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Reliving the inaugural match at the ORena after 25 years

Reliving the inaugural match at the O’Rena after 25 years

Kurt Szymanski, Sports Reporter November 15, 2023

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the inaugural match at the O’rena, now known as the OU Credit Union O’rena, between the Oakland University men’s basketball team and the Michigan State University...

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Recapping Greg Kampe’s greatest victory at OU

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor November 15, 2023

Greg Kampe has made a 40-year career out of coaching college kids at the game of basketball. Not only has he been coaching for 40 years — which is impressive enough on its own — but he’s been at...

New students welcomed to campus with convocation

New students welcomed to campus with convocation

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor September 13, 2023

Oakland University’s 2023-2024 academic year was ushered in on Sept. 5 with the New Student Convocation, academic open houses and the launch of Welcome Week. The events started at 1 p.m. in the OU...

Orena renamed in deal with OU Credit Union

O’rena renamed in deal with OU Credit Union

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor July 19, 2023

When fans of Oakland University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams attend home games this upcoming winter, they will enter an arena with a slightly altered name.  In April, Oakland University...

Spring commencement ceremonies will take place at the Orena on Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30.

University plans for in-person spring commencement ceremonies

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor March 9, 2022

Spring 2022 commencement ceremonies will be held in-person at the O’rena on Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30.  Winter 2021 commencement ceremonies took place in-person as well — the...

The Harlem Globetrotters came to the Orena for two performances on Saturday, Jan. 22.

World-renowned Harlem Globetrotters perform at O’rena

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor January 26, 2022

The Harlem Globetrotters came to Oakland University for two performances on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. as part of the Spread Game Tour. With a nearly full O’rena for both shows, the Globetrotters...

Offensive woes sink womens basketball against IUPUI

Offensive woes sink women’s basketball against IUPUI

Christian Tate, Sports Reporter December 8, 2021

The Golden Grizzlies had a horrible shooting performance against the IUPUI Jaguars, costing them the game 74-49 and forcing them to drop to 2-2 in conference play on Saturday (12/4) at the O’Rena. The...

Orena to host first in-person graduation ceremony of COVID-19 era

O’rena to host first in-person graduation ceremony of COVID-19 era

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor December 8, 2021

Students look forward to the emotionally bittersweet graduation ceremony that marks the end of their time at OU. For their part, the university always seems ecstatic and prepared in hosting the ceremony...

The Golden Grizzly logo on the side of the GrizzDome.

It’s time for OU to expand their athletic facilities

Brittany Kearfott, Sports Reporter October 6, 2021

Men and women’s soccer, basketball, women’s volleyball and men’s baseball are all Division I sports at Oakland University. This means we compete in the same division as schools like University of...

New wall graphics were installed in the Oakland Athletics Orena hallways.

New walls for a new era: O’rena renovations

Carter Jacobs, Intern September 6, 2016

The entranceway to the O’rena experienced some renovations this summer. The hallway now features flat-screen televisions and graphics of past athletes on the walls, plus newspaper headlines and...

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...

Oaklands DJ for mens and womens basketball Earl McKinney pumps up the Grizz Gang.

Beats and basketball: DJ Earl sets the tone

Bohdanna Cherstylo March 11, 2016

Oakland's DJ for men's and women's basketball Earl McKinney pumps up the Grizz Gang.

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