Beaver Bytes

Beaver Bytes returns with the latest on Oregon State men's basketball and football for the week of December 8-11.

  • Oregon State freshman cornerback Brandon Browner was named to The Sporting News All-American team...more

  • Recruit Martin Hankins, a quarterback from Division I-AA Southeastern Louisiana University, turned down a scholarship offer from OSU to play close to home.   "Oregon is a long way from home," Hankins told the Sun Herald. "The West Coast is so much different than the South. I wanted to play college football closer to home."..more

  • Former Oregon State quarterback and current graduate assistant Jonathan Smith will be coaching at the University of Idaho next year.  He will be guiding quarterback Michael Harrington, the brother of Joey Harrington...more

  • The Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers will meet for the first time this season.  The game will reunite Dennis Erickson with Chad Johnson, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Dennis Weathersby, and Terrell Roberts, all who played under Erickson when he was at Oregon State...more

  • In a column by Nick Daschel of The Columbian, entitled, "Best, worst of the Pac-10," Daschel comments, "Most disappointing team: A tough call, but not from a lack of options. Arizona State wins out, by a narrow decision over Washington. The Sun Devils were terrible, the Huskies terribly inconsistent.

    Overlooked here is Oregon State. For all the great statistics OSU put up this season -- as good as USC in many cases -- the Beavers often fumbled the ultimate stat: the final score...more

  • Former Oregon State safety Calvin Carlyle signed a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday...more

  • On Wednesday the Oregon State athletic department had sold approximately 2,000 tickets.  The required amount is 4,000.  To help OSU make the quota the athletic department is encouraging Beaver fans to buy the $35 souvenir tickets.  If you do you will receive two free tickets to the January 31 men's basketball game against California...more

  • The hype for the Las Vegas Bowl officially began on Thursday as Mike Riley and Steven Jackson along with Rocky Long and DonTrell Moore made a trip to Vegas to promote the Christmas Eve contest...more

  • One of the top recruits in California, Lavelle Hawkins, will visit the Oregon State campus soon...more


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Inside the mind of Steven Jackson
Oregon State running back Steven Jackson, 20, was a Heisman Trophy candidate earlier this season and has rushed for 1,396 yards and 15 touchdowns. Jackson, a junior All-American, is expected to announce after the Las Vegas Bowl whether he will declare for the NFL draft.

If I could it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. Everything is going great so far...Patrick Gurczynski, Gazette Times


Worlds collide as Beavers meet Lobos in Las Vegas
There was no national controversy over who should be in the 12th Las Vegas Bowl -- don't laugh -- but there still will be plenty to talk about Thursday at the ESPN Zone in Las Vegas when representatives from Oregon State and New Mexico get together and discover what a small world it is over their buffalo wings and chili fries.

OSU coach Mike Riley, athletic director Bob De Carolis and tailback Steven Jackson will appear at a news conference to promote the Dec. 24 game, along with Lobos coach Rocky Long, New Mexico athletic director Rudy Davalos and tailback DonTrell Moore...Paul Buker, Oregonian

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