2006-07 Ferris State Men's Basketball Quick Facts
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Name of school: Ferris State University
City/Zip: Big Rapids, Mich./49307
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 12,578
Nickname: Bulldogs
School Colors: Crimson and gold
Arena: Jim Wink Arena
Capacity: 2,400
Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic (GLIAC)
President: Dr. David L. Eisler
Alma Mater, Yr.: Michigan, 1972
Athletics Director: Tom Kirinovic
Email: kirinovt@ferris.edu
Associate Athletics Director for Advancement: Brian Kegler
Events, Facilities & Marketing Manager: Mike Haggerty
Senior Women’s Administrator: Tia Brandel-Wilhelm
Coordinator of Records & NCAA: Carma Burcham
Faculty Representative: Dr. Terry Nerbonne
Athletic Department Phone: (231) 591-2860
Athletic Department Fax: (231) 591-2869
Ticket Office Phone: (231) 591-2888

First Year of Men’s Basketball: 1925-26
Overall All-Time record: 934-856 (.522)
Conference All-Time Record: 316-223 (.586)
No. years in NCAA Tourney/Last: 8/2005-06
All-Time NCAA Postseason Record: 7-9 (.438)
Last NCAA Tourney Opponent: Saint Joseph's (Ind.)
Result: Lost 69-74
No. years in GLIAC Tourney/Last: 8/2005-06
Last GLIAC Tourney Opponent: Grand Valley State
Result: Lost 58-80

Athletics Communications Director: Joe Gorby
    Office Phone: (231) 591-2336
    Home Phone: (231) 796-2732
    Email Address: gorbyj@ferris.edu
Asst. Athletics Communications Director/Basketball Contact: Rob Bentley
    Office Phone: (231) 591-3821
    Home Phone: (231) 796-1178
    Email Address: bentleyr@ferris.edu
Athletics Communications Fax: (231) 591-3775
Basketball Press Row Phone: (231) 591-3572
Athletics Hotline: (231) 591-2375
Mailing Address: 210 Sports Drive, SPC 001, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2741
Website: www.ferris.edu/sports

Local Newspaper: Big Rapids Pioneer
Contact Person: Sandy Gholston
Address: 502 North State Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 592-8363
Email: sgholston@pioneergroup.net

Head Coach: Bill Sall
Alma Mater/Year: Calvin/1994
Year Entering at School: Fifth
Record at Ferris State: 72-57 (.558) *Served As Interim Head Coach (1995-96)
Career Record (yrs.): Same
Record vs. the GLIAC: 49-28 (.636)
Basketball Office Phone: (231) 591-2877
Best time/day to reach coach: M-F 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Assistant Coach: Cory Anderson
Volunteer Assistant Coaches: Bill Killian, Dave Schlump
Head Athletic Trainer: Dave Lucey, ATC
Asst. Athletic Trainer: Tim Glover, ATC
Asst. Athletic Trainer (Basketball): Michael Blackburn, ATC
Office Phone: (231) 591-2872
Equipment Manager: Ben Mumah, E.M.,C.

2005-06 Overall Record: 18-13
Conference Record/Finish: 13-5/T2nd - North Division
2005-06 Non-Conference Record: 5-8
2005-06 Record at Home/Conference: 9-2/7-2
2005-06 Record Away/Conference: 8-9/6-3
2005-06 Record on Neutral Courts: 1-2
Final Ranking last year (poll): n/a
Starters Returning/Lost: 3/2
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 6/3

All-Star Candidates:
Terrance Shaw, Michael Daniels

Starters Lost:
Dennis Springs (G/5-6)
Antwuan Holt (G/6-3)

Starters Returning:
Michael Daniels (F/6-6/Sr.)
Terrance Shaw (F/6-5/Sr.)
C.J. Van Wieren (G-F/6-4/Jr.)

