- The Gazette Times continues to publish quality articles on Oregon State
during the fall camp. A selection of the articles follows:
Smith hands off |
- He has the dreadlocks of a Bob Marley, the sagging pants of a teenager,
the bulging muscles of an All-American and the running style of a Walter Payton.
Plus the leadership skills of a Patton. OSU
running back wont shy away from hard jobs.
- Rodney Landingham has moved from corner back to running back this week.
Rothwell might be out for the season. Bill Swancutt will take his place
on the defensive line.
- The 1967 "Giant Killers," one of the greatest teams in Oregon
State football history, will be honored at Reser Stadium on October 5 when
the Beavers host the UCLA Bruins. Oregon
State to honor Giant Killers at UCLA game.
- Oregon State was perhaps the nation's biggest disappointment last season,
stumbling to a 5-6 record after many projected the Beavers as a top-10 team.
They enter this season without their all-time leading rusher, Ken Simonton,
all-time leading passer, Jonathan Smith, and best defender, linebacker James
Allen. Yet the Beavers, with 17 returning starters, are dangerous. ESPN Oregon
State | Pac-10
- Last Friday, Athlon Sports published their PAC-10position
rankings and schedule
- Freshman Josh Linehan has been moved from the defensive line to right offensive
- More scrimmage news:
From Saturday the 17th:
OSU offense flat again in second scrimmage
OSU offense sputters in scrimmage
OSU's defense upstages offense again
Dennis Erickson Quotes and Scrimmage Statistics
OSU defense dominate in fall scrimmage
- The Eugene
Register Guard came out with their OSU outlook on Sunday.
- The Beaver basketball team began their tour in Australia earlier this week.
They have won 2 out of 3 games. The articles follow:
Beavers throttle Aussies | OSU opens with victory overseas | Men's Basketball Pounds Sydney in Australia Tour Opener | Australia's Cannons fly past Beavers | Men's Basketball Falls to the Canberra Cannons | OSU basketball wins second tour game | Jimmie Haywood Sparks the Team to its Second Victory on the Australia Tour |
- The Oregonian ran a five part series on five questions facing the Beavers
as they enter the 2002 football season. The schedule follows:
Monday: How will Oregon State's running attack change in the post-Ken Simonton era?
Thursday: What is the state of the offensive line?
Friday: Will Oregon State end its 41-year losing streak at USC?
Dennis Dodd of CBS Sportsline.com ranks the Beavers #11 in the nation in his latest article. Power Poll: Hitching onto the Sooners' wagon.
- Jose Cortez was 3-3 during San Francisco's Monday Night football matchup
against the Denver Broncos.
There was a gasp or two when Lee Davis walked into Jennifer Englands fourth-grade class at Franklin Elementary School last year. The students knew that an Oregon State football player was going to be working with them for a while, and some even brought in newspaper clippings on Davis. But reading about a 6-foot-4, 303-pound senior offensive tackle was one thing. Many of them just didnt realize that Davis would be, well, so big. On assignment.
His teammates call him Slim for good reason. I am slim, says Jayson Boyd, who is 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds with spider-like legs and a sinewy torso.
Boyd can cut a wide swath on a football field, though, and Oregon State fans should see plenty of him during the next four years. The redshirt freshman from Riverside, Calif., is likely to be OSUs starting split end in the Aug. 29 opener against Eastern Kentucky at Reser Stadium. Watch out for that skinny kid at split end.
Marty Maurer was cut by the Giants this week.
- The football season is a time for Oregon State coach Dennis Erickson to
get nervous. The offseason? That's when Beaver fans become nervous. Q&A
WITH DENNIS ERICKSON: COACH COMMITTED TO OREGON STATE.
On the occasion of Oregon State's first major scrimmage of fall camp last week, the familiar sea breeze blew in from the coast, doing little to moderate the 97-degree heat. At 5 p.m., the chimes from the student union sounded their daily rendition of the school fight song. Oregon State University preview: OSU may make noise.
Hes a 300-pound teddy bear, disguised as one of the fiercest defensive tackles in the Pacific-10 Conference. Really. Get underneath the black No. 99 jersey worn by a stocky senior who hopes to wreak havoc on opposing offenses and youll discover that Oregon States Eric Manning is just a big softy, with a huge smile just begging to break out on his expressive face. Family man in disguise.
Steven Jackson has been named to the 2002 Doak Walker watch list.
- How crowded is it around the tight end position at Oregon State? It's so
crowded with tight ends that the group is just three players shy of fielding
an entire football team. Euhus
leads OSU's tight end pack.
- Its a matchup that may one day play out in the NFL. James Newson vs.
Dennis Weathersby: Coming soon to an Oregon State practice near you. Other
than preseason scrimmages and practices, Beaver fans wont be watching
the Newson-Weathersby matchup, but it makes for intriguing competition. Beavers'
flanker pushes his limits.
- The Beavers have been predicted to play in the Insight.com bowl against
Notre Dame by ESPN's J. Timothy. Bowl
- If youre looking for Dwight Wright during a break from school and
his obligations as a running back for the Oregon State football team, follow
the trail of oil. Wright spends a good chunk of his free time working on cars.
He keeps the engine in his Honda Civic in top condition and makes sure the
other systems in the vehicle are working. Wright
helps keep OSU running.
As the sun rises on August 22nd, it will also be setting on our eight-month sports purgatory; yes, the long wait for the beginning of the 2002 college football season will have finally come to an end. Kickoff 2002 ...and Smith's Picks.
Enter the 11th annual PAC-10 Pigskin Pundits Pool, a fun contest to predict the outcome of the upcoming PAC-10 football season. Entry deadline is Friday, August 30. For more details, go to the link below. 2002 PAC-10 PIGSKIN PUNDITS POOL.
- If you have a Nokia cellphone you can have the Oregon State fight song as
your ring tone. The chords are
more information can be found here.
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