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The statue of Dick Fosbury, who died on Sunday, located outside of Dixon Recreation Center, pictured on March 14. Fosbury, an OSU alum, won a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City with his revolutionary high jump technique dubbed the “Fosbury Flop.”

OSU track & field icon Dick Fosbury, who forever changed the high jump, dies at 76

Ryan Harlan and Wes Flow , Sports Writer and News Reporter
March 16, 2023

Richard “Dick” Fosbury, the Oregon State University alum whose high-flying, hard-flopping high jump heroics won him an Olympic gold medal and two NCAA titles, has passed away at 76.  In a statement...

A banner is displayed in the outfield of Goss Stadium at the rally welcoming back the OSU Baseball team after their 2018 College World Series win in Omaha, Nebraska. 

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This article is a part of the START issue, a guide for all incoming Oregon State University students and their families going through START, which aims to help familiarize them with the campus, college...

The illustration showcases a high jumper performing the Fosbury Flop coined by high jumper Dick Fosbury.

Past OSU athletes to Olympic medalists

Jarred Bierbrauer, Sports Contributor
February 19, 2018

This article was updated on Feb. 19, to correct an inaccurate date and photo.Dick Fosbury, Gary Payton, Carol Menken-Schaudt, competed in the Olympics.Ever since Oregon State University was founded in...

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