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Behind the Bulldogs

Behind the Bulldogs
Presented by the Car Center
Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
Formerly known as The MVSP, this new show provides Bulldog fans with the behind the scenes look behind Ferris State sports on and off the competitive surface.
Behind the Bulldogs
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EP 29 - Ferris State Golf w/ Sam Stark

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
April 3rd, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 24:19
Ferris State Men's and Women's Golf head coach Sam Stark stops by to talk his coaching philosophy, how his teams stack up entering GLIACs, and the boys break down the spring sports slate into April.

EP 28 - Ferris State Track & Field w/ Hanna Brock & Daisy Englund

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
March 29th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 24:31
Brandon and Joe are joined by Hanna Brock and Daisy Englund to talk life with Bulldog Track & Field as well as their journeys to Big Rapids. The dudes also break down basketball's Elite 8 and Final 4 runs, tennis and track's strong starts, and softball's tough slate ahead in the GLIAC.

EP 27 - Ferris State Softball w/ Jadyn Joseph

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth and Joe Nagy
March 21st, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 24:28
Brandon and Joe invited Ferris State softball player Jadyn Joseph onto the show to talk about the spring break trip, her go-to walk-up song, and the team's outlook heading into the GLIAC schedule. The guys also break down basketball's midwest regional championships and their recent award for topping the state collegiately in podcasting.

EP 26 - Ferris State Tennis w/ Mark Doren

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
March 16th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 24:32
The boys bring Ferris State Tennis Head Coach Mark Doren back to the studio to recap their spring break trip, his team's outlook for this season, and his unique experience being in the military prior to coaching.

EP 25 - Ferris State Hockey w/ Antonio Venuto

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
March 6th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 24:06
The boys sit down with Antonio Venuto on his journey and experience as a Bulldog and the upcoming playoff matchup with Bemidji State. The boys also break down the upcoming men's and women's basketball GLIAC tournaments and spring break action for spring sports.

EP 24 - Ferris State Women's Basketball w/ Kadyn Blanchard

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March 2nd, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 24:15
Episode 24 includes a rundown of Ferris basketball, hockey, and track and field, as well as an exclusive interview with Kadyn Blanchard about her time at Ferris, hobbies outside of basketball, and setting an absurd free throw record.

EP 23 - Ferris State Track & Field w/ Ignatius Jackson

February 23rd, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 24:17
The boys bring it back for a Friday-Night-Lights episode ahead of the GLIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships with special guest sprinter, Ignatius Jackson!

EP 22 - Ferris State Softball w/ Jake Schumann

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
February 14th, 2024 04:00pm | Duration: 24:15
This week's episode brings Joe and Brandon into the interview room with the head coach of Ferris State Softball, Jake Schumann, to talk about his coaching philosophy, road to Big Rapids, and unique opportunity to coach and teach at the university.

EP 21 - Ferris State Men's Basketball w/ Jack Ammerman

February 7th, 2024 04:00pm | Duration: 23:57
Today, Brandon and Joe bring on Ferris State basketball player, Jack Ammerman, to hear about his journey to Ferris State, life in Hawaii, and revisit a significant story of the duo's early time covering Ferris State sports.

EP 20 - Ferris State Revenue & Partnerships w/ Cedric Frierson & Quintin Zinger

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
February 3rd, 2024 04:00pm | Duration: 24:00
The dynamic duo sits down with a newly reunited dynamic duo to chat about how Ferris Athletics is taking a fresh, unique perspective on revenue generation, advancement, and partnerships.

EP 19 - Ferris State Compliance & Coaching w/ Justin Jackson

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
January 24th, 2024 04:00pm | Duration: 24:10
Brandon and Joe sit down to chat with one of Ferris State's newest staff members, Justin Jackson, on his journey from Miami to Big Rapids and his plethora of jobs as a Bulldog.

