Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto, LSU right-hander Aaron Nola and Kentucky left-hander and infielder A.J. Reed are the finalists for the Golden Spikes Award presented annually to the top amateur baseball player in the U.S.
Conforto hit .345 with a .547 slugging percentage and .504 on-base percentage.Read More »
Mississippi State coach Rick Ray says the school has signed a contract to play Oregon State during the next two seasons.
Ray announced the series on Twitter Tuesday morning. He said the Bulldogs will travel to play Oregon State on Dec. 13 and the Beavers will make the return trip to Mississippi State in 2015.
Oregon State fired coach Craig Robinson on Monday.Read More »
Oregon State junior wide receiver Brandin Cooks has declared himself eligible for the NFL draft.
The Biletnikoff award winner as the nation's top receiver, Cooks set Pac-12 records with 128 catches for 1,730 yards for the Beavers this season. His receiving yards were tops in the country.
His 16 touchdown catches this season are a school record.Read More »
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 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 »
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 »
Oregon State coach Mike Riley isn't ready to name his starting quarterback just yet.
Sean Mannion and Cody Vaz both had starts last season and are competing for the starter's job this fall. Riley said last week he might have a decision by the weekend, but Sunday passed without an announcement.Read More »