13-0 overall, will face the 12-1 Blazers in a rematch of the 2018 national championship game in McKinney, Texas, at the McKinney ISD Stadium.


Participating Big Rapids Businesses:


Crankers Restaurant & Brewery
213 South State Street


Buffalo Wild Wings
1264 Perry Ave.


Sawmill Saloon
1003 Maple Street


Local High School Schedule & Scores

Week of 1/30/23:

Big Rapids:

Tuesday 1/31:

   - Girls Bball v Cadillac - 7:00pm W 55-42

   - Boys BBall @ Cedar Springs - 7:00pm W 38-32

Wednesday 2/1:

   - Boys Wrestling v Central Montcalm - 5:00pm

Friday 2/3:

   - Girls Bball v Morely Stanwood - 6:00pm 

   - Boys Bball v Morely Stanwood - 7:30pm

   - Boys Hockey @ Petosky - 6:00pm

Saturday 2/4:

    - Boys Hockey v Mattawan - 1:30pm

    - Boys Wrestling @ Grant - TBD CSAA Tourney

Reed City: 

Tuesday 1/31:

   - Girls Bball v Manistee - 7:00pm  W 59-44

   - Boys Bball @ Manistee: W 47-42

Wednesday 2/1:

   - Boys Wrestling @ 131 Showdown - 5:30pm

Friday 1/27:

   - Girls BBall @ Howard City - 6:00pm

   - Boys BBall @ Howard City - 7:30pm


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