November 11, 2011

ORU Athletes Speak at Latina Women’s Conference

A number of different ORU athletes took time out of their week to speak at the 4th Annual Business Latina Women’s Conference on the ORU campus on Tuesday.

Roughly 215 female Hispanic high school and middle school students attended the all-day conference and ORU athletes were on hand to speak to those in attendance about how to earn scholarships (beyond athletic aid) and maintain their grades. 

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November 10, 2011

Men’s soccer standout Agaba prepares to repay the villagers who helped him stay in school

As an elite student and standout soccer player in Kampala, Uganda, Perez Agaba was poised to make a choice as his time at King’s College Budo Secondary School came to an end.

“You’ve got to choose one of the two; doing both is almost impossible,” Agaba said of the setup in his homeland, where college sports are essentially limited to intramural activities. “You’re either going for the academics or for the soccer, and you’ve got to decide.”

There was no doubt which way Agaba would have gone. He was approached by a professional soccer club about signing with them.

“I sat with my mom,” he recalled, “and I told her, ‘I love playing soccer, but I’ll be honest about life: Soccer’s not really going to give me what I need to live the life I would love to lead.’ ... I was ready to just play for fun and go to school.”

In the end, Agaba didn’t have to choose one of his loves over another.

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November 09, 2011

NDSU's Paige Nash Shares Unique Bond With Younger Sister

North Dakota State senior volleyball player Paige Nash was recently featured on  Nash and and younger sister Tracy are like normal siblings but their relationship shares a unique bond that they will share during their lifetime. 

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Oakland University Plays Host toTonight's GOP Debate

The Oakland University O'rena
Oakland University will receive attention across the country tonight as it hosts the Republican Presidential Debate on campus. The GOP debate will take place inside the O’rena, home to the Golden Grizzlies basketball teams. CNBC will televise the debate at 8 p.m. ET. For more information, click on the CNBC page (link) or Oakland University’s home page (link).
Results and recaps of the last week of Summit League women's basketball exhibition games.

Nov. 3 - South Dakota State 76, Southwest Minnesota State 50 | Recap
Nov. 4 - Southern Utah 72, Adams State 52 | Recap
Nov. 7 - UMKC 106, Park 58 | Recap
Nov. 7 - Oral Roberts 90, Central Oklahoma 87 | Recap
Nov. 8 - Ashland 79, IPFW 74 | Recap
Nov. 8 - IUPUI 92, St. Joseph's College 52 | Recap
Nov. 8 - North Dakota State 86, Mary 69 | Recap

OU's Hamlet Finds New Role at the O'rena

While the stage for the Republican National Debate dominated the floor of the Athletics Center O'rena on Tuesday, Oakland guard Liz Hamlet was still able to excel on the court. Picked from among hundreds of applicants, Hamlet was assisting CNBC with preparation for the debate which will take place at the O'rena on Wednesday. 

Debate stand-ins were chosen by CNBC through an online process which was open to all OU students. Tuesday's prep included stand-ins for all GOP candidates who are expected to attend on Wednesday, along with the reporters and correspondents who will ask the questions. 

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November 08, 2011

UMKC Volleyball Travels to Center Middle School for Reading Day

The UMKC volleyball team recently traveled to Center Middle School for Celebrity Reading Day where they read to four different groups of sixth graders.

During each group the team read several different books to the students, including Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree, while also answering questions from the students with topics ranging from volleyball, to college life, to classes and numerous other topics. In the sessions, UMKC student-athletes discussed the importance of reading with the sixth graders for the educational value, as well as for personal enjoyment.