Pregame Pictures From the Wrigleyville Classic

Here are the pictures that I took before the game in Chicago yesterday. The atmosphere outside of Wrigley was awesome. I tried to get some pictures from different places around the stadium.


One of the Northwestern drum majors in front of the marquee before the game

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Grand Valley Runs Down Wildcats

Last night in the second of two football games that I attended the Grand Valley State Lakers just ran down the Northern Michigan Wildcats. They ran for over three hundred yards as a team for the second straight game.The announced crowd was over 12,000 in a stadium that seats just under 9,000. People seemed to be everywhere to celebrate the 50th anniversary homecoming. Most of the free space in the stadium was claimed. We picked a hill near the Laker entrance to watch the game. Michigan State’s star basketball player Alyssa DeHaan was even in attendance sitting on the hill with us. Grand Valley really does a good job of putting on a show with the small school resources that they have. They have a nice stadium, and try to keep the fans in the game. This was quite a change from what we saw earlier in the day at Valparaiso. As you can see in the above picture of Laker quarterback Kyle McMahon the team came out in retro uniforms to honor the 50th anniversary of the school. I made fun of them at first for the color choice, but as the game wore on I liked them much better than the normal all black uniforms.  Continue reading

Game Preview: #1 Grand Valley State vs. Northern Michigan

Tomorrow I am going to two games. I will be at the first half of the Valpo game against Marist. Then it is up to Michigan to see a battle between two Michigan schools. No it is not the game that most of the country will have their eyes on. #17 Michigan State travels to #18 Michigan for a huge matchup. I will be at Lubbers Stadium in Allendale, Michigan to see the #1 ranked school in Division 2 take the field. This is my first game this season seeing Grand Valley play in person. I have seen a little of them on TV, but the majority of my knowledge comes from Grand Valley is coming off a huge win last week at Tiffin. They scored 71 points, and moved the ball at will. I will not get into the stats too much, but the Lakers had multiple guys that had career days. That usually means good things for your program. Continue reading