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Adam Knorr

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GVSU downs Grace Bible College

Despite a slow start, the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team brushed off Grace Bible College 83-57 to improve to 4-0 to start the 2015-16 campaign.

Judon sets school, national sack records for GVSU

In a white jersey, No. 9 crouches, places three fingers on the turf and stares across the line of scrimmage.

No. 12 GVSU routs No. 3 Ashland in first round of playoffs

On Saturday afternoon, the Grand Valley State football team walked into Jack Miller Stadium in Ashland, Ohio, and guaranteed itself one more game in 2015.

GVSU returns to Ashland in first round of NCAA playoffs

The Grand Valley State football team will get a rare opportunity on Saturday. the Lakers will square off against the Ashland Eagles (10-0, 10-0 GLIAC) for the second time this season, looking for revenge, and, most importantly, another chance to play football beyond this weekend.

No. 14 GVSU avoids upset against SVSU

On Saturday afternoon, Matt Judon charged onto the field, a French flag hoisted in his right arm, rippling in the wind. The Lakers had a rivalry game with crucial playoff implications ahead, but, for a moment prior to the game, Grand Valley State's sentiments were elsewhere, giving a show of support for the victims of the attacks in Paris.

GVSU men's hoops opens 2015 with win

In a hard-fought, physical, oft-uncertain game, the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team eked out a 76-67 win over the Quincy Hawks in the first game of the GLIAC/GLVC Challenge.

GVSU men's basketball hopes to bounce back after 2014 disappointment

The 2014 season is in the books for the Grand Valley State men's basketball team. The Lakers finished 13-15, leaving the season with a losing record for the first time in over a decade. The past is the past. The Lakers are fixated on the present. The slate is clean, and GVSU basketball is ready to rebound in the ever-tough GLIAC.

Column: Battle of the Valleys football preview

In anticipation of the Battle of the Valleys game on Friday, the sports editors of the Lanthorn and the Valley Vanguard went back-and-forth with their prodigious GLIAC football knowledge to prepare a game preview for our lovely readers.

No. 17 Lakers escape with win over Tiffin

Halftime brought change for the Grand Valley State football team. After surrendering 28 points in the first half, the No. 17 Lakers came out of the locker room and held the Tiffin (5-5, 4-5 GLIAC) to 14 second half points en route to a 49-42 win on Saturday afternoon.

GVSU competing in strong GLIAC football league

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) might prevent the Grand Valley State football team from making the playoffs. GVSU might find a way in, in which case the GLIAC will have prepared the Lakers for playoffs as good as any conference in the nation can.

Column: Breaking down GVSU's playoff chances

With two games remaining in the 2015 regular season, the Grand Valley State football team is on the outside, looking in on the playoff picture.

No. 17 Lakers travel to Tiffin in GLIAC match

The Grand Valley State football team took a step back last week in a 45-31 loss to No. 5 Ashland. The No. 17 Lakers will have to take a step or two forward each of the last two weeks of the season as 2015 NCAA Division II playoffs loom.

No. 9 GVSU falls to No. 5 Ashland

On the first play of the second quarter, the Grand Valley State offense had the ball on second down on the Ashland 1-yard line.

Two-sport athlete turns into reliable kicker for GVSU

Every time Joel Schipper steps onto the football field, he’s on an island. Thousands of eyes train on No. 19. Two strides and a pendulum swing later, the ball is in the air. It splits the uprights. Schipper takes helmet-slaps and congratulations from his teammates. He returns them.

GVSU freshman earns GLIAC recognition in stellar season

The GLIAC Women's Freshman of the Year didn't put any expectations on herself for her first competitive season as a Laker. She didn't fret over finishing first every race. She didn't press when things didn't go her way. She simply came to GVSU, and took everything in.

No. 9 GVSU slated for road match at No. 5 Ashland

On Saturday, the Grand Valley State football team will travel to No. 5 Ashland in a clash of top GLIAC teams. Ashland (8-0, 8-0 GLIAC) marks the fourth top-15 team the No. 9 Lakers have played this season. The Lakers have navigated the conference gauntlet effectively, besting ranked foes Ohio Dominican and Michigan Tech, with the lone slip-up coming against Ferris State.

No. 12 GVSU routs Findlay 52-7

The Grand Valley State defense scored as many points as the Findlay offense. The Grand Valley State offense manhandled the Findlay defense. It was all Lakers, all night.

GVSU to induct 2015 Hall of Fame class

The 2015 Grand Valley State Athletics Hall of Fame class features a now-Division I football coach, the all-time winningest college quarterback, and some of the best athletes from GVSU cross country, volleyball, basketball and history.

No. 18 GVSU knocks off No. 12 Michigan Tech

Decked out in ice-white uniforms on a frigid October night, the Grand Valley State football team froze out Michigan Tech long enough to knock the Huskies from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Collaborative GVSU effort produces two documentaries

Tucked deep in a corner, down a narrow hallway in Lake Superior Hall, a man sits, ready to share his stories.The stories start in the World War II era, traversing through the Midwest, interacting with female trailblazers and Philip K. Wrigley of Chicago Cubs and chewing gum lore. The stories travel south to a rundown baseball stadium in Havana, Cuba, and brush up with foreign politics.