A collection of notes, headlines, and news on Oregon State football and men's basketball from the past week.




  • Defensive end and snapper Dan Rothwell has been denied his petition for a medical redshirt.  Rothwell has the option to appeal the decision, but will most likely not exercise that choice.

  • Graduate assistant Brandon Boice quit his coaching position this week.

  • The Oregon State athletic department is selling a DVD or VHS copy of the Las Vegas Bowl for $25. Versions with the ESPN announcers, or with OSU broadcasters Mike Parker, Bob Grim and Michael Convery, are available.

    To order, send a check payable to "OSU Athletics" to Mike Corwin, Associate Director of Athletics, Oregon State University, 114 Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, OR 97331.  Credit-card orders are also available at 541-737-7371.

  • Homecoming is set for Oct. 23, against Washington State while Dad's Weekend is set for Nov. 5-7 with USC as the opponent.  It will be the last time the Beavers face the Trojans until 2009.

  • Oregon State received eight votes in the final AP Top 25 poll and finished in a tie for 30th with Auburn.  They also received 15 votes in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 coaches poll and finished 31st...AP | ESPN/USAToday
  • Steven Jackson was named to the all-bowl team this week.  TE Tim Euhus and DT Dwan Edwards, and the Oregon State received honorable mention...more
  • The first annual recruiting dinner is set for Wednesday February 4 at the Washington Square Embassy Suites, 9000 SW Washington Square Road in Tigard.  The social hour starts at 5:45 p.m. and dinner is at 7; registration is $45 per person, $360 for a table of 8 and $500 for a coach's table of 8.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling the BASF at 541-737-2370.
  • Mike Riley received a $75,000 contract bonus for an eight-win season.
  • Steven Jackson has been nominated for the Bill Hayward Male Athlete of the Year award.  The show will be televised live by KATU (2) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, January, 25...more
  • Redshirt freshman cornerback Brandon Browner was named to the  Scripps/Football Writers Association Freshman All-America team on Wednesday.




  • The Beavers will face Oregon this Saturday at Gill Coliseum.  The Civil War is their only game this week.  You can read a scouting report on the Ducks here.  Next week the Beavers are at home for Washington and Washington State.





Just the start
Is the proverbial glass half-full, or half-empty?

Is an Oregon State football team that loses exactly half of its 24 Las Vegas Bowl starters poised to keep moving forward?

Or does the departure of tailback Steven Jackson, wide receiver James Newson, defensive tackle Dwan Edwards, middle linebacker Richard Seigler, place-kicker Kirk Yliniemi and tight end Tim Euhus — each among the finest ever at OSU at their respective positions — and six other regulars herald a downturn for a program that went 8-5 this past season and is 39-22 overall since 1999, with four bowl-game appearances?...more


John glimpses future during present
In a cozy hallway outside Oregon State's Pauley Pavilion dressing quarters, Jay John borrowed a few moments from lamenting the present to welcome the future.

It was less than 30 minutes after a 77-66 Pacific-10 Conference basketball loss to UCLA in which the Beavers' missing pieces were exposed every which way: Depth, height, experience and overall athleticism...more


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