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Oregon State University softball players cheer after teammate Madyson Clark hit a home run at Kelly Field on Friday April 26th.

Beaver softball players announce transfers

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Contributor
May 16, 2024

The Oregon State Softball season has finished up, and in the wake of the conference alignment, many players announced plans to enter the transfer portal over the last couple of days on social media. Madison...

Oregon State University softball players cheer after teammate Madyson Clark hit a home run at Kelly Field on Friday, April 26.

Huge fourth inning leads to Beaver comeback

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Contributor
April 27, 2024

After trailing for the first three innings of the game, a bases-clearing double by Abby Doerr extended the Beavers' first lead, taking game two, and the series victory after the 6-3 win. “I was trying...

Senior Anneke Moersdorf competes in the Women’s long jump in the Oregon State High Performance Meet at Whyte Track and Field, on April 26. Moersdorf currently holds a No. 1 spot in the OSU record book with a long jump of 6.12m/20-1.

OSU track competes in last home meet

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Contributor
April 27, 2024

Day one of the Oregon State High Performance track and field meet started bright and early for the athletes on Friday and OSU saw personal and season records across the board. Montserrat Montanes i...

Taliese Fuaga and Kanoa Shannon celebrate Shannon’s touchdown during the Beaver football game against Montana State at Providence Park in Portland, Ore, on September 17, 2022. Five different Beavers rushed for touchdowns during the game.

Fuaga goes in first round, highest from OSU since 1963

Aiden Kiichle and Casey Smith
April 26, 2024

Update as of Saturday, April 27: Anthony Gould was the second Beaver taken off the board with the 142nd pick in the fifth round by the Indianapolis Colts. A bit undersized at 5-foot-8, his speed makes...

Let’s reminisce: ‘Who’s number one now?’

Let’s reminisce: ‘Who’s number one now?’

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Contributor
April 24, 2024

Most people have heard the recent news of former NFL and University of Southern California running back OJ Simpson’s passing.  While he had a historic run with USC in 1967, he did hit one roadblock...

Travis Bazzana does a helmet bump celebration with his teammates after hitting his OSU record breaking 35th career home run in a game against the University of Portland at Goss Stadium in Corvallis on Tuesday, April 9.

Bazzana breaks records, Beavers down Pilots 11-8

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Contributor
April 10, 2024

Travis Bazzana broke multiple records Tuesday night, totaling 384 total career bases on a first-inning triple, and breaking the record for most home runs in Oregon State History, hitting his 35th in the...

Third Baseman Mason Guerra (#9) hits the ball in OSU’s game against CSun on Mar. 9 at Goss Stadium in Corvallis.

Morrell’s magic secures Beaver victory

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Writer
March 9, 2024

Bases loaded, up by one, and a full count, freshman pitcher Matthew Morrell blew a fastball by Shunsuke Sakaino for strike three to record the save as the Beavers beat the California State University,...

Talia von Oelhoffen (#22) advances up the court in a home game against Stanford in Gill Coliseum on Feb. 29.

Beavers fight until end, lose close game to Cardinal

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Contributor
March 1, 2024

A late fourth quarter surge wasn’t enough, as the #11 Oregon State Beavers fell 67-63 at the hands of #4 Stanford in Gill Coliseum. The Beavers, now playing in their fourth consecutive game without...

KC Ibekwe (#24) attempting to make a basket on February 8th, at Gill Stadium at Oregon State University. OSU lost to Washington State, 64-58.

PAC-2 rematch sees OSU fall again

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Contributor
February 9, 2024

With the score nearly identical to their matchup in Pullman, the Oregon State University Men’s Basketball team couldn’t comeback as they lost 64-58 in Gill Coliseum on Thursday versus Washington State...

Guard Donovan Hunter (#4) looks to pass to a teammate in OSU’s game against Colorado University in Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR on Jan 26, 2024.

Thrill again in Gill as No. 25 Beavers upset No. 3 Colorado

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Contributor
January 27, 2024

Winning in Gill Coliseum is hard.  Corvallis has had its fair share of partying in the last few days. On the day after the Men’s Basketball team upset No. 9 Arizona, the No. 25 Women’s Basketball...

Talia Von Oelhoffen celebrates with Adlee Blacklock after clinching victory against the University of Arizona Wildcats at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis on Jan. 12.

Double overtime needed as Beavers secure victory on night of annual ‘Teddy Bear Toss’

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Writer
January 13, 2024

No shot was bigger than the one Talia von Oelhoffen made with three seconds remaining in regulation that would eventually propel the Beavers to a 73-70 victory over Arizona Friday night in Gill Coliseum. “That...

Oregon State defenders wrap up a Notre Dame player in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Dec. 29, 2023. The Beavers fell 40-8.

Beavers avoid Sun Bowl shutout, fall 40-8

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Writer
December 29, 2023

Oregon State Interim head coach Kefense Hynson was presented with the first loss of his coaching career which came at the hands of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 40-8 at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas...

In celebration of El Paso’s yearly Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl game, hosts a Fan Fiesta as a sort of pep rally for the teams. This year, the Oregon State Beavers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are going head to head in the Sun Bowl, taking place on December 29th, 2023.

Beaver Nation unites in El Paso before final game of 2023

Ryan Harlan and Aiden Kiichle
December 29, 2023

Oregon State fans have traveled far by plane and automobile to make it to El Paso to see the Beavers play in a third consecutive bowl game, this time playing in the Sun Bowl.  Beaver fans descended...

Oregon State interim head coach Kefense Hynson (left) and Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman pose together at the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Press Conference in El Paso, Texas on Dec 28, 2023.

