Beavers return to norm, sign two in-state recruits

Oregon State surprised some Oregonians when it didn't sign a single in-state recruit last year. Consider it an anomaly. The Beavers, eager to move past a disappointing 2013 campaign, inked local products Ryan Nall (Central Catholic) and Tanner Sanders (Crescent Valley) on Wednesday. The additions continued an effort coach Mike Riley called "uncovering all the rocks in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon State Beavers: Las Vegas Bowl, Here We Come

If that. More like leaving Las Vegas. Eight months to put the Alamo Bowl fiasco in the rearview mirror. If anything came out of Saturday’s nightmare in Corvallis, a 49-46 loss to lower division Eastern Washington, consider it mission accomplished for Oregon State’s football team. There’s a new landmark in town, or shall we say a new abysmal effort to stew over. Shocking...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Eastern Washington 49, OSU 46: Breaking down this monster upset

Where’s the defense?! Sure, they lost Markus Wheaton and Jordan Poyer to the NFL, but the 2013 Oregon State Beavers are still a team filled with depth and talent. So why is it that in their season opener—at home—they manage to lose to an FCS opponent. And this wasn’t just a loss, it was a beatdown. Yes, OSU scored a lot of points. And it was an incredibly close game. But...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Oregon State Beavers to keep your eyes on for 2013

Oregon State Preseason Ranking #23 Oregon State has 8 returning starters on offense (9 if you include both quarterbacks) and 7 returning starters on defense. They lost key players in wide receiver Markus Wheaton and corner back Jordan Poyer, but they kept enough depth to stay competitive this season. Last year, Oregon State got off to a hot start, going 6-0 before falling in a...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

BF.C Fall Camp Preview: Cornerbacks

CORVALLIS - Jordan Poyer is gone, and OSU is up a creek at corner. Oh wait, that’s not correct. The Beavers welcome back a stud at corner in 2013, one who likely won’t be unsung for long. A position battle will take place opposite him. So what depth concerns exist, if any? And what about the rookie corners who will make their first fall camp appearances on Aug. 5, what should...
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Ask the Insiders: The Beaver secondary

THE DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD conversation at Oregon State headed into spring will center around replacing consensus All-America selection Jordan Poyer. And one of the new pieces will be in Corvallis in the spring to try and stake an early claim. Insiders Chad Luther and Drew Wilson-McGrath take a closer look at the Beaver secondary…
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Oregon State Beavers Signing Day Report

If it has been said once, it has been said many, many times: Oregon State Beavers head coach Mike Riley does more with less than anyone. I am the first person to say I am not an expert when it comes to recruiting college football players. Basically, I can only go with what I see on paper or the playing field. To reach any kind of hypotheses, I must balance the two. In addition...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Oregon State Beavers top 5 commitments on 2013 National Signing Day

Defense leads day for Beavs on NSD After an exciting 9-4 season with big wins on the national stage, Oregon State was primed for a huge recruiting season. Mike Riley didn’t disappoint, delivering some huge defensive prospects to Beavers Nation. As national signing day comes to a close, here’s a breakdown of the Beaver’s top recruits for 2013. Hunt headlines a group of great...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Beavers (finally) land Dashon Hunt

Dashon Hunt kept the Oregon State Beavers hanging. The four-star cornerback from Westlake Village, Calif., long ago gave his verbal commitment to the Beavers, but on Wednesday he didn't send in his letter of intent until early afternoon. Hunt, who got offers from numerous schools, including Nebraska, UCLA, and Washington, had 32 tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Five positions Oregon State needs to upgrade in 2013

Plugging the holes Despite an outstanding 2012 season–in which the Beavers went 9-4 and finished No. 13 in the BCS—OSU has plenty of holes to fill in 2013. Mike Riley has lots of depth to play with next season, but he’s losing two huge players in seniors Markus Wheaton and Jordan Poyer. If the Beavs hope to build on their 2012 success, they’ll need to plug up these problem...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Five fearless predictions for the 2012 Alamo Bowl

Beavers return to bowl game It’s been three long years since the Beavers have sniffed a bowl game. And though their triumphant return to college footballs’ postseason isn’t a BCS berth, this is still a huge game. Oregon State will face off against Texas in the Alamo Bowl—that just happens to be played in Texas. But the Beavs have been one of college football’s best underdog...
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December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

'Tis The Season For Oregon State Beavers Basketball

The Alamo Bowl gets closer and closer for the Oregon State Beavers football team (December 29th). As compared to last year when the schedule ended in dismal fashion, this holiday season feels more festive with the anticipation of a bowl game. Extra excitement this time of year for Oregon State fans is certainly welcome. As Christmas passes, we can look forward to Beaver pride on...
Via Oregon Sports News
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Looking forward to the OSU-Texas Alamo Bowl matchup?

