Five offseason objectives for Mike Riley

Sean Mannion

NWSB insider and Beavers blogger Jon Irwin reports on his five offseason objectives for head coach Mike Riley before the 2013 season. With his job fully secure after a 9-4 2012 season, Riley will look to keep his momentum going into next season. Among his need priorities is sticking to a quarterback and building recruiting depth. For a coach whose job was supposedly on the hot seat entering the season, Mike Riley has proved all his critics wrong.

Five positions Oregon State needs to upgrade in 2013

Expect plenty of these from Mullaney in 2013. (Photo: @Rmullaney08 / Twitter.com)

NWSB insider and Oregon State Beavers blogger Jon Irwin brings us his thoughts on five positions OSU needs to upgrade heading into 2013. The 9-4 Beavs were a huge surprise in 2012, and they hope to carry that into next season. With Markus Wheaton and Jordan Poyer heading off to the NFL draft, it won’t be easy. Despite an outstanding 2012 season–in which the Beavers went 9-4 and finished No. 13 in the BCS—OSU has plenty of holes to fill in 2013.

Overachievers and underachievers for Oregon State’s basketball team

Craig Robinson OSU Beavers

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.

The four biggest remaing Pac-12 OSU Basketball games

craig robinson OSU

NWSB blogger and OSU insider Jon Irwin reports on the four biggest games remaining on Oregon State’s Pac-12 schedule. After a stellar start to the season the Oregon State Beavers have hit their first real rough patch. But OSU has plenty of big games down the stretch, and the team’s just beginning to hit the meat of its Pac-12 play.

Oregon State Beavers football: Five things we learned

Mike Riley

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers blogger Jon Irwin recaps the 2012 college football season and tells us five things we learned about OSU. The Beavers rebounding season has surely proven that Mike Riley and Mark Banker aren’t going anywhere. With such a young core, OSU has big things ahead of it.

Oregon men’s basketball triumphs in 2013 Civil War

Oregon State started conference play with a loss to the Ducks. (Photo: Brian Davies/The Register Guard)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s big victory over the Beavers in the college basketball edition of the Civil War. A slow start to the game was mitigated in the second half when Oregon took command and ended up with a convincing 79-66 victory. E.J. Singler took control of the boards with a total of nine rebounds.

Five fearless predictions for the 2012 Alamo Bowl

Jordan Poyer

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the OSU vs. Texas 2012 Alamo Bowl matchup. He provides five fearless predictions for the game Saturday. With this marking the final game for seniors Markus Wheaton and Jordan Poyer, expect OSU to send their guys out with style.

Devon Collier emerging as star for Beavs

Devon Collier has had an impressive start to his 2012-2013 campaign. (Photo: Jason DeCrow / AP)

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 […]

How will Oregon State replace Markus Wheaton in 2013?

Markus Wheaton

NWSB Editor and Insider Jon Irwin takes a look into the future and tries to solve how the Beavers will replace senior Markus Wheaton. Oregon State’s go-to receiver will be graduating the program and heading for the 2013 NFL draft. How can the Beavers replace such an integral part of their offense? The obvious replacement for Wheaton in the offense would be sophomore Brandin Cooks.

Oregon State Beavers 2012 football season rewind

Sean Mannion

NWSB Editor and Insider Jon Irwin recaps what was Oregon State’s 2012 college football regular season. Leading the way are standouts Markus Wheaton and Rashaad Reynolds. But there were plenty of other highlights on this season and—with an invitation to the Alamo Bowl—more could be on the way.

Beaver 2012 hoops schedule: home cooking preview

Devon Collier

NWSB insider Jon Irwin gives us a preview of the Beavers upcoming seven game homestand. The series will be a nice mix of easy games before leading into Pac-12 conference play. Fittingly enough, the Beavs kick off conference play at home against in-state rival Oregon. But their biggest challenge comes at the end of the homestand against Pac-12 leading Arizona.

Oregon State fan proves laughable at Civil War

Civil War

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.

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