(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Oregon State coach Craig Robinson is embarking on his fourth season with the Beavers, but the first that he can truly call the team his own.
All 13 players on the team were brought in by Robinson, whose hiring at Oregon State made headlines because he is President Barack Obama's brother in law.
Robinson says he is excited for this season, and he has reason to be. He told reporters at the team's annual media day that his team has the speed and athleticism this season to do things it hasn't done before. That means that the Beavers will play more man-to-man and less zone defense than they did last season, when the team went 11-20 overall and 5-13 in the Pac-10.