Happy Tuesday Beaver fans. It’s been a busy few weeks for Oregon State athletics with the basketball postseason here, baseball going strong, and football recruiting picking up.
Here are some of the highlights and important notes that you need to know. Go Beavs.
Well, they may not be hosting, but the Beavers are back in the NCAA tournament as #6 seed and will head to Knoxville, Tennesse to face Western Kentucky on Friday in the first round. Our own Leo Castaneda recapped the details that you need to know.
On Monday, ESPNW released their All-America teams and senior center Marie Gulich was named to the first team. A fitting honor for the German who put up quite a few fantastic performances this season.
After starting the season 15-1, the Baseball Beavers have made a jump in the national rankings that was small and big at the same time. After being ranked the #1 team in the nation solely by Collegiate Baseball last week, OSU is now the number one ranked team in five of the six national ranking lists.
Florida is still the top team in Perfect Game’s Top 25.
In other news, Pat Casey’s four-game suspension was apparently upheld by the conference and he’ll serve the two remaining games this weekend against Cal.
Just got word from OSU that @BeaverBaseball head coach Pat Casey's four game suspension has been upheld by the Pac-12 after making contact with an official before his ejection Friday night. OSU will start the Pac-12 slate in Berkeley on Friday without Casey at the helm. #GoBeavs— Brenden Slaughter (@b_slaught) March 11, 2018
The 2018 class got a little bit deeper with the addition of 3-star athlete/receiver I’Shawn Stewart. Site newbie CamHanson18 did a quick write-up about Stewart on Monday.
With the draft coming up, it certainly looks like Ryan Nall’s chances of being selected are very high. The former Beaver running back has supposedly met with about 21 different NFL teams, including the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles in the past week.
With the draft still about a month and a half away, the Wrecking Nall’s path to the pros looks just about cleared.
We were all incredibly sad to hear of the passing of former athletic trainer Barney Graff. He is survived by his wife, current OSU gymnastics trainer Deb.
A gofundme has been set up to raise funds for the family in this difficult time. Please consider donating: https://www.gofundme.com/barney-graff-memorial-fund