Beaver Bytes

The run down on Oregon State football and basketball news from the past week.

  • TFYDraftPreview.com provided some game notes from the Oregon State/Temple game that took place last Thursday. The article gave a run down on what Beavers NFL scouts are looking at. The premium article can be found at http://nfldraft.theinsiders.com/2/62703.html.

  • TFYDraftPreview.com also provided a non-premium article on Beavers being looked at by NFL scouts. Scouts Notebook.

  • Fox Sports Net has elected to broadcast the Sept. 21 game between Oregon State and Fresno State from Reser Stadium. Kickoff will be at 3:37 p.m...Fox Sports Net to Air Sept. 21 Game with Fresno State.

  • Fox Sports Northwest's Sideline Pass, featuring Oregon State University football, debuts Sunday, Sept. 15 at 9 p.m. The one hour show is hosted by Scott Lynn and former Beaver standout quarterback Steve Preece...Fox Sports NW Sideline Pass Airs.

  • They lead the nation in pass efficiency defense and interceptions, they're third in turnover margin and sixth in fewest points allowed. No one has scored a touchdown against them this season, and they just...Beaver defense hopes to keep intensity.

  • It isn't just coincidence that during Oregon State's sensational 2000 season the Beavers finished fourth in the nation with a plus-18 turnover ratio. Or that last season, as they stumbled to 5-6, they were 98th in the same department (minus-8)...Beavers once again profit on turnovers.

  • Pac-10 Notes from various sources:
    Register Guard | ESPN | USAToday | CNNSI

  • CollegeFootballNews.com came out with their updated bowl projections. They have the Beavers playing in the Insight.com Bowl against Notre Dame. Updated Bowl Projections. (I'd rather have the Beavers play in the Las Vegas Bowl!)

  • Several Beavers are on trophy watch lists for some of college football's most prestigious awards. Richard Seigler and Dennis Weathersby have a shot at winning one of the postseason trophies, but who are the other Beavers up for post season awards?...Beavers on trophy watch lists.

  • Two recruits could be on the verge of committing to the Beavers...Oregon Athlete could be close to deciding.

  • The Beavers are leading the PAC-10 in a number of statistical categories. A summary can be found in The Toe's weekly, around the PAC-10 article.

  • Things You Might Have Missed at the Temple Game...

  • September 11 Tributes
    Believer Tim | Big Daddy Orange | Gazette-Times | Spokesman Review

  • I smell cupcakes. The kickoff of non-conference play lately has brought the same thing: A low-level whine about the steady lack of big-time football programs on the schedule for Oregon State prior to Pac 10 play. Some of it comes from OSU fans who are eager for the Beavers to take their "rightful" place as a dominant national program. Some of it comes from Oregon State fans who feel that the current slate is simply beneath the program at it's current level. Some of it comes from sportswriters, likening OSU to Kansas State. But most of it comes from fans of other PAC 10 schools, which will remain nameless...for the sake of argument we'll call them USC, UW, UCLA, and Oregon. Then again, maybe they won't remain nameless, maybe I'll just call them out....Bring on the Cupcakes

  • BeaverFootball.com premiered a new weekly feature that will give Beaver fans an update on how ex-Beaver football players are doing in the NFL. NFL Beaver Update - Week 1.

  • As a kid, Richard Seigler would circle Sam Boyd Stadium on his bicycle, just happy to weave through the hubbub on UNLV football game days. When he went inside the stadium one day while in high school, he attended his only college game before becoming a college player himself...Beavers Notebook.

  • It might take Oregon State a few minutes to get acclimated during Saturday's game against UNLV. After all, the Beavers aren't used to playing this late in the week.

    OSU's first two games — victories over Eastern Kentucky at home and on the road at Temple — were Thursday nights. It might be an adjustment to get back into the Saturday game routine...Beavers get back to usual game day.

  • That college football program housed in Las Vegas, UNLV, rolled the dice with Steven Jackson and lost.

    "The final decision came down to UNLV and Oregon State," said Jackson, now a sophomore tailback with the Beavers who has begun the 2002 season with back-to-back 100-yard rushing games...Las Vegas' loss is Beavers' gain.


  • There is the earnest Tim Euhus, the guy who stays late at football practice and concentrates so hard on technique that Oregon State coaches tell him not to overthink things...Euhus most happy just being himself.

  • Oregon State University men's basketball head coach Jay John announced Wednesday that Sal Vance of Oakland, Calif., and Chris Stephens of Portland will join the program for the 2002-2003 season. John also announced Justin Holt of Tacoma, Wash., will not enroll...Men's Basketball Makes Roster Moves.

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