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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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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Quick hits: Cassidy Boensch basketball honors, Alton Voss football signing, GVSU lacrosse No. 22 ranking

It’s been quite the couple of weeks for Grand Valley State women’s basketball center Cassidy Boensch.  From starting the season with limited minutes to slowly gaining the trust of head coach Mike Williams to playing in the starting lineup, the 6-foot-4-inch sophomore not only earned her third straight (fourth total) GLIAC North Division Player of the Week, but she has now been named U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) National Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 25.

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Women's basketball vs Ferris State University on February 24th, 2018.

Going out with a bang: Cassidy Boensch leads GVSU in final regular-season win against Ferris

Draw the curtains. Bring up the lights. Open the exits. The 2017-18 women’s basketball regular season has come to a close, and the Grand Valley State Lakers ended it with a bang. GVSU made the short bus ride up to Big Rapids, Michigan, on Saturday, Feb. 24, to battle the rival Ferris State Bulldogs. When they came back to Allendale, they came with a season series sweep after a 77-64 victory to spoil FSU's Senior Day.

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Men's basketball vs Ferris State University on February 24th, 2018.

GVSU men's basketball falls short in regular-season finale against Ferris

The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team has had quite the regular season. From a disappointing 3-7 record to start, to winning five straight and then finally clinching a GLIAC Tournament berth, the Lakers have experienced every high and low imaginable.  With their postseason ticket already clinched, the Lakers had nothing to lose—although bragging rights were on the line—in their final regular-season matchup on the road against the No. 3 Ferris State Bulldogs on Saturday, Feb. 25.

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Basketball vs Wayne State University at the DeltaPlex Arena on Thursday February 8, 2018.

GVSU women's basketball looks to close regular season strong despite senior Parmley's ACL injury

The best time of the year is almost upon us. As March draws closer with each passing day, the smell of playoff basketball madness is getting stronger and stronger. After a very entertaining overtime loss to the No. 1 ranked Ashland Eagles on Thursday, Feb. 15, the Grand Valley State women's basketball team looks ready to recover and move on, finishing off the last few preparations before the GLIAC Tournament.

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