Sporting blitz week of 4/9


The OU women’s softball team cancelled their series against Cleveland State over the weekend due to unplayable field conditions. They play at CMU on April 9 with a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.

Men’s Basketball-

Senior Oakland University basketball star Travis Bader finished in second place in the Quicken Loans college 3-point competition Thursday. The event was held at SMU’s Moody Coliseum. Bader was only edged out by Brady Heslip of Baylor, who managed to outscore Bader 18-14 in the final round. Erik Kangas also finished second in this event in 2009 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Track and Field-

The OU Men and Women’s track and field teams both suffered defeats against the University of Detroit over the weekend, despite strong performances from both teams. Ashley Jemison set a new school record in discus with a heave of 122’8”. Andrew Stebbins captured a victory in the shot put with a throw of 44’3”. George O’Connor won the 3,000-meter run in 8:47.97 and Miranda Haas won the steeplechase in 7:22.27. The team will next compete at the Siena Heights Invite April 12 in Adrian.


The men’s baseball team travelled to conference rival Milwaukee over the weekend for a three-game series. The first two games were close losses, both 4-3. The third game wasn’t so close, with Oakland falling 8-2. Mike Brosseau currently leads the team in batting average at .359, and has five doubles on the season. Jake Paulson has a 3.03 era with a 2-3 record. Oakland is scheduled to play a game against Central Michigan Wednesday, April 9 at 3:05 pm.