Quick Hits 9/28

Zack Goodrow, Sports Editor

Athletes return to training

After Grand Valley State University sports were put on hiatus on March 12, 2020, sports teams have finally resumed training. During the summer, players and coaches were forced to train in isolation and over Zoom calls.  Now that students have returned to campus for the fall 2020 semester, athletes are finally allowed to train as a team. 

The initial criteria to begin practicing began with GVSU testing over 600 athletes and coaches, followed by a 14-day acclimation period. Teams hit a roadblock however, when the Ottawa County ordered to GVSU students made every Laker stay in isolation unless attending class or getting food. In order to resume training, several GVSU teams obtained licensed physicians to oversee practices. 

While coaches and players have worked remotely and in isolated fields and gyms to train, the resumed training isn’t without its drawback to the GVSU sports landscape. GVSU athletics is projected to lose over one million dollars without fall sports on the schedule.

The athletic department will have to get creative to deal with this loss of income, including eliminating some positions and not filling vacant jobs. Most of this loss of revenue will continue into the new fiscal year in 2021. If sports do return for the winter semester, it’s most likely going to be conducted in a conference-only schedule, further leading to a loss of revenue. 

Relay for Life date set 

The Relay for Life event at Grand Valley will take place on April 2, 2021. Even during these uncertain times with the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Cancer Society will still bring the community together in April. Relay for Life will continue next year with hopes of strong support from the GVSU community. Students can sign up on the American Cancer Society’s website. 

High School Football Score Updates

Hudsonville defeated Grand Haven 53-0. Grandville beat East Kentwood 54-42. West Ottawa lost to Jenison 35-25. Rockford took down Caledonia 49-7. 

Other high school football scores from last week include, Byron Center 41, Grand Rapids Christian 6. Forest Hills Central beat Forest Hills Northern 28-13. Allendale beat Hamilton 24-14. Schoolcraft beat Saugatuck 47-8.

Fantasy Football Ranking Week Two 

QB: Russell Wilson 65.2, Josh Allen 62.68, Cam Newton 60.28, Kyler Murray 58.44, Dak Prescott 57.44

RB: Aaron Jones 63.2, Alvin Kamara 62.1, Christian McCaffrey 53.3, Ezekiel Elliott 49.9, Josh Jacobs 49.4

WR: Calvin Ridley 63.8, DeAndre Hopkins 49.9, Davante Adams 48.2, Stefon Diggs 45.9, Robby Anderson 43.3

TE: Travis Kelce 41, Darren Waller 39, Jonnu Smith 38, Noah Fant 36.8, Tyler Higbee 35.4

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