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From addict to tight end

Published June 26, 2014

Alton Voss doesnt have to score a touchdown catch a pass or even take another snap for the Grand Valley State University football team to feel like hes accomplished something. Thats because the 25-year-old sophomore tight end has already won something back thats more valuable than any game or individual awardmdashhis life.



GV football moves onto the final four

Published December 7, 2013

Theyre not there yet but the Grand Valley State University football team is almost at a familiar place the top of the Division II football ranks.



On to the next one

Published December 4, 2013

In 2010 Matt Mitchell made his debut as a head coach against West Texas AM University.



GVSU prepares for an aerial assault

Published December 4, 2013

Jonathon Jennings Saginaw Valley State University Tyler Scarlett Michigan Tech University Sam Landry Hillsdale College and Chris Bonner Colorado State University-Pueblo are all veteran highly-touted quarterbacks who put up impressive stat lines this year. Together their talent is indisputable.



Mitchell and GV continue to persevere

Published December 2, 2013

With their heads down and tears coming out of their eyes the Colorado State Pueblo-University football team walked off the field for the last time in 2013.



GV football rallies to advance to the quarterfinals

Published November 30, 2013

They say its not how you start but how you finish. Regardless of who originated that saying the No. 22 Grand Valley State University football team 11-2 would have to nod their heads in agreement with it. Especially after Saturdays 34-30 win over No. 3 and top-seeded Colorado State University-Pueblo 11-1.



GV football prepares for No. 3 Colorado State Pueblo

Published November 29, 2013

It would be easy to consider the Grand Valley State University football team an underdog this Saturday when they face-off against Colorado State University-Pueblo.



Quick facts about Colorado State-Pueblo

Published November 26, 2013

On Saturday the Grand Valley State University football 10-2 team will take on Colorado State-Pueblo University 11-0 in the second round of the Division II playoffs.



Twice as nice: GV football earns its second straight win over SV

Published November 24, 2013

Defense wins championships is a commonly used adage in sports.If it rings true the Grand Valley State University football team 10-2 7-2 GLIAC seems to have potential.



Twice as nice: GVSU football dominates SVSU 40-7 in first round of the playoffs

Published November 23, 2013

If there were any doubts about who the best team was after the first Battle of the Valleys those were put to rest on Saturday.



Five things to watch for in the Battle of the Valleys Part 2

Published November 20, 2013

Saturday will mark the first official playoff game for the Grand Valley State University football team but in reality the last five weeks have been must-wins in order for GVSU 9-27-2 GLIAC to get to this point.



Battling the elements... and then some

Published October 27, 2013

It wasnt easy or pretty but the Grand Valley State University football team earned its first road win of the season. GVSU 6-2 4-2 GLIAC overcame rain poor field conditions a blatantly missed call on an extra point and a blocked punt to complete a 23-17 comeback victory over Northwood University 2-6 1-5 GLIAC on Saturday.



GVSU prepares to face No. 2 Michigan State

Published October 26, 2013

If the Grand Valley State University mens basketball team is intimidated with its matchup against No. 2 Michigan State University it hasnt shown it.



GVSU earns its first road win of the year, 23-17 over Northwood

Published October 26, 2013

For the Grand Valley State University football team the third time was the charm. After two lackluster performances on the road GVSU 6-2 4-2 GLIAC earned its first win of the year away from Lubbers Stadium as the Lakers scored a 23-17 win over Northwood University 2-6 1-5 GLIACThe GVSU offense leaned on junior running back Michael Ratay who continued his strong season with another outstanding performance as he ran for 196 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns.



Parling continues to fight adversity

Published October 23, 2013

I tore my ACL this past April and had surgery in May.Fast forward to June and for one of my first feature stories on the football team I naturally decided to check in on junior quarterback Heath Parlings progress and his preparation for the 2013 season.



Third time's the charm?

Published October 23, 2013

On Saturday the Grand Valley State University football team will attempt to do something it hasnt done yet this year win on the road.



GVSU moves to 5-0 at Lubbers with 48-17 win over NMU

Published October 20, 2013

After the loss to Ferris State University Laker head coach Matt Mitchell challenged his offensive line to get back to controlling the line of scrimmage.



Update: GVSU football is granted a win by a GLIAC committee

Published October 19, 2013

The Grand Valley State University football team led Northern Michigan University 48-17 on the scoreboard when the game was officially called but technically its still yet to be determined if its a win.



Evaluating the first half of the football season

Published October 16, 2013

For the Grand Valley State University football team its been a tale of two teams. Theres the team that plays at home in Lubbers Stadium and at times has looked like the squad the GLIAC coaches picked to win the GLIAC North Division.



GV prepares to host struggling Northern Michigan

Published October 16, 2013

Three losses proved to be one too many in the previous two years for the Grand Valley State University football team. Both seasons GVSU missed the playoffs with an 8-3 record. Now the Lakers 4-2 2-2 GLIAC find themselves with their backs against the wall with five games remaining in the season.