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Early Season Computer Polls are Awesome

The Massey poll is one of the six BCS computers. After four weeks, it has one school from the state of Oregon at #1 and the other school at #17. Fairly consistent with the other polls, right? Well, Massey uses strength of schedule as a large component, and ignores margin of victory. Which means that this computer poll has the Beavers ranked #1 in the country!

2012-13 Pac-12 Hoops Non-Conference Game Rankings

Oregon State appears twice in the Top 15, with the Kansas game coming in at #4 and Alabama at #13. Other games of note are New Mexico State (22), San Diego (43), and Niagara (63). --Connor

Trent Bray From His Fathers' Point Of View

The Oregonian's Lindsay Schnell has a fun read on Oregon St. assistant coach Trent Bray from his father Craig Bray's point of view. The elder Bray was a long-time assistant coach, including at Oregon St., and Trent, who was one of the best players the Beavers have ever seen, is already a lifer in the business, and gets a chunk of the credit for the turnaround of the Oregon St. defense this season.

Pac-12 Institution Student Humor

The NOC has tried to sum up the stereotype image of the typical student at each Pac-12 institution, usually as it relates to the football team. Judge for yourself if they have succeeded.

Mike Riley Acknowledged Nationally As Coach of the Week

Oregon St.'s 10-7 upset win over Wisconsin continues to receive positive attention on a wide basis. CBS Sports highlights a coach nationally each week, and this week, Mike Riley gets the honor.

Craig Robinson Receives Contract Extension

After posting the first 20 win season in 22 years at Oregon St., men's basketball Coach Craig Robinson has been rewarded with a 1 year contract extension. The Beavers also led the PCC/AAWU/Pac-8/-10/-12 in scoring for the first time ever this past year. "I'm honored that the university made the commitment to another year for me and my family, and for my staff and for this program," Robinson said. "We're heading in the right direction. This will help me recruit kids because there are always people out there saying `this is Coach Robinson's last year; he's going to move on and go somewhere else.' This helps me when I'm recruiting kids to let them know that I plan on being here for the next five years; so their entire time here as a student-athlete." Robinson's deal now runs through the 2016-17 season.

DJ Welch Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week

Oregon St.'s sophomore linebacker DJ Welch was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week today for his efforts in the Beavers' win over Wisconsin. Welch co-led Oregon St. with 7 tackles, including 2 for a loss.

Mike Riley Talks Turnaround With ESPN's Ted Miller

Oregon St. head coach talked today with ESPN's Ted Miller of the Pac-12 Blog about last year's start, and this Saturday's season opener against Wisconsin being "as big a nonconference game as Oregon State has ever hosted."

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