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Big things: 2020 forward Kaylee Bakker excited to join GVSU

Recruiting isn't just for high school seniors anymore. Kaylee Bakker, a high school sophomore from Zeeland West in Zeeland, Michigan, recently committed to Grand Valley State's women’s basketball team. Though the forward still has two more years to prepare, it’s no wonder GVSU picked up on this 6-foot-one-inch superstar.  Bakker played power forward for her school’s varsity girls basketball team as a freshman. After finishing her successful sophomore season, she committed to playing for Grand Valley State shortly after.


Quick hits: Women's golf, football, men's basketball

If there were ever a time to find their winning groove, the Grand Valley State women’s golf team found the perfect time to do so right before the GLIAC Championships. After earning a first-place finish at the NC4K Classic on Tuesday, April 10, the Lakers repeated success with another victory, this time at the Ashland Invitational on Saturday, April 14, to close out the regular season. The final day of competition was canceled due to rain. 


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.


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.

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.


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.