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Men’s basketball bests PFW in back-and-forth affair

Evan Blanchard, Sports Reporter February 21, 2024

On December 2, Purdue Fort Wayne (PFW) came into the OU Credit Union O’rena and absolutely ran the Grizzlies off their home floor, 98-77. It was a stinging loss, one that left a bitter taste in the mouths...

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Oakland picks up huge road win over Wright State

Summer Weathers, Sports Reporter February 14, 2024

The men’s basketball team was victorious at the Nutter Center on Saturday, Feb. 10 defeating the Wright State Raiders by a score of 74-60. The game opened up with a quick exchange of missed layups...

Hoops and haircuts: How Oakland Swim and Dive turned into an internet sensation

Hoops and haircuts: How Oakland Swim and Dive turned into an internet sensation

Evan Blanchard, Sports Reporter February 14, 2024

It was a normal Saturday matinee on Feb. 3 for the Oakland men’s basketball team as they took on Cleveland State. Until it wasn’t. A few minutes after the ball was tipped, in came the Oakland Swim...

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Oakland drops overtime thriller, gives up precious positioning in conference standings

Evan Blanchard, Sports Reporter February 14, 2024

Oakland men’s basketball went on the road this past weekend to take on the Northern Kentucky Norse at the Truist Center on Feb. 8. The Grizzlies were coming off a thorough victory over the Cleveland...

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Oakland rides 3-point shot to 87-72 win over RMU

Evan Blanchard, Sports Reporter February 7, 2024

Oakland came out on top over the Robert Morris Colonials 87-72 in their first matchup of the season, behind Blake Lampman’s 26 points. The fifth-year senior tied his career high, with 20 of those points...

Brock’s Thoughts: For Oakland men’s basketball, the time is now

Brock’s Thoughts: For Oakland men’s basketball, the time is now

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor February 7, 2024

Thirteen years ago, the Oakland men’s basketball team made it to the NCAA Tournament. Head coach Greg Kampe was in his 28th season as the head man of the Golden Grizzlies, and the team was led by Keith...

Amidst unconventional distractions, Oakland secures win over CSU

Amidst unconventional distractions, Oakland secures win over CSU

Kurt Szymanski, Sports Reporter February 7, 2024

On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Oakland men’s basketball team defeated the Cleveland State University (CSU) Vikings with a final score of 83-71 at the OU Credit Union O’rena. However, the men’s 10th...

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Good things come in threes: Meet Jack Gohlke

Evan Blanchard, Sports Reporter January 31, 2024

While working at Oakland’s men’s basketball summer camp this past July, I listened to coach Greg Kampe address a crowd of young kids around lunch time. He told them, “if you can shoot the ball, you...

Oaklands head coach Greg Kampe talks to players during the first half in the game against Michigan State on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023, at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. Photo courtesy of Nick King

Oakland dominated by Green Bay Phoenix in Horizon League showdown

Summer Weathers, Sports Reporter January 31, 2024

The Golden Grizzlies came up short to the Green Bay Phoenix at the Resch Center in Wisconsin on Thursday, Jan. 25. The matchup between the Grizzlies and Green Bay started off at a slow pace. Trey Townsend...

Trey Townsend named Horizon League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

Trey Townsend named Horizon League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

Dayshawn Fields, Features Reporter January 31, 2024

Trey Townsend arrived at Oakland University in 2020. Raised in Oxford, Michigan by two former OU basketball players, Townsend was destined for greatness on the court. Townsend’s deep OU basketball lineage...

Oakland outlasts Milwaukee in double-overtime thriller

Oakland outlasts Milwaukee in double-overtime thriller

Summer Weathers, Sports Reporter January 31, 2024

Oakland came out victorious in an electrifying double overtime against the Milwaukee Panthers, 91-87. With a new five minutes going into the second overtime, the tension escalated as Milwaukee controlled...

Oakland beats Youngstown State, secures sixth straight win

Oakland beats Youngstown State, secures sixth straight win

Kurt Szymanski, Sports Reporter January 24, 2024

The Oakland men’s basketball team took care of business on Wednesday, Jan. 17, beating the Youngstown State University (YSU) Penguins at the OU Credit Union O’rena to claim the team’s sixth straight...

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