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Column: What went wrong with the Detroit Pistons

It’s a rough time to be a Detroit sports fan. While cities like Boston, Philadelphia, and Cleveland are riding a recent wave of success across their major sports (excluding the Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Browns, sorry), Detroit has abruptly sunk from being a top three sports town in the U.S.

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Column: Lanthorn writer's guide to the 2018 National Championship game

Sadly, the greatest month in all of sports has come to a close. This March has been one of the maddest in recent memory, featuring many buzzer beaters; the one overall seed getting blown out by 16-seed UMBC; and 11-seed Loyola-Chicago making a shocking run to the Final Four with phenomenal ball movement, excellent shooting and possibly a little divine help from above.

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GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Thursday, February 15, 2018. Grand Valley Womens Basketball against Ashland.

Season in review: GVSU women's basketball

Usually, when a team brings back zero starters and loses even more rotation players to graduation from one season to another, the outlook is not particularly bright for the upcoming campaign. Such was the case with the transition from the 2016-17 Grand Valley State women's basketball team to the 2017-18 team. At that point, there was not exactly a championship vibe floating around Allendale.

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How to pick a winning March Madness bracket

One in 9,223,372,036,854,777,808. According to Forbes Magazine, those are the odds of selecting a perfect NCAA March Madness bracket. In fact, you have a better chance of winning an Academy Award or becoming the president of the United States (as seen in the 2016 election) than picking a perfect bracket.

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GVL / Spencer Scarber 
GVSU Men's Baskeball vs Ferris State on Saturday January 20, 2018.

Season in review: GVSU men’s basketball lays groundwork for bright future

The season for the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team came to an abrupt end in the quarterfinals of the GLIAC Tournament after they fell 73-65 to Lake Superior State on Wednesday, Feb. 28. With the Lakers ending the season with a 14-15 overall record (9-12 GLIAC), any non-follower could say this season didn't match the level of excellence expected here at GVSU.  But for those who followed their journey, it’s hard to be disappointed with this year’s final product.

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