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The run down on Oregon State basketball and football news from the past week. <br><br> More Civil War tidbits, Beaver basketball season is here, and Pac-10 notebooks.

  • The Oregon State University Athletic Department and the Benton County Fairgrounds will be offering additional parking and shuttle service to Reser Stadium for the Civil War football game. There will still be pay parking in the lots along Campus Way on the East and West sides of 30th Street, free parking in the lots on the north edge of Campus, and a pay RV parking area on Campus way east of 35th street...Parking options available for Civil War

  • The Civil War will be televised only in Oregon on ABC at 12:30, with neurtal announcers...Game On!

  • The Oregon State men's basketball team begins their season at 5:00 at Gill against the University of Idaho. Fans presenting their Civil War football tickets may purchase general admission tickets for the basketball game for $5, with a limit of four basketball tickets per football ticket. Men's basketball opens season Saturday night.

  • OSU and UO have had at least 7 wins during the past three out of four Civil Wars.

  • Steven Jackson needs 57 yards to surpass Ken Simonton (1,559 yards in 2000) and become the school single-season record-holder.

  • Derek Anderson, who has thrown for 2,624 yards this season, needs 263 yards to move into second on the school single-season list behind Jonathan Smith (3,053 yards in 1999). Anderson, with 20 touchdown passes, needs one to break a tie with Smith (2000) and become the school single-season record-holder.

  • James Newson, with 951 yards receiving, needs 57 yards to break Vern Burke’s school single-season record (1,007 in 1962). Newson, with 10 TD catches, needs one to break a tie with Burke and Robb Thomas (1987) for most in a season.

  • Oregon State ranks first in the Pac-10 in scoring defense (18.6), pass defense (202.4), rushing defense (88.0), total defense (290.4) and rushing offense (160.6). In the last five games, Oregon State has held opponents to 183 yards rushing on 154 carries - an average of 1.19 yards a carry and 36.6 yards a game.

  • Oregon leads 53-42-10. The Ducks have dominated in games played at Corvallis 26-15-5, but the Beavers have won their last two games against Oregon at Reser Stadium - 44-41 in double overtime in 1998 and 23-13 in 2000. In games played at Oregon, the Ducks are 22-23-4 against the Beavers.

  • Erickson's personal record against Oregon is 1-4 - 1-2 as the OSU coach and 0-2 when he was the Washington State coach (1987-88). Oregon coach Mike Bellotti is 5-2 against Oregon State.

  • Erickson has a .801 overall November winning percentage. At OSU he has a .750 winning percentage in November, at Idaho he had a .800 winning percentage in November, and at Miami he had a .960 winning percentage in November.

  • There will be 16 seniors playing their final game at Reser on Saturday. The list follows:
    LB Nick Barnett, FS Calvin Carlyle, OT Lee Davis, DE Peter Gregg, TE Jermaine Jackson, WR Shawn Kintner, OG Mike Kuykendall, DT James Lee, DT Eric Manning, CB Terrell Roberts, TE Tyler Ross, DT Alvin Steen, WR Seth Trimmer, LB Erik Tuma and CB Dennis Weathersby.

  • So you think you’re pretty smart when it comes to the history of the Civil War football game and the universities that participate each year?

    Not so fast.

    We assembled a 25-question quiz that stumped even the presidents of the local Oregon and Oregon State booster clubs...Test your UO-OSU knowledge

  • Oregon and Oregon State moved closer to being assured of a bowl berth Monday without even playing a game, but the winner when they meet Saturday will definitely be in a better position for the postseason.

    The loser, in fact, may have to do some scrambling for a berth...Rivalries set to determine bowl births

  • Four Oregon State football players received academic honors on Thursday of last week and Wednesday of thes week.. The Verizon All-Academic team includes CB Dennis Weathersby, DE Bill Swancutt, WR Seth Trimmer, and PK Kirk Yliniemi. The All Pac-10 Academic team includes CB Dennis Weathersby, WR Seth Trimmer, TE Pat Loney, OL Matt Brock, DE Bill Swancutt, and PK Kirk Ylimiemi. Weathersby was named to the Pac-10's All-Academic team four times and is only the fourth person ever to accomplish that feat. Verizon Team | Pac-10 Team

  • Fans attending Saturday's 106th version of the Civil War at Reser Stadium in Corvallis have the opportunity to receive a special 3-D promotional piece featuring images of the present stadium and the proposed 2005 version.

