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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.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Practice facility in the 'development stage'

Late last season, there was word Oakland was working toward funding a practice facility. Then we didn’t hear much else. That was until Tuesday, when WXOU’s Matt Pocket breached the subject on the “Greg Kampe Show,” which now airs Tuesday’s at 4 p.m. on 88.3 FM.
Oakland coach Greg Kampe said the facility is very much in the developmental stage and could vary in cost from the reported $11 million reported last season.
“We know if we want to continue to improve our status in the world of college basketball, we have to upgrade our facilities,” Kampe said.  
“We have to put that vision down and find the people willing to share the vision and fund it. The University isn’t going to ask students to pay for an athletic building. … It’s a dream and a vision and there are people working to make it a reality.”
Kampe mentioned prior to Tennessee’s visit to the O’rena last week he dreams of a day when the Golden Grizzlies outgrow the 13-year-old arena, but the arena isn’t in a position to be expanded.
 
WXOU - The Greg Kampe Show Dec. 6, 2011 by paulkampe

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