- Former Beaver Defensive end LaDairis Jackson was released
by the Cincinnati Bengals.
- 2005 OSU graduate Kade Rannings will be OSU's football
graduate administrative assistant, succeeding Taylor Barton. Barton will coach
in the spring and summer Barton Football Academy programs in Portland.
- The old civil war Platypus Trophy has been found and may be given to the winner of this year's Civil War.
- Mike Riley told the Gazette Time's Brooks Hatch why
he wants to keep the players on the team rather than kick them off.
"I can't just go by the whim of public opinion when I'm dealing with the life of a player on my team who really becomes one of my own kids, in a lot of ways," Riley said. "I take on a responsibility there, that I'm going to try to help them succeed.
"The easy way out is just to dismiss somebody. It's harder to delve into the whole story, the whole picture, the whole plan, to make this guy better in the future. That's what takes the work.
"It's easy to just say, ‘Get lost.' "
- The Third
Annual Student-Athlete Talent Show has been scheduled for Wed, April 13
at 7 p.m. at the Oregon State University Alumni Center.
Tickets for the event are $5, $3 for OSU students with school identification, and children 10 and under are free. Tickets are currently available for purchase at Gill Coliseum or April 12 and 13 at the Memorial Union Quad.
- Quarterback Ryan Gunderson is
ready to compete for the starting position after working on his mechanics
during the off season.
“My body has changed a lot since the end of last season,” he says. “I lost about 3 percent of my body fat, to about 9 percent, and I lost six or seven pounds to about 220, where I want to be. I’m healthy and in pretty good shape, ready to play some football.”
- Gunderson also received
some advice from Joey Harrington's father John, after
Ryan spent part of spring break with the Harrington family.
"He said, 'You've got three more years there,' " Gunderson said. " 'Joey's road at Oregon wasn't smooth sailing. It had its ups and downs, and it ended up very successful.' "
practice started and with it came defensive tackle Sir Henry Anderson
(academics), defensive tackle Ben Siegert (DUII), running
back Jimtavis Walker (robbery, pot) and long snapper Star
Paddock (robbery,pot) all in uniform. They will serve suspensions
during the season or perhaps fall camp. Statesman
Journal | Gazette
- Tight end James Otuhiva from City College of San
a letter of intent Wednesday. He will be the fourth player that
played at CCSF on the Oregon State roster.
- Ben Siegert and Jimtavis Walker were both
to be back on the field.
It's embarrassing," Siegert said. "I didn't plan on all this happening. It was a mistake. I made an honest mistake just being stupid." More: Gazette Times.
- Former Beaver football offensive lineman Brent Bridges pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assualt charges that came from an incident in November at the Headline Cafe.
- Go Beavs!
- Defensive tackle Ben Sigert pleaded no contest to driving under the influence on alcohol and entered into a DUII diversion program.
- Go Beavs!
- The Clemens Foundation is reconsidering its suspension of paying students tuition at Oregon Stae.