- The Oregon Sports Authority is launching to an effort to shut down
the Oregon Lottery's Sports Action Line in hopes of
attracting the NCAA Tournament to the state.
- Safety Harvey Whiten quit the team due to health concerns.
- If Dennis Erickson isn't coaching this college football season he
would like to make it Corvallis to see the new stadium.
“I really want to see the stadium," he told the Portland Tribune. "That’s going to be exciting when it’s completed. A lot of people put a lot of sweat and work into it.”
- Former Beaver cornerback Brandon Catanese
who played for Riley his senior season and was caught using steroids that
year, provided some insight into how much discipline Mike Riley uses.
"Coach Riley has control, and he uses discipline when necessary,” Catanese told the Portland Tribune. “Playing for someone like him makes you a better person all around."
“In larger cities than Corvallis, people get away with things you won’t get away with in such a small community. You’re under a microscope there. Everyone knows who you are and what you do, so you have to be on your best behavior. At least when I was there, though, there were no problems with discipline in the program. And Corvallis was a good place to live and play football.”
- Running backs Jimtavis Walker and
Yvenson Bernard are competing for the starting spot. In a
recent article Walker was asked about the downside of competing with
"The dreads. That's kind of the downside of things, Yvenson has the dreads too," he told KVAL. "But I'm better looking than Yvenson."
- Defensive end Joe Rudulph pleaded
guilty to assaulting Gabriel Sapp and will spend 20 days on probation
and 10 days in jail. Rudulph apologized to Sapp and his wife during
the hearing. He plans to appeal his suspended sentence.
- Snapper/running back Star Paddock and running back Jimtavis
Walker's case is pending after the cab driver they allegedly assaulted
failed to show for a recent court date. Deputy district attorney John
Haroldson expects the case case to reach a grand jury for possible
indictment in the next 30 days.
- Athletic director Bob DeCarolis and football head coach Mike
testified in front of the Senate Committee on Education and Workforce
Wednesday. This was due to the bill Rick Metsger wants to introduce
establishing minimum standards of behavior for college football programs
that receiver state funding. More:
The Oregonian |
Statesman Journal |
- Cornerback Rickey Herod
officially joined the Oregon State football team.
- Oregon State senior Jim Hanchett was
named to the first team all-Academic Pac-10 team. Junior Lamar Hurd made the second team.
- Former Oregon State forward David Lucas will be playing in the
Portsmouth Invitational Tournament from Apr. 6-9. The annual
tournament features 64 college seniors who play 11 tournament games in front
of 200 NBA representatives and college basketball fans.
In his first game Lucas shot 7 of 13 from the field and grabbed six rebounds in 23 minutes.
- Former Beaver quarterback Tyler Thomas is the starting quarterback
for the Tri-Cities Fever after
the former starting quarterback quit.
- Offensive tackle Josh Linehan may miss the entire month of April due to a sprained posterior collateral ligament. He has sat out three consecutive practices.
- Go Beavs!
FieldTurf will be installed in Reser Stadium. The field and
installation costs are being donated by alumni while several anonymous
donors are assisting with the field logos and prep work. The new field
will feature black end zones. The installation is set to begin in mid
See a picture of the playing field.
- The annual spring game will be held in PGE Park in Portland, Ore at 1
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or by
calling the OSU Athletic department at 1-800-GO-BEAVS.
- State senator Rick Metsger plans to
introduce a bill that will establish minimum standards of behavior for
the college football programs that receive state funding.
- Former Beaver linebacker Nick Barnett will be opening a restaurant in Green Bay soon. The venue will be called Five Six.