Quick hits: GVSU sports will have 10 games televised on Xfinity

Lanthorn Staff

GVSU sports will have 10 games televised on Xfinity

The Grand Valley State football, soccer and volleyball teams will have ten total home games televised during the fall season. The games will air on Xfinity CN900 throughout the state of Michigan.

The GVSU football team will have four games throughout the season that air on Xfinity. The Lakers second and third home games against Lake Erie and Northern Michigan will be televised. Then later in the season, the homecoming game against Truman state and the home finale against Findlay will also be televised.

The GVSU women’s soccer team will have three home games televised. The three-time defending NCAA National Champions will square off against Saginaw Valley State and Ohio Dominican on television. The last televised game will come against Tiffin at Lubbers Stadium on Sept. 30. The Lakers are attempting to break the single-game attendance record for Division II women’s soccer.

Finally the GVSU women’s volleyball team will also have three televised games. The three games will come against GLIAC opponents Ferris State, Northern Michigan and Hillsdale.

Laker cross country men, women take top two spots in preseason poll

The Grand Valley State men’s and women’s cross country teams are ranked second and first, respectively, in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) men’s and women’s preseason national poll.

The Laker women recieved 197 points and five first-place votes in the poll, while the men received 187 points and three first-place votes. Adams State is behind GVSU in both polls, having received 194 points on the women’s side and 186 points on the men’s.

The Lakers open their season at the Spartan Invitational at Michigan State University on Sept. 16.

The Grand Valley State football team’s season opener against Tiffin will air on ESPN. The Lakers enter the season as the 3rd ranked team in all of Division II.

GVSU women’s soccer and volleyball open up seasons with tough road schedules

The GVSU women’s soccer and volleyball teams will open the 2016 season playing some of the top teams in the nation on the road.

GVSU soccer opens the season against in California against California State – San Bernardino and California State – Ponoma on Sept. 2 and 4. The Lakers will follow the California trip with a two game series in Minnesota the next weekend, with one of those games coming against Minnesota – Mankato, the eighth ranked team in the nation.

GVSU volleyball opens the season with a tough four-game slate in the Ferris State Invitational. The Lakers will face off against three teams ranked in the top-25 in a two-day stretch, including a match up with Minnesota Duluth, the tenth ranked team in the nation.