The question in the middle

IT TOOK AWHILE. Oregon State didn't begin to find their stride on the interior of the defensive line until the second half of the season. But once Brennan Olander emerged, that in turn freed up Stephen Paea, and it's been a tackle-for-loss, pocket-crunching d-line of disruption ever since. Yet just as Olander was becoming a real force, he was dinged last week. What does it mean for the Civil War?
November 27, 2009

The Unusual Suspects: Week 4

CORVALLIS -- It's a loss, and everything is secondary to that. But there were also some performances where credit is due and BF.C goes deeper to look at some of the unsung performances, lest they fade into the background when compared to the usual suspects.
September 27, 2009

Beavs open with a bang over Portland State

OREGON STATE STARTED off their 2009 campaign with a bang -- an 87-yard scoring strike on their first play from scrimmage opened the gates. The Beavs' first offensive play in the second half went 47 yards and to paydirt, too. And the Rodgers brothers took both footballs into the end zone, keying the the 34-7 victory over Portland State.
September 5, 2009

FALL CAMP DAY 15: Game prep means season near

CORVALLIS -- The double day practices for fall camp concluded Wednesday, and Oregon State took it rather easy in the evening session, going helmets only and mostly drilling on the schemes of Portland State while walking through their offense and defense with just over a week to go before the season begins.
August 27, 2009

P.M. DAY 13: Play of the day -- and fall camp

CORVALLIS -- This play of the day may very well end up the play of the entire fall camp, and it didn't come from a back or receiver. In the trenches, Coach Cav gathers his troops and coaches 'em up. Kevin Frahm changes things up in team drills, Walker Vave with a pick and the Beaver stop corps continue to play at a high level.
August 25, 2009

FALL CAMP DAY 13: DT's rising in the P.M.

CORVALLIS -- As receiver continues to sort itself out with Darrell Catchings expected out for the opener, Aaron Nichols got first team turns on Monday night. The offensive line had played stout during red ball but the Beaver d-line looked to turn the tables in team drills -- and Stephen Paea, Latu Moala and Castro Masaniai brought with them a surge the second half of practice.
August 25, 2009

FALL CAMP DAY 10: Men in black

CORVALLIS -- From the defensive front seven to the defensive backs covering the back 40, Thursday was a day where the Oregon State defenders held the upper hand. Still, it was an offensive receiver who made the play of the day, and it certainly wasn't his first one this camp.
August 20, 2009

FALL CAMP DAY 8: Run stoppers & Sky riders

CORVALLIS -- Ryan Katz has a big arm, no doubt about it. But what's been just as impressive this camp has been his touch, and today was no different. Over on the edge, Matt LaGrone was among those who continued a solid fall camp, showing this afternoon more of his strong pass rushing skills coming off the edge.
August 19, 2009