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Jay Bushen

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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.

GVSU confident in WRs despite inexperience

A look through Grand Valley State University’s 2014 media guide – particularly the depth chart and player profile sections – reveals a trio of noteworthy stats about the team’s receiving corps:

'Fearsome 5' ready to wreak havoc for GVSU

Whether it's making plays in the backfield or interrupting teammates during interviews, this fun-loving bunch of big fellas has a knack for being disruptive – and the Grand Valley State University football team wouldn’t have it any other way.

GVSU preps for '14 amid grand expectations

Grand Valley State University football coach Matt Mitchell took to the Twittersphere on Wednesday after his team was picked as the preseason No. 2 team in the nation by USA Today and The Sporting News.

GVSU volleyball team poised to make leap

The high-flying Grand Valley State University volleyball team is locked and loaded with returning talent and more than ready to take the next step in 2014.

NFL players speak at GVSU Football Alumni Youth Camp

About 250 kids from the Grand Rapids and Holland Boys and Girls Clubs poured into the facility for a chance to hear GVSU head coach Matt Mitchell and a trio of former Lakers – New Orleans Saints center Tim Lelito, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Charles Johnson and wide receiver Jovonne Augustus, an Arena Football League player – share their thoughts on developing healthy lifestyle habits.

7 summer questions for GVSU football

In the wake of a 12-3 season, a trip to the national semifinals and a No. 3 finish in the final 2013 AFCA Division II Coaches’ Poll, it seems a familiar prominence has been restored in Laker Land.

Undrafted GVSU star heats up in Lakeland

After posting one of the most impressive careers in Grand Valley State University baseball history, all Giancarlo Brugnoni wanted was a chance to prove himself in the big leagues, an opportunity to get his foot in the door.

Centers of attention

A pair of former Grand Valley State University football players have a chance to be teammates once again – on one of the most explosive offenses in the National Football League.

Lakers finish 3rd, 7th as NCAA T&F hosts

With home fans cheering and her friends, family, coaches and teammates looking on, Grand Valley State University senior Kristen Hixson had one final opportunity to cement her name in program history.

The GVSU Sunday Rundown (May 19-24)

Seven of the week's top sports stories at GVSU.

GVSU fails to protect regional championship

A conference championship, a conference tournament title and a top-three finish at the regional tournament would be considered a terrific season for most college baseball programs.

The GVSU Sunday Rundown (May 12-17)

Seven of the week's top sports stories at GVSU.

Brugnoni, Lakers win title in historic fashion

XENIA, Ohio — With one swing of the bat, the Grand Valley State University baseball team made a resounding statement that led to an outright conference championship.

The GVSU Sunday Rundown (May 5-10)

Seven of the week's top sports stories at GVSU.