IT TURNS OUT Oregon State will, beginning today, be having a big recruiting weekend after all to cap off December. The Beavers, in addition to their practice preparations for No. 18 Pitt in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31, are reportedly playing to host 11, count 'em -- 11, prep and junior college prospects this weekend in Corvallis. All that plus an updated crunching of the numbers and more..
December 19, 2008
THE BEAVS JUMP right back into the fire with a Thursday night game on the road against a team ranked No. 15 in both polls. Mike Riley on Monday talked Beaver injury status, unsung players and plays from the USC game, the status of Simi Kuli, whether 37 carries is too high a workload for Jacquizz Rodgers. The QB transfer reported last week becomes official, plus more.
September 29, 2008
IN HIS PRESS conference, Mike Riley emphasized the need for balance on offense against Penn State, with the Beavs attempting an uncharacteristic 54 passes against Stanford in the opener. Balance was certainly the theme for the practice session on Tuesday.
September 3, 2008
WHAT A DIFFERENCE a few weeks make. Back on July 8, Oregon State was feeling positive on the prospects of getting Simi Kuli into fall camp on time or shortly after it kicked off in Corvallis. On Tuesday, Mike Riley threw a bucket of cold water on those hopes, saying he doesn't expect the highly regarded defensive end to arrive until -- at least -- after Sep. 1. The Beavers open the season Aug. 28.
July 29, 2008
WITH THE DAYS NOW IN SINGLE DIGITS until fall camp begins at Oregon State, there weren't a lot of new revelations from Mike Riley at Pac-10 Media Day. Still, some big questions remain -- the status of Simi Kuli and how Jeremy Perry is doing coming back from injury, for starters. Meanwhile, Tom Hansen's "poignant" final year as Pac-10 commish has begun, and fans probably couldn't be happier.
July 25, 2008