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GVL / Sheila Babbitt basketball games on Feb 9th, 2019

Lakers beat SVSU, Northwood on final road trip of the season

After a rather rough week, the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team got things back on track this week in their final road trip of the season, beating Saginaw Valley State 81-64 on Thursday, Feb. 14 before defeating Northwood two days later with 67-63. The double-digit win for the Lakers on Thursday marks their second time beating the Cardinals this season, sweeping SVSU and continuing to rise to victory in the ‘Battle of the Valleys’. 

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Track and field students. Track and field meet. Kelly Field house. Friday, 2/8/19. Athletic training. GVL / Ben Hunt

GVSU Tune-Up Meet honors senior class and prepares team for championship season

The 28 seniors of the men’s and women’s track and field teams competed for the last time inside the Kelly Family Sports Center on Friday, Feb. 16 in the GVSU Tune-Up Meet.  During their four years repping Laker blue, the heralded senior class earned 32 All-American honors, 61 GLIAC Championships, eight NCAA Regional Championships, three individual and team national titles, and more than 100 academic awards. 

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GVL / Sheila Babbitt

GVSU drops two at home, falls to 6-9 in the GLIAC

After beating the seventh ranked Ashland Eagles on the road last weekend, the Grand Valley State basketball team was thirsting to keep the momentum rolling heading into two home games. The Lakers remained parched though, as they lost to Purdue Northwest, 78-74, and Wisconsin Parkside, 80-79, in overtime.

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Track and field students. Track and field meet. Kelly Field house. Friday, 2/8/19. Athletic training. GVL

GVSU Big Meet produces big results

More than 30 years of GVSU indoor track and field history was re-written at the Big Meet on Friday Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9.  Four new school records, two Kelly Family Sports Center records and one meet record headlined the memorable two-day track event hosted by GVSU. 

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GVSU soccer adds two new coaches

The successful Grand Valley State women’s soccer program is welcoming two new assistant coaches to their program for the 2019 season. The Lakers have hired Megan Link and Dustin Smith, bringing them to GVSU in February to start preparing for the fall season.

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Womens basketball 2-9-19. Dan Pacheco/GVL

GVSU women win weekend by combined 81 points in display of dominance and teamwork

The No. 13 ranked Grand Valley State women’s basketball team owned the weekend, defeating the Purdue Northwest Pride 84-36 on Thursday, Feb. 7 and the Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers 84-51 on Saturday, Feb 9. Both games were played in GVSU’s Fieldhouse Arena as the Lakers returned home following a five-game weekend spanning three weeks. Both games were total team efforts, as all 14 players who saw game action during across the two victories scored.

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GVL/Katherine Vasile, GVSU football playoff game, 11-17-18, Lubbers Stadium

Laker football inks 2019 recruiting class

The Grand Valley State football team signed 33 high school players to come play for the Lakers on Thursday, Feb. 6 as part of the annual National Signing Day. The class includes 16 offensive players, 16 defensive players and one kicker.  “This is a strong group in three position groups: receiver, interior defensive lineman and the secondary as a whole, I think we have some good mixtures on those,” said head coach Matt Mitchell. “They’re all really good students, I think they’re going to fit in with our campus culture and environment and what we’re doing academically and socially too and that’s important to me.”

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