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Graduation is inevitable, but enjoy college while you can

Published December 9, 2012

Graduation is a weird time.Its a period where youre excited because hey theres no more pop quizzes or research papers to ever do again.

Lelito eyes NFL chance with help from former teammates

Published December 5, 2012

While football season is over and the collegiate careers of the Grand Valley State University seniors have come to an end just because its the offseason doesnt mean the work is done for offensive guard Tim Lelito.

Slow start dooms GVSU in 2-1 NCAA semifinal loss

Published December 2, 2012

AUGUSTA Ga. In each of the last three seasons the Grand Valley State University soccer team has finished its season in the NCAA Division II title game winning two and losing in last years final.

GVSU falls to UC San Diego in NCAA semifinal match

Published November 29, 2012

AUGUSTA The Grand Valley State University soccer team could not overcome a slow start dropping its NCAA Division II women8217s soccer semifinal match against the University of California San Diego 2-1 on Thursday.

It’s the final countdown

Published November 28, 2012

These next three weeks are about to be the worst of the year. I dont mean that in a bad way really. I want them to be lovely too.

Kayla Addison talks NCAA soccer Final Four

Published November 26, 2012

Senior forward Kayla Addison discusses how a tough regional match has prepared the Lakers for the NCAA Division II Soccer Championship8217s Final Four this week.

Soccer uses experience to key Final Four run

Published November 25, 2012

When youve played in the last three NCAA Division II Womens Soccer Championship games the expectations can be daunting.

Women win national title, men finish seventh at NCAA Championships

Published November 18, 2012

Two seasons ago the Grand Valley State University womens cross-country team was on top of the world. The team had broken through winning its first national title after runner up finishes in the two years prior.

Commentary: With season over, GVSU must rally in offseason

Published November 14, 2012

And so it ends. It was a roller coaster season in every sense for the Grand Valley State University football team and following Saturdays 55-52 season-ending loss at Saginaw Valley State University its all over. And before you ask no youre not about to read a Fire Matt Mitchell column.

Tyrone Lee on the upcoming season

Published November 12, 2012

GVSU senior forward Tyrone Lee discusses easing in new players and how this season8217s team differs from last season.

GVSU falters late in loss at rival Saginaw Valley State

Published November 10, 2012

It didn8217t take long for Jonathon Jennings and Saginaw Valley State University to show they were ready to play for a piece of the GLIAC North division title.It did take Charles Johnson and Grand Valley State University until the second half but even a 45-point half wasn8217t enough to carry the Lakers to a win.While GVSU 8-3 7-3 GLIAC spotted the Cardinals 8-3 7-3 GLIAC a 28-point lead in the first half the team eventually took a 52-48 lead late in the fourth quarter on a Mike Ratay touchdown run.

Battle of the Valleys a win-or-go-home game for GVSU

Published November 7, 2012

Head coach Matt Mitchell and his football team have had their focus in one direction all season in front of them. No matter if the team was in the midst of a six-game winning streak or a two-game losing streak the mindset was always looking to whats ahead.

Spencer’s career day leads GVSU to senior day win over Wayne State

Published November 4, 2012

Kirk Spencer had no idea what hed done following Saturdays 38-13 win over Wayne State University.

Spencer's career day leads GVSU over Wayne State

Published November 3, 2012

At least for one chilly November night the Grand Valley State University defense was back. Plagued by inconsistency all season the Lakers 8-2 7-2 GLIAC defense stepped up on Saturday shutting down visiting Wayne State University 5-4 5-4 GLIAC in a 35-13 win.

GVSU prepares for senior day against Wayne State

Published October 31, 2012

At this point it seems like every week is a do-or-die game for the Grand Valley State University football team. Last weeks thumping of rival Hillsdale College moved the Lakers into a tie for first place in the GLIAC North and a win Saturday over Wayne State University will only help the Lakers postseason hopes.

GVSU heads to Hillsdale with shot at first place on the line

Published October 24, 2012

It doesnt have the same kind of off-the-field hype as some other games on the schedule but if the Grand Valley State University football team has a true rival on the field in the sense of being competitive year-in-year-out that rival may very well be Hillsdale College.

Ware, Grimes lead GVSU to homecoming win over Northwood

Published October 21, 2012

As Northwood University tailback Jordan Jonker sprinted through the Grand Valley State University defense for a 17-yard touchdown early in the first quarter it seemed like a case of different week same story.Then a maligned and injury-plagued defense found its way and an offense returning its starting quarterback began to click.

Ware, GVSU defense step up in 42-28 victory over Northwood

Published October 20, 2012

Maybe the homecoming crowd was all the Grand Valley State University football team needed.Coming in with a two-game losing streak the Lakers 6-2 5-2 GLIAC snapped out of their slump in a big way jumping on visiting Northwood University 4-4 3-4 GLIAC in the second half in a 42-28 victory.The offense returned but it was the defensive effort that keyed the Lakers8217 victory.It seemed to me on the sideline that we were getting more penetration more push said head coach Matt Mitchell.

GVSU aim to end losing skid with homecoming matchup against Northwood

Published October 17, 2012

Adversity can strike any time and it can come in a variety of ways. No matter if its in the form of lackluster play or a rash of injuries the Grand Valley State University football team has five games to right its own ship.

Grading the Lakers loss to Northern Michigan

Published October 14, 2012

Grand Valley Lanthorn sports editor Brady Fredericksen hands out grades following GVSU8217s 40-23 loss on Saturday.