The Oakland Post

Commentary: Colin Kaepernick is an american hero

Michael Pearce, Sports Editor

September 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Sports

Nike made national and world headlines when they announced the new face of their ad campaign, Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick was pictured, and the text on the photo read “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everyth...

WNBA vs NBA Debate: The Issue

Michael Pearce, Sports Editor

September 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Sports

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) conference finals are wrapping up this week. However, the focus is far from what is taking place on the court. Recently, WNBA players have become more outspoken about the wage...

Why student-athletes should not be paid

Zac Grasl, Staff Intern

September 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Sports

In February of 2018, NBA star Carmelo Anthony stated in an interview that he believes that NCAA student-athletes should be paid. In an article written by Chris Chavez of Sports Illustrated, Anthony was quoted the following: “Yeah, they...

In the spotlight- Nyal Higgins

Zac Grasl, Staff Intern

July 31, 2018

Filed under Sports, Sports / Mens / Soccer

After spending the summer training with three Major League Soccer (MLS) teams and playing for an amateur soccer league in Ontario, Canada, Junior defensemen Nyal Higgins of the Oakland Men’s soccer team, is expected to have a bre...

In the spotlight- Krysteena Davis

Zac Grasl, Staff Intern

July 31, 2018

Filed under Sports, Sports / Womens / Volleyball

Krysteena Davis is everything you want in a team leader. She puts in work in the weight room to get stronger, she works hard in the classroom, she is the vocal leader of the team, and she leads by example. All of these qualit...

Cheer team relegated to club sport status

Michael Pearce and Dakota Brecht

July 31, 2018

Filed under Sports, Sports / Club Sports

Rumors began surfacing on social media late on Thursday, July 12 about the cheer team being removed from Oakland Athletics due to a lack of funding. This move would make competitive cheer into a club sport. A fan account o...

Oakland University selects next athletic director

AuJenee Hirsch, Editor-in-Chief

July 31, 2018

Filed under Sports

Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz announced at a news conference on July 23 that Steve Waterfield has been appointed director of athletics effective Aug. 9, 2018. Waterfield comes to Oakland after serving as exe...

Club Football looks to continue tradition with new coach

Zac Grasl, Staff Intern

July 31, 2018

Filed under Sports, Sports / Club Sports

OU Football Club looks to continue winning tradition despite change in leadership with new head coach After finishing with an 18-1 record and winning a national championship as head coach of the football club, Tom Menas st...

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