Key Losses:
Dennis Springs (G/5-6) - 16.8 ppg, 5.7 apg, 2.7 rpg, 2.2 spg, All-GLIAC & All-Region
Antwuan Holt (G/6-3) - 10.5 ppg, 2.4 apg, 2.1 rpg, second-team All-GLIAC
Jeffery Shanahan (F/6-6) - 7.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg

2006-07 Returnees
Terrance Shaw*** (6-5, Sr., F): 13.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg
Michael Daniels*** (6-6, Sr., F): 8.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg
Jessie York* (6-1, So., G): 8.7 ppg, 2.1 rpg
Julius Vines* (6-3, Sr., G): 4.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg
C.J. Van Wieren** (6-4, Jr., G-F): 3.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg
Mark Gildersleeve* (6-5, So., F): 0.4 ppg, 0.1 rpg

* - Denotes letters won

2006-07 Newcomers:
2005-06 Statistics (Unless Noted)
# Anthony Sydnor (G, 6-0): Muskegon Heights, Mich. - 14.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 5.0 apg
Elzie Bibbs (G-F, 6-4): Lansing, Mich./Eastern (Livingstone) - 10.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg
Courtney Blackmore (G, 6-2): Benton Harbor, Mich./Coloma (Lake Michigan) - 19.3 ppg
Gerald Busby (F-C, 6-7): East Lansing, Mich. - 18.8 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 3.0 bpg
Jason Holder (F, 6-4): Saginaw, Mich./Arthur Hill (Cleveland State) - 0.5 ppg, 0.5 rpg
$ Clyde McKinney (G, 5-11): Lansing, Mich./Everett - 17.4 ppg (2004-05)
Josh Theobald (F-C, 6-6): Iron Mountain, Mich. - 12.4 ppg, 10.3 rpg
Lou Williams (G-F, 6-6): Muskegon Heights, Mich. - 10.0 ppg

# - Redshirted last season
$ - Attended prep school last year

** Ferris State posted an 18-13 overall mark in 2005-06 en route to making its second consecutive NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament berth under head coach Bill Sall. FSU posted a second-place 13-5 mark in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division regular-season action after claiming back-to-back league crowns in 2003-04 and 2004-05. Ferris also received GLIAC Tournament runner-up accolades last season.

** Ferris State capped off a banner 2004-05 season with a runner-up finish in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament (March 12-15) held in Findlay, Ohio. FSU reached the regional championship game for only the third time in school history two years ago. The Bulldogs concluded the 2004-05 season with a 24-7 overall record and fell one game shy of advancing to the NCAA-II Elite Eight for the second time ever. FSU's 24 victories represented the third-most seasonal wins in school history.

** Fifth-year FSU head coach Bill Sall, who served for four seasons (1998-2002) as the assistant men’s basketball coach at GLIAC-member Hillsdale (Mich.) College, previously was the top assistant coach at Ferris State for three seasons (1995-98) and spent part of the 1995-96 campaign as the Bulldogs’ interim head coach. In his brief tenure, Ferris recorded a 5-8 start under Sall before finishing the year with a 6-20 overall record.

** Ferris State’s impressive basketball tradition includes 11 GLIAC titles, eight NCAA Division II Tournament appearances and a berth in the 1988 NCAA-II Elite Eight. Ferris, which last won the GLIAC Tournament championship during the 1997-98 campaign, captured a league record four consecutive conference titles from 1986-90. FSU has won more GLIAC Championships (11) than any other league member.

** The Bulldogs had posted only a 21-82 (.204) mark in the four seasons prior to Bill Sall's arrival, but has since went 67-49 (.578) and claimed two divisional titles while making two NCAA-II Tournament appearances in his four seasons at the helm. FSU won only four games (4-22) the year before Sall arrived in 2001-02.

** Ferris returns three starters and six letterwinners from the last campaign. Among the players lost from last season was three-time all-conference point guard Dennis Springs, who concluded his career with a school-record 713 career assists. He was a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Great Lakes Region All-District First Team pick as a senior.

** Senior forward Terrance Shaw received All-GLIAC Second Team accolades last season. The 6-5 Shaw averaged 13 points and a team-best 6.8 rebounds per outing in 2005-06. Shaw along with senior forward Michael Daniels and senior guard Julius Vines will serve as team captains this year.