CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network is an American pay television network, owned by the CBS Corporation. When it launched in 2002 as the National College Sports Network, it operated as a multi-platform media brand which included its primary website, collegesports.com, a network of websites operated for the athletic departments of 215 colleges and universities. After CSTV was acquired by CBS in 2008, the network was re-branded as the CBS College Sports Network; the network maintained its college sports focus, but in February 2011, the service was re-branded as CBS Sports Network to re-position it as a mainstream sports service. The network continues to have a particular focus on college sports, along with coverage of smaller leagues and events, simulcasts of sports radio shows both the CBS Sports Radio network and Entercom's WFAN, studio and analysis programming; the network's roots began in 1999 when Chris Bevilacqua approached the co-founders of the Classic Sports Network, Brian Bedol and Stephen D. Greenberg – at that time, running Fusient Media Ventures, a New York-based sports and media company – with the idea for a cable network featuring college sports 24 hours a day.
Under the leadership of Bedol as CEO, the network was named the National College Sports Network in June 2002, was subsequently renamed College Sports Television and launched on February 23, 2003. From their headquarters and studio operations at Chelsea Piers in New York City, CSTV was the first independent cable channel to be distributed nationwide, having been carried on satellite provider DirecTV at launch. In November 2005, College Sports Television was purchased by CBS Corporation for $325 million. On January 3, 2008, it was announced that CSTV would be integrated into CBS Sports, with the sports division's executive vice president and executive producer, Tony Petitti, taking over day-to-day operational management of CSTV, which would be overseen by CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus. CSTV co-founder Brian Bedol would become a senior advisor to CBS Corporation president and CEO Leslie Moonves. In the fall of 2006, CSTV launched more than 100 broadband channels dedicated to college sports, which feature more than 10,000 live events.
The subscription/pay-per-view service, called CBS College Sports XXL, its portfolio of broadband channels in its All-Access suite, include coverage of Notre Dame, Southern California, Ohio State and North Carolina. On February 12, 2008, CBS Corporation announced that, as part of the ongoing integration of CSTV into CBS Sports, that the network would be renamed the CBS College Sports Network on March 16, coinciding with the start of CBS's coverage of the NCAA's basketball tournament. Studio shows moved from the original Chelsea Piers headquarters to the CBS Broadcast Center on West 57th Street in 2012; as part of the relaunch, the network added College Sports Tonight. That program was canceled in 2010, however other studio shows still originate from the Chelsea Piers location. On February 15, 2011, CBS announced that the network would be relaunched as CBS Sports Network on April 4, repositioning it as a mainstream sports network in the same vein as ESPN. CBS Sports Network HD is a 1080i high definition simulcast feed of CBS Sports Network that launched in August 2008.
Prior to the launch of the feed, the two NCAA basketball tournament games that aired in March 2008, which were presented in HD on CBS, were converted to a standard definition feed. CBS Sports Network uses the AFD #10 broadcast flag to present programming on its standard definition feed in letterboxed widescreen for viewers watching on cable television through 4:3 television sets. CBS Sports Network televises original programming, talk shows and documentaries as well as extensive women's sports coverage, its regular season and championship event coverage draws from every major collegiate athletic conference and division, in addition to nine NCAA championships. CBS Sports Network televises 35 men's and women's college sports including football, baseball, hockey, soccer and volleyball from every major conference; the network holds multi-media and marketing rights for the Mountain West Conference, the Atlantic 10 Conference, Conference USA, the Patriot League, Army football and Navy football. In April 2006, the network organized the first Collegiate Nationals, a festival of championships dedicated to crowning champions in a wide variety of collegiate action sports such as snowboarding and beach volleyball.
