Posted October 03, 2012 on
IT JUST WASN’T that long ago, and it seemed like it went on forever this offseason -- anyone and everyone was raising the specter of Mike Riley being on shaky ground at Oregon State. It all now seems as laughable as dogs playing poker.

Mike Riley’s key to victory: In-N-Out Burgers

In-N-Out pulls through again for Beavers How do you inspire a football team on the road? For Beavers coach Mike Riley, he may have just found the secret. Unfortunate for his wallet, it seems to be catching on as a trend for the team. Following the road win at UCLA, Oregon State’s coach took his football team out to an after game dinner of In-N-Out. The famous burger chain doesn’t...

Oregon State 101: Beavs living dangerously

OREGON STATE has been the surprise team of the conference this year: 3-0 for the first time in the Mike Riley era. OSU overcame a difficult early schedule and haS risen to 14th in the AP poll. But the Beavers have also been living dangerously. They have won their three games by an average of just four points.

Coach Mike Riley rights the No. 14 Beavers

(Updates. With AP Photos.) By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer The whispers about job security aren't an issue for Oregon State coach Mike Riley any more. The amiable Beavers coach has led his team to a 3-0 start and the No. 14 spot in the AP rankings. It's a dramatic turnaround for a team that won only three games last season. After consecutive wins over ranked teams...

Washington St.-Oregon St. Preview

The whispers about job security aren't an issue for Oregon State coach Mike Riley any more. The amiable Beavers coach has led his team to a 3-0 start and the No. 14 spot in the AP rankings. It's a dramatic turnaround for a team that won only three games all of last season. After consecutive wins over ranked teams, Oregon State is coming off a 38-35 victory over Arizona...

Brandin Cooks Added to Watch List

OREGON STATE SOPHOMORE flanker Brandin Cooks was among 11 players added mid-season to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List Tuesday. The award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football.

Oregon State is currently ranked No. 1 in two of the BCS computers

While you and everyone else who has paid attention to college football this season sees Alabama as the far and away #1 team in America, two important pieces of the BCS equation does not. And though it’s early and things will change, at this particular junction of the season, Oregon State is currently the #1 in America according to two computers used in the BCS formula. The Beavers...

Pac-12 full of surprises so far

(Eds: Corrects Oregon State's ranking. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Oregon State has been one of college football's unexpected stories after winning its first three games. The 14th-ranked Beavers' surprise rise has been part of a jumbled start to the Pac-12 season. The conference has six teams ranked in the Top 25, most...

Football Friday on a Thursday, Week Six of 2012

Good guys don't always finish last. Sometimes they finish 2nd or 3rd in the North Division. Welcome to the latest edition of Football Friday on a Thursday. On the menu this week... Beaver. Yup, we are heading to Corvallis to take on the resurgent Beavs of Oregon State. No sooner had Beaver coach Mike Riley finished toweling off after taking a quick dip in the Sutras Hot...

BYU Debuts Blackout Uniforms

BYU is debuting their new Nike “Blackout” uniforms on October 13th against the Oregon State Beavers. Fans of the Cougars are also encouraged to wear black as part of a stadium blackout. Alternative uniforms can range from the good to bad to atrocities. Also see. And don’t forget. However, I think BYU’s blackout uniforms look very good. I reserve final judgement until...

OSU printed "wear black" on tickets; Aroused, they've cancelled the 'culturally insensitive' promo

Steve Clark, vice president of university relations for Oregon State recently said, "The university and the athletic department was hoping to encourage attendance and support our football game so... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

OSU v. WSU: Position breakdown, who has edge?

ON PAPER, Saturday’s game against WSU is a total mismatch in Oregon State's favor -- but OSU cannot afford to get cocky despite three headline making wins, two of which were on the road. Expect the unexpected in the Pac-12. And the Cougs will be looking to give the Beavs a dose of exactly that, on the prowl and hoping to upset No.14/17 OSU in Corvallis. So who has the edge? Glad you asked...
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