- No, Oregon State’s baseball season didn’t end exactly the way they wanted it to, but there’s no way to not look back on it and say that it was one heck of a ride to be along for. So, it’s only fitting that “The Diamond”, a series produced by the Oregon State athletic department which chronicled the team’s journey all-season long, has finally come out with it’s final episode about the Beavers trip to Omaha.
We cap the season with the final episode of "The Diamond: A Season With Oregon State Baseball."— Oregon St. Baseball (@BeaverBaseball) July 7, 2017
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- Fifth-round pick Treston Decoud is working hard to make an NFL roster but the Oregon State alum had one very strange obstacle keeping him from organized team activities and mini-camp this summer. School. As noted by the Houston Chronicle, a unique rule under the NFL’s CBA, which also affected other players from the Pac-12, has forced Decoud’s stay with the team to start in a bit later than expected.
- Phil Ricci, a former stand-out for Oregon State who earned All-Pac-10 honors on the hardwood, has worked his way up through the professional coaching ranks after a successful international playing career. On Thursday, it was announced that Ricci will embark on his newest challenge in the coaching ranks, as he takes on the role of assistant player development coach for the Sacramento Kings. Ricci will try to help improve a franchise coming off a 32-50 campaign a season ago.
- Andre Rafus, a 6’ 9” forward from Lake Clifton High School (MD) and recent TCU de-commit, has narrowed his recruiting search down to five final schools which include Georgetown, Gonzaga, Oregon, Oregon State and Penn State, as reported by Jacob Polacheck of D1 Vision. A 2017 prospect, Rafus recently took a visit to Georgetown and he is expected to make a decision within the next month or so.
- And finally, some more recruiting news on the football end of things, Beavers Edge has reported that Isaiah Smalls, a three-star tight end from Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, has cut his list of potential schools down to a top-seven. The Beavers are included in the list along with the likes of Pac-12 foes in Arizona, Arizona State, California and Oregon, as well as Fresno State and Purdue. Smalls plans to visit the Corvallis campus on September 30th.