- Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton has been selected as one of the three finalists for this week’s collection of nominees for the 2019 Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award, along with Shaq Bond (Utah State) and Frazier Daniel (Mount Union). Luton, who’s been one of the key pieces in the resurgence of the Beavers offense on the field, was hampered all through 2018 by an ankle injury and missed most of the 2017 campaign with a neck injury. At the end of the 2019 season, three winners of the award will be chosen.
- The return of the XFL has created a unique group of players for their “Draft Pool”, in which teams can select players in league’s draft upcoming later in October. Included on the list, was former Oregon State offensive lineman Fred Lauina, who will now be eligible to be selected by one of the eight teams in the league.
#XFL announces first group of players to enter #XFLDraft pool— XFL (@xfl2020) October 7, 2019
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- On Tuesday, Oregon State head men’s basketball coach Wayne Tinkle received a one-year contract extension, which will keep the to-be sixth year head coach in Corvallis through 2023. While somewhat embattled at times during his tenure, Tinkle led the Beavers to their first NCAA Tournament birth in 2016 since 1990 and has posted three winning seasons in five tries, a marked improvement from the program’s two winning campaigns in the previous near two-and-a-half decades.
- The good dudes over at Pacific Takes did a solid player spotlight of Beavers receiver Isaiah Hodgins, a talent that they consider to be one of the best kept secrets in all of college football. I mean really, who are we to argue with them? We know exactly what Hodgins can do on the field and his growth during his time in Corvallis has been nothing short of enjoyable to watch.
- And finally, some random musings from around the interweb...OSU alum Brandin Cooks remains in concussion protocol for the Los Angeles Rams...NBA icon Detlef Schrempf dishes on his relationship with Beavers legend Gary Payton...and Chicago White Sox infielder Nick Madrigal will likely be occupying second base for the team next season.