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Quick Links: Three Former Beavs Named To D1Baseball All-Decade Team

Rutschman, Madrigal, and Conforto get the honors...OSU and Todd Stansbury are in a legal battle...Mikayla Pivec continues to be great

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With the start of 2020 just a few short days away, announced their team of the best players from the last decade. The Beavers were represented in each fielding category with Adley Rutschman at catcher, Nick Madrigal at second base, and Michael Conforto in the outfield. Here’s a snippet of what D1Baseball’s staff had to say about each of those Beavs.

Rutschman: “You could argue no player meant more to his team during his career than Rutschman.”

Madrigal: “Madrigal wasn’t the most physically imposing player in college baseball, but he was a premier defender who was a force at the plate”

Conforto: “The talented outfielder had a wonderful career with the Beavers, but he’s a unique case where his first season was his best.”

Fans will remember Todd Stansbury as OSU’s former athletic director who resigned and left for Georgia Tech in December of 2016. Well...seems it wasn’t exactly a clean break. OSU has filed a lawsuit against Stansbury.

In a nutshell, Stansbury’s contract at OSU stated that should he leave for another school (which he did) he would have to pay OSU his base salary for the remaining time on his contract, which ran through June 2020. Stansbury hasn’t made a payment on that plan since July 2019.

The Oregonian has more.

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In women’s hoops, Oregon State are the #3 team in the nation and very much playing like it. In particular, the defensive improvements that the Beavs have made this season are shining through. OSU are holding opponents to just 32.9 percent from the floor. The Corvallis Gazette-Times spoke to Scott Rueck in-depth about the subject.

NCAA Womens Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Albany Regional-Oregon State vs Louisville Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Gazette-Times also profiled Mikayla Pivec’s exceptional community service work, which is definitely worth your time.

Already thinking about the 2020 football season? With the improvements the Beavs made this season, we don’t blame you. Ron Callan of NBC Sports Northwest looked ahead to the battle for the starting quarterback job earlier this week.

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