Golden Grizzlies take on Musketeers


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Friday, November 2          By: Alyssa Hall

Tickets for the Oakland University vs. Xavier University men’s basketball game in Cincinnati, Ohio, which will take place on December 1st, went on sale Monday through the Student Program Board.

The Xavier Musketeers finished last season with 29 overall wins and won the Big East Conference regular season title. They have played in the NCAA Tournament 27 times. This will be the first season for their new head coach, Travis Steele. Steele has been a part of the program since 2008 as an assistant coach. Our Golden Grizzlies won a total of 19 games and came out fourth in the division. Oakland last played in the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2011. Head coach Greg Kampe, who is entering his 34th season, is the third longest tenured Division 1 head coach. The game is predicted to be a tough battle.

Students of the university are invited to join the Student Program Board as they travel to Cincinnati to root for our team. Busses will be departing from Oakland at 6 AM. and will leave Cincinnati at approximately 9 PM. They will be able to enjoy the game in the beautiful Cintas Center, which holds 10,250 spectators. After the game, students will be allowed to spend a night out on the town on their own. There are many fun things to do in Cincinnati such as visiting the Smale Riverfront Park, the American Sign Museum, and the Fountain Square Ice Rink.

Tickets are on sale at the OSI window in the basement of the OC. Transportation and game admission will be included in the $30 price. Tickets are first come, first serve, so be sure to grab one while they are still available. They are only offered to Oakland students, so valid Oakland University I.D. is required at the time of purchase.

The Golden Grizzlies will be taking on the Toledo Rockets at the Athletics Center O’rena for their first home game of the season on November 9th at 7 PM. Don’t forget to come out and cheer on the boys as they kick off the 2018-2019 season.

For more information contact: Oakland University Student Program Board