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'Fearsome 5' ready to wreak havoc for GVSU

Published August 21, 2014

Whether theyre making plays in the backfield or interrupting their teammates duringinterviews this fun-loving bunch of big fellas has a knack for being disruptive and the Grand Valley State University football team wouldnt have it any other way.



GVSU preps for '14 amid grand expectations

Published August 12, 2014

Grand Valley State University football coach Matt Mitchell took to the Twittersphere on Wednesday after his team was picked as the preseason No. 2 team in the nation by USA Today and The Sporting News.



GVSU volleyball team poised to make leap

Published August 12, 2014

The high-flying Grand Valley State University volleyball team is locked and loaded with returning talent and more than ready to take the next step in 2014.



NFL players speak at GVSU Football Alumni Youth Camp

Published July 6, 2014

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.



7 summer questions for GVSU football

Published July 5, 2014

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.



Undrafted GVSU star heats up in Lakeland

Published July 5, 2014

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.



Centers of attention

Published June 1, 2014

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.



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

Published May 28, 2014

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.



The GVSU Sunday Rundown (May 19-24)

Published May 25, 2014

Seven of the week's top sportsstories at GVSU.



GVSU fails to protect regional championship

Published May 18, 2014

A conference championship a conference tournament title and a top-three finish at the regional tournament would be considered a terrific season for most college baseball programs.



The GVSU Sunday Rundown (May 12-17)

Published May 18, 2014

Seven of the week's top sports stories at GVSU.



Brugnoni, Lakers win title in historic fashion

Published May 12, 2014

XENIA Ohio 8212 With one swing of the bat the Grand Valley State University baseball team made a resounding statement that led to an outright conference championship.



The GVSU Sunday Rundown (May 5-10)

Published May 11, 2014

Seven of the week's top sports stories at GVSU.



GVSU edges Tiffin to win GLIAC tourney

Published May 4, 2014

GVSU closed out the 2014 campaign by hoisting its second consecutive GLIAC Tournament Championship trophy after grinding out a 10-6 home victory against Tiffin University on Sunday.



GVSU baseball enters postseason as top seed

Published May 4, 2014

GVSU 33-11 24-6 begins its postseason quest this week with high expectations after finishing its 2014 campaign with the best record in the GLIAC and the second-highest ranking in the region.



Schipper's heroics spark 3-0 series for GVSU

Published April 27, 2014

Freshman outfielder Joel Schipper stepped to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the 11th as the timeless childrens song Skip to My Lou blared over the PA system.



Brugnoni powers GV in series win at Walsh

Published April 13, 2014

Brugnoni hit his 40th and 41st career home runs in his first two at-bats of a three-game series as the No. 15 Grand Valley State University baseball team took two out of three games a 10-1 win a 5-2 win and a 15-12 loss at Walsh University to maintain its place atop the GLIAC standings.



Senior ties GVSU single-game RBI record

Published March 26, 2014

Aracena-Sanchez appeared to be calm cool and collected in the nightcap of a doubleheader against Hillsdale College on Wednesday 8212 and not only did he bang a first-inning grand slam over the left-field wall but he also tied the GVSU single-game record with seven RBIs.



Laker Navy scrimmages on the Susquehanna

Published March 23, 2014

All the ice jams and flood warnings in the world couldnt keep the Grand Valley State University club rowing teams from preparing like a nationally regarded program.



GVSU pitchers stifle Hillsdale, Wayne State

Published March 23, 2014

The top four arms belonging to the Grand Valley State University baseball team combined for just 18 career starts coming into the 2014 season but 18 games later those arms are 4-0 in conference play with a 0.00 ERA.