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Guard Kendal Manuel dishing out a pass in the first meeting against rival University of Oregon earlier this season. Manuel has 47 assists this season. 

A tale of two seasons

March 6, 2017

Ronnie Stacy streaked up the sideline, looking back for a pass from his teammate after he crossed half court.Stacy was scrimmaging with his teammates this summer in Oregon State’s practice facility.As...

David Henry at the Student Performance Center at Oregon State University.

After forced medical retirement, former linebacker David Henry was left without the one thing he loves most in life-sports

January 30, 2017

PART ONEWhen David Henry joined the Oregon State wrestling team in July 2016, he had to answer multiple questions.For one: how was he going to handle Division-I wrestling despite his four-year absence...

Sophomore forward Gilgorije Rakocevic plays during the game against Portland. Rakocevic immigrated to the United States in 2013 from Montenegro, speaking little English, and is now fluent in five languages. 

The pentalingual post player

January 17, 2017

OSU's 6-foot-11 forward speaks five languages, is competing in his second year of collegiate basketball and he is still growingWhen Gligorije Rakocevic immigrated to the United States in 2013, he was looking...


OSU is a different team this year, and coach Tinkle is working out the kinks

December 5, 2016

Wayne Tinkle is facing a different beast this season.The head coach of the Oregon State men’s basketball team is in his third year in Corvallis, and the 2016-2017 season— compared to last year and...

Out of the Box: Oregon State overwhelms Arizona

November 20, 2016

The Oregon State football team (3-8, 2-6 Pac-12) claimed a 42-17 victory over Arizona on Saturday night in the 300th game in Reser Stadium. The Beavers face Oregon this Saturday in the Civil War, which...

Sophomore defensive lineman Summer Houston plays during the University of Washington game. After redshirting in 2014, he made 21 tackle last season and has five starts this year.

Sumner Houston doesn’t let any obstacle get in his way—and he has the nickname to prove it

November 6, 2016

Sumner Houston took the ball, looked to the rim and rose up for the dunk.Houston, who is better known as a sophomore defensive lineman on the Oregon State football team than for his pickup basketball skills,...

Beyond the Box: Washington

October 22, 2016

The Oregon State football team (2-5, 1-3 Pac-12) lost 41-17 to No. 5 Washington on Saturday. OSU was down to its third-string quarterback (Marcus McMaryion) and third-string running back (Tim Cook) but...

Jason Thomas: Director of success

A win-win situation for Jason Thomas

October 10, 2016

OSU’s Assistant Athletic Director’s wife gives birth hours after the Cal win SaturdayAbout halfway through Oregon State’s football game Saturday night against California, Jason Thomas got a text...


Beyond the Box: Oregon State tops Cal 47-44 in overtime

October 8, 2016

The numbers that won't show up in your typical box scoreThe Oregon State football team (2-3) beat California 47-44 in overtime on Saturday, the first Pac-12 win under head coach Gary Andersen and the...

Former Oregon State safety Greg Laybourn gets carried off the field by fans following his fourth-quarter interception in the Beavers 27-21 upset victory over No. 1 USC on Sept. 27, 2008.

Where are they now?: Greg Laybourn

October 6, 2016

Greg Laybourn: 2006-2008 Football Safety and 2006 Baseball OutfielderAt OSU: After transferring to Oregon State from Northern Arizona, Laybourn didn’t wait long before sharing in one of OSU’s biggest...

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Beyond the Box: Colorado

October 4, 2016

The Oregon State football team (1-3) lost 47-6 at Colorado on Saturday, extending the streak of OSU’s consecutive Pac-12 losses to 12 games. Here are the statistics from the first three games that may...

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Beyond the Box: Boise State

September 26, 2016

The Oregon State football team (1-2) lost 38-24 to Boise State on Saturday, ending a four-year streak of winning nonconference seasons. Head coach Gary Andersen lost his first nonconference home game in...

OSU vs Idaho State

Beyond the Box: Boise State

September 22, 2016

The stats that you find in your average box scoreThe Oregon State football team (1-1) got its first win in 364 days by beating Idaho State on Saturday, 37-7. OSU faces Boise State this Saturday at 12:30...

