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GVL / Luke Holmes - Jenn DeBoer (4) posts up to shoot. GVSU Women's Basketball lost to Truman State 69-74 on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.

Freshman Jenn DeBoer progressing quickly for GVSU women's hoops

Down the stretch in an eventual loss to Northwood, the Grand Valley State women’s basketball team needed to find a rhythm on offense. Assistant coach Phil Sayers drew up a couple of plays during timeouts in order to try to find that rhythm. The plays were not for one of the seven seniors on the team to take the shot, but instead intended for freshman Jenn DeBoer.

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GVSU swimmer Ben Walling breaking records in sophomore campaign

Imagine a basketball phenom—the next Hakeem Olajuwon. Now imagine this player playing basketball in college as a sophomore, already one of the best players in the country. They decide to stay in college all four years instead of being a “one-and-done” player. Every year this player gets better and better, until eventually they are one of the best players in the country. This is what Ben Walling is headed for, but not for the basketball team—for the Grand Valley State swim and dive team.

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Quick hits: GVSU soccer adds transfer for 2017 season

The Grand Valley State women’s soccer team will welcome transfer Katrina Giantsopoulos from Davis and Elkins College in the Elkins, West Virginia for the 2017 season. The Lakers fell short of a fourth consecutive NCAA Division II National Championship, but the addition of Giantsopoulos will boast the Lakers current roster.

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Foward Austin Koleski takes the puck down center ice on Friday Jan. 29, 2016.

Hein, Koleski heralded as the future of GVSU hockey

After a rough weekend outing against Miami of Ohio earlier this season, the Grand Valley State Division II club hockey team turned its season around to win their last six games, improving to an impressive 13-4-1 overall record. A big reason for that recent success has come from two of their up-and-coming stars in sophomore Austin Koleski and late-addition freshman Ryan Hein, who have begun to take a hold of the Lakers' offensive reins.

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GVL/Luke Holmes - Myles Miller (12) jumps up for the shot as Grand Valley had squares off againt Lake Superior State on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2016 in Allendale.

GVSU men's hoops splits two-game road trip

The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team continued its brutal January slate, splitting a two-game road trip this past weekend. The Lakers started the weekend with a 93-78 victory over the Northwood Timberwolves Thursday, Jan. 12, but ended with a 99-78 loss to Lake Superior State Saturday, Jan. 14 in the Upper Peninsula.

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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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