BeaverBytes - Mar. 26 - Apr. 1

The latest news and notes on Oregon State Beaver football and men's basketball from Mar. 26-Apr.1.


  • 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.' "





  • 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!



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