Todd Stansbury ended his contract with Oregon State Athletics prematurely in 2016, resulting in over a million dollars in debt. OSU asked that he pay his debts on or before June 15, 2019 or legal action would be taken. Since then, OSU has filed a lawsuit against Stansbury.

OSU AD Todd Stansbury leaves for Georgia Tech

September 22, 2016

OSU Athletic Director decides to take AD job at Georgia Tech barely one year after arriving in CorvallisTodd Stansbury spent 13 months at Oregon State before ending his tenure Thursday as Vice President...

Mens Basketball vs Colorado

Beavers get two wins, still trying to rebound

February 8, 2016

OSU is last in the Pac-12 in rebounding, but holds a two-game win streakBy Josh WordenSenior Beat ReporterStephen Thompson, Jr. had just knocked down a deep 3-pointer on Saturday, but head coach Wayne...

Senior forward Jarmal Reid and head coach Wayne Tinkle meet during Oregon State’s game against Cal on Jan. 9. Reid is eligible to play on Thursday after serving his four-game suspension for tripping a referee against Utah on Jan. 17. 

Beavers and Utes ready for round two

February 4, 2016

The second half of the Pac-12 schedule starts today versus UtahBy Josh WordenSenior Beat ReporterNine games down, nine to go.The Oregon State men’s basketball team is halfway through the Pac-12 schedule,...

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Wayne Tinkle brings tough love to the Oregon State basketball team

January 28, 2016

Forcefulness andrespect go hand in hand when Wayne Tinkle is concerned By Josh WordenSenior Beat ReporterEarly in Oregon State’s win over California on Jan. 9, Olaf Schaftenaar earned a single-admission...

Susan Melero (left and John Tripp (right) have been attending Oregon State athletic events together for seven years. There regular spot is in section 17 behind OSU’ basket.

John Tripp and Susan Melero never miss a game at Gill

January 26, 2016

Two Oregon State fans never miss a game togetherJohn Tripp and Susan Melero are two of the most consistent Oregon State fans in Gill Coliseum on any given night.They have both been attending men’s basketball...

Freshman guard Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 11 points in 20 minutes off the bench in the Beavers 85-70 victory over USC.

Beavers pull off the upset over No. 21 USC

January 24, 2016

Poor shooting from behind the arc doesn’t stop the Beavers Sometimes it’s been staunch defense or limiting turnovers, other times the tempo or rebounding has been key.The Oregon State men’s basketball...

Freshman wide receiver Seth Collins carries the ball in the first quarter against the Oregon Ducks in the 2015 Civil War.

Seth Collins decides to transfer from Oregon State

January 22, 2016

Seth Collins has decided to transfer after one year on the Oregon State football team, head coach Gary Andersen announced Friday. A true freshman this season, Collins started the year at quarterback and...

Senior Bryan Boswell did not have a great experience playing basketball at Southwestern Oregon. After playing for the men’s basketball team last season, he has a new role as a team manager this year.

Bryan Boswell steps into a management position.

January 22, 2016

Bryan Boswell finds his role as a student managerBryan Boswell had lost his passion in basketball.The 6-foot-8 product of Sisters, Ore. transferred from Southwestern Oregon Community College after spending...

A lesson learned and a laugh shared with Tinkle

January 20, 2016

Two days after Oregon State’s win in the men’s basketball Civil War on Jan. 3, I asked head coach Wayne Tinkle about where he felt his program was headed, especially with a big win over the Ducks but...

Beavers return home looking to rebound

January 19, 2016

There may be no sight easier on the eyes for the Oregon State men’s basketball team than Gill Coliseum, where the Beavers return this week after a pair of road losses to Colorado and Utah.OSU is 9-2...

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Can’t Stop Tim Cook

January 19, 2016

Bullet wounds, getting cut and injuries have only been bumps in road for Tim CookThe bullet tore through Tim Cook’s leg, missing his shin bone by millimeters and exiting cleanly through his calf. The...

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Jarmal Reid issued four game suspension

January 18, 2016

Reid appeared to intentially trip ref against UtahOregon State head coach Wayne Tinkle announced Monday a four-game suspension has been handed to senior forward Jarmal Reid, who was ejected in Sunday’s...


How did you commit to OSU?

