Oakland University players douse Greg Kampe with water following upset win over Oklahoma State [Video]

Not many gave Oakland University much of a shot to beat Oklahoma State on Friday night but that is exactly what they did as they used a couple of late free throws to take the final lead. Following their 56-55 win, the Oakland University players waited patiently in their locker room before finally dousing head … Read more

Oakland University coach Greg Kampe tests positive for COVID-19, basketball program shut down

NCAA Basketball: Georgia at Oakland

According to a report from Tony Paul of the Detroit News, Oakland University men’s basketball coach Greg Kampe and women’s basketball coach Jeff Tungate have both tested positive for COVID-19 and the programs have been shut down. From Detroit News: Kampe tested positive Thursday, and the school immediately began contact tracing. The school said both … Read more

Oakland University’s Greg Kampe on social injustice: ‘It’s time to show our work’

On May 25th, yet another black man was murdered at the hands of a white police officer. That man was George Floyd and the murderer is former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin. Chauvin has since been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter and he will eventually have to answer for why he chose … Read more

Former Oakland University standout Kendrick Nunn breaks NBA record

After transferring from Illinois to Oakland University following his junior season, Kendrick Nunn quickly became a household name for anyone who was a fan of the Golden Grizzlies. Embed from Getty Images During his senior season (2017-2018), Nunn was dominant as he averaged 25.9 points, 3.8 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per contest. Following college, Nunn … Read more

BREAKING: Oakland transfer Jaevin Cumberland makes decision between Michigan and Cincinnati

According to reports, Oakland grad transfer Jaevin Cumberland has decided to sign with Cincinnati rather than staying in-state and going to Michigan for his final season of eligibility. John Brannen tells me that Oakland grad transfer Jaevin Cumberland — the cousin of Jarron Cumberland — has signed with Cincinnati. Averaged 17.2 PPG last season. Immediately … Read more

REPORT: Michigan basketball offers scholarship to top Oakland University player

According to a report from James Hawkins of the Detroit News, Oakland University’s No. 2 scorer Jaevin Cumberland has visited Michigan and received a scholarship offer as a potential grad transfer. Embed from Getty Images From Detroit News: Cumberland told The Detroit News on Thursday he visited Michigan on Monday and Tuesday and left Ann … Read more

REPORT: Oakland University in ‘serious talks’ to buy Palace of Auburn Hills

According to sources of the Detroit Free Press, Oakland University is in “serious talks” to buy the Palace of Auburn Hills. BREAKING: Oakland University in serious talks to buy Palace of Auburn Hills https://t.co/Bn9OpW3jkd via @freep @Vincent_Ellis56 — David Jesse (@reporterdavidj) October 26, 2018 From Detroit Free Press: Nothing has been finalized in talks between … Read more

List of players with Michigan ties who were selected in the MLB Draft

While it does not get nearly the public and media recognition for a number of reasons, the MLB first-year player draft is always an exciting time in the sport, especially for clubs as they welcome in a new wave of prospects to their organization. Here in Michigan, meanwhile, it is always refreshing to see some … Read more

Mittens’ Mitten Roundup – College Hoops, Week 17

Selection Sunday is two weeks away. Will your favorite mitten team make the dance? Mittens says if they’re not Spartans or Wolverines… they’re only making it by winning their conference tourney. Both the Big Ten and Horizon League begin their league tournaments and I’m glad this early start is just a one-time deal for the … Read more

Mittens’ Mitten Roundup – College Hoops, Week 16

Wait, this is our last regular season hoops roundup of the year? It feels like conference play just started a week or two ago. Yes, sir, the college hoops season is coming to a close. In fact, both the Big Ten and Horizon League representatives here in the mitten wrap up their regular seasons this … Read more

Mittens’ Mitten Roundup – College Hoops, Week 15

One month from this past Sunday, the field of 68 for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament will be revealed. In fact, it was on Sunday that the selection committee revealed a sneak peek of who the top 16 teams in the tournament — top four in each region — would be if the … Read more

Mittens’ Mitten Roundup – College Hoops, Week 14

Now with Super Bowl LII in our rear-view mirror, the sports focus turns to college hoops and what should be an exciting finish to the regular season; one that has already been completely unpredictable. This week in the mitten, the trio of Mid-American programs look to continue making one final push; and a colossal top-5 … Read more

Mittens’ Mitten Roundup – College Hoops, Week 13

With the calendar set to flip to February this week, college basketball action around the country is about to get more intense. Here in the mitten, it will be no different. Notable action this week around the mitten; how two Big Ten clubs fare in some potential trap games, whether one Horizon League team is … Read more

Mittens’ Mitten Roundup – College Hoops, Week 12

It was not a particularly strong week from the mitten’s seven major college basketball programs. The group managed just a 6-7 record collectively, with two local teams going winless. The action continues this week with key games that will continue to impact the races in the Big Ten, Horizon League, and Mid-American Conference. CENTRAL MICHIGAN … Read more