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Ariana Young competes on beam against Stanford University on Feb. 17 in Gill Coliseum in Corvallis.

OSU gymnastics dominates to win over Stanford, 197.100-196.600

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
February 17, 2024

Finally reaching over a 197 score at home, the Beaver gymnastics squad stunts over Stanford Cardinal. “I think this week we really had our why and really knew who and why we were doing what we’re...

On the third rotation of the night, Jade Carey scores a 9.9 on Beam in Gill Coliseum on Feb. 9, 2024

Down goes No. 18 Beaver gymnastics at home to No. 8 UCLA

Maggie Akins, Sports Writer
February 10, 2024

The GymBeavs showcased talent and spirit while the persistent UCLA Bruins team took over.  In a heavily anticipated matchup and tie leftover from last year in UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, the Beavers...

Talia Von Oelhoffen celebrates with Adlee Blacklock after hitting a 3 to send the game to overtime against the University of Arizona Wildcats at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis on Jan. 12.

Trust, friendships fuel success for Beaver women’s basketball

Maggie Akins, Sports Writer
February 6, 2024

There is nothing better than being best friends with your teammates “We’re super connected,” said junior AJ Marotte. “They’re my best friends and you know I get to see them every day for hours...

Talia Von Oelhoffen (22) makes a layup at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene on February 4th.

Women’s basketball sweeps Oregon in Eugene, 64-60

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
February 4, 2024

It was time to prove that the Beavers are it and they executed. With two final free throws made by junior Talia Von Oelhoffen and stellar three-pointers made by sophomore Lily Hansford, Oregon State...

Tyler Bilodeau (34) goes up for a dunk on Arizona State opponent Bryant Selebangue at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis on Jan. 27.

Beaver men’s basketball takes care of business, 84-71 over Arizona State

Maggie Akins, Sports Writer
January 27, 2024

Coming off a stunning 83-80 victory over No. 9 Arizona, all eyes were on Jordan Pope and he did not disappoint. Pope and buzzer-beater shots are becoming normal after he sunk another three as time expired...

Mike Parker, the “Voice of the Beavers,” at Reser Stadium on Nov. 13.

Voice of the Beavers speaks up

Maggie Akins, Sports Writer
November 16, 2023

Mike Parker has been the “voice of the Beavers” for 25 years. He dreamt of calling play-by-play on the radio since he was 7 years old and has been attending rivalry series games for the past 50 years...

DJ (left), Dave (middle) and Matayo Uiagalelei. Contributed by Dave Uiagalelei.

Uiagalelei family affair in Eugene

Maggie Akins, Sports Writer
November 16, 2023

The Uiagalelei family enters this game with excitement and good spirits as they will be rooting for the two brothers, OSU quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, and UO defensive end Matayo Uiagalelei. No matter...

Forward Raegan Beers (#15) gets fouled going up for a layup in OSU’s 63-56 victory against the Villanova Wildcats in Gill Coliseum on Nov. 12, 2023.

Beaver basketball powers past Villanova, 63-56

Maggie Akins, Sports Writer
November 12, 2023

The Oregon State Beavers moved to 2-0 with a 63-56 victory over the Villanova Wildcats at Gill Coliseum Sunday afternoon.  This matchup came to the Beavers as a test – an early test, early in the...

Oregon State Junior Wide Receiver Silas Bolden (#7) celebrates with teammates Redshirt-Sophomore Jack Kane (#24), Junior John Miller (#20), and Redshirt-Senior Rweha Munyagi Jr. (#8) after returning a punt 65 yards for a touchdown in Reser Stadium on August 9 2023. Bolden scored twice in the Beavers 55-7 victory over the UC Davis Aggies.

No. 15 Oregon State Beavers-No. 18 UCLA Bruins game preview

Maggie Akins, Sports Writer
October 13, 2023

On Saturday evening the No. 15 Oregon State Beavers are set to face the No. 18 University of California Los Angeles Bruins at Reser Stadium.  Both the Beavers and the Bruins are coming off wins—the...

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Conference Realignment leaves the future of the PAC-12 in jeopardy

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
August 3, 2023

With the announcements of three universities leaving the PAC-12 Conference after 2024. The future of the PAC-12 Conference remains uncertain as more schools look to join other athletic conferences. The...

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Oregon State gymnast Madi Dagen closes out her career after five years with the Beavers

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
June 6, 2023

During her five year tenure, Madi Dagen accomplished personal bests, made memories to last a lifetime, and experienced mental health that just about every college student and athlete endures.  “We...

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Beaver baseball’s strong bat presence helps them win series against Utah Utes

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
May 7, 2023

On Sunday, the Beavers held down the Utah Utes to a total of four runs after an unusual loss on Friday and a close score on Saturday's game. “Feeling a lot better…We were very uncharacteristic of...

Garret Forrester (#44) cheers while on his way back to the dugout during the sixth inning at Goss Stadium on April 11. Oregon State University swept their PAC-12 opponent University of Arizona this weekend.

Beavers pull a comeback capped by a Forrester walk-off to seal a sweep against Arizona Wildcats

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
April 30, 2023

Early action for the Wildcats and late action for the Beavers with eight of their 10 runs scored in the eighth and ninth innings solidified the win at home. Led by Junior Garret Forrester pulling the...

