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Jay Bushen


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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.

GVSU seniors ready for one final go-round

Six members of the Grand Valley State volleyball team stood before family and friends inside Fieldhouse Arena on Saturday for a pre-match ceremony to honor the seniors on Senior Day.

Hayes hopes to be next PG in Laker lineage

It takes patience and persistence to be a starting point guard at the NCAA level. Grand Valley State junior Aaron Hayes knows this as well as anyone.

GVSU QB racks up 6 TDs in final home game

Grand Valley State quarterback Heath Parling stepped up in the pocket, took one look down field and saw nothing but green.

Twice as nice: GVSU defends GLIAC crown

It’s better to be lucky than good, but – as the Grand Valley State volleyball team experienced over the weekend – it’s best to be both.

Sabin, reloaded Lakers look to take next step

The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team, which fell in the first round of GLIAC Tournament last season after finishing with the fifth-best record in the conference, learned a valuable lesson from then-senior point guard Rob Woodson: that college hoops is about playing with nothing to lose.

No. 23 Eagles fly by GVSU at Lubbers, 37-14

The Heath Parling to Jamie Potts connection was clicking all night long. The positives ended there for the Grand Valley State University football team against No. 23 Ashland University.

GVSU sweeps two, keeps pace with Bulldogs

For Josie Werner and the No. 14 Grand Valley State University volleyball team, the recipe for responding to a tough loss called for a family-oriented road trip, two sweeps and breakfast quiche.

Bulldogs bite GVSU again in five-set clash

A disappointed Christina Canepa stood in the brisk, bleak air outside the Ewigleben Sports Arena on Tuesday night before boarding the bus bound back to Allendale.

Robinson rumbles for GVSU record in win

Grand Valley State University offensive linemen Jim Walsh, Aaron Cox, Brandon Revenberg, Payton McCallum and Dan DeLuca won't see their names in the record book, but Chris Robinson won't forget them anytime soon.

Versatile Lakers roll NMU, Tech in sweeps

Acrobatic defense, an increasingly unpredictable attack and a whole lot of sweeps have allowed the Grand Valley State University volleyball team to rattle off quite a run recently in GLIAC play.

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.

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