Beaver Bytes

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

  • Oregon State isn't a lot of fun to watch right now, and coach Dennis Erickson is the first to say so.

       After a promising 4-0 nonconference start, Oregon State is 0-3 in Pacific-10 Conference play after Saturday's 13-9 loss at Arizona State. And the Beavers are in danger of going bowl-less for a second straight season...Struggling Beavers look for offense

  • The Beavers need to win 7 games to go to a bowl game this year.  Normally they would only need six, but because they play 12 games they need a winning record (7-5) to play in the postseason.

    The Beavers can count their win over Div-IAA Eastern Kentucky toward a bowl game because they did not use their wins over Div-IAA opponents in 1999 and 2000.

    The Pac-10 have bowl contracts with the Rose, Holiday, Sun, Insight.com, Las Vegas and Silicon Valley Bowl.

  • The CollegeFootballNews.com came out with their Pac-10 midseason report.

  • Twice in the past three seasons, Oregon State football coach Dennis Erickson has had to endure three-game losing streaks.

    Only once in his 17 years as a college head coach has Erickson lost four straight games in a single season...Pac-10 slide frustrating Oregon State.

  • Computer renderings of what Reser is supposed to look like in 2005 can be seen at osubeavers.com.  Information on how you can help with the project is included with the article...Reser Stadium Expands Online

  • Fox Sports started a program called, "On Campus with the Beavers."  It airs on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM.

  • Sometimes, a mind forgets what a body can do. So last week, Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson reminded his 6-foot-6 frame of its accomplishments.

    "I went home and looked at one of the first four games, just to see what we were doing right and see what I was doing to be successful," Anderson said Tuesday. "I came out today and had a good one (practice). So I'll just keep doing it."...Oregon State tries to get back to start

  • Iowa State quaterback and Heisman contender, Seneca Wallace was recruited by Mike Riley and attended Oregon State for awhile. Jeff Welsch fills in the details...Seneca we hardly knew ye

  • To many Oregon high school football players, the Pacific-10 Conference is the Holy Grail of college playing opportunities. A player's potential often is judged by a simple question: "Is he a Pac-10 player?"

    This season there are 76 players from Oregon high schools on Pac-10 rosters. Not surprisingly, the majority play at Oregon (31) or Oregon State (33), but there is at least one Oregonian on each Pac-10 team. A closer look:...In the Pac-10

  • "The bye week was great. The attitude and energy were good,'' Bray said. "(The coaches) thought it was going to be like pulling teeth at practice, but they really practiced very well.

    "We think we're refreshed. We think we're ready to start new with everything. We're optimistic. We still have a good team. We just have to get certain things clicking...Beavers ready for second season

  • Erickson Meets the Press | Tedford Meets the Press

  • Saturday afternoon is put-up or shut-up time for the 2002 Beavers when upstart California visits Reser Stadium for the annual Dad's Weekend game.

    "This game can really make or break the spirit of the team. It seems like the spirit of the team is hanging on this game,'' junior middle linebacker Richard Seigler said Tuesday. "It's a strange feeling this year, especially since everybody was so high just a month ago...Beavers try to keep spirits up

  • While Oregon State had the weekend off, California's defense dominated UCLA as the Bears won 17-12 at home on Saturday.

    Next Saturday the two teams square off in a key Pac-10 football game.

    Before the season began many pundits predicted Oregon State to be a darkhorse for the Pac-10 title, while California was expected to be in the Pac-10 cellar...OSU 'Bears' down on California

  • They have lost three straight football games. They have failed to score an offensive touchdown in two of those contests. They have had two starting offensive tackles and a starting free safety sidelined by injuries.

    The Beavers have been beaten and beaten up. They needed a break...Oregon State Football Notes (RG)

  • Mike Kuykendall is so smart, he nearly flunked kindergarten...Brains behind the brawn

  • The numbers tell an unflattering tale about Oregon State's offensive line.

    Since opening Pacific-10 Conference play with a 22-0 loss Sept. 28 at USC, the Beavers' offense has been in a funk. The running lanes are closing quickly in front of tailback Steven Jackson. Quarterback Derek Anderson, under an ever-increasing pass rush, has been sacked 15 times in the past three games...Frontline trouble imperils Beavers

  • Human resources gurus will tell you the best way to predict future performance by employees is to look at past performance.


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