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Bissell chosen as new GVSU men's golf coach

Bissell chosen as new GVSU men's golf coach

In 1999, Grand Valley State University was in need of a coach for its men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams. The search took GVSU to Butler University where a recent alum named Jerry Baltes was quickly making a name for himself.

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NFL players speak at GVSU Football Alumni Youth Camp

NFL players speak at GVSU Football Alumni Youth Camp

About 250 kids from the Grand Rapids and Holland Boys and Girls Clubs poured into the facility for a chance to hear GVSU head coach Matt Mitchell and a trio of former Lakers – New Orleans Saints center Tim Lelito, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Charles Johnson and wide receiver Jovonne Augustus, an Arena Football League player – share their thoughts on developing healthy lifestyle habits.

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7 summer questions for GVSU football

7 summer questions for GVSU football

In the wake of a 12-3 season, a trip to the national semifinals and a No. 3 finish in the final 2013 AFCA Division II Coaches’ Poll, it seems a familiar prominence has been restored in Laker Land.

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Undrafted GVSU star heats up in Lakeland

Undrafted GVSU star heats up in Lakeland

After posting one of the most impressive careers in Grand Valley State University baseball history, all Giancarlo Brugnoni wanted was a chance to prove himself in the big leagues, an opportunity to get his foot in the door.

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Centers of attention

Centers of attention

A pair of former Grand Valley State University football players have a chance to be teammates once again – on one of the most explosive offenses in the National Football League.

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Lakers finish 3rd, 7th as NCAA T&F hosts

Lakers finish 3rd, 7th as NCAA T&F hosts

With home fans cheering and her friends, family, coaches and teammates looking on, Grand Valley State University senior Kristen Hixson had one final opportunity to cement her name in program history.

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