More than 1,000 competitors converged on Reno-Tahoe to compete, the largest number for an event of its kind. For its second installment in 2007, the Collegiate Nationals added sports and other events such as national film and music competitions, as well as a second venue – San Diego; the third year, 2008, brought further changes, as the winter sports events were moved to the Keystone Resort near Boulder and competitive eating was added. In the fall of 2006, CSTV and Comcast launched the MountainWest Sports Network, a network focusing on the Mountain West Conference; the relation with the network gave CSTV exclusive online and broadcasting rights to Notre Dame's game at Air Force on November 11, 2006 – which caused controversy since CSTV did not have carriage as distributed as other networks that have aired Notre Dame games. The Irish did not revisit a Moun
Simon Fraser Clan
The Simon Fraser Clan are the athletic teams that represent Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. The Clan are members of NCAA Division II and are the only Canadian university affiliated with the U. S.-based National Collegiate Athletic Association. SFU's teams played in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics of the United States for all sports. In 1997, Simon Fraser sought to join the NCAA of the United States as a Division II school, but was turned down. After this, SFU decided in 2000–01 to transfer to Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Before the transfer, SFU did not compete in Canadian football, instead playing American football. On July 10, 2009 the NCAA approved SFU's bid to join NCAA Division II starting in 2011–12, where SFU intended to compete in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. However, Canada West, the CIS association the SFU teams were scheduled to play in, issued a probation on all SFU teams for the 2010–11 season, leading to speculation that Clan teams would not have any conference to play in for that season.
The GNAC admitted SFU one year earlier than planned as a full conference member in time for the 2010–11 season. This led to SFU playing American football again, the case before they joined the CIS. SFU has 17 varsity programs competing in the following sports: Basketball and women; the Clan won the NAIA Cup consecutively from 1997 through 2001, again in 2004. The last win was impressive because it occurred after SFU transferred to CIS. Oddly, the SFU Clan holds the NAIA record for most All-Americans and U. S. National Champions; the Simon Fraser Clan football team has been competing continuously since the athletic department's inception in 1965. The Clan played by American rules while they competed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics from 1965 to 2001 against other American teams. Along with other SFU teams, the football program transferred to Canadian Interuniversity Sport and thereby switched to playing Canadian football against Canadian University teams in 2002. While playing in the CIS, SFU won their first and only Hardy Trophy conference championship in 2003 while qualifying for the playoffs twice.
After playing eight seasons in the Canada West Conference of the CIS, the Clan football team began competing in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference of NCAA Division II in 2010, thereby playing football by American rules again since then. The team maintains a cross-town rivalry with the Vancouver-based University of British Columbia Thunderbirds as they are the only two universities in British Columbia that field football teams. Since 1967, the two teams have competed in the Shrum Bowl, an annual game played at alternating venues with alternating rules. SFU holds a 17–15–1 series lead while being the most recent champion having won the 2010 game at Thunderbird Stadium. Due to the two schools playing in two different leagues and game formats, the scheduling of these games has been difficult, with no game being played in 2011, the 12th time the game hadn't been played since the game's inception. Team championships: 2010 CIS National Champions. Team championships and other highlights: 2016 GNAC Champion, NCAA Division II Play-off Appearance.
1 in the NSCAA Coaches' Poll. 1 in the West Region and has won the right to host the West Region playoffs. However, some other schools in the Region filed complaints that some of their personnel did not have passports to enter Canada; as a result, NCAA stripped Simon Fraser of the right to host the playoffs. Simon Fraser first rented a neutral site in San Francisco, California, as the site of the play-offs, but NCAA awarded the right of hosting the remaining matches of the regional play-offs to Grand Canyon University, whose men's soccer team was ranked №. 2 in the West Region after the 2012 regular season. After the 2016 regular season, Simon Fraser's men's soccer team was ranked №. 1 once again in the West Region and has won the right to host the West Region playoffs once again. However, Simon Fraser was once again forced to rent a neutral site, this time in Seattle, Washington, as the site of the play-offs. Team championships: 2000 NAIA National Champions.
