Ferris State Bulldogs is a sports division owned by Ferris State University. It consists of fifteen teams, fourteen of which participate in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and are part of the NCAA Division II. The only exception is the men’s hockey team playing in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association at Division I.
Meaning and History
The Ferris State Bulldogs department logo matches its name. Since 1993, the logo shows the head of an aggressively barking bulldog. There is a studded collar with a round pendant on which the letter “F” is written on the dog’s neck. At first, it was black, but then (in 2011) the designers made it red in the color of a collar. This is one of the major changes that have taken place since the emblem has been improved.
Other innovations touched on minor details, such as the color of the spikes and the shade of the bulldog’s head. The general artistic concept has not changed: the drawing is still cartoonish, the dog has large fangs and a menacing look.
1993 – 2010
2011 – present
Ferris State Bulldogs Ice Hockey
In 1994, the men’s team won the national title of the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II. Some university graduates participate in the NHL.
Ferris State Bulldogs Football
Football players from Ferris State Bulldogs rarely won. Among their few successes is a victory in several GLIAC championships and an exit to the 2016 National Semifinals.