OSU hitter, Ruben Cedillo, swings while teammates watch closely at the baseball game against USC at Goss Stadium on April 16, 2023. Ruben struck out, but The beavers went on to win 6-3.

Beaver baseball sweeps USC Trojans in series finale

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
April 16, 2023

Confidence and teamwork was key for the Beavers as they defeated the USC Trojans in the final game of the series at home. This makes it their second year in a row where they have won the series against...

Oregon State softball player Grace Messmer plays shortstop at Kelly field on Saturday, March 18 in Corvallis, Ore. OSU challenged California and were defeated 15-6.

Golden Bears batting too much for Beavers’ softball, Beavers lose 15-6

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
March 19, 2023

Although batting eight home runs through the game, the Beavers were unsuccessful in their attempt against the California Golden Bears after losing their starting pitcher early. Sophomore Ellie Garcia...

Madi Dagen celebrates her final floor routine in Gill Coliseum during a meet against Utah at Gill Coliseum on Saturday. Dagen recorded a 9.950 on the exercise.

Beavers claim a share of the PAC-12 conference championship with a win over Utah Utes

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
March 11, 2023

Oregon State Beavers Gymnastics solidified the conference championship over the previous shared winners, the Utah Utes.  “We really wanted to go out and do our jobs as athletes,” said Senior Kristina...

Noelle Mannen shoots a layup against the Arizona Wildcats on Feb. 25 at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis. OSU beat Arizona with a final score of 70-78.

Beavers women’s basketball overpowers No. 14 Arizona, win 78-70

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
February 25, 2023

The Beavers snapped their nine game losing streak in their senior day game against the Arizona wildcats with Freshmen Reagan Beers and Adlee Blacklock combining for 46 points.  “Getting a win after...

Jade Carey during her beam routine. Carey went on to score two 10.000s for the first time at home this season.

Oregon State gymnastics pull a powerful win over Arizona Wildcats

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
February 19, 2023

Jade Carey scored two 10.000’s for the first time at home this season to come up with a win of 197.025 over the University of Arizona Wildcats. Carey started and finished with a score of 10.000 on vault...

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Oregon State Beavers Gymnastics pull a comeback against #7 California Golden Bears with a tie at home

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
February 11, 2023

The Oregon State Beavers gymnastics team came up after a slow start on vault and managed a tie of 197.375 over #7 California Golden Bears on Friday. This is the second straight tie against a top ten team...

Head coach of the OSU womens basketball team, Scott Rueck, looks over his teams play during the second quarter of their game against Colorado University in Gill Coliseum. Ruecks Beavers need to maintain a winning culture heading into the coming PAC-12 Tournament.

Beavers struggle to come back after a slow start, lose to Colorado Buffaloes

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
February 5, 2023

The Oregon State Women’s Basketball team fell to 11-12 in the season with six games remaining following a 67-48 loss to the Colorado Buffaloes in a physical battle at home.  Colorado held the Beavers...

Sydney Gonzales celebrates after a successful vault at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore, on Jan 27 in a meet with Rutgers University. The Beavers won the meet, 197.275 to 194.150.

Oregon State beavers gymnastics show incredible team effort with a 197.275 win over Rutgers

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
January 28, 2023

The Oregon State University Beavers gymnastics team hosted the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Friday night in Gill Coliseum and came up with a win of 197.275, Rutgers behind with 194.150. With a notable change...

Oregon State gymnast Madi Dagen celebrates with her team after performing a beam routine at the Gill Coliseum in Corvallis on Jan. 21. Dagen scored two 9.90s on the beam.

Gymnastics first home meet of the season filled with many successful moments for the Beavers

Maggie Akins, Sports Writer
January 22, 2023

The Oregon State Beavers Gymnastics team hosted the Denver Pioneers, Sacramento State Hornets, and Brown Bears in their first home meet of the season on Saturday and walked away with winners. “It...

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Scoring an issue as Beavers get slashed down by Cougars in second half, lose 63-56

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
January 14, 2023

The Oregon State Beavers (10-7) hosted the Washington State Cougars Women’s Basketball team (12-4) at Gill Coliseum in a game that resulted in a Beaver loss.  In a game that showed the Beavers inconsistency...

Jelena Mitrovic goes for a layup against Prairie View A&M University on Nov. 19 at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore. Mitrovic is the teams tallest player at 6 foot 9.

Beavers women’s basketball struggle to hold onto a lead, come up short against the Duke Blue Devils

Maggie Akins, Sports Contributor
November 27, 2022

Heading into their second game for the Oregon State University Beavers women’s basketball (4-1 overall) team during the Phil Knight Legacy tournament, they had to face the Duke Blue Devils. The Beavers...

Hard fought game leads the Beavers to a hard loss against University of Washington

Maggie Akins, Sport's Contributor
November 5, 2022

On Friday, Oregon State left Husky Stadium with a loss against the University of Washington, leaving the Beavers 6-3 and the Huskies 7-2. This leaves the Beavers' ranking questionable as this game was...

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