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Kalen Dunham - game against Findlay on Saturday Oct. 29, 2016.

GVSU defensive back Kalen Dunham dubbed future of secondary

During Grand Valley State football team’s Spring Classic game at Lubbers Stadium Saturday, April 15, the Laker coaching staff made it a point to challenge its younger talent to see if the players had improved their "growth mindset" and approach to the game. One player who proved himself to head coach Matt Mitchell was defensive back Kalen Dunham, who was claimed by Mitchell as the best corner out of the spring practice.

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Coach Matt Mitchell during the game against Wayne State University on Saturday Nov. 12, 2016

No days off

For football fans across the country, the offseason is a long, brutal period that keeps the pigskin away from fans more effectively than the 2015 Denver Broncos defense kept opposing teams from scoring touchdowns. Nothing truly fills the prolate spheroid-shaped hole in the heart during the spring and summer. The same cannot be said for the players. While fans daydream about their favorite team, that team is in the weight room daydreaming about correcting that one wrong step, penalty or ball that slipped through their hands the season prior.

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GVL/Kevin Sielaff - DéOndre Hogan reviews his broad jump results during Pro Day inside the Kelly Family Sports Center on Monday, Mar. 20, 2017.

Eight GVSU players take part in football pro day

Heads turned, eyebrows raised and whispers crept around the Kelly Family Sports Center practice field. Bystanders confirmed with people who saw the time on the scouts’ stopwatches: 4.53 in the 40-yard dash. The time wasn’t recorded by a running back, a receiver or a corner. It was linebacker David Talley.

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GVSU football inks 31 signees to 2017 recruiting class

Grand Valley State football took over the Midwest this National Signing Day. The Lakers officially announced their 2017 recruiting class Wednesday, Feb. 1. The class features 31 total signees, 17 of which are from out of state. The class was highlighted by 16 offensive players, 13 defensive and two specialists.

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Column: Two NFL teams in Los Angeles is bad for everyone

When the news broke on Thursday, Jan. 12 that the San Diego Chargers were planning to file for relocation to move upstate into Los Angeles, I felt a flurry of different emotions. For starters, I actually felt a sense of excitement. I have always been someone who likes change in life and enjoys seeing different things happen in different places.

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