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Not snoozing and not losing: Greg Kampe sleepless after win over Kentucky

Not snoozing and not losing: Greg Kampe sleepless after win over Kentucky

Kurt Szymanski, Sports Reporter March 22, 2024

The day after Oakland University’s 80-76 win over the University of Kentucky (UK) Wildcats on Thursday, Oakland head coach Greg Kampe was made available to the media. Although talking to the media...

The next hurdle: A preview of Oakland versus NC State in the Round of 32

The next hurdle: A preview of Oakland versus NC State in the Round of 32

Evan Blanchard, Sports Reporter March 22, 2024

The two paths here couldn’t have been more different. For Oakland, the Golden Grizzlies dominated the Horizon League all season and won their conference tournament to earn a matchup against No. 3...

Greg Kampe: Upset over Kentucky ‘the greatest win that I’ve ever been a part of’

Greg Kampe: Upset over Kentucky ‘the greatest win that I’ve ever been a part of’

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor March 21, 2024

Thursday night’s contest between No. 3 seed Kentucky and 14-seed Oakland was like something out of a movie. From the classic underdog story to the electric performance from an unlikely hero to the...

More 3s, please: Behind Jack Gohlke’s big night against Kentucky

More 3s, please: Behind Jack Gohlke’s big night against Kentucky

Kurt Szymanski, Sports Reporter March 21, 2024

Last year at this time, Jack Gohlke was playing D2 college hoops for the Hillsdale Chargers. On Thursday, March 21, Gohlke had a performance for the Golden Grizzlies that will have OU basketball fans...

Trey Townsend, Blake Lampman ready for biggest challenge yet: Everyone loves a good underdog story

Trey Townsend, Blake Lampman ready for biggest challenge yet: ‘Everyone loves a good underdog story’

Kurt Szymanski, Sports Reporter March 20, 2024

Despite the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies being underdogs to a loaded University of Kentucky (UK) Wildcats team, Trey Townsend and Blake Lampman remain more ready than ever to compete. “Obviously,...

Greg Kampe: A win over Kentucky would change my players lives

Greg Kampe: A win over Kentucky would ‘change my players’ lives’

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor March 20, 2024

March Madness is where legends are made. Of course, players on the nation's best teams have the opportunity to cement their legacies and grow their personal brands by leading their team on a deep tournament...

OU versus Big Blue: Preview of first-round opponent Kentucky in March Madness

OU versus Big Blue: Preview of first-round opponent Kentucky in March Madness

Evan Blanchard, Sports Reporter March 18, 2024

“You know, I never really liked the color blue,” head coach Greg Kampe said as Oakland was announced to take on Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Indeed, Kentucky has been one...

It was his moment: Greg Kampe relives Trey Townsends takeover of Championship Game

‘It was his moment’: Greg Kampe relives Trey Townsend’s takeover of Championship Game

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor March 12, 2024

What senior forward Trey Townsend did on Tuesday night in the Horizon League Championship Game will be talked about and written about for decades on the campus of Oakland University. During the program's...

What theyre saying: Prominent Oakland figures react to NCAA Tournament berth

What they’re saying: Prominent Oakland figures react to NCAA Tournament berth

Brock Heilig and Kurt Szymanski March 12, 2024

Tuesday night marked a historic moment in the history of Oakland University. The men's basketball team punched a ticket to just its fourth Division I NCAA Tournament in program history with an 83-76...

Cue the music: Oakland basketball wins Horizon League Tournament, goes dancing for first time since 2011

Cue the music: Oakland basketball wins Horizon League Tournament, goes dancing for first time since 2011

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor March 12, 2024

For the first time in three years, Oakland found itself playing for an NCAA Tournament berth on Tuesday night. And for the first time since joining the Horizon League, the Golden Grizzlies converted on...

All roads lead to Indy: Horizon League men’s basketball semifinal preview

All roads lead to Indy: Horizon League men’s basketball semifinal preview

Evan Blanchard, Sports Reporter March 11, 2024

Everyone knows that the ultimate college basketball stage is March Madness, where 64 teams compete in single elimination to win the national championship. Teams have two ways to qualify: 1) you win...

Oakland pounds IUPUI, secures conference tournament home game

Oakland pounds IUPUI, secures conference tournament home game

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor February 21, 2024

For the first time since 2021, the Oakland men’s basketball team will be hosting a game in the Horizon League Tournament. Hosting a game in the second round of the conference tournament goes a long way...

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