BeaverBytes - June 4-8

Euhus joins Hass in New Orleans, Jackson looking for more carries in St. Louis, Allen out for the season, Several Beavers earn preseason honors from various publications, Nine OSU players selected in MLB draft, Benny award winners and more.

..| Beaver Football

TE Tim Euhus traded to the Saints; joins Hass in New Orleans

... TE Tim Euhus is an athletic, rugged tight end who played basketball and football in his time at Oregon State ... As a blocker Euhus not overpowering but efficient, and he is understandably a big, deceptively rangy tight end and a real weapon in the end zone ... more from

WR Mike Hass named male athlete of the year by the Gazette Times

Finding the most accomplished male athlete at Oregon State this year was an easy task.

It didn’t take more than looking at football player Mike Hass. His story has become what legends are made of ... more from the Gazette Times
SS Sabby Piscitelli on Nagurski Watch List

The Football Writers Association of America has announced that Oregon State University senior strong safety Sabby Piscitelli has been selected as one of 55 football student-athletes on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List. The award is presented annually to the nation’s premier defensive player.

Perry, Hass earn Bennys

Offensive guard Jeremy Perry was named Male Newcomer of the Year while receiver Mike Hass was named Co-Male Athlete of the Year.

Four football players tabbed as preseason All-Pac-10

Yvenson Bernard, Jeremy Perry, Sabby Piscitelli and Alexis Serna have been tabbed preseason First Team All-Pac-10 Conference by the Blue Ribbon College Yearbook.

QB Terry Baker to be Inducted into National High School Hall of Fame

Terry Baker, a three-sport star at Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon, before he won the 1962 Heisman Trophy at Oregon State University, heads a list of 12 individuals selected for induction into the 2006 class of the National High School Hall of Fame ... more from

Football's Civil War moves to Friday at 12:30 p.m. for national telecast
College football, once almost exclusively played on Saturday, in recent seasons has been stretching out to other days of the week -- primarily at the behest of cable television.

In fact, Oregon State plays its first two games this fall on Thursdays ... more from The Oregonian.
RB Steven Jackson has thrived when getting 20-plus carries

Roll the dice with Jackson, a big back (6-foot-2, 231 pounds) with quick feet and nifty moves, and the odds are pretty good you won't crap out, as his brief league history indicates. And if offseason rhetoric emanating from first-year coach Scott Linehan means anything, the St. Louis offense expects to roll a whole lot of 7's with its starting tailback in 2006 ... more from

LB James Allen to miss 2006 season with knee injury

According to the New Orleans Saints ' Website, Allen was a fan favorite who almost always served as one of the team representatives at "meet and greet events."

Now, he'll be seeing the fans a lot more than he'd expected ... more from

Linfield loses Locey to OSU

After 23 years, head Linfield College football coach Jay Locey is headed back to his alma mater, Oregon State University, to take an assistant coaching job ... Locey will be assistant head coach and position coach for running backs and tight ends ... more from the McMinnville News Register | News Register 2 | Portland Tribune

Rough at home, but not impossible

Oregon State football is either very lucky or very unlucky. It’s tough to say.

The toughest teams in the Pac-10 are making the trip to Corvallis.

The problem for OSU is that while it appears the team improved, most of the other teams in the Pac-10 have improved too. OSU’s home games won’t be easy, but they have a shot in every game ... more from the Barometer.

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Stanford and Oregon State start Super Regional series Saturday

Oregon State has one more step to take to make a second straight College World Series appearance, but it’s a big one.

The Beavers (42-14 overall), ranked No. 8 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, will need to top Pacific-10 rival Stanford (33-25) in the NCAA Corvallis Super Regional this weekend if OSU is to make a return trip to Omaha. The teams meet in the best-of-three series Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. and Monday, if necessary, at 4 p.m.; the time for the final game could be changed for television considerations.  All games will be televised on ESPN2. ... more from

Casey, Gillespie earn Bennys

Coach Pat Casey was named Co-Coach of the Year while Cole Gillespie was named Co-Male Athlete of the Year.

Nine players selected in MLB draft

Round 3, #86: Dallas Buck, Arizona Diamondbacks
Round 3, #92: Cole Gillespie, Milwaukee Brewers
Round 5, #160: Kevin Gunderson, Atlanta Braves
Round 7, #202: Jonah Nickerson, Detroit Tigers
Round 19, #566: Tyler Graham, San Francisco Giants
Round 19, #584: Chris Kunda, New York Yankees
Round 28, #837: Shea McFeely, Arizona Diamondbacks
Round 41, #1246: Mitch Canham, St. Louis Cardinals
Round 48, #1435: Jon Koller, New York Mets

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Some baseball fans find creative ways to watch

Some people buy tickets for Beaver baseball games. Others get creative.

The staircase outside of Waldo Hall offers fans a nice view. Last year, fans packed the roof of Snell Hall to catch a glimpse of the game (this year, the roof is off limits) ... more from the Barometer.

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..| Miscellaneous

Rank 'Em: Top college football stadiums

College football is a sport built on tradition and there are few things more central to the lore of the game than the stadiums that host some of the biggest games each fall.  From massive stadiums at Michigan, Penn State and Tennessee to smaller venues at Army, Oregon and Virginia Tech, the most storied and impressive grounds in college football are as varied and unique as the schools they serve. Each has its own identity and special place in the history of its respective school ... cast your vote - UCLA, Oregon and Washington from the Pac-10 are on the ballot.

The changing face of recruiting

It used to be that the month of May to Division IA football coaches was largely a starting point in the recruiting wars. It was the first month of the year where they were allowed to make one phone call and one visit to the school of a prospective recruit. How times have changed.

Now in this year-round battle for high school recruits, the increasing popularity of getting them to make verbal commitments before their senior years has changed the dynamics of recruiting, creating relief, risk and questions for coaches and players alike ... more from the Daily Herald. June Hot 100 Revealed

The first 2007 National Top 100 and initial prospect rankings are unveiled. Who's the No. 1 prospect in the country? Well, to many it will be a suprise that it's not running back Noel Devine or quarterback Jimmy Clausen ... more from

Aid agreements allow athletes another option

Here's a riddle: When does a football player sign with a college but not sign a letter of intent? Answer: when he signs an athletic financial aid agreement, as football players did with Oregon and Oregon State recently.

So, what is an athletic financial aid agreement, and why haven't you heard of it? ... more from The Oregonian.

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