NWSB Editor and Insider documents the humorous video that has gone viral on Youtube of a Oregon State Beaver fan doing his best to mock the Oregon Ducks before the 2012 Civil War. While 2010 and 2011 were down years for the Beavers, all Civil Wars in recent memory have played a significant picture in either the Pac-10/12 or the National Championship race.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Q reports on why the Oregon State football team’s water balloon fight following Saturday’s practice was a good thing. Plus it was OK’d by Head Coach Mike Riley who was away in British Columbia for funeral services for his late father. I get it. It’s hot out in Oregon in the Summer. Cornerback Rashaad Reynolds declared afterward that the defense won easily.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on stat projections for 5 OSU Beaver football stars heading into 2012. With Sean Mannion and a corp of wide receivers, the Beavers offense will certainly be strong. That doesn’t mean they don’t have some standouts on defense as well. Markus Wheaton and Jordan Poyer should do great in 2012 as well.
NWSB Insider and Blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of the 2012 Oregon State Beavers football team. With red shirt freshman QB Sean Mannion coming off an excellent year where he completed nearly 65% of his passes, the OSU air assault should be gunning at full speed this year. The defense remains the Beavers biggest weakness, even with new recruits coming in, the Beavs will need to improve.
NWSB Writer Blair Thomas talks about Mike Riley, head coach of the Oregon State Beavers football program. Upon his first arrival in 1997-98, Riley went 8-14 in a pair of seasons, and went 5-6 in just his second season as head coach in 1998, before leaving to coach the San Diego Chargers in 1999. The significance of a five-win season cannot be lost in the defense of Riley because of the inability to get one in Corvallis during a quarter-century before his arrival.
NWSB Writer Rick Stella talks about his five boldest and fearless predictions for the Oregon State Beavers in this upcoming college football season. The Beavers will not only achieve some of the modest goals they’ve set for themselves, but shock the country as well. OSU Will Beat U of O in the Annual Civil War Game, and Rick says the Beavers will be bowl eligible in 2012. Sean Mannion will be special too.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin tells us why he’s a sold out 100% Oregon State Beaver fan for life. It is about family. It is about reality. I have never stopped bleeding orange and black. Through all ups and downs his roots will always be ingrained in Reser’s beautiful Saturday morning turf. He’s a Beavers fan because of Mike Riley, Sammie Stroughter, Jacquizz Rodgers, James Rodgers and more…
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Jonathan Irwin brings us his favorite Oregon State Beavers websites on the web. With of course nwsportsbeat.com being the best there is to offer, there are some other local, and national media based sites that offer some good rundowns of Beaver athletics. The list is sure to keep you in touch with your inner black and orange.
NW Sports Beat Insider Jonathan Irwin highlights five players that will have impact seasons on the offensive side of the ball for the Oregon State Beavers. Players included are Sean Mannion, Markus Wheaton, Brandin Cooks, Caleb Smith, and Isaac Seumalo. OSU has reloaded the offense as the program hopes to make a high powered splash in 2012.
NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Jonathan Irwin tells us his top 5 Beavers players to know that are NEW in 2012. Isaac Seumalo, Caleb Smith, Gavin Andrews, Chris Brown, Joel Skotte are all primed to have seasons in which they introduce themselves in a big way to the fans of the OSU Beavers.
OSU Writer and Beavers junkie Rick Stella gives his thoughts on what James Rodgers may have to do to get through training camp with the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. Out of OSU came Rodgers, but went undrafted at the recent NFL draft due to teams being worried about his reconstructed knee. What does the future hold for Rodgers, and how cool is it he’s playing with his brother?
NWSB Insider — brings us an update of sorts out of Corvallis, Oregon. The Oregon State Beavers, behind QB Sean Mannion, will be looking to return to prime for next year and make a run in the Pac-12. With 8 returning starters, the leadership on this team might just tip the scale and get the Beavers into a much yearned for bowl game next season.