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border, its capital is Ottawa, its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra, its population is urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons. Various indigenous peoples have inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years prior to European colonization. Beginning in the 16th century and French expeditions explored, settled, along the Atlantic coast.
As a consequence of various armed conflicts, France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763. In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces; this began an accretion of provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy from the United Kingdom. This widening autonomy was highlighted by the Statute of Westminster of 1931 and culminated in the Canada Act of 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with Elizabeth II as its queen and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the federal cabinet and head of government; the country is a realm within the Commonwealth of Nations, a member of the Francophonie and bilingual at the federal level. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, education.
It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries. Canada's long and complex relationship with the United States has had a significant impact on its economy and culture. A developed country, Canada has the sixteenth-highest nominal per capita income globally as well as the twelfth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index, its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks. Canada is part of several major international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings including the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G7, the Group of Ten, the G20, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. While a variety of theories have been postulated for the etymological origins of Canada, the name is now accepted as coming from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement".
In 1535, indigenous inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to the village of Stadacona. Cartier used the word Canada to refer not only to that particular village but to the entire area subject to Donnacona. From the 16th to the early 18th century "Canada" referred to the part of New France that lay along the Saint Lawrence River. In 1791, the area became two British colonies called Upper Canada and Lower Canada collectively named the Canadas. Upon Confederation in 1867, Canada was adopted as the legal name for the new country at the London Conference, the word Dominion was conferred as the country's title. By the 1950s, the term Dominion of Canada was no longer used by the United Kingdom, which considered Canada a "Realm of the Commonwealth"; the government of Louis St. Laurent ended the practice of using'Dominion' in the Statutes of Canada in 1951. In 1982, the passage of the Canada Act, bringing the Constitution of Canada under Canadian control, referred only to Canada, that year the name of the national holiday was changed from Dominion Day to Canada Day.
The term Dominion was used to distinguish the federal government from the provinces, though after the Second World War the term federal had replaced dominion. Indigenous peoples in present-day Canada include the First Nations, Métis, the last being a mixed-blood people who originated in the mid-17th century when First Nations and Inuit people married European settlers; the term "Aboriginal" as a collective noun is a specific term of art used in some legal documents, including the Constitution Act 1982. The first inhabitants of North America are hypothesized to have migrated from Siberia by way of the Bering land bridge and arrived at least 14,000 years ago; the Paleo-Indian archeological sites at Old Crow Flats and Bluefish Caves are two of the oldest sites of human habitation in Canada. The characteristics of Canadian indigenous societies included permanent settlements, complex societal hierarchies, trading networks; some of these cultures had collapsed by the time European explorers arrived in the late 15th and early 16th centuries and have only been discovered through archeological investigations.
The indigenous population at the time of the first European settlements is estimated to have been between 200,000
St. Mary's Rattlers
The St. Mary's Rattlers are the athletic teams that represent St. Mary's University, located in San Antonio, United States in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sporting competitions; the Rattlers compete as members of the Heartland Conference for all 11 varsity sports. St. Mary's has been a member of the Heartland since 1999. Interscholastic athletics competition began with baseball in 1902. Before St. Mary’s was recognized as a senior college in 1925, there was no formal conference competition, so the rivalry between the downtown and Woodlawn campuses was fierce; the colorful history of St. Mary’s athletics includes a stellar 1910 baseball team, which lost only to Ty Cobb’s Detroit Tigers in an exhibition game, a stint by future President Eisenhower as coach of the 1916 football team. St. Mary’s was an all-male school for more than a century. In 1939, both Collier's and Life magazines feature full-page spreads on the St. Mary's football team and their cross country trips in a ragged bus, the "Blue Goose".
