October 15, 2009

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NCAA tournament goal for OSU men's basketball
Gazette-Times
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Big goals have been set by the Oregon State men's basketball team.

The Beavers finished 18-18 last year and won the College Basketball Invitational tournament.

Next? The NCAA tournament, of course.

Oregon State women a mix of veterans, new players
Gazette-Times
Sound-off: The Lodge | Beaver Nation

The 2009-10 Oregon State women's basketball team will start crafting its identity on Friday when it opens practice for coach LaVonda Wagner's fifth season in Corvallis.

Oregon State basketball Media Day: the goal is NCAA tourney, a right hand for Calvin, and more 3's for Josh
Oregonian
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The point that was made clear is that Oregon State players - infused with a lot of confidence from last season's Pac-10 and CBI success, and bolstered by the addition of five good freshman recruits - have a goal in 2009-2010 of making the NCAA tournament.

The Beaver Basketblog: Men's Hoops Meets with Media
Official Site
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After a brief hiatus, The Beaver Basketblog returns to provide an update on the program as we stand two days away from the official start of practice. On Wednesday, this year's version of the Beavers "officially" met with the media for the first time (selected quotes from the media session can be found below).

 
BEAVER FOOTBALL NEWS
2009: James Dockery's time
Daily Barometer
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He might look skinny, but never underestimate the power and integrity of 6-foot-1-inch, 180-lbs James Dockery, under any circumstances.

Junior cornerback James Dockery has made a big impact this year as one of the less experienced players on defense. He's recorded 10 tackles and six break-ups so far this season.

OSU's Wednesday practice: Riley frustrated with loss of Micah Hatfield to freak injury
Oregonian
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Beavers' coach Mike Riley was bummed about the loss of freshman WR Micah Hatfield to a broken left leg at the very end of Tuesday's practice. "The whole thing (very frustrating), it was kind of a freak accident,'' said Riley after Wednesday's workout, held indoors again because of the threat of a downpour.

Getting to Know Oregon State senior defensive tackle Sioeli Nau
Gazette-Times
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What are your goals in life once football is over for you? "I want to find a job. I like working with youth. That's what my major (liberal studies) is based on, being a counselor or working with delinquents."

De Carolis on budget struggles, football attendance: 'Where are all the Beaver fans?'
Oregonian
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De Carolis did not intend to call out Oregon State fans, but he came very close when discussing the school's inability to fill 45,674-seat Reser Stadium.

Former Beavers make it big in the NFL
Daily Barometer
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The Oregon State football program sent seven players from last year's nine-win team to the NFL. The seven - all of whom were selected in April's NFL Draft - were the most Oregon State players ever taken in one draft. This season, six of those seven are on an NFL 53-man roster.

Freshmen: Don't be star struck
Daily Barometer
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Late Saturday night, many OSU students faced a quiz of their own involving the Oregon State star: "If I happen to see the five-foot-seven big man on campus, how am I supposed to react?"

OSU rests up, prepares for USC
Statesman Journal
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Back-to-back wins. A tie for third place in the Pac-10. Oregon State has momentum. But will the bye week take the edge off the Beavers' recent surge? "We're on a roll. We want to keep that rhythm going," offensive tackle Gregg Peat said before Tuesday's practice. "

Fire's Brewin' in Sean Canfield's Stomach
OSR - Beavers
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Moments after Jacquizz Rodgers had scored his third touchdown to put the Beavers up 20-0 early in the second quarter this past Saturday against Stanford, I couldn't help but notice (and comment upon during our broadcast) that Sean Canfield appeared to be yelling something towards the Stanford sideline.

 
MORE BEAVER SPORTS NEWS
Women's Basketball Meets With The Media
Official Site
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On expectations ...
"My expectations are to win, period. We are really looking to build a successful foundation, whether it's off or on the court, by putting in a lot of extra time. So we want to be successful. At the end of the day we want to see where that takes us, whether it's to the WNIT or to the NCAA Tournament.

Women's Soccer Hosts Oregon in Annual Civil War Series
Official Site
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The Oregon State women's soccer team continues Pac-10 Conference play this weekend as the Beavers host rival Oregon in the annual Civil War on Friday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Paul Lorenz Field... BEAT THE DUCKS !!!

Men's Golf Continues to Garner National Attention
Official Site
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The Oregon State men's golf team continues to receive national recognition for its stellar play early in the fall season. The Beavers are ranked in all three of college golf's major rankings: Golfstat, Golfweek/Sagarin and Golf World.


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