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Jay Bushen


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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.

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.

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