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Jay Bushen


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GVSU seniors prepare to go down with ship

For the third time in four years, the Grand Valley State University football team will not qualify for postseason play. So what’s left to play for? 

Leffingwell, Huskies hand Lakers fourth loss

The Grand Valley State University football team had its playoff hopes shattered on Saturday after falling 35-14 at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich.

Midterm grades: GVSU needs A's, extra credit

Back-to-back-to-back tests in the first three weeks of a semester? As unfair as it seems, that’s how one particular group of Grand Valley State University students was welcomed back from summer break.

Homecoming hammering: GVSU wins 17-3

It wasn’t pretty, but the Grand Valley State University football team found a way to push its win streak to three games after beating a cross-state foe for the 26th time in a row.

GVSU tops SVSU for 30th straight GLIAC win

Grand Valley State University freshman forward Sara Stevens watched from the sidelines for more than 68 minutes while her teammates were locked in a physical, 0-0 stalemate with their GLIAC rivals of Saginaw Valley State University.

Ronda, Lakers outlast Findlay in five-set win

After sweeping five straight GLIAC opponents, junior outside hitter Betsy Ronda and the red hot Grand Valley State University volleyball team found themselves in somewhat unfamiliar territory: a competitive match.

Three keys for GVSU against Wayne State

What’s the cure for overcoming an uncommonly cold 0-3 start? For the Grand Valley State University football team, the remedy has been a process of punishing GLIAC opponents in back-to-back blow-out wins.

GVSU rolls Malone, Tiffin in pair of 5-0 wins

The Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team has begun to hit its stride – and that’s bad news for the rest of the GLIAC.

GVSU scores 42 straight in win at Hillsdale

Senior quarterback Heath Parling's return from injury was anything but triumphant in the opening minute of the game between Grand Valley State University and Hillsdale College on Saturday. Parling's first throw of the night was intercepted by a Hillsdale defender, and it led to a 56-yard touchdown run for the Chargers that put GVSU in a 7-0 hole less than two minutes in.

GVSU explodes for 66 points in win over LEC

The Grand Valley State University football team got back to its bread and butter, and there was plenty of it to go around for a handful of hungry running backs.

Founders' ArtPrize entry

With the boom in the craft beer industry it was only a matter of time before beer was considered art, and that moment came during last year’s ArtPrize.

Sinking Lakers look to right the ship

GVSU (0-3) will look to get its offense going against Lake Erie College (1-2) on Saturday after a trio of uninspired outings against Azusa Pacific, Ohio Dominican and Ferris State. The Lakers have not been able to move the ball consistently, and have not scored more than 24 points in a single game.

How GVSU went from hype to heartache

Facial expressions in the visiting team's stands summed it up: disappointment, disbelief and shock. The few faithful that remained couldn't seem to grasp what was happening in front of them.

Vander Laan, FSU rout GVSU in Big Rapids

Grand Valley State University's football team saw its season go from bad to worse in a rivalry game it had to have.

GVSU football: 3 keys for crucial game at FSU

The postseason fate of the Grand Valley State University football team may very well be on the line this weekend in the Anchor-Bone Classic at Ferris State.

Late touchdowns propel ODU past GVSU

Fireworks boomed over the field as 15,005 fans crammed into Lubbers Stadium to watch No. 18 Grand Valley State clash with No. 10 Ohio Dominican on Saturday night.

GVSU looks to rebound at home against ODU

GVSU’s week one loss would be a tough one for any program. The team lost a pair of starters to injury, and fell 26-23 on the West Coast after four quarters and two overtimes of physical football. However, the Lakers are no strangers to adversity.

For GVSU, there's no time for jet lag

You’d be hard-pressed to say Grand Valley State is the No. 2 team in the nation after watching the way its offense played at Azusa Pacific on Thursday night.

Azusa Pacific stuns GVSU in double overtime

Azusa Pacific University senior tailback Terrell Watson rumbled through arm tackles, stumbled through ill-fated defenders and effectively humbled the No. 2 team in the country with a performance he won’t soon forget.

GVSU ready for national spotlight in opener

This season opener has Hollywood written all over it. The nationally-televised showdown features a stadium located about 25 miles east of Los Angeles, a star-studded cast of All-American candidates and a pair of top-25 teams in the AFCA Division II Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

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