- Mitch Barnhart was hired by the University of Kentucky on Monday. Many Beaver
fans are disappointed with his departure and many Wildcat fans, at least the
local newspaper writers, are skeptical of Barnhart. Links to related news
articles covering the departure and search for a new athlectic director follows:
OSU athletics on solid footing (Gazette-Times)
Next great hire is right under Beavers' noses (Oregonian)
OSU athletic director moves to Kentucky (Gazette-Times)
Time was right for Barnharts' next challenge (Gazette-Times)
Beaver backers give Barnhart 'A' (Gazette Times)
School Officials to Launch a National Search for Athletic Director, OSUBeavers.com
Risser begins national search (Gazette-Times)
Beavers athletic director leaves for Kentucky (Statesman Journal)
Barnhart sets his course (Oregonian)
Barnhart offer of employment (BigBlueNation.com)
Helping hand goes to Cats' new boss (Courier-Journal)
UK didn't need long to find AD (Courier-Journal)
- Shortly after Barnhart accepted the job at Kentucky, Oregon State announced
the beginning of their national search for a new athletic director. In the
meantime, Bob DeCarolis, the assistant athletic director, was named the interim
athletic director and a screening
committee was formed to screen the candidates.
- Al Reser donated $12.5 million dollars on Thursday to keep the naming rights
to Reser Stadium until 2038. The gift will help jump start the renovation
and expansion of Reser Stadium in the near future. Beavers
keep Reser name for stadium (Statesman Journal) | Reser,
OSU extend deal to 2038 (Oregonian)
- Two Oregon State football billboards were unveiled this week in Portland.
Pictures can be seen at BeaverFootball.com.
Look for wallpaper for your computer of the billboards in the near future.
- The Sporting News came out with their online preview of the Beavers ranking
them the 25th best team in the nation. The article can be read at the SportingNews.com.
- Individual game tickets went on sale July 13th. More information can be
found at OSUBeavers.com.
- The 2002 Oregon State football media guide is available online at OSUBeavers.com.
- The Beavers are picked by the Pigskin Post's, Wann Smith, to go 11-2 this
year and he ranks them as the 8th best team in the nation. The full article
can be read at Smith's
Politically Incorrect, Can't Miss, Right-on-the-Money Final Standings
for January 4, 2003.
- Linebacker Nick Barnett has been selected to play in the East-West Shrine
game on January 11 at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco.
- Mel Kiper wrote an article on the most scenic venues, the best atmospheres,
the best uniforms/helmets and the toughest venues for the opposition. It does
not mention the Beavers, but it is a fun read. For
scenery, check out Michie Stadium.
- Former wide receivers T.J. Houshmanzadeh and Chad Johnson have been receiving a lot of favorable press. BengalsInsider has some kind words in their Wide Receiver Preview.
- Mitch Barnhart talked to Colin Cowherd on Thursday. The Toe gave us a short recap on what he had to say.
- A Beaver fan started a fantasy football league on ESPN.com Monday. He would like fellow Beaver Believers to join his league. The name of his league is BAD NEWS BEAVS if you would like to join click ESPN.com.
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