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Catching in the rain: Johnson's NFL  journey
Photo: Courtesy/Charles Johnson

Catching in the rain: Johnson's NFL journey


By PETE BARROWS Published 10/22/14 10:40pm

Despite scattered obstacles and storms to brave, former Grand Valley State University wide receiver Charles Johnson still sees the sunny side as he catches on in NFL


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Laker Navy posts top-five finishes in Boston

Laker Navy posts top-five finishes in Boston

The Grand Valley State University rowing club participated in a regatta over the weekend that attracted teams from all over the world – Great Britain, France, Germany, Austria, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa.

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GVSU and the Sorcerer's Sport

GVSU and the Sorcerer's Sport

The magic of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series continues to live on not only in the hearts of fans, but also in another unlikely place -- the field.

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Why the Lakers can't run out of Bounds

Why the Lakers can't run out of Bounds

Picture an undercover police officer. The mental image invokes thoughts of a sly, quick-witted, highly skilled professional. The good ones remain unassuming and unnoticed until it’s time to strike. And when it’s time, the strike is done with a flash of vigor.

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Quick Hits: Four Lakers earn weekly honors

Quick Hits: Four Lakers earn weekly honors

Cross country runner Alan Peterson (Ironwood, Mich.) was selected as the USTFCCCA Division II National Male Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 20. Peterson picked up an individual win at the 2014 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh AAE Invitational on Saturday.

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Shipley goes low again at Pioneer Invitational

Shipley goes low again at Pioneer Invitational

The Grand Valley State University women’s golf team kept riding its recent wave of momentum over the weekend with another top-level performance in the Pioneer Invitational hosted by Malone University.

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GVSU blanks Ashland after rare home loss

GVSU blanks Ashland after rare home loss

It was a sight to behold on Friday night as the Ohio Dominican University women’s soccer team joined together in a screaming mass under the lights and rain. The team celebrated like they won a championship.

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