BeaverBytes - June 9-15

Football picks up its second verbal...Team captains announced...several items on former football players...Baseball faces No. 24 Miami in College World Series...David Lucas may be playing ball in Southern Oregon Hot 100 lists and more.

..| Beaver Football
Frahm verbals to OSU
PORTLAND'S KEVIN FRAHM had seen his recruitment take off recently -- in particular, following a breakout combine performance last month. But the 6-3, 245-pound defensive end, who calls to mind another Oregon State DE at this point in their careers, Bill Swancutt, has seen all he needs to and has made the call. He'll also be donning the orange and black during his college days. Frahm is a Beaver...more from
Team captains announced
Seniors Matt Moore, Joe Newton and Sabby Piscitelli and junior Yvenson Bernard have been named team captains for the 2006 season by head coach Mike Riley.
It's official - Locey heading to Oregon State
In one of the world's worst-kept secrets, it was announced on Wednesday that Jay Locey, who led Linfield College to the NCAA Division III national football title and six Northwest Conference titles, is leaving the college to accept a position at Oregon State University. He will become OSU's assistant head coach and work directly with the Beavers' tight ends and running backs ... more from the McMinnville News Register | Gazette Times
Away Game Football Tickets on Sale Friday
Tickets to all away games for the 2006 Oregon State football season will go on sale to the general public this Friday (June 16). Tickets will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m., either by calling 1-800-GOBEAVS or by visiting the OSU Ticket Office in Gill Coliseum ... more from
Benson lineman appears headed to private school
It appears the top high school football recruit in Oregon is on the verge of leaving the Portland Interscholastic League.

Myles Wade, a 6-foot-4, 320-pound lineman, has submitted an application to Central Catholic, confirming a rumor that he is considering a transfer from Benson High School before his senior season ... more from the Oregonian.
Former Beaver running back Charles Burnley lands at Pierce College
In yet another new start in an ongoing football saga, Charles Burnley has joined the Pierce College team under new coach Kevin Moore.

Burnley was among California's top recruits as a running back at Valencia High in 2002. He rushed for more than 3,500yards in two high school seasons but also endured his share of problems, including a juvenile battery conviction, a midseason suspension, and academic issues ...  more from Daily
Yliniemi released
Former place-kicker Kirk Yliniemi was released the CFL's Winnipeg Bombers.
Moore eyeing the baseball field
According to the Portland Tribune, quarterback Matt Moore may join the Beaver baseball team after the football season is over.  Out of high school Moore was a 22nd-round draft pick of the Anaheim Angels in 2004. He says he could pitch or play third base ... more from the Portland Tribune.
Proving the computer wrong
The buzz now is about the third receiver and how Chris Henry has frittered it all away and how the Bengals desperately need a third guy and what in the name of Steve Kreider will happen now and the sky is falling and. . .

Hue Jackson, the Bengals wide receivers coach, doesn’t acknowledge buzz. Neither does Antonio Chatman, one of the leading candidates if it’s not Henry. And Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh, the No. 1 and No. 2 receivers, ignore the buzz, too ... more from

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..| Beaver Baseball
No. 8 Oregon State vs. No. 24 Miami
Kevin Gunderson is a man of his word.

Minutes after Oregon State was eliminated from the College World Series in 2005, the OSU relief pitcher told reporters assembled in the interview room at Rosenblatt Stadium, "It was a fun time, even though we lost ... the Beavers will be back next year, I can promise you that." ... more from
In Omaha, OSU will be well-represented
Some are combining business with pleasure.

Some are going to watch family, others to support their hometown team and because they just love baseball ... more from the Gazette Times.

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..| Beaver Basketball
Former forward David Lucas could be signed by the Southern Oregon Swish ... more from the Mail Tribune.

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..| Miscellaneous Athletic Articles
Sommer, Frahm make NW Hot 100
The votes have been tallied, the results are in...the Northwest Hot 100 for the class of 2007 has been revealed. Who is at the top? Which state produced the most talent? These questions, and more are about to be answered...more from
Clausen Headlines the Best in the West's June Western 100 team is highlighted by California quarterback Jimmy Clausen. The 6-foot-3, 195 pounder comes into the season as the nation's highest-profile recruit, a winner who throws with excellent velocity and accuracy...more from
The ‘State of Oregon State’ Address
Part II of the year-end “State of OSU” continues with the recent sit-down interview athletic director Bob De Carolis had with the Corvallis Gazette-Times.

There are more updates on construction, particularly involving the Olympic sports.

De Carolis also reveals that the athletic department is at a point where it’s trying to give back the regular student-body ... more from the Gazette Times | Part I
Busy Beaver
Amidst the rain-swept greens and the ominous black clouds lurking overhead, Bob DeCarolis found plenty of reasons to smile Tuesday as he strolled off Eagle Point Golf Course.

After all, the Oregon State University athletic director, who had just finished a round of 18 at the Beavers’ fundraising tournament, has witnessed on his watch one of the most successful spring seasons in Oregon State history ... more from the Mail Tribune.

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