The Oakland Post

Steve Waterfield discusses NIL and the transfer portals place in OU Athletics

Steve Waterfield discusses NIL and the transfer portal’s place in OU Athletics

Dayshawn Fields, Features Reporter February 14, 2024

The landscape of college basketball is changing, and Steve Waterfield, the Director of Athletics at Oakland University, is looking to stay ahead of the curve. In 2022, the Name, Image and Likeness Rule...

Photo courtesy of Oakland University

Longtime Oakland athletic trainer Tom Ford passes away after ALS battle

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor July 21, 2023

After a long, esteemed career as Oakland University's head athletic trainer, Tom Ford passed away on Thursday morning after a six-year battle with ALS. Ford served as the university’s head athletic...

The rising trend of collegiate esports

The rising trend of collegiate esports

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor November 16, 2022

It’s Christmas morning in 1972 — boys and girls all across the country are plugging in and playing games like table tennis and football on their new Magnavox Odyssey. This marked the beginning of the...

A plan to upgrade the Oakland Baseball Field is in the works.

An update on renovations to the Oakland Baseball Field

Matthew Scheidel, Sports Editor April 13, 2022

The scene at the Oakland University baseball field over the last couple of years has often been a grim one. When the weather is good, so is the field’s surface — but when it isn’t, it’s a sloppy...

Krista Rice has been named the new head volleyball coach at Oakland University.

Newly-hired volleyball coach Krista Rice ready to take program to new heights

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor March 30, 2022

On March 16, Athletic Director Steve Waterfield announced the hiring of Krista Rice to be Oakland University’s next volleyball coach. The coaching search lasted just over two months. Former Head Coach...

Former Oakland mens basketball star Kendrick Nunn will have his jersey raised at the Orena on Feb. 18.

Kendrick Nunn to be honored by men’s basketball program

Matthew Scheidel, Sports Editor January 26, 2022

The Oakland University men’s basketball program will be honoring former player and current NBA star Kendrick Nunn by raising a banner bearing his name in the O’rena on Feb. 18 before their game against...

Rob Beam has resigned as Oakland University head volleyball coach.

Head volleyball coach Rob Beam resigns

Matthew Scheidel, Sports Editor January 14, 2022

Rob Beam has resigned as head coach of the Oakland University volleyball program after 15 seasons, according to a press release that came out Friday afternoon.  Beam said in the release that he wanted...

Steve Waterfield, OU Athletic Director, is part of the Healthy Campus Initiative, launched by the university to promote positive mental health.

Healthy Campus Initiative plans to add mental health resources

Emily Morris, Managing Editor February 9, 2021

The OU Healthy Campus Initiative is offering a reminder to focus on health, after a physically and mentally draining year for many.  “For all of us, COVID-19 has been overwhelming… We must be mindful...

Oakland to co-host 2024 NCAA regionals

Oakland to co-host 2024 NCAA regionals

Michael Pearce, Editor-In-Chief October 21, 2020

The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) March Madness Tournament is coming to Detroit in 2024, with Oakland University and the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) co-hosting it. On Wednesday,...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
A Trusted Source of Independent Student Journalism since 1987.
Steve Waterfield