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Category: Oakland University

Oakland swimmers earn Summit League weekly honors

Oakland swimmers earn Summit League weekly honors

| December 6, 2011 | Comments (1)

ELMHURST, Ill. – Oakland’s Alyssa Busch and Anders Jensen were named The Summit League’s Swimming and Diving Athletes of the Week for their performances at the Eastern Michigan Invite.  It is the fourth time this season that Oakland has swept the weekly league awards. Busch, a native of East Moline, Ill., earns her first career […]

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South Dakota gains first ever Summit League win at Oakland’s expense

South Dakota gains first ever Summit League win at Oakland’s expense

| December 4, 2011 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ROCHESTER HILLS — South Dakota is in its first tour of the Summit League. The Coyotes gained their first signature win Saturday afternoon in only their second-ever women’s basketball league game. South Dakota held host Oakland University to a paltry 35.1 percent shooting night (20-for-57 from the floor) and […]

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Oakland downs UMKC for 31st straight league home win

Oakland downs UMKC for 31st straight league home win

| December 4, 2011 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ROCHESTER HILLS — The best start in Oakland University’s tenure as a Division I basketball program continued Saturday and at UMKC’s expense. Senior guard Laval Lucas Perry and redshirt freshman center Corey Petros both reached a career high in points and Oakland landed four players in double figures in […]

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Bader, Oakland give South Dakota rude welcome in Summit League debut, 101-83

Bader, Oakland give South Dakota rude welcome in Summit League debut, 101-83

| December 2, 2011 | Comments (2)

ROCHESTER HILLS – Travis Bader helped Oakland University give South Dakota a rude welcome to the Summit League Thursday. Bader, a sophomore guard, scored a career-high 28 points and made a career-best eight 3-pointers to lead Oakland to a 101-83 Summit League victory over newcomer South Dakota at the Athletics Center O’rena. The Golden Grizzlies […]

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Oakland rallies to topple UMKC 71-65 in overtime

Oakland rallies to topple UMKC 71-65 in overtime

| December 2, 2011 | Comments (0)

ROCHESTER HILLS – to win a league title, a team must have some moments of drama. Oakland University got that Thursday night against UMKC. Zakiya Minifee hit a 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and the Oakland women’s basketball team went on to claim a 71-65 overtime victory. Over the Kangaroos […]

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Repeat offender: Oakland drops Tennessee for second straight year

Repeat offender: Oakland drops Tennessee for second straight year

| November 29, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ROCHESTER HILLS — Keith Benson was back in the O’rena Monday night. This time as a spectator and honorary guest. The 2011 Oakland University grad, also the school’s all-time leader in blocked shots who was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in June’s NBA Draft, got a chance to see […]

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Houston, no problem: Oakland hands Cougars 76-74 setback

Houston, no problem: Oakland hands Cougars 76-74 setback

| November 23, 2011 | Comments (2)

HOUSTON – After opening the season with a pair of losses, Oakland University’s rebuilding season just added another building block Tuesday night. The Golden Grizzlies posted their second straight road win — all of the first four games have been on the road — and the latest ended with a 76-74 non-conference men’s basketball victory […]

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Headed to the Next Level: College Signings, Committments

Headed to the Next Level: College Signings, Committments

| November 22, 2011 | Comments (5)

Know of a student-athlete that has signed a letter of intent, made an oral commitment, agreed to terms for a walk-on position or is currently playing collegiate sports from the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage region? Please feel free to submit information about any local athletes. Include photos and contact information and we will do feature stories on […]

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Robak, Wangler to redshirt 2011-12 season for Oakland

Robak, Wangler to redshirt 2011-12 season for Oakland

| November 22, 2011 | Comments (1)

ROCHESTER HILLS – Halle Wangler and Lauren Robak will redshirt this season, Oakland head women’s basketball coach Beckie Francis announced on Thursday. The two freshmen will retain four years of eligibility at Oakland. “Both Lauren and Halle are very talented players,” said Francis. “Although they will not play in games for us this season, they […]

