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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, October 17, 2013

Oakland coach Greg Kampe discusses end of series with Michigan

In the Horizon League Network video below (beginning at the 9:05 mark), Oakland coach Greg Kampe answers a fan question about the possible resumption of the series with Michigan. The teams used to meet each season, but Michigan coach John Beilein made the decision to put the series on hiatus following the 2011-12 season.
Kampe attributed Beilein's decision to a change in the coach's scheduling philosophy, adding he can't blame Beilein.
The schools have met eight times with Michigan owning a 7-1 lead in the all-time series. Oakland did steal a 97-90 win at the O'rena Nov. 17, 2000.

Kampe also noted Oakland's new contract to play Michigan State, which begins this season with a game at The Palace Dec. 14, is a six-year deal.
Later in the video, Kampe discusses the uniqueness of the O'rena and its low ceilings as well as the circumstances that have led him to stay at Oakland for 30 years.


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