The Dam Links 1/22/2014

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Trapped in the dark months between football and baseball, a light in the darkness, a beacon of hope -- coming from the most unexpected of places ... Gill Coliseum.

22 days until first pitch...

220 days until kickoff vs. Portland State.

A perfect 10:1 ratio, the only time that will happen all year. Is that important? Or notable? Or just a numerical coincidence, bound to happen at some point, and not even a rare anomaly? Sure, if you're into that kind of thing.

Athlon Sports takes a look at the 2014 Pac-12 football schedule. Jon Wilner analyzes the damage that early entry departees did to Pac-12 schools.

Mel Kiper's first mock draft projects both Cooks and Crichton in the first round. Curiously, OSU is the only Pac-12 school to have more than one projected first round pick in Kiper's draft. I'll be surprised if both Cooks and Crichton go in the first round, but if they do, that would be great. Here's hoping one of them ends up a Seahawk, with Browner in limbo, I need a Beaver-Hawk to offset the two Ducks (Thurmond, Unger).

Mens' basketball plays Wednesday evening against Washington State on the Palouse; the Gazette-Times has a preview.

If, like many, you're interested in seeing Craig Robinson let go at the end of the season, here's one possible job opportunity for him.

The OSU womens' basketball team lost a heartbreaker at UCLA on Monday afternoon. That loss drops the Lady Beavs to 2-4 in conference, and 10-8 on the season.

Perfect Game has announced their college baseball preseason All-Americans. On the first team is Michael Conforto; Dylan Davis and Andrew Moore made the second team. Their preseason preview is coming out staggered over a period of time, you can check for updates here.

Baseball America lists their top 100 draft-eligible prospects from college baseball. Four Beavers make appearances -- Conforto at #7, Davis at #21, Jace Fry at #49, and Ben Wetzler at #66.

The 14th ranked OSU gymnastics team took a tumble against #6 UCLA on Friday, losing 196.425-195.625 in Pauley Pavilion. The next meet is home against Iowa State on Sunday.

Wrestling didn't fare much better, falling to North Dakota State at home, 19-17.

This is an ad for something, but if you ignore the last 10 seconds or so, you'd never know it. It's a little creepy, so if the below image bothers you, don't watch it.

As always, vote in the poll below. If I missed anything (which I probably did because I've been ill the last couple of days), post it in the comments.

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