BeaverBytes: Mar. 12-18

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Moore takes shot at NFL with some sharp passing
He wasn't invited to the NFL combine. He doesn't have the "Are you kidding me?" arm strength of someone such as JaMarcus Russell of Louisiana State, and he won't raise any eyebrows with his bench press or his vertical leap, but former Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore is still a decent bet to make an NFL roster.

About 21/2 months removed from his most valuable player performance in the Sun Bowl, Moore worked out Friday at Reser Stadium during OSU's Pro Day, making crisp, accurate throws in front of a gaggle of scouts who also got another look at draft hopefuls Joe Newton, Sabby Piscitelli and Adam Koets ... more from the Oregonian.

Pro day numbers
Twelve players worked out for 20 NFL scouts Thursday. Here are the numbers for Piscitelli, Koets, Newton and Moore - the four players that are most likely to be drafted.

Moore’s stock rising as draft nears
Matt Moore
’s build toward a possible NFL career resembles his time at Oregon State.

After a slow start, a surge of momentum has grown and anything is possible ... more from the Gazette Times.

Spring look around the Pac-10
Spring key: The headlines will focus on the quarterback competition between touted Sean Canfield and scrappy Lyle Moevao. It might not be the coronation for Canfield that many fans believe -- Moevao already has been compared to savvy former QB Jonathan Smith -- but Canfield is the favorite. Whoever wins, he'll have great talent to work with at receiver and with TB Yvenson Bernard. The Beavers also have voids at tight end, strong safety left tackle and two spots on the defensive line ... more from
Bernard, Beavers expect to contend in Pac-10
It takes guts to spurn a tie and go for two and the victory. It's a decision that often requires a coach to reach deep into his playbook for something fancy and unexpected.

Oregon State coach Mike Riley thought about doing that in the Sun Bowl against Missouri after tailback Yvenson Bernard the Beavers' emotional leader, suggested they go for two during an official review of the touchdown play with 22 seconds remaining that had set the game on the cusp of overtime ... more from

Jackson Receives Key to Hometown
NFL Pro Bowler and Las Vegas native Steven Jackson joined forces with Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman to kick off online registration for the upcoming Las Vegas Race for the Cure®. Jackson and Goodman unveiled the name of their official Race team, “Mayors and Players,” and encouraged Las Vegas residents to join them ...more from

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Beavs continue winning ways, sweep San Franciso, improve to 20-3
Chris Hopkins
was 4-for-4 with a home run, a double and two runs batted in as Oregon State beat San Francisco 11-1 in the first game of the three part series at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. Mike Stutes and Anton Maxwell combined to pitch a three-hitter for the Beavers (18-3 overall), with Stutes striking out 11 in his eight innings of work.

In the second game of the series, John Wallace’s three-run homer highlighted Oregon State’s seven-run first inning as the Beavers beat San Francisco 9-2.. Mitch Canham added a two-run homer and Joe Paterson pitched six innings for the win for OSU (19-3 overall), which now has a season-high eight-game winning streak.

In the final game, Drew George doubled home the tying run with two outs in the ninth inning, then scored the game-winner on Jordan Lennerton’s single as Oregon State beat San Francisco 3-2. The Beavers (20-3 overall) stretched their winning streak to a season-high nine games.

OSU now visits Cal Poly for a series next Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m. and Monday at 1 p.m. The Beavers then open Pacific-10 play at Arizona from March 30-April 1 before returning home to play Southern California from April 5-7.

Oregon State's baseball team proves it's not resting on its laurels after 2006 College World Series title
It's supposed to be unrealistic -- and maybe even a dirty trick -- to compare a national championship team to the one that follows it, but the team Oregon State has assembled this season is proving worthy of the comparison.

OSU fans want to know who is going to succeed the stars of last June's College World Series victors -- Cole Gillespie, Jonah Nickerson, Kevin Gunderson, Tyler Graham, Shea McFeely, Dallas Buck, Bill Rowe, Chris Kunda ... more from The Oregonian.

OSU recruit Garrett Nash mentioned...
Shortstop Garrett Nash will play for Oregon State, the defending NCAA champions. He is rated the fastest prep player in the country. Last year he compiled a .507 batting average ... from

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OSU still at a corner, trying to figure out how to turn it
For the past four years, Kyle Jeffers poured his heart, soul and sweat into the Oregon State men's basketball program.

Jeffers' senior season ended in disappointment as the Beavers fell short of expectations. In fact, that was a recurring theme throughout the four-year starter's college career ... more from The Oregonian.

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