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Oregon State rises in AP women's poll

All signs pointed to the Pac-12 having one of its most competitive seasons ever. A month in and preseason favorites Stanford and Cal are struggling while Oregon State and Arizona State are surging. The Beavers went on the road this past week and handed North Carolina its first loss of the season. That victory moved Oregon State up to 10th in The Associated Press women's basketball...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina women remain No. 1 in AP Poll

Stanford had an unsuccessful trip east while Oregon State stayed unbeaten. The Cardinal lost at Chattanooga and Tennessee to fall to 16th in The Associated Press women's basketball poll Monday. It's the lowest Stanford has been in the Top 25 since Jan. 2, 2006, when the Cardinal were also 16th. Oregon State buoyed by a big win at then-No. 6 North Carolina climbed into a tie for 10th...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 16 Oregon State women rally in 71-55 win over S Illinois

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Ruth Hamblin scored 16 points to lead No. 16 Oregon State to a 71-55 comeback win over Southern Illinois in the opening round of the New Orleans Shootout on Friday night. Trailing 30-28 at the break, Oregon State (9-0) rallied to retake the lead during a 10-1 run capped by a Gabriella Hanson 3-pointer and a pair of free throws from Deven Hunter that made it 48-38...
Via AP on Fox
4 days 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
5 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
8 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
13 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
14 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
14 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
14 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
14 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
19 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
25 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
25 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
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Center Gligorije Rakocevic becomes fifth pledge for Oregon State

Oregon State now has a fifth recruit in their 2015 class, Gligorije Rakocevic, a 6′-10″ center. Rakocevic commited to the Beavers on Saturday night, according to multiple reports. Gligorije Rakocevic is a native Serbia that plays at Cantwell-Sacred Heart (CA) as well as in the Earl Watson Elite traveling team program. He averaged 10.6 points as ...
Via Hoopniks
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona baseball shut out by Oregon State

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jace Fry carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning and Michael Conforto went 3-for-5 with three runs batted in to the lead the seventh-ranked Oregon State baseball team to an 11-0 series-clinching victory over Arizona on Sunday afternoon at Hi Corbett Field. A left-hander, Fry (W, 5-1) was brilliant on the mound in seven-plus inning of work. His no-hit bid was...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona softball run-rules Oregon State

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The seventh-ranked Arizona softball team used a walkoff grand slam from Hallie Wilson and a shutout from pitcher Estela Pinon to run-rule Oregon State 9-0 in the series opener Saturday at Hillenbrand Stadium. Pinon (8-4) allowed six hits in the contest, only two of which -- a blooper and a seeing-eye grounder -- left the infield. The senior struck out three and walked...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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