GRCC in the News: 11/16/09

Ineligible player likely will derail Grand Rapids Community College football team’s title hopes
By Gary Bond | The Grand Rapids Press | November 16, 2009, 11:40PM

GRAND RAPIDS — The use of an ineligible football player at Grand Rapids Community College is expected to hit the program hard Tuesday when bowl invitations are announced. The National Junior College Athletic Association will release its nine bowl matchups, and GRCC (10-0 and ranked No. 3) hopes to be invited to the Citizen Bank Bowl in Pittsburg, Kan., where it would meet No. 1 Fort Scott Community College (11-0) on Dec. 6. […] GRCC athletic director Doug Wabeke would not release the name of the player, saying only the player was involved in the Oct. 3 game against Iowa Central Community College at Houseman Field that the Raiders won, 49-44. The player was in the game for only one play and remains a member of the team, Wabeke said. He emphasized it was not an academic issue with the player in question. Rather, Wabeke said, his name was omitted from a list of eligible players GRCC turned into the NJCAA at the beginning of the season. Once Wabeke learned of the omission, he self-reported GRCC to the NJCAA and submitted the name.  (More)

GRCC in hunt for nat’l football title: New coach Annese brings team to new heights [Includes Video]
WOOD TV | Monday, 16 Nov 2009, 8:18 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – The Grand Rapids Community College football team is up to No. 3 in the new junior college poll and one of two teams remaining with an undefeated record. The Raiders practiced at Houseman Field on Monday, awaiting word on who they will play this weekend.  (More)

Names and Faces in Business for Nov. 15
By The Grand Rapids Press staff | November 15, 2009, 2:51AM

Awards and Achievements: Mary Hofstra, of Grand Rapids Community College’s Workforce Training, earned Business Services Professional certification from the state Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, the state Economic Development Corp. and Michigan State University.  (More)

Business in Brief: 11/15/2009 – Green workshops set in Grand Rapids
Traverse City Record Eagle | Published: November 14, 2009 10:10 pm

TRAVERSE CITY — The West Michigan Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council will conduct a pair of workshops on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and concepts. […] Both events will be held at Grand Rapids Community College and are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration information is available at or by calling (616) 234-4946.  (More)

Ocelot men’s cagers drop 4th in row
Observer & Eccentric Newspapers | November 12, 2009

James Thomas notched a game-high 26 points as Grand Rapids Community College evened its overall record at 1-1 with an 89-79 win Wednesday at Schoolcraft College. Jason Pratt and Aaron Stockdale added 15 and 12, respectively, for the Raiders.  (More)

SC4 volleyball team falls in regional finals
Times Herald | November 9, 2009

GRAND RAPIDS — The St. Clair County Community College volleyball team saw its dream season come to a close Sunday in the regional finals at Grand Rapids Community College. After defeating Owens Community College 25-18, 25-17 and 25-23 early in the day, SC4 fell to Columbus State 13-25, 18-25 and 14-25.  (More)

GRCC makes a comeback under Annese
Yahoo Sports | By Josh Helmholdt, Recruiting Analyst Nov 10, 8:04 pm EST

There is only one junior college program playing football in the state of Michigan, and Grand Rapids Community College is making their presence felt on the national level under first-year head coach Tony Annese. Annese was a decorated high school coach in the state of Michigan before coming to Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

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