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Thursday Sports Minute: Peyton's Back, Thursday Night Football , More Baseball Replay

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th November Sportscollege footballNFL
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The baseball owners have voted to move ahead with increased implementation of instant replay next season. Under the plan, if approved by the players and umpires, a manager will be given a maximum of two challenges per game and a successful challenge would not count against his limit.Read More »

Defense Should Define Oregon State- USC Match-Up

By Jim McCoy Thu 31st October college footballOregon State BeaversUSC Trojans
Defense may very well define both sides when Oregon State hosts USC on Friday night. Both teams are coming off strong defensive efforts - although with different outcomes. The Beavers (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12) fell 20-12 at home to No. 6 Stanford last weekend, but they limited the physical Cardinal offense to just 273 yards, the lowest total in Stanford's last 14 games.Read More »

Oregon State Shows Off Improved Defense

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th October Sportscollege footballOregon State Beavers
Oregon State is much improved on defense. Just ask Stanford. The Beavers had their best defensive performance of the season in Saturday night's 20-12 loss to the Cardinal. Oregon State held Stanford to 273 yards for the Cardinal's lowest total in 14 games. OSU's defense all but eliminated Stanford's passing game, which came into Saturday averaging 207 yards.Read More »

Can Beavers Pull Off Another Upset At Home?

The Oregon State Beavers have a history of pulling off unlikely upsets at home in the past decade. They beat then-No. 3 USC in 2006 and the top-ranked Trojans in 2008. Even last season, they downed No. 13 Wisconsin at Reser Stadium. The Beavers are hoping for some of that Reser mojo on Saturday night when they host No. 8 Stanford.Read More »

UCLA Looking For Rebound Against The Ducks

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th October Sportscollege footballOregon DucksUCLA
Coach Jim Mora wants to make sure one loss doesn't derail UCLA. The No. 12 Bruins, coming off a disheartening loss to Stanford, have a chance for redemption - in a big way - against the No. 2 Oregon Ducks this Saturday. Mora says that so far UCLA's body of work has been good, but it needs to get better by the end of the season to truly see where the Bruins are.Read More »

Beavers' Receiver Cooks Gaining Attention Outside of Pac 12

Brandin Cooks is the nation's leading receiver that no one seems to know about outside the Pac-12 - although that's quickly changing. The Oregon State junior ranks ahead of all FBS-level receivers with nearly 11 catches and 168 yards receiving per game. He ranks second in scoring with 12 points a game, and fifth for all-purpose yards with an average of 184 a game.Read More »

Ducks vs. Huskies Preview

- Steve Sarkisian finally has Washington where he believed they could get when he inherited an 0-12 program: on the cusp of returning to contention in the Pac-12 Conference. All they need is a validating victory, and none would be more meaningful for the 16th-ranked Huskies than to knock off No. 2 Oregon on Saturday.Read More »

In Spite of Shutdown, College Football Game Will Be Played

The football game between Air Force and San Diego State will be played on Thursday night despite the partial government shutdown. Officials at the academy announced on Wednesday the school has been advised that "all Air Force Academy intercollegiate athletics may resume immediately." The academy said in a release that no appropriated funds will be used to fund these programs.Read More »

Ducks' Thomas Unsure of His Return

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th September Sportscollege footballDeAnthony ThomasOregon Ducks
Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas is being straightforward about hurting his right ankle on the opening kickoff against California. While second-ranked Oregon's coaches never talk about injuries, Thomas was frank about his situation even though he didn't have an exact diagnosis.Read More »

Pac 12 Football Schedule Opens This Weekend

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th September Sportscollege footballPac 12 conference
The Pac-12 season is about to go into full swing. After a handful of conference games to open the season, the Pac-12 will have 10 teams playing each other this weekend. While UCLA and Utah get a week off before facing each other on Oct. 3, five teams will be playing their first conference games of the season. California may have the toughest opener, facing No.Read More »

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