Quick Hits 9/14

Zack Goodrow, Sports Editor

Family Day game moved online

Grand Valley State University will host their twelfth annual Family Day Game on Sept. 19. GVSU athletic department hopes to keep the sellout streak alive for the event, even though no fans will be allowed in the stands. The event will stream on the Grand Valley Sports network and on social media. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for PNC club seats. Participants can choose the seat they would have wanted for the game and includes a free voucher for a spring football game. 

The GVSU social media team will be providing free digital giveaways, prizes and virtual interactions between fans throughout the day. The hour-long broadcast will include a look into the 2020 intro video, a performance from the GVSU marching band and dance team, and interviews with players, coaches and special guests. 

For students, every ticket is free. One lucky student will win $10,000 in cash if they can finish a special task given to them during the live event. 

Rec and Wellness roll out weekly activities

The week, the Recreation and Wellness department has more events for students. On Sept. 14, there will be free outdoor group exercise all week. The following day, there is an outdoor lunch crunch from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

On Wednesday Sept. 16, the GVSU climbing center is offering new classes. Their first class will be teaching students about gear and planning to help increase students’ confidence. For more experienced climbers, there will be an indoor lead climbing session that will be spread over two days.

On Thursday Sept. 17, there is an outdoor group class called G3 Fortify. This class is free to students and will take 40 minutes. This class will target student guts, glutes and guns with bodyweight exercises. 

GV alum gets another NFL shot

Former GVSU cornerback Brandon Carr is no longer an NFL free agent. Carr signed with the Dallas Cowboys for his second stint with the team. He was called up off the practice squad and will begin the season on the Cowboys active roster.

The twelve-year veteran played with the Baltimore Ravens last season recording 49 tackles and two sacks. In his career, Carr has never missed a game. Carr has played and started in 192 games, with 21 interceptions and 702 tackles.  

Fantasy Football updates

As always, the Lanthorn sports desk has got fantasy players covered with advice every week. With week two coming up, be sure to check the Lanthorn website for more news on fantasy football. Also, lookout for NFC North updates as the NFL season progresses.