The team was disbanded due to World War II. Records show the 1902 baseball team went 6–0, the 1910 squad went undefeated except for the aforementioned game against the Tigers. With the onset of the Depression, intercollegiate baseball disappeared only to be resurrected in 1947 by then-athletics director Brother Bill Siemer, S. M. Over the years, St. Mary’s baseball has won local and national fame. Accomplishments include 24 conference championships, four NAIA College World Series appearances and, most the 2001 NCAA Division II conference and national championships. St. Mary's men's basketball program has enjoyed success over many years. In 1926, the school’s first intercollegiate basketball team posted a 12–7 record. Women's intercollegiate athletics, begun in 1968, have enjoyed many triumphs; the softball team has led the way, winning several conference titles, playing in the NAIA and NCAA Division II national tournaments, winning the 1986 NAIA National Championship and the 2002 Division II National Championship.
St. Mary's first individual national championship came in 2006, when Jamie Amoretti won the NCAA Division II Men's Golf title; the Men's Golf team would be named the Golf Coaches Association of America 2008–2009 Academic National Champions, a title which St. Mary's treats as a fifth team national championship. Following the end of intercollegiate football at the start of World War II, there have been at least three attempts to revive full-contact sports on campus: a club football team in the early 1970s, a club rugby team in the early 1990s, a Texas Rugby Union Collegiate Division III team formed in Fall 2010; the school hosted the NCAA Women's Division II Basketball Championship at the Bill Greehey Arena in 2009 and 2012. Buddy Meyer has been inducted into the Heartland Conference Hall of Fame. St. Mary's has won four team national championships in men’s basketball, baseball and one individual national title in men's golf; the Rattler mascot has its own stories of. Legend holds that the football practice field had to be cleared of diamondback rattlesnakes on a regular basis, thus leading to the designation.
The truth is that Brother Kinsky thought “Rattlers” would be fitting because there was on campus Rattler Club whose members had begun The Rattler newspaper. There was debate as to whether the name was being run into the ground, but the students said they wanted the Rattler nickname. Alton Seekatz, a member of the Rattler Club, described the organization as a spirit and social organization. “It was called the Rattler Club when I got here in 1926, I’m not sure how it got its nickname,” he said, although his stories of the club members' antics and efforts to raise school spirit would “rattle” some and “shake” up others. Official website
Northwest Missouri State Bearcats
The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats are the athletic teams for Northwest Missouri State University, located in Maryville, Missouri. The Bearcats play in the NCAA Division II. Northwest is a founding member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in 1912 and has remained in the conference since. From its founding until 1937 it competed in the Amateur Athletic Union. From 1937 to 1957 it competed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. In 1957 it joined NCAA Division II. Northwest has appeared in ten Division II football title games since 1998; the men's basketball team appeared in an AAU title game in 1930. The Bearcats have appeared in ten NCAA Division II national title games since going 0-11 in Mel Tjeerdsma's first season in 1994. Northwest has appeared in two Elite 8 title games. Head coach Michael Smith finished his second season at Northwest Missouri State after the 2014–15 season, with a total record of 18–37. Since 1971, the women's basketball team has a combined record of 667–533.
The Bearcat softball team appeared in one Women's College World Series in 1975. Bearcat Stadium is the football stadium of the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats in Maryville, Missouri and is the oldest continuous site for any NCAA Division II school; the Stadium was opened in 1917 as Memorial Stadium. It has a capacity of 6,500 and had lights and FieldTurf installed in the summer of 2007; the Arena is in Lamkin Activity Center, a part of the Ryland Milner Complex and is located between Bearcat Stadium on the west and the Martindale Gymnasium and the Robert P. Foster Aquatic Center on the east. Official website
West Texas A&M Buffaloes
The West Texas A&M Buffaloes known as the WTAMU Buffaloes or WT Buffaloes, West Texas State Buffaloes and WTSU Buffaloes, are the athletic teams that represent West Texas A&M University, located in Canyon, Texas, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Buffaloes, colloquially known as the Buffs and Lady Buffs, compete as members of the Lone Star Conference for all 14 varsity sports. West Texas A&M was a member of the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association from 1941-1961; the football team won a conference championship in 1950. The Buffs were members of the Missouri Valley Conference from 1972-1985; the football team plays its home games in Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. The Buffs play rival Eastern New Mexico University each fall for the Wagon Wheel trophy, rival Midwestern State University for the Highway 287 Challenge Cup. In 2019, the football team will move to a newly built, on-campus stadium. 1949, 1962 1957 1967 Regular Season Champions: 1986, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012 South Division Champions: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 2009, 2011 National Semifinals: 2012 Regional Finalist: 2012, 2013 Second Round: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013 First Round: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 The Buff and Lady Buff basketball teams play in the First United Bank Center.
