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 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.