Quarterback dynamics and roster changes take center stage in Sun Bowl

Aiden Kiichle and Ryan Harlan
December 28, 2023

The 90th annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl in El Paso will be one of four games headlined on Dec. 29.  The two teams featured in the game both finished in the top 25 of the final College Football Playoff...

Oregon State marching band brings ‘Spirit and Sound’ to El Paso

Oregon State marching band brings ‘Spirit and Sound’ to El Paso

Aiden Kiichle and Ryan Harlan
December 28, 2023

Last year, the Oregon State marching band endured a grueling 24-hour bus ride to bring “The Spirit and Sound of OSU” to the Las Vegas Bowl. This week, delivering that spirit took only a short drive...

Guard Kennedie Shuler (#1) drives to the basket in OSU’s game against Jackson State in Gill Coliseum on Dec. 9, 2023

Oregon State cruises to 7-0 with win over Jackson State

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Writer
December 10, 2023

The passing of the Oregon State offense racked up 22 assists, propelling them to a 78-58 victory over Jackson State on Saturday night in Gill Coliseum. Raegan Beers did her best Kevin Love impression...

Jordan Pope (0) takes on a defender as he looks to make a play in Gill Coliseum against the UC Davis Aggies on Nov. 30. The Beavers pulled off a 71-59 win at the end of regulation.

Beavers snap losing streak with win over UC Davis

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Writer
December 1, 2023

Thursday night in Gill Coliseum, the Oregon State Beavers secured a 71-59 victory over the UC Davis Aggies in the second half, snapping a three-game losing streak.  The Beavers allowed a 15-3 run to...

Middle blocker Aliyah McDonald (#5) and outside hitter Mychael Vernon (#6) celebrate after scoring a point in the Beavs’ game against the UCLA Bruins in Gill Coliseum in Corvallis on Nov. 22, 2023.

Beavers force fifth set, yet lose close one to UCLA

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Contributor
November 22, 2023

The Beavers saw themselves down 2-1, and tried clawing back in as they forced a 5th set, yet ultimately lost in the 5th set 15-12 to the Bruins. The Beavers found themselves leading in almost every...

DJ Uiagalelei (left) of Oregon State University and Bo Nix of University of Oregon.

Battle of the transfers

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Writer
November 16, 2023

Formerly known as the “Civil War,” the football game between the Oregon State Beavers and Oregon Ducks has bigger stakes than normal this year.  The teams will play each other for the last year,...

Jordan Pope (#0) attempts a three-pointer in the Beavers 81-80 victory against Troy on Nov. 10, 2023.

Double overtime thriller ends in Beaver victory, 81-80

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Writer
November 10, 2023

With the game on the line, sophomore Jordan Pope called game by finishing at the rim and drawing the foul to hit the game-winning free throw against Troy on Friday night in Gill Coliseum. “I had my...

Aliyah McDonald (#5) and Megan Sheridan (#21) block an attack on Oct. 22, 2023 from the California Bears in Gill Coliseum.

Beavers’ hard-fought battle ends in defeat

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Writer
October 22, 2023

The California Golden Bears secured their first five-set win this season, as they beat the Oregon State Beavers 3-2 on Sunday at Gill Coliseum.  Disregarding the loss, Beaver defensive specialist Keira...

 Oregon State sophomore libero Keira Herron begins her serve routine in front of the Oregon State bench during the match against No. 3 Stanford in Gill Coliseum on Oct. 20, 2023. Herron and the Beavers fell to the No. 3 Cardinal in straight sets dropping to 7-12 overall and 2-7 in the PAC-12.

Stanford snaps Beavers’ win streak with home loss

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Writer
October 21, 2023

The Friday night duel at Gill Coliseum with No. 3 Stanford flew by as the Cardinal swept the Beavers in three straight sets.  The Beavers struggled on offense as they committed 21 attacking errors,...

Mychael Vernon (#6) digs a spike at Gill Coliseum to help the Beavers to a victory against the Arizona Wildcats.

Mychael Vernon leads Beavers to back-to-back wins

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Writer
October 15, 2023

For the first time this season, the Oregon State Beavers volleyball team has won two conference games in a row as they beat the Arizona Wildcats in a thrilling five-set match 3-2 on Oct. 15 at Gill Coliseum. The...

Libero Kiera Herron (#25) celebrates with teammates in victory over No. 19 Arizona State at Gill Coliseum on Oct 13, 2023.

Back-and-forth fight leads to Beaver volleyball victory

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Writer
October 14, 2023

After nine straight losses, the Oregon State Beavers have won their first game since September 8 beating the No. 19 Arizona State Sun Devils 3-2 on Oct. 13 at Gill Coliseum. After trailing 18-15 in...

The Oregon State Beavers and Washington State Cougars pose together in Gill Coliseum on August 28 2023, signaling the schools standing together as the last two remaining of the PAC-12.

Washington State wins “PAC-2” match at Oregon State 3-0

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Writer
September 29, 2023

After falling behind 7-6 in the first set, Washington State controlled the rest of the match, only trailing the Beavers for two points in the Cougar’s 3-0 win Thursday night at Gill Coliseum.  Led...

Oregon State Vice President and Athletic Director Scott Barnes speaks to the media about the newly constructed west side of Reser Stadium on August 8, 2023.

OSU and WSU Presidents hold meeting days before conference opener

Aiden Kiichle, Sports Reporter
September 22, 2023

30 days That’s how long Washington State President Kirk Schulz predicts it will take to gain some ground on the future of the Pac-12. “I don’t think it’s going to take us months to get the...

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