Column: Michigan's late-game NCAA Tournament heroics bring flashbacks of 2013 run

As sports fans, we all have highlights from our favorite teams that we will remember for the rest of our lives. We all have those moments where we will remember exactly where we were sitting and who we were with when we witnessed them.  As a loyal Detroit sports fan, I've experienced more heartbreak than the pleasure of witnessing those moments in the past five years. But what I will remember for a long time is exactly where I was on the night of March 29, 2013.

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GVSU Pro Day on March 15, 2018.

Lakers prove their football worth on pro day

Without a doubt, one of the most highly anticipated events in sports every spring is the National Football League Draft. Every April, the top college football players in the country nervously await to hear their phones ring with confirmation that they’ve been selected or have garnered interest in being signed to a professional contract. 

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Aimee Hite (19) protects the ball as she moves up field during the game vs Northern Michigan on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

GVSU lacrosse sweeps road weekend series against Tiffin, Wheeling Jesuit

The Grand Valley State women’s lacrosse team traveled to Ohio and West Virginia to take on GLIAC rival Tiffin University on Friday, March 16, and Wheeling Jesuit on Sunday, March 18. The Lakers would first come away with a blowout 20-10 victory over Tiffin, later closing the weekend with a 22-11 win over Wheeling Jesuit. These wins bring GVSU’s record to 3-2 on the season and also mark the team’s first GLIAC game and win of the season. 

GVL / Kevin Sielaff –  Kelsey Dominguez (2) takes a swing and makes solid contact with the ball. Grand Valley takes the victory over Walsh in both games held in Allendale on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

GVSU softball sweeps home-opening doubleheader against Ferris

Without a cloud in the sky and temperatures reaching the upper 40s, the No. 23 ranked Grand Valley State softball team was finally greeted by their fans during the team’s home-opening doubleheader against Ferris State on Sunday, March 18. Fueled by more great pitching performances by Allison Lipovsky and Allie Grys, the Lakers shut out the Bulldogs, winning their contests 3-0 and 2-0, respectively.

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Tate Brawley (22) and Connor Glick (16) fist bump at the mound after closing out an inning during the game vs. Ashland on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

GVSU baseball pulls off road series win over Lewis

On a chilly afternoon in Romeoville, Illinois, the Lakers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead starting with an RBI single off the bat of first baseman Ryan Blake-Jones. Three batters later, third baseman Ricky Clark reached on a bases-loaded error, allowing two unearned runs to score. The three first-inning runs would be all the Lakers needed, but they managed to score twice more in the fifth inning, once again courtesy of a Blake-Jones RBI single.