GLIAC Columnist

GLIAC Columnist

Jake Riepma graduated from Northwood in 2015 where he played football from 2011-2015. At the conclusion of his collegiate career, he earned the GLIAC's Jack H. McAvoy Award in recognition of outstanding character, service, and leadership throughout his tenure at Northwood. 

In 2018, Riepma graduated with a Master's degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University specializing in Sports Media at the Medill School of Journalism. 

In addition to contributing to, Riepma currently works for Entercom Detroit as a Sports Update Anchor on 97.1 The Ticket and WWJ News Radio 950.

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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Super Region Three Final Reaction

December 9th, 2019 5:00pm

For the third time in four years, the Ferris State Bulldogs are playing in the NCAA Division II National Semifinals. Ferris State topped third-seeded Northwest Missouri State 25-3 on Saturday at Top Taggart Field to earn a second consecutive Super Region Three title.

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GLIAC SR3 Final Preview

December 5th, 2019 11:00am

Eight teams remain in the NCAA DII football playoffs and for the fourth consecutive year, the Ferris State Bulldogs are among the final eight teams playing football. It’s one of countless accomplishments making up the laundry list of successes in the Tony Annese era at Ferris State that began in December of 2011.

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GLIAC Second Round Playoff Reaction

December 2nd, 2019 2:00pm

The remaining field in the NCAA DII Playoffs has dwindled down to eight teams after the action unfolded over the weekend. Among them, No.

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GLIAC Round 2 Playoff Preview

November 29th, 2019 1:30pm

After a two-week hiatus, the GLIAC champion and Super Region Three’s top-ranked Ferris State Bulldogs will be in action on Saturday at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids in the second round of the NCAA DII Playoffs. The Bulldogs welcome in the University of Central Missouri after the Mules knocked off the University of Indianapolis 37-27 in the opening round last weekend.

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GLIAC Regular Season Wrap

November 18th, 2019 5:00pm

Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.

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GLIAC Week 11 Preview

November 14th, 2019 8:00am

Four games on Saturday in the GLIAC to close out the regular season in week 11 – Grand Valley State hosting Wayne State headlines the weekend’s games as second place in the conference will be decided in Allendale, and Ashland can finish in a tie for second place with a win over Northern Michigan.

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GLIAC Week 10 Reaction

November 11th, 2019 1:00pm

10 weeks of GLIAC football are in the books, and we have our undisputed regular season champion – the Ferris State Bulldogs complete their second consecutive undefeated regular season to capture the GLIAC title outright for the second straight year.

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