Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Curse of Onions?

After speaking some praise of the Tennessee Volunteers on Monday, the Vols went out and lost at home to Oakland.  The same Oakland team that lost to Michigan State by 1 point on Saturday.
So who is this Oakland team? Here are a few fun facts:

-They are from Rochester Hills, Michigan and play in the Summit League, with the likes of Oral Roberts, IUPUI (the Palindromes), Western Illinois, etc.
Horatio Sans in 'Road Trip'
A slimmer, cleaner cut Greg Kampe (Oakland Press)

-Oakland actually represented the league last year in the NCAA tournament, and lost to Pittsburgh in the first round (Pitt's campus is located in a part of town called Oakland - which is a funny coincidence). -Also, probably the best thing about Oakland, is that their coach was a stunt double for Horatio Sans role as the diner waiter in the movie Road Trip!   

In all seriousness, kudos to Oakland for their tough schedule thus far, playing West Virginia, Purdue, Illinois, Michigan State and Tennessee.  Next up for the Golden Grizzlies - at Ann Arbor to take on Michigan this weekend.

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