OREGON STATE came out against Oregon with a new lineup Sunday night that included walk-on junior Joey McConnell. And the underdog Beavs more than held their own in the first half, trailing by the narrowest of margins at 33-32 following the first 20 minutes. The second half was similarly contested but in the end, a leaky OSU defense resulted in another loss for the black and orange.
March 2, 2008
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES has already decreed the OSU-USC game not one worth playing, with their Trojan blog calling it the "Last Gimme' of the Season" and wondering if the Beavers will be able to score 40 points. And that's just one of the storylines that will play out when the Beavers meet USC Saturday night in a televised matchup.
February 23, 2008
FEW EXPECTED OSU to give UCLA much trouble on Thursday night and with a short bench, it wasn't much of a contest. UCLA raced to a double digit lead and was never seriously challenged as they drubbed the Beavers, who sat two of their top players for disciplinary reasons, by a score of 84-49 in Los Angeles. Oregon State (6-20, 0-14) shot 34 percent in extending a school-record losing streak to 16.
February 22, 2008
THE OFFSEASON IS a time when players prepare for the upcoming season. There may be no games on Saturdays but workouts are still long and arduous. Class loads are often frontloaded in the winter and spring so as to lighten academic loads during the football season. Unfortunately, the offseason is also a time when news of players getting into trouble with the law surfaces.
February 21, 2008
New Bulls coach Stan Heath has been staying busy on the recruiting trail. This past weekend Heath traveled all the way to Akron Ohio for the King James Shooting classic to get a closer look at recently offered forward/center Sean Carter out of Laurinburg Prep.
May 3, 2007