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The Dam Links 2/7/2014: Signing Day Reactions

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This is the part of the year where we, as Beaver Nation, throw up our hands and collective say "Recruiting Rankings Don't Matter!"

Ronald Martinez

7 days until first pitch vs. Gonzaga...

204 days until kickoff vs. Portland State...

ESPN's Pac-12 Blog wrapped up their Top 25 players in the Pac-12. Brandin Cooks landed at #4, behind Anthony Barr, Marcus Mariota, and Ka'Deem Carey. Pretty good company.

The Pac-12 blog compiled the major recruiting rankings for the Pac-12. The Beavers came in at 9th, 9th, 9th, and 11th out of 12. Typical.

The Oregonian compiled videos from Mike Riley's recruiting day press conference.

Connor Letourneau of the Oregonian profiles Oregon State's two in-state recruits -- Ryan Nall (Central Catholic) and Corvallis resident Tanner Sanders (Crescent Valley). He has observes how Riley, once again, recruited for specific roles and is not concerned rankings.

The Gazette-Times' Kevin Hampton describes Riley's signing day as "smooth." Hampton also has a little more on Tanner Sanders. KVAL points out that the recruiting class has a Hawaiian feel to it.

Three of last year's departing Beaver football players (Cooks, Crichton, Reynolds) were invited to the NFL combine.

Coach Robinson had his weekly press conference on Wednesday; OSU's website has the video highlights. The GT's Jesse Sowa profiles Langston Morris-Walker.

The Oregonian's article on last night's near-miss loss to Arizona State. The Gazette-Times has a similar article. Neither paper could actually be bothered to send their own reporter to the game, so both articles are supplied by the AP.

As we reported yesterday, the Pac-12 baseball Coaches' Poll was released this week; 9 out of 10 possible coaches picked the Beavers to win the conference.

Baseball might be a week away, but the softball team started play yesterday, splitting a pair of games in Arizona. The Gazette-Times also provides a preview of the new faces on this year's team.

The womens' basketball team plays Colorado tonight at Gill Coliseum, in a Pink Out. The Beavers are 13-9, 5-5 in conference, and have 6 of their last 8 games at home, which is a scheduled oddity. UPDATE: Due to campus being closed due to weather, the game has been rescheduled for Saturday at 11am, and Sunday's game vs. Utah got pushed back to Monday at 6pm.

Last Friday, the Beavers took on San Luis Obispo in a rare outdoor wrestling match. The 22nd ranked Beavers prevailed 22-12.

In the last swimming dual meet of the season, Oregon State fell to Boise State 169-87.

OSU Baseball's 2014 video Season Preview:

And in a dramatic, unrelated video, this guy gets knocked out while skydiving, and his fellow skydivers come together to rescue him.

And this is how you make a Super Bowl ad.

As always, if there's anything I missed, post it below, and don't forget to vote in the poll.