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Quick Links: 47 Days Out From Oregon State at Ohio State

We’re almost done trudging through Summer.

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  • Oregon State’s football season opens in 47 days and the home opener is seven days after that. Don’t have season tickets for Jonathan Smith’s first year at OSU? Want to go to multiple home games? Good news: football mini plans are on sale. Each package includes three games, with one package including the Civil War game. Those can be bought here.

  • Most Beaver fans probably remember Ryan Gunderson from his days playing quarterback for the Beavers from 2003 to 2007 and as an assistant coach from 2008 to 2014. Nowadays, he is in his second season as the quarterbacks coach at San Jose State. Mountain West Connection, SB Nation’s Mountain West site, ran a profile on Gunderson and the work that needs to be done with SJSU’s QB group in 2018. Check it out here.

  • Recently, we lost one of Oregon State men’s basketball’s all-time greats in Lonnie Shelton, who passed away this month in the aftermath of a heart attack. Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune examined Shelton’s life and athletic career and came to the conclusion that Sheton may have been the best athlete OSU has ever seen in any sport. Give it a read here.

  • As college football is getting even closer (stocking up on coffee and beer as we speak) and there are so many new or young coaches in the game this year, outlets are pouring in their rankings of each coach by conference. College Football News released their rankings of the Pac-12 coaches, with Jonathan Smith bringing up the rear.

  • For basketball nerds, Summer is officially Big3 season. If you don’t remember, it’s a professional three-on-three league filled mostly with NBA stars of yesteryear. OSU legend Gary Payton coaches the 3 Headed Monsters and reached the league championship game last summer. This season, they’re leading the league at 4-0 as they head to Miami for week five of the eight week regular season. Here’s a preview of this week’s action from the Miami Herald.

  • Finally, The Oregon State products who signed their first MLB contracts this summer are settling into their new homes. Nick Madrigal did an interview Chicago’s own WGN Radio about his new adventure as part of the White Sox organization and his goals for his new pro career. After crushing it in the Arizona League, Madrigal is now off to the Kannapolis Intimidators of Class A.
College World Series - Arkansas v Oregon State - Game One
Our little guy is growing up. sniff sniff
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