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Michael Gretler and KJ Harrison celebrate after Harrison hit a three-run homerun in the third inning on Fridays Super Regional game against Vanderbilt, his eighth of the season.

Off to Omaha

Brian Rathbone, News/Sports Chief
June 12, 2017

Beavers head to the College World Series after sweeping Vanderbilt in Super RegionalsNate Yeskie walked from the dugout to the pitching mound to talk with Jake Thompson in the seventh inning.He asked his...

Benny the Beaver accompanies baseball players Trevor Larnach, Mitchell Verburg, Jack Anderson and Grant Gambrell (left to right) as they wait to learn who their opponents will be in the upcoming NCAA tournament.  The watch party took place at the Club Level of Reser Stadium Monday morning. 

The road to Omaha goes through Corvallis

Brian Rathbone, News/Sports Chief
May 30, 2017

Goss Stadium to host regional round of NCAA tournamentFor the Oregon State University baseball team, Memorial Day could not have been more different in 2017 compared to last year. Three hundred sixty-five...

Two smaller fraternities recruit in the Memorial Union Quad

Two smaller fraternities recruit in the Memorial Union Quad

Brian Rathbone, News/Sports Chief
April 11, 2017

One fraternity was tossing around a football, the other was painting shirts. Both were out recruiting.Tuesday afternoon, two of Oregon State’s smaller fraternities—Delta Lambda Phi and Kappa Delta...

Rathbone: Stealing signs can’t stop OSU Baseball

Brian Rathbone, News/Sports Chief
April 7, 2017

Steven Kwan drove home the winning run in the bottom on the ninth inning to give the Beavers a 5-4 walk-off win over the Utah Utes.It was No. 1 Oregon State’s 21st straight win of the year.Twenty One.The...

Rathbone: Oregon State men’s basketball is no longer winning ugly, they’re just playing ugly

Brian Rathbone, News/Sports Chief
December 18, 2016

PORTLAND -- Before conference play has even started, it feels like rock bottom for the Oregon State men’s basketball team as they go winless in the Dam City Classic, losing their fifth consecutive game.Oregon...

Rathbone: Oregon State hoops needs to get healthy

Brian Rathbone, News/Sports Chief
December 17, 2016

The opportunity was there for another Stephen Thompson Jr.  to make a play in crunch time in the Moda Center. Trailing Long Beach State by three with seven seconds, the sophomore guard who has a knack...

Brent Brennan accepts head coaching job at San Jose State

Brian Rathbone, News/Sports Chief
December 7, 2016

Wednesday morning, San Jose State hired outside Oregon State wide receivers coach Brent Brennan to be their next head coach, replacing Ron Caragher who was fired on Nov. 27.The move to San Jose State from...

Gabe Ovgard

Having to step away from the game, Oregon State’s Gabe Ovgard has found a new role with the team

Brian Rathbone, News/Sports Chief
November 26, 2016

Concussions have cut Gabe Ovgard's playing career short, but he hasn't stopped being involved in the programA year ago, Gabe Ovgard was set to start in the biggest football game in the state of Oregon—the...

Oregon State vs. Arizona

Oregon State delivers a complete performance in 42-17 win over Arizona

Brian Rathbone, News/Sports Chief
November 20, 2016

Marcus McMaryion throws five touchdown passes in resounding victory over WildcatsTwenty two games into the Gary Andersen tenure, his teams struggled to put together a complete 60-minute games, as his team...

Hundreds of OSU students and community members gathered the night of Nov. 9 to promote unity and community in the wake of the national election results.

Raising their voices

Brian Rathbone, Richard Steeves
November 14, 2016

Students have reacted to Donald Trump’s election by taking to the streets, organizing protests on campus encouraging unity, love Speaking outBy Brian Rathbone “Ain’t no power like the power of...

