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Justin Greason plows through three defenders and goes up for a shot during the scrimmage against Macomb on Sunday October 22, 2017

GVSU men's basketball to face Wayne State in final 'Downtown Thursday' matchup

With an 11-11 overall record (6-8 GLIAC), the Grand Valley State men's basketball team will have to play their best basketball during their last six regular-season contests to prove how successful they can be in order to clinch a spot in the GLIAC Tournament.  That first step to finish off the regular season starts against the Wayne State Warriors (11-8 overall, 9-5 GLIAC) in the final installment of the "Downtown Thursdays" series at the DeltaPlex Arena on Thursday, Feb. 8. Tip-off will start at 6 p.m., while the women’s game will start at 8 p.m. 

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Column: Welcome to Detroit, Blake Griffin

Imagine yourself in the shoes of NBA superstar Blake Griffin, playing for the same team for the first seven years of your career and set to become a free agent in the offseason following your seventh season. The offseason free agency finally comes around, and you hold the keys to your future destination. But before making a decision, you meet with your old team. 

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GVSU Men's Baskeball vs Purdue Northwest on Saturday January 27, 2018.

GVSU men's basketball comes up empty during Upper Peninsula weekend series

It was a long, long bus ride home to Allendale for the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team. The Lakers dropped both of their contests during their Upper Peninsula road trip against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contenders Michigan Tech Huskies (12-9, 9-5 GLIAC) on Thursday, Feb. 1, and the Northern Michigan Wildcats (13-8, 10-4 GLIAC) on Saturday, Feb. 3. 

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Quick hits: GVSU hockey's 'Pack the George' vs. MSU, new basketball transfer, new Athletics hire

Before every season, there are certain games that are circled on their calendars. Most of the time, it’s against their rivals. Whether it’s Yankees/Red Sox, Lakers/Celtics, Wolverines/Buckeyes or Red Wings/Avalanche, the intensity is always heightened.  For the Grand Valley State men’s Division II club hockey team, their rival has always been Michigan State’s hockey team. Luckily for fans, that matchup will be held Friday, Jan. 26, at 9 p.m. at the Georgetown Ice Center.

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