    To receive this card present your "Raising Reser - Expanding Beaver Nation" commitment form upon entrance at selected gates to Reser Stadium or at the annual Stadium Club pregame function at the Merritt Truax Indoor Center. The first 5,000 fans that present their completed form at gates 6 and 17, the concourse level, or at the Truax Center, will receive their virtual card.

    Individuals who have already submitted their commitment form will receive their collector's card in the mail in the near future...Raising Reser 3-D cards available

  • PK Kirk Ylinemi was named Pac-10 Special Player of the Week after his 3 for 3 performance against Stanford. He also extended his streak of consecutive field goals made to a school-record 12 in a row. LB Nick Barnett was also nominated to be player of the week.

  • Pac-10 Notebooks:
    USAToday | | | | CNNSI

  • Civil War articles about the Beavers:
    Even-steven at 7-4 | What's at stake? Nothing -- and everything. | It's so familiar; Civil War only a local battle | OSU plans no change to the offensive line | These two are skilled and fun, too

    Statesman Journal:
    Civil War gears up for 106th installment | Inside the Civil War: Defense | Inside the Civl War: Special Teams | Inside the Civl War: Offense | OSU has defensive edge over Oregon | Civil War merchandise nearly tied | Civil War clash fires up OSU boosters | Civil War notebook

    Register Guard:
    Quick start did not last for Beavers | Anderson struggles after early sucess | Beavers not eager to put themselves on Duck's bulletin board | Beavers playing flagged football in '02 | OSU's Seigler one of Pac-10's best

    Jackson carries Beavers and looks to rewrite history books | Lady luck may visit Beavers soon | Civil War to remember | Beavers are looking for a win

    Portland Tribune:
    Anderson: The Ducks are still a good team | As wars gone on, this one's all bomb not enough bang

    For now, civility rules in Oregon
    The Gazette-Times archiving system was not working when I put together this article. Maybe it is working now. You can access their archives here.

  • On Wednesday (Nov. 12), the first day of the early letter-of-intent signing period Oregon State basketball head coach, Jay John, quickly signed three players, including a 7-footer center from Australia. C Liam Hughes, F Jeffree Williams, and F Kyle Jeffers became the first players for the 2003 recruiting class. The Beavers have two schloarships available. Beavers add size on signing day | John signs three prospects

  • Jimmie Haywood retrieves a long rebound, dribbles to the frontcourt and spots Brian Jackson trailing the play at the top of the key. Haywood leads Jackson with a bounce pass, and he drains a 20-foot jumper.

    It’s a sequence that transpired during a recent scrimmage at Gill Coliseum, but it likely will be replayed throughout the 2002-03 season. In the new era of Oregon State basketball under first-year coach Jay John, the Beavers will be looking to run at every opportunity.

    And if that means firing a perimeter jumper well before the 35-shot clock winds down, so be it...Beavers enjoy new style of play

  • Football might be getting most of the attention, but college basketball tips off this weekend, starting with the Portland State and University of Portland games Friday night.

    In the days that follow, Oregon State and Oregon will begin regular season play, adjusting to new lineups and, in the Beavers' case, a new coach -- all with high hopes...Coaching debuts part of basketball story lines

  • Former OSU kicker Jose Cortez was benched on Thursday due to his recent slump where he has missed 3 field goals in four games, including a 41-yarder that would have won the game for the 49ers on Sunday against San Diego. But, the 49ers will keep him on the active roster. 49ers won't ditch Cortez | No way, Jose?

  • Gill Annex Update:

    Athletic director Bob De Carolis said construction of the $9 million Gill Coliseum annex could begin as early as next fall.

    Located west of Gill Coliseum, it will be about 35,000 square feet in size and feature two basketball courts, offices for the men's and women's programs and a 6,500-square-foot room for the wrestling team.

    The football practice fields will be moved closer to the Truax Indoor Center, the parking lot to the west of the coliseum will be moved closer to the building and the coaching tower and storage sheds in between the football practice fields will be removed to create space for the annex.
    Removal of the tower and sheds and relocation of the practice fields should begin this January, De Carolis said.

    The Beavers have raised about $6 million, highlighted by a $3 million pledge from former basketball All-American Gary Payton and a $1 million donation from the OSU wrestling program.

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