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Providence works overtime to edge Oakland

Providence works overtime to edge Oakland

| November 22, 2011 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ROCHESTER HILLS — Providence simply has Oakland University’s number. The Friars defeated Oakland by just one point for the second straight season on Tuesday night. This time Providence held on for a 51-50 non-conference women’s basketball victory at the Athletics Center O’rena in a game that took overtime to […]

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Oakland routs Grambling State for first win

Oakland routs Grambling State for first win

| November 20, 2011 | Comments (1)

GRAMBLING, La. – After a pair of losses to power conference schools Alabama and Arkansas, Oakland University got the chance to beat up someone its own size Saturday. Travis Bader scored a game-high 17 points and Corey Petros added 16 points as Oakland cruised to a 30-point win over Grambling State 75-45, on Saturday inside […]

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Oakland ousted by NDSU in Summit League semifinals

Oakland ousted by NDSU in Summit League semifinals

| November 19, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY DAN GLIOT OAKLAND COMMUNICATIONS FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Meghan Bray recorded 19 kills while hitting .300 for the match and Alli Kirk added 28 digs but the Oakland volleyball team suffer a four-set loss to North Dakota State in the opening round of The Summit League Championship tournament Friday evening at Gates Sports Center. […]

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Oakland lands pair All-Summit League volleyball teams

Oakland lands pair All-Summit League volleyball teams

| November 19, 2011 | Comments (0)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Meghan Bray was selected on The All-Summit League First Team and Taylor Humm was selected to the All-Summit League Freshman Team as announced by the league office at the tournament banquet on Friday. Bray earns her second career All-Summit League selection while Humm earns her first honor. “I am very proud […]

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Oakland rolls past Rochester College

Oakland rolls past Rochester College

| November 18, 2011 | Comments (0)

ROCHESTER HILLS – Oakland University didn’t waste much time in pulling away from Rochester College Thursday, building an early nine-point lead and cruising past the NAIA Warriors. Bethany Watterworth scored 17 points and added six assists and five rebounds to pace Oakland. Victoria Lipscomb added 11 points, and Brittany Carnago turned in 10 points and […]

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Arkansas takes advantage of cold-shooting Oakland

Arkansas takes advantage of cold-shooting Oakland

| November 17, 2011 | Comments (2)

— STAFF REPORTS FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas and Oakland were headed in opposite directions Wednesday night. The Razorbacks were red hot and headed for the tropics, while Oakland was frozen on the plateaus of Antarctica. Arkansas took advantage of cold-shooting Oakland and cruised to a 91-68 non-conference victory over the Golden Grizzlies. “That is a […]

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Alabama too much for Oakland, 74-57

Alabama too much for Oakland, 74-57

| November 16, 2011 | Comments (6)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Simply put, Oakland University is not the same basketball team that reached the NCAA men’s basketball tournament the past two years. Alabama reminded the Golden Grizzlies of that fact Monday night. With Oakland losing its top two post players, including NBA draftee Keith Benson, and three […]

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Oakland’s Jensen garners weekly SL swimming honor

Oakland’s Jensen garners weekly SL swimming honor

| November 16, 2011 | Comments (1)

ELMHURST, Ill. – Oakland’s Anders Jensen earns Summit League Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week honors for his performance against Eastern Michigan, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.  This is the first weekly award of the season for Jensen and he is the fourth different Golden Grizzly on the men’s team to […]

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OU's Kirk earns Summit League Player of Week honors

OU’s Kirk earns Summit League Player of Week honors

| November 16, 2011 | Comments (1)

Kirk recorded 54 digs and averaged 6.75 digs per set over two matches ELMHURST, Ill. – Oakland defensive specialist Alli Kirk garnered Summit League Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors, as announced by the league office on Monday.  It is the first time in the junior’s career she has won the award as she shares […]

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