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Poor defense leads GVSU basketball to fall to local rival

The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team only had one game this week instead of their normal two, but despite the extra few days to prepare, they still lost on the road to local GLIAC rival Davenport Panthers, falling 80-59 on Saturday, Jan. 26. Slow starts have plagued this basketball team all season long, as was the case in Saturday’s contest, as the Panthers jumped out to a 11-2 run that ultimately led to a 26-11 run within the first ten minutes, digging the Lakers a grave that they could never get out of.

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More than a manager: The head student assistant that drives GVSU

Basketball players on Grand Valley State’s campus are easy to spot, as most are taller than the average student and are always repping the GV logo on their backpacks and on their clothing. It’s easy to see their impact on the team, as it can be quantified through statistics. But as is the case with any college basketball team, there are a lot of jobs that contribute to the success of the team, from making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and filming games to playing scout team in practice and ridding the floor of sweat with a few vigorous wipes.

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V for Victory: Junior guard makes her mark

The thing that sets the great teams apart from the elite teams, though, is having that one player who impacts the game without lighting up the scoreboard. Think Draymond Green – the glue guy.  At 17-2, the No. 15 ranked Grand Valley State women’s hoops squad is looking primed to make a run for a NCAA title and while there are players who light up the scoreboard and compile stars, they would not be in this position if it weren’t for redshirt junior guard Victoria Hedemark. 

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GVSU soccer's Riko Sagara joins GRFC for the off-season

The Grand Valley State women's soccer team has been no stranger to success in the last several months. With an appearance in the NCAA Championship game, winning the GLIAC title and a handful of team and individual awards, the Lakers have much to be proud of. One of those award winners was junior Riko Sagara, who was named GLIAC Offense Player of the Year. In order to keep in shape and prepare for next season, Sagara joined the Grand Rapids Football Club for their 2019 season.

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GVSU piles it on early and often in dominant win at yearly ‘Pack the George’ Event

The Grand Valley State University Lakers DII club hockey team started off their night with a little flair before the puck dropped against Michigan State on Friday, Jan. 25. The lights dimmed, a buzz flowed through the stands and an announcer’s voice rang out over the PA system at Georgetown Ice Arena as GVSU’s starting line was introduced. The energy from the arena seemed to carry over to the players on the ice as the Lakers progressed through warm ups.

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Offense reignites as GVSU women's basketball crush Davenport

After seeing their 14-game win streak end on the road against Northern Michigan last weekend, the No. 15 ranked Grand Valley State women’s basketball team began what they hope will become a new streak as they beat the Davenport Panthers 82-53 in Caledonia, Mich. on Saturday, Jan. 26. With the victory, the Lakers are now 17-2 (10-1 GLIAC) this season.

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GVSU basketball defeated twice by Michigan Tech, Northern Michigan

The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team came away from their road trip to the Upper Peninsula with two more losses, losing to Michigan Tech in overtime 91-87 on Thursday, Jan. 17, before losing to Northern Michigan 71-61 on Saturday, Jan. 19. Thursday’s game against the Huskies looked destined for a Laker victory in the beginning as GVSU held a lead over MTU for almost the entire first half, concluding the period with a commanding 40-28 lead thanks in part to Hunter Hale and Jeremiah Ferguson, who combined for 21 points and four assists in the opening twenty minutes.

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