Athletics

Laker athletics dedicates wall in Fieldhouse to early pioneer in women's sports

Long before 1972 federal regulations opened up opportunities for girls and women to compete in sports, there was Joan Boand.

Oct 19, 2020


Volunteer physicians monitor Laker team practices under Ottawa County order

Laker student athletes are able to continue practicing under the "Staying in Place" order, thanks to a volunteer corps of area physicians.

Sep 21, 2020


Laker football coach: postponing fall sports 'right call to make'

Over the past six weeks, head Laker football coach Matt Mitchell said he went through a gamut of emotions when thinking ahead to the 2020 season.

Aug 12, 2020


Incident Management Team update

In preparation for the Fall 2020 semester, university leaders have been working on a plan for how students will safely return to live and learn on campus.  Fall 2020 Move-in will be extended to five days to allow for social and physical distancing.

Jun 18, 2020


Nursing graduate, LPGA hopeful returns to frontlines to treat COVID-19 patients

Sarah Hoffman graduated from Grand Valley with a nursing degree in 2013, and said she chose that field because she wanted to help people. In early April, when the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Michigan was rising, Hoffman put away her golf clubs in favor of a face mask and other personal protection equipment to - again - help people.

May 7, 2020


International students on campus and in area stay busy, upbeat

Some international students who remain on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic find routine, humor and family connections help to lighten their days.

Apr 1, 2020


Laker student athletes, coaches cope with loss of spring sports

Empty. Empty courts, stadiums and fields create a feeling of emptiness for Laker coaches and student athletes.

Mar 20, 2020


Men's basketball will play in GLIAC semifinal; tourney games to air on ESPN3

The Laker men's basketball team will host the final two rounds of the GLIAC Tournament Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8, and play Michigan Tech in a game that will air on ESPN3.

Mar 6, 2020


Basketball teams begin GLIAC tourney play; games will air on ESPN3

The Lakers women's and men's basketball teams host GLIAC tournament games Tuesday, March 3, at the Fieldhouse; both games will air on ESPN3.

Mar 3, 2020


Lakers will host GLIAC Indoor Track Championships; broadcasts of both days

The Laker men's and women's track teams will host the GLIAC Indoor Championships Saturday-Sunday, February 29-March 1, at the Fieldhouse. The meet will be broadcast live.

Feb 28, 2020