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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.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Take it back to the Summit tourney

Terry Vandrovec of the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls wrote a Summit League Tournament wrapup notebook. One item of note was league commissioner Tom Double's reaction to the poor broadcast by ESPNU commentators during the women's final between Oakland and South Dakota State.
As viewers may remember, the announcers several times referred to South Dakota State as the "other" SDSU: San Diego State. As in the Aztecs, not the Jackrabbits. They also seemed to think Oakland was a school located in Rochester, Minn.
"It is totally unacceptable," Douple said. "I'm very, very disappointed. I expressed those concerns to the producer afterward and I'm going to do some more follow-up. In my opinion, I don't think they did the right homework for that game."
Douple told the paper he fielded phone calls and comments during the game about the errors.
It's safe to say we won't have to suffer through that kind of embarrassing telecast next year.
Watch the game, if you can stomach it, here.


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