Lakers release 2014 football schedule

The Grand Valley State University football program recently finalized its schedule for the 2014 regular season after finishing as the No. 3 team in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Poll last fall.

GVSU, which returns 48 letterwinners and 18 starters, will attempt to reach the NCAA Division II semifinals for the ninth time since 2001.

The team will kick off its season on Sept. 6 at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif. GVSU defeated APU 38-17 at home in 2013.

The Lakers will play five teams at Lubbers Stadium: Ohio Dominican University (Sep. 13), Lake Erie College (Sep. 27), Wayne State University (Oct. 11), Ashland University (Nov. 1), and Tiffin University (Nov. 8).

Both rivalry match-ups will be on the road for GVSU in 2014. The Lakers will play at Ferris State University for their third game of the year on Sep. 20 and at Saginaw Valley State University in their regular season finale on Nov. 15.