Twinkle, Tinkle, Little Star – Oregon State Beavers Survive UCLA, 66-55

Wayne Tinkle paced back-and-forth in front of the Oregon State bench. His collared shirt was soaked through under both arms, as he discarded his jacket minutes earlier during a heated dispute with an official. This was no time for manners. With 2:35 remaining, UCLA’s Gyorgy Goloman drove in a layup to cut a once 17-point […]

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Gary Andersen? OSU Needs A “Knight” In Shining Armor

Oregon has arrived.  That isn’t, nor should it be news to anyone.  But while they’ve built a program over the last couple of decades on the foundation of winning and more recently a system born at the hands of Chip Kelly, it was Phil Knight, his resources, and his appetite for winning that made what […]

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Double Double-Doubles And Defense Drive Oregon State Beavers Past Cougars

What a difference two days makes. Barely removed from its worst offensive performance of the season Thursday night in Seattle, Oregon State shut down the Cougars Saturday night in Pullman, 62-47, to split its road trip through the Washington schools. The fatigue and messy ball handling the Beavers struggled with against the Huskies was a […]


A Tale Of Two Halves, Two Legends

SEATTLE – It reigned (and it rained) Thursday night at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. After shooting just 33 percent from the field during the first half (to Oregon State’s 21 percent), Washington snapped a four-game losing streak with a late 10-2 run to sink the Beavers 56-43. The first half would have been hard to watch, […]

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Number Seven Not So Lucky In Corvallis – Oregon State Defeats Arizona

History, as it so often does, repeated itself Sunday night in Corvallis when Oregon State edged No. 7 Arizona, 58-56. After Langston Morris-Walker cruised down the lane to score a go-ahead layup with 28 seconds remaining in the second half, the Beavers settled back in to the same 2-3 zone defense that stumped the Wildcats […]

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Seattle Supersonics’ Offspring Light Up Pac-12 Hoops

Though Seattle’s beloved NBA team departed to Oklahoma City several years ago, causing many a grouch in the Emerald City, two of the team’s best players in the organization’s history have left another legacy in the Pacific Northwest: their kids. Gary Payton (“The Glove”) and Shawn Kemp (“The Reignman”), arguably the best and most dynamic […]

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Oregon State Beavers – Can We Get A Wake Up Call?

The Oregon State offense looked like a lot of the neon orange seats in Gill Coliseum Thursday night: empty. Following an early surge to enter the locker room leading 29-20, the OSU offense lulled itself (the 4,603 in attendance, and myself on the couch) to sleep in the second half when it fell into a […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]