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Jay Bushen


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Lake State, Northwood shoot past GVSU

Ricky Carbajal said he believes the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team can band together in time for an 11th straight GLIAC Tournament appearance.

GVSU continues to lean on freshman duo

When the Lakers of Lake Superior State step onto the court for an intergalactic rematch of last year’s “Fight at Fieldhouse Arena” against the Lakers of Grand Valley State in time for Pizza Wars on Thursday night, GVSU coach Ric Wesley could trot out any number of starting lineups.

Stelzer, Huskies power past GVSU

With the way he’s playing this season, there is no stopping Michigan Tech senior guard Ben Stelzer. Opposing defenses can only hope to contain him.

Freshmen shine as GVSU swims past UIndy

The Grand Valley State swimming and diving program’s postseason potential was on full display in the GVSU pool Saturday against the University of Indianapolis.

Column: Three 'Woodenisms' for GVSU

John Wooden once said that adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.

GVSU suffers worst home loss since '08

For the Grand Valley State men's basketball team, every game is a test at this point. And with so many key players battling injuries, there hasn’t been much time to study properly.

Shorthanded Lakers ready for Walsh, Malone

Good teams beat the teams they’re supposed to. Great teams also find a way to beat the teams they’re supposed to -- even if they’re banged up.

GVSU athlete takes part in Rose Bowl Parade

For every inspiring story in the realm of collegiate athletics, there’s two that go untold. Recognition is typically reserved for those who excel in the starting lineup.

Findlay ends GVSU's win streak at four games

The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team is having a hard time finding its midseason rhythm. Inconsistent lineups and the injury bug may have a lot to do with it.

For GVSU, NCAA title easy as 1-2-3

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In less than 10 seconds, the Grand Valley State women’s cross country team cemented its standing as an NCAA Division II dynasty.

End of an era: GVSU's run ends in Final Four

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Grand Valley State volleyball players Abby Aiken, Christina Canepa, Clair Ruhenkamp and Ally Simmons labored through a 14-13 season as freshman in 2011. It was the worst season in coach Deanne Scanlon’s 20-year tenure as head coach.

GVSU stays perfect, sweeps way to Final Four

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kaitlyn Wolters and the Grand Valley State volleyball team found a way to bring their recent momentum and home-court advantage to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals.

GVSU braces for Elite Eight tilt with Wingate

After coaching the Grand Valley State volleyball team in eight Elite Eight matches since 2000, Deanne Scanlon knows tournament wins aren’t always pretty.

Why GVSU is a dangerous Elite Eight team

In four days, the Grand Valley State volleyball team went from pretty good to elite.

GVSU men move to 3-2 in Kentucky

It was a tale of two different offensive performances for the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team in the Kentucky Wesleyan Holiday Tournament.

Carbajal, GVSU grind out win over Cedarville

After struggling to protect second-half leads in Illinois, the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team proved it could put the pedal to the metal.

GVSU advances to Elite Eight, gets revenge

Kaitlyn Wolters lasered a two-handed shot over the net, to the weak-side corner and just inside the line. In one set-winning play, Wolters and her Grand Valley State teammates seemed to send a message to their rivals on the other side: not this year.

Q&A: Kaitlyn Wolters, GLIAC Volleyball POY

GVSU senior Kaitlyn Wolters – a twin sister, star setter and part-time juggler – answers 35 questions about her success on and off the court. 

GVSU falls to FSU in championship match

Senior outside hitter Courtney Rehm smacked home the game-winning kill, followed it up with a celebratory stomp and slapped the GV logo at midcourt with both hands. No tiebreaker was needed in this one.

Second-half letdowns slow GVSU in Illinois

The Grand Valley State basketball team began its regular season with a crash course in Closing Out Games 101.

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