NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers basketball blogger Rick Stella gives you his overachievers and underachievers for a Beavers basketball squad that has been a little lackluster this season. The Beavers were 10-4 in out of conference play, while preparing for the Pac-12 schedule to start, and underwhelmed as their weak schedule dragged on. An early win over Purdue, coupled with the close losses to Alabama and Kansas, seemed like ages ago.
Familiar face leading Beavers The Oregon State Beavers are off to a fantastic start to the season, currently tied for fifth in the Pac-12 at 6-2. Their lone losses on the season were close games to Alabama (62-65) and Kansas (78-84). OSU has a great group of athletes, and it’s by far Coach Robinson’s most [...]
NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella looks at the Beavers post Jared Cunningham. The Beaver’s 2011/12 leading scorer forwent his final year of eligibility to join the NBA. Now Craig Robinson is left wondering who fills the void. With a group of able players, it could be anybody’s role.
NWSB insider Jon Irwin brings us his thoughts on the 2012/13 Oregon State Beavers basketball program’s strengths and weaknesses. Even without 2011/12 standout Jared Cunningham, the Beavers have amazing depth and scoring options. But the lack of a true game changer could hurt them when playing from behind.
Gaddy and Pangos Among Best Summer basketball camp season is upon us all and there could not be a more perfect time to gather around the campfire and discuss who would be among the counselors at the 2012 Pacific Northwest Top Players Camp. There are a litany of Pacific Northwest players that would have made [...]
NWSB insider Rick Stella brings us his take on the announcement that Oregon State Beavers basketball player Jared Cunningham is going to declare for the 2012 NBA Draft. While fans may be upset with the decision, history shows it was probably a good bet. Now that he’s leaving Oregon State, though, can players like Roberto Nelson and Ahmad Starks step up to fill the void Cunningham leaves behind?
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us his look back at the things you should’ve taken from the Oregon State Beavers 2011/12 season. They were one of the top scoring teams in the nation behind Jared Cunningham and wouldn’t give up when the chips were down. With only Kevin McShane scheduled to leave the team, this squad could come back stronger than ever.
NWSB Insider and Pac 12 college basketball blogger Rick Stella tells us Over the next week, all eyes will be on Jared Cunningham and the decision he needs to make about whether or not he will enter the NBA draft. The only thing Rick wonders is wouldn’t it have been nice If only he was writing this article after they hoisted the CBI trophy; there’s always next year Beavers nation…
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us news of potential major changes at Oregon State University. Men’s hoops coach Craig Robinson may be lured close to his hometown to take the reigns at Illinois while the Beavers star player Jared Cunningham could easily join the NBA ranks if he desires. This could lead to a big trail of tears in Corvallis.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers blogger Rick Stella brings us a good piece on the Beavers today. Jared Cunningham is under the spotlight for the Beavs. Jared’s school record for steals by a sophomore saw him eclipsing, who else, Gary Payton by 13 steals. Payton, in the ’87-88 season, thieved 72 balls, whereas Cunningham swiped 85, linking him with the “next Gary Payton” moniker.
One of our College Hoops fans Jason Green reports on OSU Coach Craig Robinson’s Successes and Failures thus far. He shares his opinion on what OSU Beavers fans should expect in the years to come. With key recruitments of Jarmal Reid and Maika Ostling, will the Beavs be headed for a PAC12 Championship? A berth at March Madness?