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 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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GLIAC Week 7

October 14th, 2021 7:00am

Michigan Tech delivers the latest gut-wrenching defeat to Wayne State, Davenport avenges its week 3 loss to Northern with a win at home over the Wildcats, Grand Valley State soars past Northwood with ease, and Saginaw Valley State gets its biggest win since 2012, all totaling another exciting week on the gridiron in the GLIAC. Things have gone from bad to worse in the Motor City for the Wayne State Warriors –

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GLIAC Week Six Preview

October 7th, 2021 8:00am

Lopsided wins for Ferris State, Grand Valley State and Michigan Tech and a come-from-behind thrilling win for Northern Michigan on its homecoming completes week five in the GLIAC. Another 3-1 record in my picks over the weekend brings the season total to 18-9.

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GLIAC Week Five

September 30th, 2021 10:00am

A chalky week 4 in the GLIAC with games playing out pretty much as expected – but with one exception –

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GLIAC Week Four Preview

September 23rd, 2021 9:00am

The second-ranked Ferris State Bulldogs survive an overtime scare from Saginaw Valley State, Wayne State falls in an overtime shootout, Northern Michigan bounces back with a home win over Davenport, Michigan Tech falls to Division I non-scholarship St. Thomas, and Grand Valley State rolls at home culminating a wild week 3 on the gridiron in the GLIAC.

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GLIAC Week Three Preview

September 16th, 2021 9:00am

The second week of action on the gridiron in the GLIAC began with a punch to the gut and a kick in the teeth as five of the six GLIAC schools took L's in the Saturday afternoon slate. Davenport's dramatic 10-6 win over Walsh represented the only GLIAC victory in the first six non-conference games involving the GLIAC. We chatted with Davenport head coach Sparky McEwen on this week’s episode of GLIAC Football Weekly and recapped the big win for the Panthers.

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GLIAC Week Two Preview

September 9th, 2021 10:00am

The much-anticipated return of GLIAC football lived up to the high hopes, and perhaps even exceeded what we all could have predicted to unfold. An opening weekend that saw the GLIAC go 4-3 in seven non-conference games leaves us with all kinds of week 1 takeaways and overreactions.

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GLIAC Week One Preview

September 1st, 2021 9:00am

Alright you GLIAC football junkies – TWO blogs this week to celebrate the return to the gridiron –

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GLIAC 2021 Season Preview

August 30th, 2021 12:00am

Welcome back my fellow GLIAC football enthusiasts – if it feels like it’s been forever, relax –

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GLIAC Semifinal Review: Ferris State Season Ends in Heartbreak

The top-ranked Ferris State Bulldogs suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday to No. 4 West Florida in the NCAA Division II National Semifinals at Top Taggart Field.

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