Plenty to watch for in Alamo Bowl It’s no Rose Bowl, but for the 9-3 Beavers to make it this far is still a huge accomplishment. Set to take on the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl, there’s plenty to watch for in this matchup. Having the Beavers back in a bowl It’s been two years since the Beavers last had a bowl game, and what a long two years it’s been. 2010 Oregon State...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Nicholls State vs. Oregon State Beavers Week 14 game balls & stats

Beavers put up 77 points in rout of Colonels While the rest of the country was involved in critical conference championship games, Oregon State welcomed the visiting Nicholls State Colonels to Reser Stadium, to make up the postponed match from the beginning of the year. Nicholls State, an FCS team with just one win on the season, hardly provided much competition for the Beavers...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Oregon State Beavers: Don't Forget About Your Seniors

The Oregon State Beavers should beat the Nicholls State Colonels on Saturday. It’s as close to a guaranteed win as you can get in college football. The Colonels have won just one of their ten games while playing in the Southland conference of the NCAA’s football championship subdivision (formerly Division 1A.) Nicholls state is scoring just over 19 points per game while allowing...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Four Beavs make Pac-12 first team

FOUR BEAVERS, seniors Jordan Jenkins, Jordan Poyer and Markus Wheaton, and sophomore Scott Crichton, have been named to the Pac-12 Conference First Team.
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Nicholls-Oregon St. Preview

When the Oregon State Beavers gathered to discuss the wreckage that was a 48-24 loss to Oregon Saturday, there was really no need for a post-mortem. The causes of the disaster were obvious. The Beavers never gave themselves a chance. Six turnovers - four interceptions and two fumbles - buried the Beavers as much as Oregon's otherworldly spread offense, which rolled up 570 yards...
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 16 Oregon State assesses the Civil War

When the Oregon State Beavers gathered to discuss the wreckage that was a 48-24 loss to Oregon Saturday, there was really no need for a post-mortem. The causes of the disaster were obvious. The Beavers never gave themselves a chance. Six turnovers - four interceptions and two fumbles - buried the Beavers as much as Oregon's otherworldly spread offense, which rolled up 570 yards...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Fiery Thomas fuels Ducks second-half surge

De'Anthony Thomas is used to being targeted by opposing defenses. But when he was thrown down like a rag doll after the whistle early in the second half against No. 16 ranked Oregon State, the usually mild-mannered Oregon running back fired back with a stomp to Beavers cornerback Jordan Poyer's chest.
November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

The shutdown duo: Jordan Poyer and Rashaad Reynolds

Shoring up a thin secondary On the eve of the Civil War, we’ve reached the conclusion of our OSU lead up to the big game. If you’d like to see the previous articles, click the links: wide receivers, defensive ends. For our final tandem, we’re checking out Oregon State cornerbacks Jordan Poyer and Rashaad Reynolds. While the Beavers are known for their dominating run defense...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

California vs. Oregon State Beavers Week 12 game balls & stats

Beavers Dam the Bears Just a week removed from enduring a tough loss in Palo Alto against Stanford, the Oregon State football team returned to Reser Stadium this past Saturday to square off against the California Golden Bears. Cal entered the game having gone toe to toe with Oregon (for one half, at least) the previous weekend, and was looking to upset Oregon State in an effort...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Oregon State Beavers Are Fired Up

Oregon State Beavers are flying high with a 62-14 victory over Cal, but there is still some quality football to be played. Sean Mannion made his 6th start this season as quarterback, tying a school record with 4 touchdowns in the first half. He threw 24-34 for 325 yards and had one interception early on, but the pick was no indicator of the final outcome of the game. "He had...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

California-Oregon St. Preview

Oregon State went unbeaten in its first six games before dropping two of three. A visit from struggling California could help the Beavers pick up some much-needed steam. With a matchup against the country's top team - and their biggest rival - looming, Oregon State will first try to take care of business Saturday night against the Golden Bears, who conclude their schedule looking...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Week 11 College football preview: Oregon St. vs. Stanford preview

OSU looks to finish strong With a possible Rose Bowl bid on the line, Oregon State stares down one of their final challenges of the season: Stanford on the road. Matchup: Oregon State (11) vs. Stanford (14) Venue: Stanford Stadium (Stanford, CA) Game Time, TV: 12:oo (PT), FOX Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012 Weather: 61 High, 39 Low, Chance of rain Team Records: Oregon St. (7-1...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

As Wheaton (and Ward!) goes, so go the Beavs

CORVALLIS -- A strange game transpired Saturday at Reser. The Beavers tacked on a win without Sean Mannion, Jordan Poyer and Storm Woods. How was OSU able to pull out a W sans three of their marquee starters? We have the answer…
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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