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Quick Links: Wiese Says Goodbye, Thompson Wins POY

In a touching online diary entry, Sydney Wiese pens her farewell to Oregon State.

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  • Saying goodbye is never easy and Oregon State women’s basketball star Sydney Wiese penned her farewell to Corvllis in a unique way on Tuesday, posting a final basketball diary entry on OregonLive.com, summarizing the heartbreak of this past season and her time at Oregon State as a whole. For those who love Sydney as much as we do, it’s a touching farewell from the future WNBA player, filled with it’s share of high-and-low moments, all written with her unmistakable charm and humor. It’s a definite must-read for any member of Beaver nation.

  • Oregon State’s 2017 basketball recruiting haul already came with it’s fair share of accolades but four-star prospect Ethan Thompson may have secured the biggest award yet, when he was named “Los Angeles Times Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year” this week. The prestigious award, whose past recipients include the likes of Lonzo Ball (2016 - UCLA) and Jeremy Hemsley (2015 - San Diego State), was given to the future Beaver after averaging 22.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game, while helping his Bishop Montgomery team to a California state title.

  • Despite sitting a handful of months away from college football’s kick-off, ESPN has stayed busy with their Pac-12 football coverage and in this article by Chantel Jennings, the Beavers chances in the 2017 season in the Pac-12 “North” Division are analyzed and broken down. As usual, Oregon State’s three-man quarterback competition is a subject of interest within the piece, with the position battle expected to last deep into the summer months.