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 […]


Oregon State Basketball Starts To Find Its Footing

The Oregon State men’s basketball team lost just four preseason games as they geared up for what was to be a rough PAC-12 schedule. However, even if you take out the anomaly type loss to Coppin State to start the year, Oregon State’s resume wasn’t all that great as they began conference play against Colorado […]


Brandin Cooks Declares For NFL Draft – How Will He Fare At The Next Level?

Making the jump from college sports, to the professional ranks, can be a daunting task; not everyone has what it takes to excel at the next level. With regards to Oregon State junior wide receiver Brandin Cooks, his record setting 2013 campaign proved he’s more than ready to take his talents to the big leagues […]


Oregon State Football – The Million Dollar Question

“Should I stay or should I go now?  If I leave there will be trouble, but if I stay it will be double.”  Them there are the famous lyrics of an equally famous song by The Clash, but in this case I’m using them as a segue to the single most interesting question facing Oregon […]


It’s Finally Roberto Nelson’s Time To Shine At Oregon State

For any collegiate athlete, whether they are playing at a Division 1 school, or a community college, the road to the “next level” is always a rather bumpy ride. In Oregon State senior shooting guard Roberto Nelson’s case, those bumps have come at a dime a dozen. Going all the way back to his time […]


Ridley’s Bowl Premier Part One – The Appetizers

In Part 1 of my Bowl Primer, I’ll be looking at the first 11 bowls of the season. You know, those bowls that are being played on ESPN 8, the Ocho, at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, right after World Series of Poker. OK, that’s not entirely the case; some games like the Las Vegas Bowl […]


Oregon State Beavers Go Bowling In Hawaii

This past week, the Oregon State Beavers football team was rewarded with an invitation to play in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on December 24th, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Matched up against the Boise State Broncos of the Mountain West Conference, Mike Riley, and company, are hoping this will serve as a positive capstone to an otherwise […]


Lost Seasons Cross Paths As The Oregon State Beavers Host The Washington Huskies

In the months leading up to the kickoff of the 2013 football season, the Oregon State and Washington programs found themselves in very similar positions. Both universities ended their 2012 seasons with disappointing bowl game losses. Oregon State took a ten point lead into the fourth quarter of the Alamo Bowl, only to watch Texas […]


Should Oregon State Beavers Quarterback Sean Mannion Bolt For The NFL?

There's hardly much conventional wisdom when it comes to kids leaving college early to become professional athletes; there's a camp for both sides of the argument. Camp one says to stay all four years in an effort to maximize your athletic growth while also achieving a very worthwhile education, and degree, in the event pro […]


Oregon State’s Craig Robinson Should Be On The Hot Seat

Basketball season has begun, and Oregon State’s Craig Robinson might be on a short leash as head coach of the Beavers. In Robinson’s five complete seasons in Corvallis, his squads have posted a combined record of 77-88. The ineptitude becomes even more apparent when conference games are isolated, as the Beavers have a 31-59 record […]