January 14, 2016

Each Oregon State men’s basketball player arrived in Corvallis with a unique story Daniel GomisGomis has been at OSU since 2011 and grew up in Senegal. His English was still developing when he played...

Mile-high road matchup for Beavers

January 13, 2016

Beavers take on Colorado for their first Pac-12 road game of the seasonThere are precious few home games in the Pac-12 schedule.Nine, to be exact. And while the Oregon State men’s basketball team has...


Pride on his sleeve: to wear OSU gear for 15 years

January 12, 2016

OSU alum Marvin Yonamine has worn OSU clothing every day for 15 yearsMarvin Yonamine has worn Beaver shirts every day for more than 15 consecutive years. Not one day since Jan. 1, 2001 has he failed to...

Justin Stangel puts the team ahead of himself

January 12, 2016

 Make no mistake, Justin Stangel’s impact on the Oregon State men’s basketball team is noticeable.Stangel is a practice player, meaning the headlines and attention generally find their way to his...


Youth and Years: Offensive Depth

January 11, 2016

OSU’s multifaceted attack of young and old defeats CalOregon State found an offensive attack in Saturday’s 77-71 win over California perfectly suited for the team’s strengths.There was depth, with...

Mens Basketball vs Stanford

Beavers get ‘butt-kicking’ from Cardinal

January 7, 2016

Head coach Wayne Tinkle called it a “one-sided butt-kicking.” Whatever it was, it ended in a 78-72 loss in Gill Coliseum to Stanford for the Oregon State men’s basketball team on Wednesday.Tinkle...

Beavers go for five straight against Stanford

January 6, 2016

After a 70-57 win to open Pac-12 play in the Civil War on Sunday, Oregon State has a chance to start 2016 on a hot streak with two more home games this week.First up is Stanford (8-5, 1-1 Pac-12), which...

Football: Issac Seumalo

Lineman Seumalo to enter NFL Draft

January 6, 2016

 Starting offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo, one month removed from his Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 year as a junior, will declare for the 2016 NFL draft and forego his senior year in Corvallis.Seumalo...

Worden: Examining Expectations

January 5, 2016

The Oregon State men’s basketball program has entered a different echelon under head coach Wayne Tinkle’s staff. That’s safe to say.So it’s natural for hopes to rise this year for OSU to make the...

Daniel Gomis vs LMU

Revival: round two for Daniel Gomis

December 4, 2015

Gomis wants one last chance to play after yet another injuryDaniel Gomis had already been through more injuries than most people could handle: two leg surgeries, a shoulder issue and a broken nose, to...

Gary Payton Dunk

Beavers look to rebound vs Loyola Marymount

December 2, 2015

After suffering their first loss of the season, OSU will try and get back on track on WednesdayThere are plenty of storylines with the Oregon State men’s basketball team — home games this week on...

Beyond the Box: Civil War

December 1, 2015

By Josh WordenSenior Beat ReporterThe Oregon State football team nearly took its first Civil War victory since 2007 on Saturday in a 52-42 loss to Oregon in Eugene. In the 119th Civil War, OSU nearly reached...

A portrait of a successfull program is being painted

December 1, 2015

 Storm Barrs-Woods is trying to become a painter.Not with a canvas or brushes, though. The picture he’s painting is a metaphorical one, concerning the direction of Oregon State’s football program.That...

Scintillating Six

The Scintillating Six, Tebeau’s freshman basketball class

November 24, 2015

Six OSU freshmen play at Gill Coliseum and live together in the dormsThey form the highest-rated recruiting class in the history of the Oregon State men’s basketball program.OSU’s six freshmen of 2015...

Mickens Touchdown vs Washington

Beyond the Box: Washington

November 22, 2015

The Oregon State football team narrowly avoided its second straight home shutout — it would have been the first time OSU was shut out twice in one season since 1992 — in a 52-7 rout at the hands of...

Senior guard Gary Payton II shoots a free throw. As a team the Beavers went 14-30 from the free throw line.

Beavers look to improve for next game

November 17, 2015

After the Oregon State men’s basketball team went 14-for-30 from the free throw line in Saturday’s 74-52 win over Northwest Christian, head coach Wayne Tinkle issued a command to every one of his players...

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