GLIAC Columnist

GLIAC Columnist

Veteran Columnist Tony Nicolette returns to cover the GLIAC in 2022 after stepping away prior to the 2013 season.

In addition to his previous work on, Nicolette has worked for the GLIAC office and has been a television commentator for the Grand Valley Sports Network and ESPN.

The GVSU alum is married with two children.

GLIAC Semi Final Preview

December 8th, 2022 5:00pm

We talked last week about how that 2022’s “Round Two” of Ferris and Grand Valley would be a rock fight. 

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GLIAC SR3 Final Preview

December 1st, 2022 8:00am

As many in the D2 world suspected, the Week Seven match-up between Ferris State and Grand Valley wouldn’t be the only tilt between these two GLIAC powers during the 2022 season.  And, the same “many”

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GLIAC Second Round Playoff Preview

November 24th, 2022 8:00pm

The Super Region 3 Semi-Final match-ups will both feature the MIAA’s best visiting the GLIAC’s best, as Pitt State will trek to Ferris State while Northwest Missouri journeys to Grand Valley.  

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GLIAC First Round Playoff Preview

November 17th, 2022 8:00pm

In the flash I warned us all about, the 2022 regular season has now come and gone.  Every year, it seems like it is faster than the last. 

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GLIAC Week Eleven Column

November 9th, 2022 7:00pm

The final week is upon us.  I know I sound like a broken record, but these things blow by us in such a hurry! 

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GLIAC Week Ten Column

November 3rd, 2022 9:00pm

The GLIAC remains a three-team race with only two weeks to play.  Multiple scenarios still abound for teams to share or win the title outright. 

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GLIAC Week Nine Column

October 27th, 2022 7:00pm

We’ve reached the three-quarter poll for the season, Gang.  We keep reminding everyone how fast these seasons roar by, and 2022 sure is shaping up as yet another flash.

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GLIAC Week Eight Column

October 20th, 2022 6:00pm

So often, a “Game of the Year” earns that billing in the run up and then lets us all down when the affair actually happens. 

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GLIAC Week Seven Column

October 12th, 2022 6:00pm

We warned everyone a few short weeks ago that the season goes by in the blink of an eye.  Here we are now, already past the halfway point. 

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GLIAC Week Six Column

October 6th, 2022 6:00pm

The lid on the GLIAC season will finally be lifted in full as Ferris opens its league slate on Saturday.  The rest of the crew got their starts this past weekend, with most of the trends we saw in September continuing.

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GLIAC Week Five Column

September 29th, 2022 9:00pm

As we turn the calendar to October, GLIAC play is FINALLY here!  Things are always interesting in this league, but we open with a full FOUR of our clubs still unbeaten. 

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GLIAC Week Four Column

September 22nd, 2022 9:00pm

As we head past the quarter pole and into the heart of the season, we are starting to see some identities appear for each team.  GLIAC play kicks off after this weekend’s games, so this is the final ‘tune-up’

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GLIAC - Week Three Preview

September 16th, 2022 12:00am

After only two weeks, every GLIAC club has posted at least one win.  Not a bad start! 

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GLIAC Week Two Column

September 9th, 2022 3:00pm

Week one is behind us, as is the euphoria that comes along with it:  the long wait since last year for football to return, the consecutive days of games, being at a game with no fear of being chilly. 

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GLIAC Week One Preview

August 31st, 2022 7:00pm

Finally!  The season is here. 

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2022 GLIAC Season Preview

August 27th, 2022 7:00pm

Greetings, Gang.  It’s been a while! 

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GLIAC Week 11

November 11th, 2021 9:00am

The final week of the regular season is upon us, and the storylines are simple – Ferris State controls its own destiny –

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GLIAC Week 10

November 4th, 2021 10:00am

Myren Harris of Wayne State set the Warriors’ single game record with 327 yards on the ground in a blowout win over Northwood, Grand Valley State survives another close call and escapes 14-9 against Michigan Tech, Ferris State and Saginaw Valley State both cruise to easy wins in week 9 of the season.

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GLIAC Week Nine

October 28th, 2021 7:00am

Ferris State stands alone at the top of the GLIAC after its decisive victory over Michigan Tech, Grand Valley State survives a road scare against Northern Michigan, Davenport prevails on the final play at Northwood, and Saginaw Valley State routes Wayne State.  Aside from GVSU's narrow margin of victory, there wasn't a lot that surprised me from the eighth week of the season.

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GLIAC Week Eight

October 21st, 2021 8:00am

All three GLIAC rivalry trophies will be staying put for another year as Ferris State, Michigan Tech, and Saginaw Valley State all were victorious – add in Wayne State’s first victory of the season and you have a memorable week seven in the GLIACIn a battle of unbeatens and top ten teams, the annual “Anchor-Bone Classic”

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