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.

GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Thursday, January 18, 2018. Grand Valley against Lake Superior State at the Delta Plex

GVSU women's basketball dominates in 'Downtown Thursday' matchup against Lake Superior

Whenever your leading scorer is tied with the other team at halftime, you know the game is probably going well. That’s how the Grand Valley State women’s basketball team (15-3, 8-2 GLIAC) felt on Thursday, Jan. 18, when junior guard Natalie Koenig had 16 of her eventual career-high 22 points going into the break of an 80-40 beatdown of the Lake Superior State Lakers (0-14, 0-10 GLIAC). The home game was played at the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids as part of the "Downtown Thursday" series.