CORVALLIS – It wasn't a banner year for the Oregon State defensive line -- the injury bug gnawed at the ranks throughout, the JC transfers had a significant adjustment period and opposing teams often ran to success. It looked ugly at times. Still, while some players struggled, others flourished in the face of adversity. In the end, wishful thinking was levied against a sharp reality…
January 14, 2014
THEY SAID THE HAWAII BOWL would be a dandy but I doubt they envisioned this.. Oregon State trounced Boise State 38-23. The OSU victory showcased an aggressive Beaver defense and some old fashioned ground and pound on offense. Many thought a mere field goal would separate the two teams in the end. Oh boy were they wrong…
December 24, 2013
CORVALLIS – It's all about the Huskies now, the loss to ASU is ancient history to OSU. Mike Riley and his team took to the Truax Center on Tuesday with renewed energy and pep in their step. The offense was sharp, the defense aggressive and quick on their feet. But with such a huge tilt against the UW and Senior Night looming, why were the Beavs all smiles and seemingly so relaxed on Tuesday?
November 19, 2013
CORVALLIS – It's never just an average day of practice for the Beavers. Wednesday's installment showcased the secondary, with interceptions galore for some veteran pass defenders. The first team offense looked sharp in the red zone and a lot of love went the way of a group of big targets. Mike Riley shelled out some positive news on the injury front plus much more in this report...
November 13, 2013
CORVALLIS – Mike Riley enjoyed what he saw from the orange and black Tuesday and two key starters returned full-go on offense, but a few defenders remained questionable as the ASU tilt draws ever closer. A young linebacker made some noise but showed that he is also still a bit green, and a second team d-tackle took charge… literally.
November 12, 2013
CORVALLIS – Mike Riley has talked about d-tackles Siale Hautau and Edwin Delva needing to fill the void with starter John Braun (shoulder) out for the rest of the season – but don't sleep on Brandon Bennett, who had a good Wednesday session. And what's this? Riley ready to hit the recruiting trail? OSU's head man talked plans for the bye weekend, and they involve the River City.
November 6, 2013
CORVALLIS - It's a bye week for the Beavers so you would expect a number of players to be limited or held out of action. But defensive tackle John Braun's situation is something else entirely, with the bad news being that his season is over. Here's more on the injury front plus a rundown on the Beavers' practice...
November 5, 2013
CORVALLIS – It all came down to one final play. There were seven seconds on the clock and one Beav had chance to get things in place for a tie… Alas for Beaver fans, a slightly missed connection in concert with a sharp hit on Kevin Cummings knocked the Beavers' hopes right out of the sky as OSU fell 20-12 to Stanford. But there's a whole lot more to it than just that...
October 27, 2013