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Oregon State rolls past DePaul 90-59.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Victor Robbins scored a career-high 27 points as Oregon State dominated DePaul 90-59 on Thursday night. Olaf Schaftenaar added a career-high 21 points and Gary Payton II had 15 points and five steals for the Beavers (8-2). Jamee Crockett had 14 points for the Blue Demons (6-4). Schaftenaar scored 11 of the Beavers' first 13 points to give Oregon State a 13-6...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Oregon State guard Gary Payton II throws down alley-oop against DePaul

Oregon State guard Gary Payton II, the son of NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton, got a wide-open look at the rim for an alley-oop finish Thursday night against DePaul on this set play: (h/t @raphiellej)  
Via The Catch and Shoot
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gary Andersen Didn’t Tell His Son He Was Leaving Wisconsin

Many people believe that when a coach’s kid plays on their team, that kid gets preferential treatment. Not in the case of former Wisconsin, now current Oregon State head football coach Greg Andersen. According to reports his own son, who’s a Wisconsin walk-on didn’t find out his dad was leaving the team and heading West to Oregon State until he told the rest of the team did...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oregon State assistant Jay Locey takes over Lewis & Clark program

  Former Oregon State assistant coach and chief of staff Jay Locey has been named head football coach at Lewis & Clark. Locey, who has been with the Beavers for the past nine years, replaces Chris Sulages, who resigned following a 0-9 season for the Northwest Conference Pioneers. Locey was previously head coach at Linfield from 1996-2006 and led the Wildcats to the NCAA Division...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 16 Oregon St. beats No. 6 North Carolina 70-55

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Oregon State's trip across the country yielded its biggest regular-season win in two decades. Ruth Hamblin had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 16 Oregon State beat No. 6 North Carolina 70-55 on Tuesday night. Jamie Weisner added 14 points for the Beavers, who improved to 8-0 for the first time in program history. Sydney Wiese had 13 points as the Beavers...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Locey becomes coach at Lewis & Clark

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Former Oregon State assistant coach and chief of staff Jay Locey has been named head football coach at Lewis & Clark. Locey, who has been with the Beavers for the past nine years, replaces Chris Sulages, who resigned following a 0-9 season for the Northwest Conference Pioneers. Locey was previously head coach at Linfield from 1996-2006 and led the Wildcats...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Payton II gets second triple double in Oregon State history

Last night, Gary Payton II had a historic night against Grambling as the Beavers rolled to a 71-43 victory. Payton II had 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. The really interesting thing about the triple double? It was just the second in Oregon State history. The first triple double? It was by Payton Jr’s father, Gary Payton back in 1988.
Via The Student Section
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Payton II gets Oregon State's first triple-double since his dad

  Gary Payton II had Oregon State's first triple-double in 26 years as the Beavers cruised past Grambling State 71-43 on Monday. The junior-college transfer had 10 points, 12 rebounds, and career highs with 10 assists and six steals. The last Oregon State player to notch a triple double was Payton's father, Gary Payton, an All-American for the Beavers who was inducted into the Naismith...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wisconsin To Hire Paul Chryst

When Gary Anderson suddenly left Wisconsin for Oregon State, it left everyone in the college football world befuddled and confused. The timing and destination was very odd and it left Wisconsin without a coach heading into a bowl game. When it came to finding a replacement, one name that immediately came to mind was former Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst, who is now...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin head coach candidates: Darrell Bevell, Paul Chryst and more

Wisconsin is in the market for a new head coach following the surprising departure of Gary Andersen to Oregon State. Though Wisconsin has its issues for potential coaches, it will still draw plenty of interest from potential coaches. Below are some candidates for their head coaching job. Darrell Bevell: Was a quarterback at Wisconsin from...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Andersen was frustrated at Wisconsin with admissions, pay to assistants

Gary Andersen’s sudden move to Oregon State from Wisconsin came as a shock to many, but a deeper look at the situation could explain why he felt like making a change. According to a few different reports, Andersen was frustrated with the admissions standards at Wisconsin. Apparently they were strict, which made it difficult for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oregon State Hires Gary Anderson As New Head Coach

  Oregon State found a replacement for former head coach Mike Riley who left for Nebraska right after the college football season. On Wednesday, they hired former Wisconsin head coach Gary Anderson. Anderson released a statement to CBSSports after his departure. “First and foremost I want to thank Coach [Barry] Alvarez for the opportunity to coach at the University of Wisconsin...
Via Geeks and Cleats
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Alvarez Says Wisconsin Players Have Asked Him To Coach The Team In The Outback Bowl

Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez may make his return to the sidelines. Gary Andersen surprisingly left the Badgers to take Oregon State’s head coaching vacancy today, and the squad needs a new coach in the interim. Alvarez told reporters that some players have asked him if he will coach the squad in the Outback Bowl, and that he will consider doing it. Barry: “Seniors came back and...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin 3-Star Commit Tweets Frustration, Says Andersen Recently Told Him He Was “Absolutely Not” Planning On Leaving

Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen announced Wednesday evening that he is leaving Madison, Wisc., as he has accepted the vacant head coaching position at Oregon State.  Yes, that previous sentence is factual. And, yes, pretty much everyone familiar with college football is incredibly surprised.  Count Jake Pickard among those stunned by the news. Pickard, a three-star recruit committed...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Releases The Details Of New Coach Mike Riley’s Contract

Nebraska is set to officially introduce Mike Riley as the program’s new coach this morning, with a press conference scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. E.T.  Prior to the Oregon State getting welcomed by the Huskers, the details of his contract have been released. Riley, who was making $1.5 million a season with the Beavers, has received a fairly hefty raise.  Riley’s base...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Riley ditches Beavs for Big Red: who can save Little Brother?

From almost-worst to almost-first: Mike Riley got a fresh start today when Nebraska whisked him from the misery of a 2-7 league record to replace Bo Pelini as coach of the 9-3 Huskers. Talk now centers on what OSU can do to rescue Beaver football (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo). The Oregon State athletic department takes in $65 million of annual revenue. Oregon’s is nearly...
Via The Duck Stops Here
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Riley Wikipedia page gets funny edits after Nebraska hiring

Wikipedia editors (read: college football fans) wasted no time adjusting Mike Riley’s page after the former Oregon State coach was named the new head coach at Nebraska on Thursday. For starters, they changed his position from “head coach” to “Faux Pelini’s ghost”: Faux Pelini, of course, was the internet meme created about former Cornhuskers coach...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

10 candidates to replace Mike Riley at Oregon State

Mike Riley departed Oregon State for Nebraska on Thursday, leaving the Beavers looking for a new head coach for the first time since the end of the...
Via Athlon Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bret Bielema reportedly turned down Nebraska job

Nebraska shocked the college football world by hiring Mike Riley from Oregon State as their new head coach. The Cornhuskers obviously used a stealth approach to the hire because there was no mention of interest in Riley prior to him being hired. One candidate that we did hear about was Bret Bielema, who on Wednesday...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Challenges Facing Coach Mike Riley at Nebraska in 2015

Mike Riley has had many opportunities to move during his second stint as Oregon State’s coach. USC took a look at their former coordinator. So...
Via Athlon Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Husker Nation Needs to Take a Chill Pill

As you are all well aware by now, today the Huskers announced the hire of former Oregon State coach Mike Riley.  As with all things social media, this was met with swift reaction covering the entire emotional spectrum.  Many people, especially “Bo-lievers”, have reacted negatively to this hire.  This article will set forth a few [&hellip (Visited 56 times, 56 visits today...
Via No Coast Bias
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bronco Mendenhall to Oregon State? How about an NFL gig?

Over the last few months, there has been a lot of talk and debate about Brigham Young Cougars head football coach Bronco Mendenhall. Should he be BYU's coach next year, the year after? Would he be a good candidate for the Michigan job? Nebraska? An opening at his alma mater Oregon State has just opened up, and Mendenhall was quickly listed as a candidate. With all this speculation...
Via Blue Cougar Football
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Oregon Released An Epic Hype Video That Will Get Fans Fired Up For Tonight’s Game Against Oregon State

Get ready, Oregon fans. The Ducks take on their biggest rival tonight, as Mark Helfrich’s squad travels to Corvallis to take on Oregon State in the 118th edition of the Civil War. While the team has an appearance in the Pac-12 Championship Game on the horizon, tonight is still a must-win game if Oregon wants to make it to the College Football Playoff. If you’re a Ducks fan, and...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Oregon Will Wear Green Uniforms With Yellow Helmets For Tonight’s Game Against Oregon State

Oregon football will close out the 2014 regular season in style. Mark Helfrich’s squad will wear light green jerseys and pants with neon yellow helmets when it takes on Oregon State in Corvallis later today. Today’s uniform #CivilWar #UOvsORST pic.twitter.com/jtgyAbsVSD — Oregon Football (@WinTheDay) November 29, 2014 This is the first time that Oregon will bust out this...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Ref gets taken out by Oregon State player

Nice tackle here as the Oregon State player took down both the receiver and the ref with the ref taking the brunt of the blow…
Via The Student Section
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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