First of all... this video is must-see teevee... it's a nice compilation of Roeland Schaftenaar highlights. Hat tip to OSU SID Michael Collins for forwarding me the link. For some reason I can't embed it to the front page, so you'll have to click the link above.
Next on the agenda, a few public service announcements, also via Michael Collins....
Due to the increased demand and large volume of ticket sales over the past week, the Oregon State ticket office will open for ticket sales and will call pick up three hours prior to tip off (1:30 p.m.) for the men's basketball contest between OSU and Oregon on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Fans that need to pick up tickets from will call are encouraged to show up as early as possible as large lines are expected.
In addition, the main ticket office at Gill Coliseum will be open until 7:00 p.m. on Friday for those interested in purchasing tickets or picking up will call. Those picking up tickets on Friday afternoon are advised to go to the north entrance of Gill Coliseum. The main ticket office will close at the start of the Gymnastics meet vs. Utah.
Gates to Gill Coliseum will open at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, one hour prior to tip. Only a few hundred tickets remain for the 330th meeting between the Beavers and the Ducks.
That's right, folks... only a few hundred tickets remain.
Also, this announcement:
Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson will join hundreds of coaches nationwide this weekend in a national Coaches vs. Cancer event where coaches and their staff will wear sneakers along with their game attire during contests broadcast throughout the country this weekend. By wearing sneakers with their suits, participating coaches demonstrate the importance of cancer prevention and early detection and that the American Cancer Society can help by providing free, lifesaving information, resources, and services.
Shouldn't be too hard for Coach Rob... I mean, he already goes without the tie, so why not wear some tennies as well? Should be a nice look.
And not only is Coach Rob. fielding 35-minute phone calls from President Obama like low-post entry passes, he's writing a book in his spare time as well. Interestingly enough, the book will be called "A Game of Character" and will hit the shelves next year.
Brooks Hatch informs us that Ariko Iso, the assistant trainer for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is Oregon State's connection to the Super Bowl this year. Ariko is the only woman to work as a full-time athletic trainer in National Football League history. She graduated from Oregon State with a science degree.
What are your plans for the game? Heading to Gill to watch in person? Or kicking back on the couch to watch the FSN broadcast? I'll be doing the latter, as I've got some conflicts earlier in the day that prevent me from hitting the 5 and getting to the game before tipoff. Anyone plan on being in the game thread?