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 7 Preview

October 17th, 2019 7:00pm

The pieces of the puzzle are starting to fall into place as we sprint into week 7 of the Division II college football season, and this week’s matchups will continue to shape the GLIAC landscape. Four afternoon games followed up by an intriguing nightcap in Detroit featuring two teams with just one GLIAC loss in Ashland and Wayne State.

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GLIAC Review Week Six

October 14th, 2019 8:00am

Four games decided by one possession with two of those coming down to the final play highlight another captivating weekend on the gridiron in the GLIAC. Meanwhile, the No.2 ranked Ferris State Bulldogs routed Wayne State, meaning FSU hails as the lone unbeaten in the GLIAC.

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GLIAC Week 6 Preview

October 10th, 2019 10:30am

Four more GLIAC games and one nonconference game on tap for our Saturday viewing pleasures as week six on the gridiron is headlined by an unexpected battle for first place. Sure, we all expected Ferris State to be undefeated and the team to beat, but did anyone anticipate a week six matchup with Wayne State to have first place on the line?

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GLIAC Week 5 Review

October 7th, 2019 8:19am

Divine intervention struck in Allendale for the Ashland Eagles as a Hail Mary for the ages was answered on the final play of the game when Austin Brenner found junior wide receiver Logan Bolin for a game-winning 52-yard touchdown pass– a play that will live on forever.

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GLIAC Preview Week Five

October 3rd, 2019 3:25am

Another week, another matchup of high-powered conference foes as Grand Valley State and Ashland square off Saturday night at Lubbers Stadium, add in the classic “Axe Bowl” rivalry game, a West-Michigan showdown between two unbeatens in Davenport and Ferris State, and Wayne State eyeing a 2-0 start in conference play, and there’s your week 5 storylines.

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GLIAC Week Four Review

September 30th, 2019 12:30pm

And then there were three! That’s right, three remaining undefeated GLIAC teams four weeks into the season.

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GLIAC Week 4 Preview

September 26th, 2019 10:00am

The second weekend of GLIAC play is a welcomed sight as Saturday’s slate features four conference battles and just one nonconference tilt, meaning there are only five games to preview instead of eight or nine like we had during nonconference play. Wayne State finally gets a crack at a GLIAC opponent as the Warriors will welcome the unbeaten, and now 25th-ranked-Saginaw Valley State Cardinals to Tom Adams Field for a night cap and WSU’s first conference game of the season.

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GLIAC Review Week Three

September 23rd, 2019 10:30am

Yawwwnnn! A league-wide snooze fest in the opening round of conference play as not a single game in week three was decided by less than 15 points.

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GLIAC Preview Week Three

September 19th, 2019 10:00am

Week 3 Preview: Hard to imagine a more exciting way to kick-off conference play than your top two teams from the preseason poll squaring off in a night game, and that’s exactly what we have in week 3 of the GLIAC slate –

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GLIAC Week 2 Review

September 16th, 2019 11:00am

Some highs and lows for the GLIAC in week two of nonconference play which ultimately saw the conference post a 6-3 mark for the day. Statement wins for the powers that be with Ferris State winning big on the road at Central Washington, and Grand Valley State earning a hard-fought 28-24 comeback win at home against Delta State, but don’t for one second sleep on our other 2-0 teams!

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GLIAC Week Two Preview

September 12th, 2019 9:30am

Week two in the GLIAC features several intriguing matchups, especially given some of the surprising outcomes from week one. After the GLIAC went 3-1 against the GMAC last week, this coming Saturday consists of four more GLIAC vs.

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GLIAC Week One Reaction

September 9th, 2019 12:00am

Five wins and three losses for the GLIAC in the non-conference slate in the opening week of the season. Coincidently, that was also my record in picking games this week, not that anyone cares, but a 5-3 mark to open the season, I’ll take it, but much room for improvement.

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GLIAC Week One Preview

September 2nd, 2019 6:00am

Week 1 Preview  Eight of the nine GLIAC institutions sponsoring varsity football teams will open play this week with three games slated for Thursday evening and four more commencing on Saturday.

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Jake Riepma's GLIAC Column

August 13th, 2019 12:00am

  Back for year two with all my favorite GLIAC compadres!

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