Quick Hits: Parking plans for game day traffic

Lanthorn Staff

Parking plans for Thursday night’s game

The Grand Valley State football season opener is Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. at Lubbers Stadium against Southwest Baptist. GVSU has outlined a parking plan for students and faculty attending the game. Students and faculty who do not live in Allendale are advised to park at the downtown campus or the Standale Meijer. The 50 Campus Connector bus will have more busses running that night starting at 5 p.m. continuing through 1 a.m.

True Blue initiative begins Friday

Aug. 28, is the beginning of a new initiative for the whole university. Faculty, staff, alumni and students are encouraged to wear GVSU’s official school colors – blue, black and white, every Friday throughout the year. This new initiative is suppose to show off GVSU’s unified school spirit. Everyone can participate on social media by sending pictures to the athletic departments’ accounts using the hashtag: #TrueBlue.

Women’s lacrosse announces fall scrimmage schedule

The Grand Valley State women’s lacrosse team announced its fall scrimmages prior to the 2016 season. The Lakers are coming off a 15-4 season as well as their third consecutive GLIAC regular season and tournament title. The Lakers travel to Cincinnati on Sept. 27 and will face programs such as Michigan and Louisville. Then, the Lakers will host the GVSU Laker Lacrosse Classic on Oct. 3 and 4, which will feature Central Michigan and Michigan State Club. Finally, the Lakers travel to Mount Pleasant on Oct. 18 to face off against Detroit, Michigan and Findlay.

Laker football set to begin 2015 football campaign

On Sept. 3, the Grand Valley State football team kicks off the 2015 season with a home tussle at Lubbers Field against Southwest Baptist. The Lakers went 6-5 in 2014, and GVSU faithful will get a first look at redshirt sophomore quarterback Bart Williams, who is making his first start for the Lakers.

The Bearcats struggled to a 4-7 record in 2014, including a dismal 1-7 tally in the Great Lakes Valley Conference against mediocre competition. SBU is a relative unknown, featuring a new head coach and new quarterback as well.

Other players to watch for the Lakers include senior tailback Kirk Spencer, wideout Brandon Bean, offensive lineman Jim Walsh, defensive linemen Matt Judon, Alton Voss and De’Ondre Hogan, and senior safety Brad Horling.

Judon, Walsh, Horling and Hogan were all elected as team captains for the 2015 campaign. All four, with the exception of Hogan, are seniors, with Walsh being the only member of the offense in the bunch.

The Lakers will need a strong performance from a relatively unknown receiving core to replace the loss of standout wide receiver Jamie Potts, who is currently playing minor league baseball in Spokane, Washington in the Texas Rangers’ system.

The game is set to begin at 7 p.m.