- Oregon State’s football season may have been given the green-light to proceed, but the Beavers will be without one of their integral pieces on offense if it does happen, as potential starting left guard Onesimus Clarke has opted out of the 2020 campaign. Clarke’s abscence will leave a void that needs to be filled on the front-five and the Oregonian noted that “Portland State transfer Korbin Sorensen” may be the best option for that spot right now.
- According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, the Beavers men’s basketball program will likely be hosting a multi-team event (MTE for the cool kids) this winter, to supplement the portion of their schedule originally reserved for the Cayman Islands Classic. Currently, there is no word on any opposing teams that may choose to participate.
Sources: Oregon State will host its own MTE in Corvallis. Beavers were originally in the Cayman Islands Classic, which was cancelled.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 14, 2020
- Heading back to the football-ing front, 247 Sports compiled their list of early stand-outs from the Beavers Fall Camp, which include a wrap-up of guys from just about every position grouping, including your favorite “Last Chance U” alumni Rejzohn Wright. The outlet also detailed that according to CBS’ latest projections, Oregon State is projected to end up in a bowl game at the end of a surely odd 2020 college football year.
- The NCAA is coming to the great Northwest (kind of). “The 2024 Women’s Basketball Regional, the First and Second Rounds of the 2026 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, a 2026 Men’s Golf Regional and a 2026 Women’s Gymnastics Regional” will all be hosted by Oregon State, which will hopefully give competing Beavers sides at that time some sort of home advantage. The events will be spread out between the Moda Center in Portland, Gill Coliseum on Oregon State’s campus and Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis.
- And finally, sorry Portland, the Women’s Final Four is not coming your way. Despite a strong bid from the Rose City, the always merry John Canzano tweeted out that the bids fell short to host the event at the conclusion of the 2025 or 2026 seasons.
BREAKING: Portland was NOT awarded either the 2025 or 2026 NCAA Tournament Women’s Final Four.— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) October 14, 2020
Bids fell short.