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Oregon State’s talented baseball team is once again generating buzz, but we also can’t help from thinking about football season.

NCAA Baseball: College World Series-LSU vs Oregon State Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
  • By now, we’ve all been cheering about it for the last day or so, but the Oregon State baseball team defeated Minnesota in the Corvallis Super Regional over the weekend. That earned them their seventh trip to the College World Series. The national media continues to take notice of the high caliber of Oregon State’s play over the last several years. Dwight Jaynes of NBC Sports Northwest wrote an article about Pat Casey’s entire body of work at OSU.
NCAA Baseball: College World Series-LSU vs Oregon State
“Well Greg, let me explain what a ‘strike zone’ is...”
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  • Meanwhile, Trevor Larnach has put on an offensive show the entire season and kept that going in the Minnesota series. Larnach is about to get even more familiar with the state of Minnesota after getting drafted by the Twins with the 20th overall pick a few days ago. The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ran a feature on Larnach Saturday and what he expects from his upcoming experience playing in the Twins’ organization.
NCAA Baseball: College World Series-LSU vs Oregon State
I bet he’s grumpy thinking about all the snow.
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Hopefully, Jonathan Smith’s first year goes better than that.

Oregon State v Washington State X
Three wins would be great, coach.

  • Also on the mothership’s site this week, Jason Kirk went through every single week one FBS game and ranked them one to 92. Oregon State’s daunting matchup with Ohio State comes in at number 86.

I’m only like 50% sure that isn’t because he thinks Ohio State will win by 86...

Goodyear Cotton Bowl - USC v Ohio State
Trophies that look like a model of DNA are dumb anyway.
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