BeaverBytes - June 25-July 1

News and notes on Oregon State Beaver football and men's basketball from June 25-July 1.




  • Linebacker Trent Bray has been named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List.
  • For three years, the so-called Beaver Nation has been "Raising Reser," the catch-phrase for the $80 million initial phase of the three-pronged expansion of Oregon State's half-century-old football stadium. The facility has risen, a third of it, anyway. Almost.

    Tons upon tons of concrete and structural steel have thrust the renovated east grandstand of Reser Stadium high into the sky...more from the Register Guard.



  • First preseason college football mag out, Phil Steele's, picks Oregon 22nd in the nation and third in the Pac-10. Oregon State is 40th and sixth. The magazine pegs the Ducks for the Sun Bowl, the Beavers for the Las Vegas Bowl...more from the Portland Tribune (scroll to the bottom of the article).
  • Mike Riley stood on the concourse in the northwest corner of Reser Stadium on Tuesday, watching a game on the final day of his summer camp.

    And Oregon State's third-year football coach couldn't help but smile as he gazed down upon the new, dark green FieldTurf that has replaced the AstroTurf that had graced the stadium since 1999...more from the Gazette Times.




  • Go Beavs!



  • Oregon State recruit Kevin Maher hauled in six passes for 155 yards and three touchdowns in the Les Schwab Bowl earning MVP honors.  Oregon State walk-on wide receiver Zach Tatman also caught a touchdown in the all-star contest.  (more from the Portland Tribune)
  • From the Portland Tribune:
    Lincoln's Taylor Kavanaugh leveled a pursuing South tackler on Maher's TD reception in the first half. "I was on a post route, and (Maher) was on a hitch," the 5-10, 170-pound Kavanaugh says. "We were both open. I kept my head on swivel and saw guys chasing Kevin. I didn't want to clip the guy, so I just put my shoulder into it." … Kavanaugh will walk on at Oregon State. The next Mike Hass? "If I could be half as good as Mike Hass, I would be happy," he says.



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