- Former Oregon State offensive lineman Will Hopkins was expected to be a focal point of the Beavers offensive line this season, before his announcement back in May that he would be leaving the Beavers program. On Wednesday, Hopkins, an immediately eligible graduate transfer, decided to transfer closer to his hometown of Austin, Texas and to suit up for the SMU Mustangs next season. The 6’ 7”, 295 pound talent has one season of eligibility remaining, that he will use as he pursues as a “Masters of Science in Management”.
- Vincent Bonsignore of the Orange County Register dug deeper into the long-standing rumor that Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay isn’t quite yet sold on quarterback Jared Goff and that former Beavers gunslinger Sean Mannion could challenge the #1 pick for the starting spot. This development could be huge for Mannion’s professional career, as the third year player is hoping to secure a steady job in the professional ranks.
- Oregon State baseball coach Pat Casey gave some serious love to upcoming opponent Vanderbilt’s pitching staff, saying the Commodores flame-throwers are “as good or better than anybody we've seen”. Whether this was Casey’s way of avoiding giving Vanderbilt some “bulletin board material” before the series or he’s just being downright sincere about it, all the talk will be settled when the Beavers and Commodores finally clash on Friday night.
- The Portland Tribune was on top of both Oregon State pitchers Jake Mulholland and Brandon Eisert being selected to the Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American team. The two southpaws were also both Pac-12 Honorable Mention selections, who combine for an 11-1 overall record and 10 saves.
- Our man Joe Londergan gave his preview of the Oregon State-Vanderbilt series, as the Beavers are about to take on their “toughest test yet”.
- Also, we released our Way-Too-Early Pac-12 Basketball Power Rankings and to no surprise, Arizona was at the top of the pile. Who falls in behind the Wildcats is the question?