Rathbone: Special teams aren’t being special

Brian Rathbone, Spots/News Chief
November 5, 2016

You can look at the 365 rushing yards that Stanford racked up, 199 of which came from Christian McCaffrey.Or you could point to the Oregon State offense that only ran 46 plays to Stanford’s 75. As well...

OSU power outage

Parts of OSU campus loses power

Brian Rathbone, News/Sports Chief
November 2, 2016

Wednesday morning the power went out at the Finley and Bloss resident halls, Arnold Dining Center, as well as Dixon rec center and Gill Coliseum. Power is expected to out until 9 p.m. this evening.According...

OSU v UW #6

Rathbone: It won’t be long before Gary Andersen is smiling more often

Brian Rathbone, News and Sports Chief
October 22, 2016

Five times in the post-game press conference, Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen used the word “elite” to describe the Washington Huskies,  who moved to  7-0 on the season with a 41-17 win over...

Locker room wall

Rathbone: A boyhood dream becomes destiny for the 2006 Oregon State baseball team

Brian Rathbone, sports contributor
April 1, 2016

The 2006 College World Series champs honored 10 years after winning it allDown the left-field line at Goss Stadium, there is a door that leads to the Jacoby Ellsbury Locker Room, which was donated by the...

Mens Basketball vs Colorado

Rathbone: It’s time to unleash Stephen Thompson

Brian Rathbone, Sports Editor
February 8, 2016

The time is now for Stephen Thompson Jr.Nearly six minutes into Saturday’s game between Oregon State and Colorado, the Beavers had scored a total of four points—once again finding themselves in the...

Gymanstics

Madeline Gardiner goes for her fifth consecutive all-around win against Washington

Brian Rathbone, Sports Editor
February 5, 2016

Madeline Gardiner has won four all-arounds this season When the Oregon State gymnastics team travels to Seattle for a Pac-12 meet against Washington on Monday, junior Madeline Gardiner will go for her...

The 2016 recruiting class breakdown

Brian Rathbone, Sports Editor
February 4, 2016

In head coach Gary Andersen’s first recruiting class he delivered one of the better classes Oregon State has had in the past 10 years. This is is a look at what position groups were in most need of upgrades...

Gymnastics returns to Gill hoping to finish their meet strong

Brian Rathbone, Sports Editor
January 29, 2016

Gymnastics team hopes to finish strong at Dam Cancer meet on Saturday against Arizona StateBy Brian RathboneSports EditorWhen the Oregon State gymnastics hits the gym on Saturday against Arizona State,...

Mammoth Bone

Oregon State University discovers mammoth bones near Reser Stadium

Brian Rathbone
January 26, 2016

Reser Stadium tells many stories. Countless football moments and graduations have helped to make up the stadium’s history since it opened in 1953. On Monday there was a discovery that added thousands...

Rathbone: Reid’s trip bailed out officials for poor officiated performance

Brian Rathbone, Sports Editor
January 18, 2016

If Rasheed Wallace — the man who received technical fouls without saying a word to officials—had been watching Sunday’s game between Oregon State and Utah, even he would have agreed that Jarmal Reid’s...

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Rathbone: It was a ‘super fun’ game for Bill Walton

Brian Rathbone, Sports Editor
January 11, 2016

Bill Walton loves his life. The Basketball Hall of Famer, NBA World Champion and charismatic broadcaster found his way back to the Pacific Northwest to call Saturday’s clash between Oregon State and...

Valley Football Center Ground Breaking

[Photo] Breaking ground at Valley Football Center

November 22, 2015

Valley Football Center Ground Breaking

Wiese Layup

Women’s basketball runs away from Highlanders

Brian Rathbone, Sports Editor
November 22, 2015

Four Beavers score in double digits as Oregon State outscore to UC Riverside 39-23 in the second half for third win of yearHolding a 47-42 lead heading into the locker room at halftime Oregon State women’s...

Team heads to the lockerroom

The Berkeley Diary

November 17, 2015

Team heads to the lockerroom

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