Beaver Bytes

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

  • The official NCAA site has in-depth statistical records of every division one football team. The Beavers football ranking summary page can be viewed at

  • The Beavers climed to #27 in the USAToday/ESPN coaches poll and #28 in the AP poll.

  • Fox Sports writer, Darryl Richards, had some nice things to say about Derek Anderson: "ORDER MORE HEISMAN BROCHURES: QB Derek Anderson, Oregon State: You can see why Dennis Erickson made a point of making sure Anderson got some playing time as a freshman last season. Anderson threw for 356 yards and five touchdowns in a 47-17 victory over UNLV...more

  • The Toe improved his record to 22-3 after last weekend. See what the Toe has to say about the Pac-10 and his predictions in Around the Pac-10 with the Toe.

  • Former Oregon State offensive lineman, Mitch White, was released from the New Orleans Saints practice squad.

  • Chad Johnson caught the only Bengals touchdown while LaDairis Jackson had one sack on Monday Night football. For the latest on update on Beavers in the NFL check out NFL Beaver update.

  • Erickson meets the press: Text | Audio

  • Pac-10 Notes from various sources USAToday.

  • Win Civil War tickets from the Statesman Journal:
    Oregon and Oregon State are both undefeated and are outscoring their opponents by more than a 2-1 margin, yet the Ducks are ranked ninth in the polls and the Beavers have not cracked the Top 25.

    Is that fair? Who do you think deserves to be ranked higher based on the games played thus far? We’d like to hear what you think for a story we are working on...more

  • Football is enjoyable again for George Gillett.

    Oregon State’s sophomore split end — a forgotten part of the offense in the second half of the 2001 season — is once again demonstrating the skills that made him an all-league and all-county receiver at Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles three years ago...Gazette Times

  • OK, Beaver Nation, you’ve got your wish.

    Fresno State — the target of bile, wrath and vitriol since the 44-24 beating it administered to Oregon State in 2001 — comes to town Saturday for a rematch with the Beavers.

    So here’s your chance to retaliate for all the insults, either real, imagined or exaggerated, that were inflicted on OSU boosters on that now-infamous steamy September night in Bulldog Stadium...Gazette Times | Oregonian |

  • Oregon State will play Fresno State in a live football Fox Sports Net national cable telecast at 3:30 p.m. this Saturday at Reser

  • Oregon State will play USC in football at 3:30 p.m. in Los Angeles on September 28 live on Fox Sports Net national cable network, it was announced Monday by the Pacific-10

  • There have been several articles about the highly anticipated matchup between Fresno State and Oregon State. A selection follows:
    Enemies of the state | Fresno attack never lets up | Reflections on last season; Anderson rocks | OSU not lacking motivation | OSU circled this date after debacle last year | No love lost as OSU, Fresno State collide

  • F rom one perspective, it seems that Kirk Yliniemi was destined to be a college kicker. He went on football-kicking family outings during a well-traveled childhood, and his short reign as (Monmouth) Central High's kicker was a huge success...Oregonian

  • Looks are not deceiving in the case of Derek Anderson. Oregon State’s sophomore quarterback is having as much fun as it seems directing the Beavers’ high-powered offense.

    If fans were permitted inside OSU’s huddle, they would see another side of the Scappoose native. Soft spoken and almost embarrassed by the media crunch he faces every week, Anderson lets his guard down with teammates...Statesman Journal

  • Madison boys basketball coach Chuck Matthews did some celebrating Friday night with one of his former players, Chris Stephens.

    Stephens is headed to Oregon State to play for the Beavers, taking up OSU coach Jay John on his scholarship offer. It’s a big success story for Madison, which ended a 32-year playoff drought in 2001, only to miss the playoffs last season...Portland Tribune

  • Justin Holt, a versatile small forward who was expected to get some playing time with Oregon State as a freshman, has left the school, according to sources. Holt will reportedly enroll at Tacoma City College.

  • When you're dealing with Nick Barnett, the hits just keep on coming - both on and off the field.

    The senior linebacker for Oregon State was among the Pacific-10 leaders in tackles last season and earned all-conference honorable mention. When he's done playing games, Barnett heads for

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