The leaves are changing colors and starting to fall — sports, like the weather, are prepping to switch gears. Football and volleyball have a few weeks left, soccer is wrapping up, but do not fret. As the temperatures drop, we head inside for the start of basketball, swim and dive, among others.
Oakland’s men’s basketball started their season two weeks ago with an exhibition game against Eastern Michigan University. Since then, they have played a second exhibition game against Lake Superior State University. After the exhibition games, their season picked up, starting on the road with a 60-53 loss at West Virginia University.
Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. is Oakland University’s men’s home opener game (military appreciation night) against the University of Toledo. Afterwards, they’ll head south for a game against the University of Alabama. Following that they participate in the Golf Coast Showcase — where they will be facing the University of Vermont and two other teams yet to be announced.
Women’s basketball started their season Tuesday with a game at home against the University of Toledo, followed by a 77-64 win against Niagara University Friday. Their next game is home Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. against Youngstown State University.
This past week women’s volleyball faced a tough 3-0 defeat Sunday, Nov. 7 against Milwaukee, while men’s soccer played University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) on the pitch in a 3-1 win for the Horizon League Semifinals.
Friday, Nov. 12 was a busy day for the athletes — women’s tennis faced off at Western Michigan University, cross country competed at the Great Lakes Regional — men placed 22nd and women placed 16th — while swim and dive faced off against Eastern Michigan University, where the women’s team won 169-131.
Saturday was another busy day, as women’s tennis went up against Western Michigan University at Sorensen Courts/West Hills Athletic Club. Cross country made their way to Tallahassee for the NCAA Championships. Swim faced Miami University, both men and women winning. Men finished with a score of 192.5-107.5 and women finished with 167-132.
Men’s soccer faced off against Cleveland State University for the Horizon League Championship. It was a wet, cold and aggressive game for the league title. Oakland pulled out 3-1 to gain the Horizon League Championship title of the season.
Keep up with the upcoming games:
Oakland University: Men’s Basketball– University of Alabama 8 p.m.
Michigan State University: Women’s Basketball– Bryant noon. Men’s hockey– Wisconsin 7 p.m.. Women’s volleyball– Wisconsin 9 p.m..
University of Michigan: Women’s soccer-TBD & TBA. Men’s Basketball– UNLV 9:30 p.m. Field Hockey -NCAA Semifinals noon/3p.m. Wrestling– Colombia 7 p.m. Volleyball – Purdue 7 p.m. Ice Hockey– Notre Dame 7:30 p.m.
Oakland University: Women’s Basketball-Robert Morris University 2 p.m.
Michigan State University: Cross Country NCAA Championships. Wrestling Navy Classic 10 a.m. Football Ohio State Noon. Women’s Gymnastics Meet the Spartans 1 p.m. Men’s Basketball Eastern Michigan University 5 p.m.. Men’s Hockey Wisconsin 8 p.m.
University of Michigan: Women’s Cross-Country-NCAA Championships 10:20 a.m. Men’s Cross-Country-NCAA Championships 11:10 a.m. Women’s Basketball- Central Michigan 1 p.m. Football- Maryland 3:30 p.m. Ice Hockey Notre Dame 8 p.m.
Michigan State University: Women’s Volleyball – University of Michigan 1 p.m. Women’s Basketball 2 p.m.
University of Michigan: Men’s Basketball- Arizona or Wichita State 6:20 p.m.. Wrestling- Buffalo 1 p.m. Volleyball- Michigan State University 1p.m. Field Hockey – NCAA Championships 2 p.m.
Oakland University: Men’s Basketball- University of Vermont 1:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball University of Michigan 7 p.m.
University of Michigan: Women’s basketball Oakland 7 p.m.
Oakland University: Men’s Basketball- TBD & TBA
Michigan State University: Women’s Basketball- St. Francis Brooklyn 2 p.m.
Oakland University: Men’s Basketball– TBD & TBA
Michigan State University: Men’s Basketball- Loyola Chicago TBA.
University of Michigan: Volleyball -Illinois 7 p.m. Men’s Basketball- Tarleton State 7p.m.
Michigan State University: Men’s Basketball- Auburn/UConn TBA.
Oakland University: Women’s Basketball- Michigan State 3 p.m.
Michigan State University: Men’s Basketball- Arizona State/ Baylor/ VCU/ Syracuse TBA. Women’s basketball– Oakland 3 p.m. Women’s volleyball- Illinois 7 p.m.
University of Michigan: Women’s basketball- Oregon State 6:45 p.m. Volleyball- Northwestern 7 p. Ice Hockey- Niagara 7:30 p.m.