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A night of legacy and courage: the second annual Black and Gold Awards

Nowshin Chowdhury

April 20, 2016

Gathering outside the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Oakland student-athletes were dressed in formal attire and surrounded by familiar faces for the second annual Black and Gold Awards. Oakland University Athletics hosted the awards combined with the Lepley Hall of Honor induction on Monday, April 18 for a night filled with laugh...

Sebastien Bellin recovering in Brussels

Sam Schlenner

April 12, 2016

He was one of the photos of the day. A handsome man with jet-black, cropped hair. The same color grime marred his face, mostly on the right cheek and forehead, although maybe that’s just shadow. His black coat hangs open to rev...

Farewell, Felder: Point guard signs with agents, leaves Oakland basketball, shoots for NBA

Sam Schlenner

April 12, 2016

He’s wanted this since he was three years old.“That’s when I picked it up and never put it down.”Kay Felder, Oakland men's basketball team’s former point guard, has signed with agents Michael Silverman and Brandon ...

Student athletes promote literacy

Reported by Katlynn Emaus, written by Sam Schlenner

April 9, 2016

Oakland University student-athletes put the reading in March. Over 100 Golden Grizzlies read to elementary students throughout March is Reading Month, according to senior softball infielder Sarah Hartley.“Athletics gets tons of new ...

Kay Felder signs with agents, departure final

Sam Schlenner

April 8, 2016

Kay Felder, Oakland men's basketball's former point guard, has signed with agents Michael Silverman and Brandon Grier of Athlete Management Group, according to Shams Charania, a writer for The Vertical on Yahoo Sports.Oakland junior Kay Felder has made decision to remain in NBA Draft, ...

Felder announces decision to leave for NBA draft, could still return for senior year

Scott Davis

April 5, 2016

Oakland University junior Kay Felder told the Detroit Free Press on Monday that he will leaving for the NBA Draft. The 5-foot-9 guard hopes to participate in the NBA pre-draft combine on May 11 through 15 in Chicago. He still...

Former Golden Grizzly earns spot on Trinidadian national team

Katlynn Emaus

March 27, 2016

Makesi Lewis, a 2011 Oakland graduate, has been selected to the Trinidad and Tobago national team.“It was a dream come true. Tears came to my eyes because I knew, I earned [it],” Lewis wrote in an email. “International foot...

The proposed new athletic practice facility: What it would offer

Ally Racey

March 26, 2016

Athletic Director Jeff Konya, along with other staff including coaches, think Oakland student-athletes need a new practice facility to create even more success. The project has been considered for nearly 15 years.“That’s h...

Does the O’rena deploy enough security?

Ally Racey

March 26, 2016

With attendance exceeding 3,500 at six home men’s basketball games this season, is security at the O’rena a concern?Andy Adrianse, director of facilities for Oakland University Athletics, wrote in an email that the school inten...

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