EP 18 - Ferris State Administration w/ Bill Pink & Steve Brockelbank

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January 17th, 2024 04:00pm | Duration: 23:57
Today's episode...is historical. The boys are joined by Ferris State President Dr. Bill Pink and Athletic Director Steve Brockelbank to chat about the constant crossover of academics and athletics.

EP 17 - Ferris State Track & Field w/ Nyah Tyron

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January 12th, 2024 04:00pm | Duration: 23:54
On today's modified "snowmagedden" episode, Brandon and Joe break down the first action of the school year and chat with Track and Field athlete Nyah Tyron about what made her choose to be a Bulldog.

EP 16 - Ferris State Hockey Coaching w/ Bob Daniels & Drew Famulak

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
January 5th, 2024 07:00am | Duration: 24:06
We open the 2024 new year with a highly anticipated interview! Join the guys for a quick Ferris State review and preview as well as an extended chat with hockey coaches Drew Famulak and Bob Daniels!

EP 15 - Full Fall & Early Winter Sports Review

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
December 27th, 2023 04:00pm | Duration: 36:00
To round out 2023, the boys break down Ferris' fall sports results as well as give a midpoint report on hockey and both basketball teams through the holiday break.

EP 14 - Ferris State Communications w/ Brody Keiser

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December 22nd, 2023 06:00am | Duration: 24:17
On this holiday special, the boys are reunited with fellow Ferris Athletics Communications Associate Brody Keiser to talk about his experience broadcasting Ferris State Hockey, his family connections leading him to becoming a Bulldog, and how Hockey has a huge opportunity at this year's GLI.

EP 13 - Ferris State Sports Medicine w/ Brett Knight

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
December 13th, 2023 04:00pm | Duration: 24:06
Episode 13 brings in Brett Knight, Ferris State's head athletic trainer, to the studio talk about his journey to Big Rapids and how the occupation has brought him into unique relationships with athletes and memories from championships.

EP 12 - Ferris State Women's Basketball w/ Chloe Idoni & Mallory McCartney

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
December 6th, 2023 04:00pm | Duration: 24:12
Today, the dudes bring back on another pick and roll duo in Mallory McCartney and Chloe Idoni to chat about their time at Ferris State, unique pre-game meals, and how their chemistry has helped them reach a #5 ranking nationally.

EP 11 - Ferris State Hockey w/ Logan Stein

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November 29th, 2023 04:00pm | Duration: 24:03
Episode 11 includes a behind the scenes look into Ferris State Hockey with goaltender Logan Stein, including his experience playing for the U.S. National Team and how he almost quit goaltending at a young age.

EP 10 - Ferris State Men's Basketball w/ Ethan Erickson & Dolapo Olayinka

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
November 22nd, 2023 04:00pm | Duration: 23:57
The tenth installment of Behind the Bulldogs brings Brandon and Joe to an interview with Ferris State Basketball players Ethan Erickson and Dolapo Olayinka to talk about championship culture on and off the hardwood.

EP 9 - Ferris State's Red Storm w/ Yannic Alexander Mader & Lydia Pink

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
November 15th, 2023 04:00pm | Duration: 24:03
Brandon and Joe sit down with Red Storm Co-Presidents Lydia Pink and Yannic Alexander Mader to learn more about the developments and improvements coming with the Ferris State sports fan experience.

EP8 - Ferris State Chaplain Work w/ Mike Wissink

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
November 8th, 2023 04:00pm | Duration: 24:02
The boys are joined by former guest and good friend Pastor Mike Wissink to talk about his work with Ferris State Athletics teams and how he strives to make an impact on campus through various ministries.

EP 7 - Ferris State Soccer w/ Jessie Bandyk & Payton Price

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
November 1st, 2023 04:00pm | Duration: 24:07
On episode seven, the boys are joined by Ferris State Women's Soccer players Jessie Bandyk and Payton Price to talk about life on and off the pitch as well as how they approach playing in the winter weather.

