Column: What went wrong with the Detroit Pistons

It’s a rough time to be a Detroit sports fan. While cities like Boston, Philadelphia, and Cleveland are riding a recent wave of success across their major sports (excluding the Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Browns, sorry), Detroit has abruptly sunk from being a top three sports town in the U.S.

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The GVSU men's golf team practices pitching the ball onto the green. The team participated in some drills on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.

GVSU men's golf places second in Indianapolis Spring Invitational

The Grand Valley State men’s golf team traveled to Noblesville, Indiana, to play in the Indianapolis Spring Invitational from Sunday, April 8, through Tuesday, April 10.  The Lakers finished in second place overall in a field that consisted mostly of GLIAC rivals. This tournament would serve as the last tune-up for the team before next week’s GLIAC tournament.

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Zach Berry gets a hit landing him on base during the game against Hillsdale on Tuesday April 10th, 2018.

Gleason, GVSU baseball clobber Hillsdale 14-4

Playing baseball in cold weather is not ideal. The metal bat stings the hands, the wind blasts against everyone’s face and the feeling in players' fingers is nonexistent. After all, the sport is meant to be played in the summertime under the warm sun. Nevertheless, the Grand Valley State baseball team had no issue with the brisk temperatures Tuesday, April 10, as the Lakers clobbered the Hillsdale College Chargers 14-4 at the GVSU baseball field.

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Quick hits: GVSU track and field, men's tennis

The Grand Valley State men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Hilltopper Relays hosted by Western Kentucky University on the afternoon of Friday, April 6. At the event, 10 different athletes hit NCAA provisional marks.  The Laker women currently sit at No. 7 in the national poll, while the men are No. 11.

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GVL/ Hannah Zajac-- Grand Valley State Universty wins against Bethel College on Saturday 14 Oct 2017.

GVSU rugby loses first home game 41-17 to Ferris

The Grand Valley State men’s rugby team hosted its first home game of the season against Ferris State, losing 41-17 on Saturday, April 7. GVSU could not contain FSU’s speedy offense. The Bulldogs looked relentless during the first half, delivering the first punch within just 10 minutes of play and imposing their will in offense against a young GVSU team.

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