A perfect way to catch up on Beaver basketball and football news for the week.



  • The Oregon State football team started their departure for Las Vegas on Thursday.  Half the team will fly out Thursday while the other half will fly out Friday.  The flight was split because there was not a plane big enough to carry the 104 members of the squad.

  • Oregon State Heisman Trophy winner Terry Baker will be appearing at the Barnes and Noble in Beaverton on December 20 to sign copies of "Tales from Oregon State Sports."  He will be joined at the signing by authors Jeff Welsch and George Edmonston Jr.

  • Sophomore safety Harvey Whiten ran in practice this week for the first time since suffering a concussion on November 22 against Oregon.

  • Sophomore wide receiver Mike Hass has not practiced this week due to an ankle injury he suffered in the fourth quarter against USC.  He is expected to practice on Saturday in Las Vegas.

  • Senior tight end Tim Euhus and senior middle linebacker Richard Seigler will play in the East-West Shrine Game on January 10 in Pacific Bell Park at 11:00 a.m.

  • Senior defensive tackle Dwan Edwards and senior wide receiver James Newson will play in the Senior Bowl on January 24 in Ladd-Peebles Stadium at 2:00 p.m.

  • Kevin Swanigan, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound wide receiver from the City College of San Francisco, will enroll at OSU in the winter...more

  • Oregon State verbal Sammie Stroughter was named the All-Sierra League's Offensive Player of the Year...more

  • Speculation continues around Steven Jackson and his decision to stay or leave.  Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune ways in with his opinion, "If NFL scouts tell Steven Jackson he will go in the top half of the first round in next April's draft, he is gone -- and there are early indications he will go that high. Given that NFL running backs typically have shorter careers than other players, the 6-3, 235-pound junior probably will play his final game for the Beavers in the Las Vegas Bowl. If Jackson goes that high in the draft, he would be Oregon State's highest pick since Terry Baker was the first selection in 1963."

  • Mel Kiper put Derek Anderson at number five on his top five college quarterbacks that are juniors...more

  • Former Beaver wide receiver and current Cincinnati Bengal Chad Johnson made the Pro Bowl on Thursday...more
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer columnist Art Thiel took a pot shot at Oregon State and Chad Johnson is his latest column.  "In Cincinnati, one of the game's great me-firsters, Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson, celebrated a touchdown by displaying a preprinted poster that said: "Dear NFL, Please don't fine me again!!!!!"

    Perhaps the most remarkable thing about that was, given Johnson's Oregon State background, all the words were spelled correctly"...more

  • Las Vegas Bowl coverage:  CBS Sportsline | ESPN |

  • Each Oregon State football player will be receive a bag full of goodies for playing in the Las Vegas Bowl.  Oakley sunglasses, a three-piece set of Mercury luggage and a Boathouse brand sweater are just a few of the items...more





  • Oregon State basketball great Mel Counts will be inducted into the Pac-10 Hall of Honor on March 10.  Joining Counts in the 2004 class are - Joining Hazzard in the 2004 class are - Khalid Reeves (Arizona), Lafayette "Fat" Lever (Arizona State), Jason Kidd (California), Ron Lee (Oregon), Howard "Howie" Dallmar (Stanford), Walt Hazzard (UCLA), Bob Boyd (USC), James Edwards (Washington) and George Raveling (Washington State).

  • The Beavers went to overtime for the sixth time this season on Monday when they lost to Hawaii, 70-67, on a three pointer by Michael Kuebler who played his high school ball at Salem High in Oregon.  Recaps:  Gazette Times | Associated Press




Roberts picks up schemes quickly
Californian Terrell Roberts is unfamiliar with how to drive in snowy conditions.

It almost cost the Cincinnati rookie cornerback a game ball.

“I hadn’t been in these type of conditions before, and I kind of stepped on the gas a little too hard (Sunday),” Roberts said. “I was getting on the Fort Wright exit on (Interstate) 75 and I slid on the ramp. It kind of turned me around, then I got stuck in some snow...more

Why every bowl is beautiful
Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 24 ... New Mexico vs. Oregon State
The Britney, or, the obvious reason why this is beautiful: New Mexico lost one of the most boring bowl games of all time in a 27-13 loss to UCLA in last year's Las Vegas Bowl. This is a far more confident, far better Lobo team that'll be more than ready to come through with a big game. Oregon State's offense has as many weapons as anyone in the country and will put up tons of yards and tons of points. Can New Mexico keep up? Probably.
The "but she has a good personality, or, the inner beauty: No bowl game will have a better running back matchup. O.K., so the Auburn-Wisconsin game will be strong, but New Mexico's DonTrell Moore and Oregon State's Steven Jackson are each 150-yard games waiting to happen...more

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