GRCC in the News – 1/11/12

College notebook: Petoskey grad Tracy helps Grand Rapids CC to two wins
By Kurt Grangood | News-Review sports writer | 5:00 a.m. EST, January 11, 2012

Petoskey graduate Grant Tracy scored five points, dished out two assists and grabbed two rebounds in helping the Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball team to an 84-57 win over Kalamazoo Valley Community College.  (More)

Grand Rapids sacks its powerful football program
Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 12:42 pm | Iowa Nonpareil Online | By Tony Boone

In the three years since Iowa Western joined the league, the Midwest Football Conference has survived the folding of programs at North Iowa Area Community College, Rock Valley (Ill.) and Joliet (Ill.). Losing its reigning champion, however, is sure to hurt a whole lot more.  (More)

Was ending GRCC football program the right move? Readers react
Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 11:59 AM | Grand Rapids Press

Grand Rapids Community College’s decision to discontinue the GRCC football program Monday brought out a wide range of emotions from readers. Demar Dorsey, left, participates in a defensive form tackling drill during practice last August at Houseman Field. Some were angry, others were sad, while others, like onelord , spent a little time reminiscing: (More)

After 80 years, Grand Rapids Community College ends football
12:15 PM, Jan. 10, 2012 | Detroit Free Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College has ended its football program after 80 years and an undefeated season. The lack of competition in Michigan and long, costly bus trips as far as Georgia and North Dakota played a large role in the decision. The Grand Rapids Press said some players left during the meeting Monday while others cried. “This is a great loss,” athletic director Charlie Wells acknowledged.  (More)

Why more should have been done to save GRCC football program (commentary)
Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 10:30 AM | Grand Rapids Press

It didn’t take long for the unfortunate news concerning the discontinuation of the Grand Rapids Community College football program to spread.  (More)

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