Celebration of Life for Fred Thompson: Jan 12

A "CELEBRATION OF LIFE" honoring the late Fred Thompson of the Oregon State football team will be held Thurs., Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Austin Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center on campus. The celebration is open to the public.
January 5, 2012

Commentary: Projecting 2012 Starting Defense

IN PART I, we projected how the Oregon State offense looks to shape up for spring and fall of 2012 - now it's time to take a look at the defensive side of the ball. That's a tall order at this time, for multiple reasons, following the tragic and untimely death of Beaver defensive tackle Fred Thompson.
December 14, 2011

Beavs try to come to terms with loss

MIKE RILEY WAS at a loss for words at times during the press conference following the sudden and unexpected passing of Fred Thompson.
December 8, 2011

Tragedy Strikes: DT Fred Thompson has died

FRED THOMPSON, A freshman defensive tackle this season who likely would have played and perhaps started had he not injured his shoulder, has suddenly and tragically passed away.
December 7, 2011

Riley has much to address in offseason

IT PROMISES TO be a long winter for Oregon State, which at 3-9 (3-6 Pac-12) lost nine games for the first time since the 1996 season, which then prompted the firing of Jerry Pettibone and the initial hiring of Mike Riley as the head coach. There's a quartet of players who redshirted this year who will be expected to play key roles in 2012. All four play on the offensive and defensive lines.
November 28, 2011

POST SPRING EVAL: Defensive Tackle

HOW DID OREGON STATE do at defensive tackle this spring, having to replace all-everything Stephen Paea and the underrated Brennan Olander? Maria Bruggere watched every one of the Beavers' 15 spring football practices. Here are her post-spring insights on the d-tackle spot.
May 9, 2011

Spring Ball Day 13: Wheaton unstoppable

CORVALLIS -- The continued progress of the Oregon State football team was spotlighted Monday on what's left of the receiving corps and their energy going up against the defensive backs — most notably on WR Markus Wheaton. Among the other happenings on the day, a d-tackle many thought would contribute this season is more likely to instead redshirt, Mike Riley comments on the running backs and more.
April 25, 2011