Pittsburgh Steelers: Markus Wheaton a breakout player?

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Markus Wheaton with the 79th overall pick in the 3rd Round of the 2013 NFL Draft, they expected big things out of the speedy receiver out of Oregon State.While with the Beavers, Wheaton nabbed 227 receptions for 2,994 yards and 16 touchdowns.In his first year, Wheaton battled injuries and was a slight disappointment with only 6 catches for 64...
Via Route4Sports
July 14, 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

Oregon State Beavers Running Game Will Shine In 2013

With the upcoming Oregon State Beavers football season only a few weeks away, there are definitely things to look forward to seeing. Sure, there are question marks surrounding the issue at quarterback between Sean Mannion and Cody Vaz. And the question of who fills in the gigantic shoes Markus Wheaton left behind at wide receiver. All that aside, one area I find my eagerness overflowing...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Beavers hope to build on success

While coach Mike Riley had an inkling last season's Oregon State Beavers were better than they were billed, this season he's more pragmatic about the team. ''I actually think this team learned a lot about what it took to win games,'' Riley said. ''Hopefully, they'll continue with that growth.'' Oregon State went from 3-9 in 2011 to a...
Via Fox Sports
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandin Cooks moves into top spot for Beavers

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Brandin Cooks is ready to shed his sidekick status. Robin to Markus Wheaton's Batman in Oregon State's dynamic receiving duo last season, Cooks is ready to take the leading role now that Wheaton has moved on to the NFL. ''It means I've got to work harder, to be honest. I can't rely on knowing I...
Via Fox Sports
August 09, 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

Most important offensive players for the Beavers in 2013

Keeping the momentum The Oregon State football team surprised everyone last season, thanks in part to a rejuvenated offense. OSU rode it’s passing attack and reestablished running game to a 9-4 record. Their 32.5 points per contest ranked fifth in the Pac-12, while the team averaged 431.5 total yards of offense a game. While the defense has certainly come into it’s own, it...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Pac-12 Media Day: Oregon State Beavers football

Forward the Momentum Last season the Oregon State Beavers had somewhat of a surprise season in the Pac-12 and in college football. Though they ended up losing their bowl game to Texas and contests to Oregon, Stanford, and Washington, many considered the Beavers to be quite the potent team in college football, something that they expect to translate into 2013. But despite all their...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers draft WR Markus Wheaton in 3rd round

The Pittsburgh Steelers have chosen former Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton in the third round of the NFL draft. The 6-foot-1 Wheaton caught 91 passes for 1,244 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Beavers in 2012. The Steelers are in need of depth at receiver after Mike Wallace left for the Miami Dolphins last month. Wheaton also gives the Steelers some versatility. He also...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers 2013 Third Round Draft Pick – Oregon State WR Markus Wheaton

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton with their third round pick of the 2013 NFL draft. Todd Haley press conference audio: MARKUS WHEATON Wide Receiver Oregon State University Beavers #2 5:11.0-182 Chandler, Arizona Chandler High School Mountain Pointe High School OVERVIEW A challenge that was accepted by Wheaton and cornerback Jordan...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

The Pats Draft We’d Like To See

Way back in February, we wrote about the various draft modes Coach Bill Belichick could choose. Of those, we’ve decided to stay put with the five picks available to New England this year for our very own, very serious mock draft. Not much room to move around the board? Fine. Clean slate in 2014. For now, we’ll pick our best bets for Rounds One, Two and Three, and two picks in...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Markus Wheaton Has Speed, Versatility to Catch Patriots’ Attention on Draft Day

The Patriots’ loss of Wes Welker was the most controversial move of the offseason, but Brandon Lloyd‘s departure also left a major hole in the NFL’s most potent passing attack. So, with Tom Brady now looking to Danny Amendola and a few uncertainties on the outside, Bill Belichick knows he needs to find at least one more primary target heading into next season, even if it means...
April 20, 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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Senior Bowl: North Wednesday Practice Notes

Apologies for the delay, couldn't get the notes in before the second practice. I (Eric Galko) took the quarterbacks, running backs, and linebackers, myself and Mark Dulgerian worked on the receivers and defensive backs, and Alex Brown focused on the offensive and defensive line. Mike Glennon won the day's "best QB award", while Jonathan Franklin, Markus Wheaton...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Senior Bowl Notes: Three Players to Watch From the North Squad

The 2012 Senior Bowl week is underway in Mobile Alabama with the best of the senior class on display for NFL Scouts.  Yesterday marked the first day of weigh-ins and the first day of practice for the week.  With the hiring of Marc Trestman last week by GM Phil Emery the two were spotted standing "shoulder to shoulder" in Mobile scouting prospects and taking mental...
Via Midway Illustrated
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Players at the Senior Bowl on the North Rosters the Bears Should Watch

The 2012 Senior Bowl week is underway in Mobile Alabama with the best of the senior class on display for NFL Scouts.  Yesterday marked the first day of weigh-ins and the first day of practice for the week.  With the hiring of Marc Trestman last week by GM Phil Emery the two were spotted standing "shoulder to shoulder" in Mobile scouting prospects and taking mental...
Via Midway Illustrated
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas versus Oregon State point spread, line and betting odds

The Valero Alamo Bowl will host the Texas Longhorns and Oregon State Beavers on Saturday night. Kickoff for this game is at 6:45 pm EST in San Antonio, TX. At the beginning of the season both schools appeared on their way to a better bowl game. Instead they match-up in the Alamodome. What is the point spread in the Texas and Oregon State game? Most places have Oregon State as a 3...
December 29, 2012  |  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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
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

How will Oregon State replace Markus Wheaton in 2013?

Replacing an offensive catalyst With senior wideout Markus Wheaton headed to the NFL draft this spring, Oregon State will have a huge void to fill on its depth chart. Since his junior season, Wheaton has been the Beaver’s go-to receiver on offense. He led the team with 986 yards and 73 catches in 2011, while averaging 13.5 yards per catch. He took that to a whole new level in 2012...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas-Oregon St. Preview

Oregon State has completed one of the country's biggest turnarounds, while Texas is trying to salvage a season considered a disappointment by its lofty standards. Both the 15th-ranked Beavers and the Longhorns must decide on starting quarterbacks before they meet in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29 in San Antonio. Oregon State (9-3) won six more games than it did last season, tying...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

OSU Beavs dominant to close out 2012 regular season

Colonels vs Beavers: Love ‘em & hate ‘em style After a disappointing Civil War loss, Oregon State stayed focused in this 77-3 blowout of Nicholls State. No doubt the confidence is brewing heading into the upcoming bowl season. Love ‘em Markus Wheaton Markus Wheaton continued his prolific season in this game, putting up 123 yards on 12 catches with a touchdown. He also had...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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