Much has been speculated about the fractured relationship between Oakland and new conference mate University of Detroit. Oakland coach Greg Kampe noted Detroit utilized its veto power
to keep Oakland from the Horizon more than a decade ago, with the perception the
school may have wanted to keep the Metro Detroit market to itself.
Oakland director of athletics Tracy Huth offered another theory Tuesday.
ago, we were just coming out of Division II,” he said, adding Detroit
possibly saw Oakland on a lower level and they didn’t want to play. “I
guess you can’t blame them.”
the past 14 or 15 years, we’ve been able (to complete the jump to
Division I) and they recognize that it’s good competition. It’s going to
be good for both institutions … in a number of sports.”
has said he would be willing to schedule the Titans if they were to
visit the O’rena for the first rematch, feeling owed a game based on the
order of the previous series.
remains to be seen when the conference schedule is released this summer
when (and where) the first Oakland-Detroit rematch takes place.