BeaverBytes - June 16-22

BeaverBytes - June 16-22

Beaver baseball to play in the College World Series finals...Football team picks up two quarterbacks in one week...Perry named to Outland Trophy Watch List...Northwest football ticket package available Monday...Gary Payton wins an NBA Championship...

..| Beaver Football
QB Jake Gelakoska makes verbal #3
Jake Gelakoska, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound quarterback from Jackson High School in Mill Creek, Wash., verbally committed to Mike Riley and the Oregon State Beavers Tuesday. "I committed a little bit ago to Oregon State," the 4-star prospect told Scout.com. "I got done with school today and it felt good. I like Oregon State a lot, so why not get it done with now? I've been thinking about it a lot." ... more from BeaverFootball.com.
Perry Named to Outland Trophy Watch List
Oregon State University sophomore Jeremy Perry has been selected to the 2006 Outland Trophy Watch List, the Football Writers Association of America announced Monday. The Outland Trophy is awarded annually to the nation’s premier offensive or defensive lineman ... more from OSU Sports Information.
Beavs land field general
FOR LYLE MOEVAO, perhaps the top CCCCA quarterback prospect this year, it turns out he will be plying his wares in the Pac-10 instead. After a visit to Corvallis this week, the 6-0, 225-pound quarterback from El Camino College sat down with his JC coach and came to a decision today. With his junior college coach’s blessing, he picked up the phone, called Mike Riley and became a Beaver.  He will have four to play three and is expected to compete with Sean Canfield for the starting spot next year ... more from BeaverFootball.com.
Camp takes longer route to scholarship
Brady Camp isn't one to boast about his accomplishments, but he figured he'd done enough to earn the attention of college football coaches.

After all, he was one of only three athletes to earn Class 4A first-team all-state honors on offense and defense last season and he's always been an honor roll student. Still, by late January, the Barlow senior was without a Division I scholarship offer ... more from the Oregonian.
Northwest Package Football Tickets Available Monday
The Northwest Package, which consists of games versus Eastern Washington, Idaho, Washington State and Oregon at Reser Stadium will be available to purchase beginning Mon., June 26 at 8:30 a.m. online at osubeavers.com only. Each package will cost $140 ...more from OSUBeavers.com.
Bombers sign punter Paulescu
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed punter Sam Paulescu to the team's developmental squad ... more from OurSportsCentral.com.
Catching On
Saints rookie wide receiver Mike Hass was a former walk-on at Oregon State who parlayed hard work, solid hands and the ability to make the tough catch into becoming the school's all-time receiving leader. After ending his standout college career by winning the Biletnikoff Award as a senior, honoring the nation's top receiver, Hass is working towards succeeding in the NFL ... more from Noticias.info.
Sporting News ranks Reser at #4
4. Oregon State: Recent upgrades have lifted the once little stadium that couldn't to among the upper half of the league. We've seen in years past how intimidating and loud the place can be when the Beavers are winning (see: Denny Erickson era) ... more from the Sporting News.
Focused on his dream
At first James Dockery had a difficult time accepting the obvious.

He was now a minority -- this after being a member of the majority for most of his life. He arrived in Palm Desert just in time to enroll in middle school and it was clear this desert city didn't resemble the heavily minority communities of West Covina or Pomona, where he was born and raised. And it certainly wasn't New York's Spanish Harlem, where he had lived the previous five years of his life ... more from PE.com.
Locey is back in orange and black
Jay Locey is coming home.

Officially.

The former Linfield College head football coach, a Corvallis native and one-time star at Corvallis High School and at Oregon State, was named OSU’s assistant head coach on Friday. It had been known for several weeks that Locey, 51, would be joining coach Mike Riley’s staff, but the university had to complete the hiring process before the announcement could be made ... more from the Gazette Times.

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..| Beaver Baseball
VICTORY!! Beavs to play for national title!!
OREGON STATE IS TWO WINS from the pinnacle of the college baseball world. The Beavs on Thursday shut out Rice, the consensus No. 1 team in the nation, for the second time in as many days with a 2-0 win to advance to the College World Series Finals. Facing elimination for the fourth straight game, Jonah Nickerson -- pitching on two days rest -- was nothing short of brilliant ... more from BeaverFootball.com | Gazette Times
Playing for a title
Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Going over the Oregon State baseball team’s pitching situation, the Beavers are in dire straits. However, they made do for at least another day ... more from the Gazette Times.

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..| Beaver Basketball
Beavers will host tourney at Gill
The Oregon State men’s basketball team will host Southeastern Louisiana, Cal Poly and Portland on Nov. 10-12 in the inaugural Oregon Rain Invitational at Gill Coliseum.  The last time OSU hosted an in-season tournament in Corvallis was the 1958 Far West Classic, which was subsequently moved to the larger Memorial Coliseum in Portland when that building opened. ... more from the Gazette Times.
Gary Payton wins an NBA Championship
Congratulations to former Beaver great Gary Payton, who won his first NBA title on Tuesday night after 16 seasons in the pros. His Miami Heat defeated the Dallas Mavericks, 95-92, to clinch the championship in six games ... more from OSUBeavers.com.
Choking Dog team roster is filling up
Gary Payton for choking on his commitment — and his words. The Heat guard said in 2002 he would donate $3 million to Oregon State to help build a new basketball practice center. Four years later, no center and no donation.  Asked last week by a Portland columnist about the matter, Payton put him off several times, then said, "I don't know. What do you want me to say? Call my agent. I don't know what happened." ... more from The Desert News.

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..| Miscellaneous Athletic Articles
Sleeping with the Enemy
Oregon’s new Nike-designed football uniforms are being unveiled today. No, they’re not quite as extreme as the illustration shown at right, but they’re predictably silly nonetheless, featuring four different jerseys, four different pants, and three different helmets, all of which can be mixed and matched (plus there will be several different undersleeve options, creating even more of a crazy-quilt effect). They’ve also reprised the diamondplate pattern and the “Oregon” and “O” on the pants, all of which first appeared in last year’s Civil War game. Basically, the whole thing is ridiculous, which is pretty much what everyone expected ... more from UniBlogWatch.com | Eugene Register Guard
NCAA committee sends a message on texting recruits
An NCAA subcommittee recently recommended legislation that would restrict the use of electronic text messages by coaches during the recruiting process.

The association's Academics/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet agreed Friday to sponsor legislation that would limit the increasingly popular recruiting tool to use between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays, and between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekends. Also, such communication could not begin before Sept. 1 of a recruit's junior year ... more from the Register Guard.
Miranda added to U.S. roster
Former Camarillo High standout and Oregon State All-American Cambria Miranda has been selected to the U.S. softball roster for the World University Games, scheduled for July 15-23 in Tainan City, Taiwan ... more from DailyNews.com.

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