The traditional rival is Eastern New Mexico University, but newer rivalries with Midwestern State University and The University of Texas of the Permian Basin have emerged in recent years. A strong tradition of basketball exists at West Texas A&M, dating back to the days of Maurice Cheeks and as far back as the 1930s and 1940s. In 2018-2019 WT became the first school in NCAA history to have both the men's and women's teams host a regional tournament. From WTAMU Record Book Regular Season Champions: 1991, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2018, 2019 South Division Champions: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008 Tournament Champions: 1990, 1991, 1994, 2018, 2019 Final Four: 2018 Elite 8: 1998, 2018, 2019 Sweet 16: 1998, 2017, 2018, 2019 Round of 32: 1994, 1998, 2001, 2017, 2018, 2019 NCAA tournament appearances: 1987, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018, 2019 Regular Season Champions: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 South Division Champions: 1999, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Tournament Champions: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019 Runners Up: 1988, 2014 Final four: 1988, 2014 Elite 8: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2017 Sweet 16: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Round of 32: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 NCAA tournament appearances: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 The Lady Buff volleyball team is a three-time NCAA Division II National Champion, winning the title in 1990, 1991 and 1997 while holding one of the best home winning records in any level of competitive volleyball.
The team plays its home matches at the WTAMU Fieldhouse “The Box.” The Buffaloes and the Lady Buffs are one of the few Division II institutions that has an on campus cross country course, known as "The Range." The Buffaloes have won the Missouri Valley Conference Championship in 1977, 1979, the Lone Star Conference Championship in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. The men have had individual champions in the MVC in 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985 and in the LSC in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017; the men have qualified for the national championships every year since 2013, had a program best 11th place finish in 2014. The Buffaloes have had 3 NCAA DII All-Americans, Geoffrey Kipchumba, Owen Hind, Briggs Wittlake; the Lady Buffs have won the Lone Star Conference Championship in 2012 and 2013. The women have had individual champions in 2012 and 2014. Maurice Cheeks - former NBA basketball player and coach Mercury Morris - former NFL running back for the Miami Dolphins David Tameilau — plays rugby for the United States national rugby union team Duane Thomas - former NFL running back for the Dallas CowboysIn addition to the above, the football program produced several alumni who went on to notable careers in professional wrestling: Tully Blanchard – member of the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Four Horsemen stable Bobby Duncum Sr. Manny Fernandez Dory Funk Jr. – member of the WWE Hall of Fame Terry Funk – brother of Dory Jr. and a member of the WWE Hall of Fame.
Grand Valley State Lakers
The Grand Valley State Lakers are the intercollegiate athletic teams of Grand Valley State University, located in Allendale, United States. The GVSU Lakers compete at the NCAA Division II level and are members of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Grand Valley's varsity athletic teams have won 22 National Championships in 9 sports and have been National Runners-up 21 times in 10 sports. GVSU has won the prestigious National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Directors' Cup for NCAA Division II schools in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, they finished second in 2002, 2003, 2012, 2013. The cup is awarded to the top athletic programs based on overall team national finishes. Grand Valley is the first college east of the Mississippi River to win the Directors' Cup for NCAA Division II; the official mascot of Grand Valley State is Louie the Laker and the official fight song is "GVSU Victory!" GVSU fields 20 varsity teams in the following sports: Grand Valley State went to their first national title game in 2001, losing to the University of North Dakota.
