Detroit Mercy beats Oakland University at 2018 donor challenge

February 09, 2018
Oakland University mascot Grizz looks defeated after losing 2018 Donor Challenge

It's official! University of Detroit Mercy defeated Oakland University in the 2018 Donor Challenge. The final tally: Detroit Mercy 697 donors, Oakland 683.

Detroit Mercy was officially announced as the 2018 Donor Challenge winner during the Titans vs. OU Men's Basketball Game, Feb. 9, at Oakland University. The losing team's mascot must wear the winning team's jersey during the game.

Detroit Mercy won the first challenge in 2016 and OU came out on top on the final day to win in 2017. With Detroit Mercy's win this year, the Titans now lead the challenge series two wins to one.

This win would not be possible without the incredible support of alumni, friends, current students, faculty and staff. Congratulations to all of our generous and considerate donors for helping to make sure that Tommy Titan did not have to wear the bear this year! Go Titans! #DontWearTheBear #OUWho

Tommy Titan pointing at Grizz who has to wear the Detroit Mercy jersey
Tommy Titan thumbs up at Grizz who has to wear the Detroit Mercy jersey