Column: GVSU opening day was one for the ages

Grand Valley State professors had their work cut out for themselves Sept. 1, when the Lakers welcomed the Tiffin Dragons to Lubbers Stadium to open the 2016 football season. Students’ focus was less on skimming over the redundant syllabuses and more on the excitement of the game.

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GVSU vs. Tiffin

GVSU routs Tiffin 45-7 in season opener

Grand Valley State football took to the field for the first time Thursday night since their national semifinal loss to Shepherd last season. And they didn’t disappoint. The Lakers jumped out to an early lead and toppled the Tiffin Dragons 45-7 in their season home-opener Sept. 1.

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Column: Michigan's hype is not real without a field general

“Others follow you based on the quality of your actions rather than the magnitude of your declarations,” said Bill Walsh, former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, who engineered the team to three Super Bowl victories along with being inducted into the Hall of Fame. During those glory days, Walsh had the privilege of coaching two Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Joe Montana and Steve Young.

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Grand Valley State Laker Football on Wednesday Aug. 17, 2016.

GVSU football looks to build off 2015 campaign

The 2016 Grand Valley State football team, coming off of a 12-3 (8-2 GLIAC) season and a heartbreaking loss in the national semifinal, had one motto this past offseason. “One thing we preached about camp this year was being the hunter, not the hunted,” said GVSU junior receiver Brandon Bean.

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