- Former Beaver Brandin Cooks has signed a new deal with the Los Angeles Rams. The new contract is for five years and is worth $80 million. Cooks has yet to play a snap for Los Angeles, but the move means that his future in Southern California is secured for the next few years. The Rams picked Cooks up in a trade during the offseason, swapping a first round draft pick with the New England Patriots to grab the Wide Receiver. While its unlikely they’ll see much time on the field together, the move did reunite with his college quarterback, Sean Mannion, proving once and for all that a Ram is just a Beaver with some curly horns.
- Langston Morris Walker, who played four years for OSU basketball, saw a bit of court time in the championship game of the NBA Summer League. Walker and the Portland Trail Blazers had came away with a big win over the Lakers, 91-73. Walker only saw 2 minutes of action in the game, and made no shots but did come up with a steal. He is unlikely to make an NBA roster following the summer league, but could use his appearance here to find a place in the NBA G League, where he recently played for the Northern Arizona Suns, or perhaps a Euro team. He has most recently played for Djurgarden, a Swedish team.
- Like many other sports programs, Oregon State has decided to end it’s sponsorship agreement with Papa John’s. The move comes after Papa John’s founder John Schnatter was recorded using a racial slur. OSU’s move is one of several college programs have been making to drop the brand; most notably Louisville has renamed its stadium.
- Oregon State golfer Shawn Lu has qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship. Lu, a rising junior, shot a 9 under during a qualifying tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club to take second place and qualify for the Amateur. The U.S. Amateur will take place form August 13-19 at Pebble Beach Golf Club. Go Shawn!
- On the baseball front former Beaver star, Nick Madrigal, already received his first promotion to the Kannapolis Intimidators. He had quite the debut with his new team going 3-for-4 at the plate in a victory. Read more about it here.
BREAKING: Just over a week & a 1/2 after signing, Nick Madrigal, @whitesox 4th overall pick out of Oregon State in this year’s MLB First-Year Player Draft, has been promoted to the Kannapolis Intimidators!— Kannapolis Intimidators (@Intimidators) July 16, 2018
Welcome to Kannapolis Nick! pic.twitter.com/nTwjH7rQhG
- Lastly in other baseball news, Trevor Larnarch will make his long-awaited professional debut tonight. Larnarch was one of the last first-round draft picks to sign with an MLB team and he signed for less than his presumptive slot value. The drawn-out negotiations and long wait have caused some uneasiness from the outside looking in, but it looks like all that will be put to rest once Larnarch suites up for the Twins rookie league team.
Speculation yesterday that looks like it will become reality as @trevorlarnach has arrived in Elizabethton and is slated to be active for @ETwinsBaseball Wednesday...The wait for the @BeaverBaseball CWS hero to begin his pro career is nearly over #Twins https://t.co/WoLMXISKbZ— Mike Gallagher (@Mike_Gally21) July 17, 2018
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