EP 6 - Ferris State Strength and Conditioning w/ Andrew Thiede

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October 25th, 2023 04:00pm | Duration: 23:28
Today, the boys learn how Bulldog athletes train to reach elite fitness and strength levels from the man leading the operation for over 11 sports teams in a new state of the art facility.

EP 5 - Ferris State Cross Country w/ Whitney Farrell & Noah Griffith

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
October 18th, 2023 04:00pm | Duration: 23:55
On the eve of the GLIAC Championships, Brandon and Joe sit down with Bulldog Cross Country and Track & Field runners Whitney Farrell and Noah Griffith on what life is like outside the oval and off the course as well as break down the AnchorBone loss and the wild Western win in hockey.

EP 4 - Ferris State Broadcasting w/ Rob Bentley and Sandy Gholston

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
October 11th, 2023 04:00pm | Duration: 23:56
Ahead of a highly anticipated road contest, the boys sit down with the Voices of the Bulldogs, Rob Bentley and Sandy Gholston, on life on the mics and how the dynamic duo came together 19 years ago.

EP 3 - Ferris State Volleyball w/ Olivia Henneman-Dallape and Chelsie Freeman

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
October 4th, 2023 04:00pm | Duration: 24:15
On our third installment, the boys are joined by volleyball players Olivia Henneman-Dallape and Chelsie Freeman to talk about their life on and off the volleyball court.

EP 2 - Ferris State Game Operations w/ Josh Zuidema

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
September 27th, 2023 04:00pm | Duration: 24:07
Episode two brings in one of the newest Bulldogs to chat about life in game day operations, his journey to Ferris State, and life behind enemy lines!

EP 1 - Ferris State Football w/ Tony Annese

Behind the Bulldogs w/ Brandon Wirth & Joe Nagy
September 20th, 2023 04:00pm | Duration: 24:10
On the debut episode of Behind the Bulldogs, Brandon and Joe sit down with head coach of Ferris State Football Tony Annese to learn about his life inside and outside of football.

Weather

Local High School Schedule & Scores

CSAA Baseball

FRIDAY 4/5/24

Gm1: Cadillac 2 @ Big Rapids 6

Gm2: Cadillac 1 @ Big Rapids 16 (3inn)

Gm1: Reed City 4 @ Kingsley 11

 

SATURDAY 4/6/24

Gm1: M.C. Central 4 @ Reed City 5 (6inn)

Gm2: M.C. Central 8 @ Reed City 12 (6inn)

Gm1: Greenville 9 @ C Mont 0 (9inn)

Gm2: Greenville 2 @ C Mont 12 (6inn)

 

MONDAY 4/8/24

Gm1: Grant 0 @ Cedar Springs 10 (5inn)

 

TUESDAY 4/9/24

Gm1: Big Rapids 19 @ Tri County (6inn)

Gm2: Big Rapids 12 @ Tri County 1 (2inn/susp.)

Gm1: Grant 1 @ Morley Stanwood 4

Gm2: Grant 9 @ Morley Stanwood 1

Gm1: Chip Hills 5 @ Newaygo 3

Gm2: Chip Hills 4 @ Newaygo 9 (6inn)

Gm1: C Mont 3 @ Reed City 10

Gm2: C Mont 1 @ Reed City 3 (2inn/susp.)

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CSAA Softball

FRIDAY 4/5/24

Gm1: Cadillac 1 @ Big Rapids 11

Gm2: Cadillac 1 @ Big Rapids 16

Reed City 2 @ Kingsley 10 (6inn)

 

SATURDAY 4/6/24

M.C. Central @ Reed City - 1:00pm & 3:00pm

 

TUESDAY 4/9/24

Big Rapids @ Tri County

Kent City @ Lakeview

Grant @ Lakeview

Chip Hills @ Newaygo

Gm1: C Mont @ Reed City 7

Gm2: C Mont 8 @ Reed City 10

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