Sports

Backfield Boys

Oct 19, 2017

Best Selling author John Feinstein joins us to talk about his latest book, ‘Backfield Boys,’ a book inspired by Colin Kaepernick's quest to address issues of race. 

We discuss the American Youth Basketball Tournament at Michigan Sports Academy. Todd Schenk, AD, is here to share the details.

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Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling is expected to serve jail time after pleading guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and resisting police charges.

Appling's plea was accepted Monday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Prosecutors say it includes a sentence agreement of five years' probation with the first year being served in the Wayne County Jail.

The agreement does not include early release. Sentencing will be held Aug. 3.

The 24-year-old Appling played for Michigan State from 2010-2014 and had two brief contracts with the Orlando Magic.

The Grand Rapids Griffins unveiled a new logo outside of Van Andel arena on Monday celebrating their 2017 Calder Cup Championship. The unveiling came after hundreds packed Rosa Parks Circle Friday afternoon for a championship rally and the chance to cheer on the Griffins one last time this season. As the team took the stage following a parade through the city, Griffins owner Dan DeVos addressed the crowd. 

“First and foremost of course I would like to congratulate the team, on an amazing victory, an amazing year,” Devos said.

Another successful year in Grand Valley State University Athletics has the Lakers poised to win their fourth straight All-Sports Director's Cup. Earlier in the week D.J. Foster interviewed first year Athletic Director Keri Becker on the tremendous 2016-17 campaign.

Anchor Up

May 25, 2017
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Former GVSU Athletic Director Tim Selgo joins us to talk about the book, ‘Anchor Up:  Competitive Greatness the Grand Valley Way.’ We talk to Tim.

Student Athletes from the Grand Valley State University's Football team enrolled in a bone marrow donation program last spring.

This winter tight end Nick Keizer found out he was a match with someone in need and didn't hesitate to make a life saving donation.

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Apr 18, 2017

The Grand Valley State University Men's Golf team has used its depth to win two straight tournaments.  This week it will compete for the GLIAC championship in Nashport, Ohio.   Head coach Gary Bissell joins us for a closer look at the team.

The Grand Valley State University Lakers Track & Field teams travel throughout the country during the outdoor season giving student athletes the best chance to qualify for the NCAA Finals. We preview the GVSU Track & Field outdoor season.

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Mar 14, 2017

Grand Valley State University Swimming & Diving teams competed in the 2017 NCAA Division II Finals held in Birmingham, Alabama.

Sophomore diver Brad Dalrymple was the surprise 1 meter diving board champion last year and has competition from his own team to defend the championship. In Birmingham, Dalrymple claimed the NCAA Division II National Championship on the 3 meter diving board and was named the 2017 Men's Diver of the Year.

GVSU men finished 5th and the Laker women came in 11th place at the NCAA Championships.

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Feb 28, 2017

Grand Valley State University men's basketball guard Luke Ryskamp has been one of the most exciting players to watch with his aggressive twisting moves to the hoop. The senior has followed in his sister's footsteps to become one of the top players in Laker history.

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Feb 21, 2017

The Grand Valley State University women's basketball team advancing to last year's Final Four was a talented bunch. Today on the Grand Valley State Sports Report we shine the spotlight on the seven seniors anchoring the team.

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He was one of the first African-Americans to serve in the United States Marines and was an education leader in West Michigan. Reuben Smartt recently passed away at the age of 91. His life was celebrated this week.

“Reuben and I played baseball for the Grand Rapids Black Sox.”

Reuben played shortstop and Henry Saverson played second base.

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West Michigan Sports Commission

The West Michigan Sports Commission turns 10 years old this year. They have bigger and better plans in store, including a national championship and the 2017 State Games of America. Our guest is Mike Guswiler, president of the Commission.

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Nov 8, 2016

Defensive linemen are one of the toughest positions to recruit for in college football.  The Grand Valley State Lakers have come up with a good one in Mark Rosenquist who hails from Sweden.  Tom Cleary has the story on how Mark ended up in Allendale.

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