Dick Nelson, the “Voice of Laker Football,” announced that he will step down due to lingering health issues. Nelson was set to begin his 38th season broadcasting Grand Valley State football this Thursday at Azusa Pacific more than the 16-station Grand Valley Sports Network. “It has been a incredibly challenging summer concerning my overall health,” mentioned Nelson. “I have had some great days and some undesirable days, but all round I just don’t consider it is in my most effective interest to continue calling Laker Football. ...
Eastern Michigan will function a reside Bald Eagle from the Leslie Science & Nature Center (LSNC) for fans to interact with at all 2014 residence football contests. The Bald Eagle will be at the pep rally on game days ahead of generating its way to the best of Rynearson Stadium for a pre-game flight. The eagle will also be at the Convocation Center at the finish of halftime.
Golf: Troy’s Andrew Smith shot a five-beneath par 66 on the Donald Ross Memorial Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Thursday to take the lead through 1 round in the 32nd GAM Mid-Amateur Championship presented by Boyne Golf. Smith, a 39-year-old native of England and furnishings business manufacturer’s representative, had the lead on 68-shooting Nathan Clark of Charlotte and 2013 GAM Player of the Year Brad Bastion of Shelby Township and defending champion Tom Werkmeister of Kentwood, who each opened with 69s in the 36-hole championship for golfers age 25 and over.
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