MIke Riley

Mike Riley’s Seven Best Games

After 14 years (including his two years in the ‘90s) as the head coach and savior of Oregon State football, Mike Riley is taking over the highly coveted Nebraska head coaching position. The decision was a surprise. It could have been made because of money (he’s making twice as much), angry whispers from the Beaver […]

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Mike Riley Finally Gets His Day In The Sun

In 2002, Mike Riley turned down an offer to become head coach at his alma mater, Alabama. The Crimson Tide’s second choice, Mike Price, was fired before he could coach a game; dogged strip club visits and visits from strippers. Instead, the next year, Riley returned to Oregon State. He’d go on to build a […]

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Mike Riley’s Departure Provides A Growing Opportunity For All Parties Involved

In 2010, the Nebraska Cornhuskers traveled to the northwest to play a preseason game against the Washington Huskies in Seattle – and by traveled, I mean brought half their fanbase with them. I was a college student at the time, renting a house half a mile from the stadium. My roommates and I sold our […]

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Breaking Down The Dam Of Inconsistency

Oregon State might be well away from finding the key to ending its ongoing rut. But, after last weekend’s 35-27 upset against (then) No. 6 Arizona State, it seems like the Beavers are at least trying to open the right door. The victory concluded miserable a four-game bender, which hit its lowest point two weeks […]


The Steep Learning Curve

What do you ask of the people who play and coach the sports you love? Do you have an overriding idea of what they should do, or does it go sport by sport? If you look at the big picture you want athletes and coaches to conduct themselves in a similar fashion as you, given […]

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An Overview Of Oregon State Beavers Football

It’s hard to believe that the Oregon State Beaver football team is already nine games into the season.  Competing in the Pac-12 conference, the Beavers face some tough opponents all season, including California, Stanford, and of course, the Oregon Ducks.  With just three games left in the regular season, the Beavers look to close out […]

Mike Riley

What Does The Future Hold For Oregon State Beavers Coach Mike Riley?

The Oregon State football team dropped another Pac-12 game against Washington State last weekend, and fans are starting to become vocal about their impatience with recent losing ways. The home loss against the Cougars marks their fourth straight defeat and they have lost 10 out of their last 11 conference games. That lone conference win […]

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The State Of Volleyball In Oregon And Across The Country

I was sitting down at Gill Coliseum for about five minutes before realizing how crazy it is that women’s collegiate volleyball is not a way bigger deal. A lanky girl from Arizona State perfectly timed a jump to collect a well-placed set by her teammate and smacked the ball with all her might. I considered […]

Brandin Cooks

Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks Finally Departs To Louisiana

With Oregon State University’s academic year finally coming to a close, Brandin Cooks will finally be able to travel to Louisiana to participate in the New Orleans Saints’ organized team activities (OTAs) this weekend. Cooks, who was taken with the 20th overall pick in this year’s draft, is coming off a dream season where he […]

Ben Wetzler

Pac-12 Pitcher Of The Week – Take That Ben Wetzler!

Ben Wetzler broke the law.  Ben Wetzler violated team rules.  Ben Wetzler risked submarining a potential championship run at the expense of the teammates who’ve depended on the Oregon State ace for most of the 2014 college baseball season.  And now he’s got a trophy to prove it. If sports have taught us anything, it’s […]


Stakes Are Raised For Latest Civil War

The latest installment of the Civil War is leaving state lines. With the men’s basketball PAC-12 conference tournament tipping off in Las Vegas today, employers in the state of Oregon may want to send everyone home a little earlier than usual. At 6pm (Pacific Time), the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers will play […]


Oregon State Beavers Back To Where They Belong Atop Rankings

Even though it’s been nearly seven years since the Oregon State Beavers’ baseball team last hoisted the College World Series trophy in Omaha, Nebraska, the expectation to win it all is tied to the team each and every year. With this season being no different, Pat Casey and company are seeming to pick right up […]


Oregon State Beavers Set For Civil War Clash With The Oregon Ducks

Heading in to the season, the Oregon State Beavers basketball team stood in the shadow of their hot starting rival from down south, the Oregon Ducks. They stumbled through their preseason games, losing notably to Coppin State to start the year, all while watching Oregon surge in the national rankings, reaching as high as 10th […]


Oregon State Recruit Displays Courage Beyond His Years

Sometime in August, the Oregon State football team will get back on the field in preparation for the upcoming 2014 season. Despite losing star receiver Brandin Cooks to the NFL Draft, and an early outlook that is hopeful at best, Beavers fans should at least find some excitement in following quarterback Sean Mannion’s inevitable pursuit […]