Found February 22, 2013 on
Oregon Sports News:
One of my favorite things about college sports is the value in each game. Every game counts. In other words, a loss or two in any college sport can be damaging. This isn’t the NBA where a six, seven or eight game losing streak does not eliminate you from playoff contention. Even in the NFL, a team can start the season 0-3 or 0-4 and still make the postseason. No question it is difficult, not impossible.
Six-game losing streak in college basketball? Done. For the most part. Lose three games in college football? Forget-about-it. One loss can keep you out of the hope for a championship. When it comes to baseball, a team can survive a mini-slump of losing three or four games. But in the scheme of things, as well as the standing of the tournament selection committee, it doesn’t help.
From a player standpoint, it would seem the “one game at time” theory becomes easier to follow as well. In college, having significant consequences on the outcome of every game keeps a player more ...
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While camps are hardly underway for Major League Baseball, the collegiate season is well underway as non-conference games are being played all across the country. This includes Oregon State University, led by their highly respected Manager, Pat Casey. The Beavers have large aspirations coming into this year, as they should. 2012 was supposed to be a rebuilding season for the black...
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Oregon State’s Joe Burton has a lot of confidence in his back-to-the-basket game. So much so that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Stanford is getting outrebounded, 24-13. Oregon State has more turnovers than assists, has yet to make a three-pointer, and is a whopping 56 percent from the line. But someone has to win, so stay tuned for what promises to be a rousing second half from Corvallis. Right now, the Beavers lead Stanford 35-34.
You may not be a massive Joe Burton fan, and may not even know who he is but you should realize that he is a trailblazer when it comes to posting up folks down low. The six foot seven forward/center for Oregon State may not be the tallest big man down low but he will use every advantage, including his weight, that he possibly can to fool you. Check out the move Joe dropped on Thursday...
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON. Oregon State in 10 days is set to announce their new brand and show off their new uniforms...