Sports

The new home of the Detroit Red Wings will be Little Caesars Arena.

The name was announced Thursday by Little Caesars and Olympia Entertainment.

They say a 20-year naming rights agreement averages more than $6.25 million per year.

Mike Ilitch and his family own the Red Wings and the pizza chain as well as the Detroit Tigers.

With the deal, Little Caesars Arena branding will be on the roof of the 20,000-seat arena, on the exterior, at entrances and at center ice.

Grand Valley State University held a special ceremony in its fieldhouse  honoring retiring Athletic Director, Tim Selgo.  It named the GVSU trophy hall the "Tim W. Selgo Showcase of Champions. " 

In a press conference held on campus Thursday, April 7th, Grand Valley State University Vice President for Finance and Administration, Jim Bachmeier, announced the hiring of Keri Becker as the GVSU Director of Athletics.

Keri Becker will replace the retiring Tim Selgo.  She is the sixth Athletic Director in GVSU history and the first Women to hold the position.   

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Mar 21, 2016

NFL team scouts visited Allendale for Pro Day on Tuesday. Those scouts got an up close look at Kirk Spencer, Jim Walsh, Branden Revenburg and Ben Hutchins. The second half of the Pro day session belonged to Matt Judon who is projected to be the highest NFL pick in Grand Valley State History.    

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The West Michigan Sports Association has announced the 2017 State Games of America sports line up and venues as the games will be held in Grand Rapids.  President Eric Englebarts joins us with the details. 

The Grand Valley State University Women's Basketball team has made an improbable run in the NCAA Midwest tournament overcoming injuries to upset two teams ranked ahead of them. They  play for the regional championship and the right to move on Monday, March 14th against the Drury Panthers. Game time is 7 PM. The game is streaming on the internet.  You can watch by going to gvsulakers.com.  Tom Cleary features a GVSU team learning how to overcome adversity under first year head coach Mike Williams. 

GR8 Girls

Mar 14, 2016

Cheerleaders are gaining attention thanks to the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation's new program, “Great Girls.” We speak with guests on behalf of the GRPS Competitive Cheer team, GR8 Girls, and the Foundation.

Student Athletes on the Grand Valley State University football team have been given a chance to not only give back to the community but possibly save lives.  Tom Cleary features the opportunity given to them by Spectrum Health enrolling in a National Bone Marrow doner program.  

GR8 Sports

Feb 18, 2016

We talk about GR8 Sports with director Cara Jones. GR8 Sports, Great Kids Collaboration has kicked off with the mission to fund sports for students.

The 2016 Meijer State Games of Michigan are right around the corner, this third annual hosting of over 20 sports with 2000 participants. Executive Director Eric Engelbarts joins us to discuss.

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