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Drew Ellis covers Oakland University basketball for The Oakland Press. His news and notes keep you up to date with Golden Grizzlies men's basketball.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Schedules trickling in

Although the full season schedules for both the Oakland men and women, particular opponents have been confirmed for both teams.
Oakland mens coach Greg Kampe has confirmed contests against West Virginia, Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State and Illinois. More recently, Oakland announced a three-game, three-year series with Tennessee, one which has the Volunteers visiting in 2011-12. So, Oakland will be heading south to visit the Vols this season.
Oakland will also be in the Chicago Invitational Challenge in late November, where they reportedly will play Purdue and Wright State.
The bulk of the men's non-conference schedule, given the opponents have already been officially announced or acknowledged, is known. At least the more interesting matchups are known. Surely there will be non-conference tilts against the Rochester Colleges and Almas, and the Grizzlies will have home-and-home matchups with conference foes, so all that's really left are the dates.
Two-time defending conference champion South Dakota State has released it's full schedule, which has the Oakland women visiting Brookings, S.D. Jan. 24, while the Jackrabbits visit Rochester for a what must be a mens/womens doubleheader Feb. 19.
The 'Jacks' mens schedule, also released in its entirety, has a game listed for that day. The men are slated to visit South Dakota State Jan. 20.
Now, it's on Oakland and the remainder of Summit League schools to announce dates to go with all their games.

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