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April 23, 2014

Fraser

Former Fraser baseball player, Kowal, has gone on to find success at college level

Former Fraser baseball player, Kowal, has gone on to find success at college levelThis is around the time of year when youth baseball leagues get started all across the state of Michigan.While those young ballplayers may have a great time taking part in America’s pastime, chances are most of them ...Read More

April 22, 2014

Rochester Hills

Paving the way for success

Paving the way for successRochester College head baseball coach Ryan Chipka said his players are “blessed” to have the opportunity to play college baseball.It is a chance not everyone will get, and instead of merely spending their times ...Read More

April 16, 2014

Troy

Local resident, Hill, selected as ‘Golfer of the Week’ three times since making NCAA roster

Local resident, Hill, selected as ‘Golfer of the Week’ three times since making NCAA rosterWhile mistakes can sometimes be hard to take and tough to admit, the lessons learned that can come as a result of making them have the potential to provide future reward.Current Wayne State University golfer Austin Hill, of ...Read More

April 11, 2014

Sterling Heights

Local track and field athlete, Vitella, has drawn attention at the NCAA Division I level

Local track and field athlete, Vitella, has drawn attention at the NCAA Division I levelIf you would have asked current Oakland University track and field athlete Gino Vitella what sport was most likely to earn him an NCAA Division I scholarship when he was a freshman at Warren Cousino, his answer would likely ...Read More

April 10, 2014

Detroit

WSU golf shoots for another bid into the NCAA tournament

WSU golf shoots for another bid  into the NCAA tournamentOver the last 10 years, Wayne State University’s men’s golf program has qualified for the NCAA Division II tournament nine times, including each of the last seven seasons. In 2009 and 2010, the Warriors ...Read More

April 2, 2014

St. Clair Shores

Local softball player, Lince, earns spot on NCAA roster

ST. CLAIR SHORES — It was during her freshman or sophomore season at St. Clair Shores Lakeview when Ali Lince indicated she knew what she wanted to do — play softball at the college level. ...Read More

April 1, 2014

Lake Orion

Watterworth reflects on opportunity to finish career at OU

Watterworth reflects on opportunity to finish career at OUFormer Lake Orion High and Oakland University basketball player Bethany Watterworth considers the opportunity to have played NCAA Division I basketball a dream come true.But after sustaining a back injury that caused her to ...Read More

March 26, 2014

Fraser

‘It’s a dream come true’ for local baseball player

‘It’s a dream come true’ for local baseball playerAs a child, Fraser High graduate Taylor Grzelakowski dreamed of playing college baseball.Grzelakowski received just that chance when he was offered the opportunity to play for Madonna University. Grzelakowski, who primarily ...Read More

March 25, 2014

Utica

Ike grad reflects on chance to play D-I hoops

Ike grad reflects on chance to play D-I hoopsUTICA — Only a small percentage of basketball players will receive an opportunity to play at the NCAA Division I level.An even smaller percentage will have a chance to play in the NCAA tournament.Utica Eisenhower ...Read More

March 19, 2014

Berkley

Berkley track athlete signs letter with D-I program

Berkley track athlete signs letter with D-I programBERKLEY — When she was in between her freshman and sophomore years, Berkley High’s Shelby Allen decided that she wanted to focus on just one sport.It was a decision between gymnastics, a sport in which she said ...Read More

March 13, 2014

Rochester Hills

Joiner offered opportunity to compete for NCAA Division I program

Joiner offered opportunity to compete for NCAA Division I programAlthough this is her first season competing at the NCAA Division I collegiate level, it didn’t take too long for Oakland University junior track and field athlete Meagan Joiner to find success.Joiner transferred from ...Read More

March 12, 2014

Rochester Hills

Champions of a new ‘Horizon’

Champions of a new ‘Horizon’The Oakland University swimming & diving program added to its rich history after the men’s and women’s squads took first place at the Horizon League Championship March 1 in Cleveland, Ohio.The Golden ...Read More

March 10, 2014

Detroit

University of Detroit Mercy women's basketball out of Horizon League tournament following defeat

DETROIT — Barring a postseason tournament invitation, the season came to a close for the University of Detroit Mercy women's basketball team with a 76-69 loss to Valparaiso in an opening-round game of the Horizon ...Read More

March 5, 2014

Utica

Utica Eisenhower basketball player, Frascone, earns roster spot with Oakland University

Utica Eisenhower basketball player, Frascone, earns roster spot with Oakland UniversityWhile earning a spot on a Division I college basketball team is impressive enough in its own right, the opportunity can be even more special for high school recruits who learn they will get the chance to play at their ...Read More

March 4, 2014

Auburn Hills

Oakland University men's basketball wins opening game of Horizon league tournament in overtime thriller

Oakland University men's basketball wins opening game of Horizon league tournament in overtime thrillerROCHESTER — The men's basketball game between No. 6 seed Oakland University and No. 7 seed Youngstown State University was the first time a postseason league game was ever played inside the O'Rena, and the ...Read More

February 27, 2014

Detroit

Wayne State University women's basketball team wins first GLIAC championship in over 30 years

Wayne State University women's basketball team wins first GLIAC championship in over 30 yearsDETROIT — Entering their game against Lake Superior State University (5-23, 5-17 GLIAC), the Wayne State University women's basketball team knew what was at stake: a victory would mean an outright regular-season ...Read More

February 26, 2014

Metro Detroit

Two local colleges slated to add a new sports team to respective athletic departments

Changes are coming for the athletic departments at Marygrove College and Wayne State University, as both are set to add a new sports team.Marygrove plans to add a baseball squad in the 2014-15 academic year, while ...Read More

February 19, 2014

Detroit

University of Detroit Mercy track and field season is underway

University of Detroit Mercy track and field season is underwayThe Division I Indoor collegiate track and field season has begun, and it could be an interesting one for the University of Detroit Mercy.While Guy Murray, who is UDM’s director of track and field/cross country, ...Read More

February 17, 2014

Oakland

Oakland University basketball completes regular-season sweep against University of Detroit Mercy

Oakland University basketball completes regular-season sweep against University of Detroit MercyWhile conference rivalries typically begin after teams face each other on the court of field of play, the one that has developed between the University of Detroit Mercy and Oakland University seems to be an ...Read More

February 14, 2014

Auburn Hills

Oakland University basketball completes sweep against University of Detroit Mercy

Oakland University basketball completes sweep against University of Detroit MercyROCHESTER — An 83-82 overtime victory by Oakland University's men's basketball team against the University of Detroit Mercy Feb. 14 at the O'rena gave the Golden Grizzlies' program a regular-season sweep ...Read More

February 13, 2014

Auburn Hills

Oakland University women's basketball sweeps season series against University of Detroit Mercy

Oakland University women's basketball sweeps season series against  University of Detroit MercyROCHESTER — Oakland University's women's basketball made it a clean sweep against the University of Detroit Mercy in the Golden Grizzlies' inaugural season in the Horizon League, coming away with a 97-78 ...Read More

February 4, 2014

Rochester

The best may be yet to come for OU track and field program

The best may be yet to come for OU track and field programROCHESTER — Oakland University’s track and field program is still pretty young.The Golden Grizzlies began competing in outdoor track in 2006 and indoor track in 2008.Paul Rice has been at the helm of the ...Read More

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