They won their first Division II national championship in 2002 and their second in 2003. The team added a third national championship in 2005, finishing the season 13–0 and tying the NCAA record for most wins over a four-year period with 51, they earned their fourth title in 2006. In the 2007 season, GVSU broke the Division II record for most consecutive wins with 40; the previous record of 34 was set by Hillsdale College and had stood since 1957. On December 8, 2007, the streak was broken by their post season rival Northwest Missouri State University with a 34–16 loss; the GVSU men's 2005–2006 basketball team had their outstanding season cut short when they were upset early in the NCAA D2 Regional Playoffs. GV men were ranked number four in the nation in the final poll heading into the playoffs; the men ended their season with a 27–4 mark and second year coach Ric Wesley was named the BCAM College Coach of the Year for his efforts. Ric has led the Lakers to a 45–14 record over his initial two years and it is the best two-year total of any basketball coach in their first two years at GV.
In 1977 the men's basketball team reached the Final Four of the NAIA Division I Tournament. The Lakers have a moderately successful baseball program, frequenting appearances in the Division II tournament; the Lakers play at the 500 seat GVSU Baseball complex and are coached by Jamie Detillion. In 2004, the Lakers made it all the way to the Division II national championship losing to Delta State; the GVSU women's basketball team won their first NCAA Division II National Championship in the 2005–2006 season with a 58–52 win over American International College. The Lady Lakers finished with a school best 33–3 overall record, which included a win streak of 22 games a school record; the Lakers in the 04–05 season lost in the Elite Eight going 28–6 over-all. Coach Dawn Plitzuweit was voted the Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coach of the Year in 2005 and after the National Championship season was voted both the BCAM and the Molten/WDIIB National Coach of the Year, she was honored by being selected as the USA Women's Basketball Trials Court Coach.
In both the 04-05 and 05-06 campaigns the Lakers were led on the court by their two time All-American Nikki Reams. The varsity women's soccer team ended the 2005 season with a GLIAC Championship and a trip to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. In 2006 the team was GLIAC co-champion and was ranked eighth in the nation at the end of the regular season; the Lakers returned to the NCAA Division II tournament and finished as national runner-up—the first women's soccer team from a four-year college in Michigan to be a national finalist. In 2009, the Lakers returned to the Division II Championship game, this time taking home their first championship with a 1–0 victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills. In 2010, the Lakers set out to defend their National Title, they finished the regular season with a 15–1–2 record, an overall record of 22–1–2 claiming their second title in as many years. In doing so, they set a school and NCAA Division II record for most shutouts in a season, outscored opponents a staggering 93–5, scored a tournament record 17 goals in the postseason.
The women's volleyball team won its first Division II National Championship in 2005 against host school University of Nebraska-Kearney in front of an NCAA D2 record crowd of 5,025 fans. The 2005 volleyball team is the first women's team to win a National Championship for the school; the Lakers ended their season with a 32–6 record. Coach Deanne Scanlon was voted the Tachikara/AVCA D2 National Coach of the Year for her efforts in guiding the Lakers; the Lakers have a 20–6 overall record for the NCAA D2 Playoffs and are in a streak of 13 straight years with winning seasons. GVSU has had a club hockey team since the mid-1970s; as the NCAA does not offer Division II ice hockey, GVSU participates in the American Collegiate Hockey Association within the Great Midwest Hockey League, which has produced the ACHA DII champion in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013. In 2006–2007, GVSU added an ACHA Division III team which competes in the Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference. Grand Valley used to be a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Hockey Association and was the GLIHA Tournament Champions in 2003 and placed second in 2005.
In 2007, the Lakers were invited to the ACHA DII National Championships for the first time. In 2011, GVSU won the ACHA DII National Championship; the Lakers finished as national runner-up in 2012 and 2013. The hockey team is a "varsity club", in that it is no