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Beavers Fall Short Against No. 17 Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. – Oregon State went toe-to-toe with No. 17 Arizona before a late run propelled the Wildcats to a 62-53 win on Thursday night at the McKale Center. The Beavers (10-6, 2-2 Pac-12) started the game on fire, jumping out to a 12-2 lead, as four of the five starters scored. Arizona (13-4, 3-1) chipped away...
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Steelers OC Todd Haley considers early Jaguars loss a ‘watershed moment’

ESPN – PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Steelers coordinator Todd Haley said he considers the 30-9 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 8 a turning point for his offense. Pittsburgh went on to win eight straight games after that meeting, losing only to the New England Patriots in mid-December. Haley thinks they’ve gotten better because of that day. “That game for...
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With Carson Wentz out, Eagles use underdog status as fuel

ESPN – PHILADELPHIA — It took some time for the shock of the Carson Wentz injury to subside, coach Doug Pederson acknowledged. One minute the Philadelphia Eagles had a potential MVP who looked invincible as he shook off defenders and muscled through would-be tackles to make the big play. The next he was on a cart, an air...
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Hustlin’ Owls Sign Bend Standout

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. –Head Coach Justin Parnell recently announced the signing of Matt Van Tassell of Bend, Oregon to a letter of intent to play basketball at Oregon Tech next fall. Van Tassell, a 6-7 forward at Mountain View High School is currently averaging 19.5 points, 6.6 rebounds per game and is shooting 65% from the field,...
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Coach Smith Completes Full Time Coaching Staff

CORVALLIS – Eleven-year Pac-12 Conference veteran coach Greg Burns and former UCLA Bruin standout fullback Michael Pitre (pronounced Petrie) have joined the Oregon State football staff, Beaver head coach Jonathan Smith announced Wednesday.  Burns will assume the role of secondary coach and Pitre will mentor the running backs. Their appointments are contingent on the completion of...
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How Case Keenum became the improbable face of a faceless contender

ESPN – EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The man in the ski cap and hoodie was staring through a window at the new purple banner announcing the Minnesota Vikings‘ division crown. From behind, as he stood in a cafeteria, this average-size Joe could have passed for a food-service worker or a fan who had won a...
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Hustlin’ Owls Slip to No. 20 in Coaches’ Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –   The Hustlin’ Owls moved from No.19 to No. 20 in this weeks NAIA Men’s Top 25 Coaches’ Poll released by the national office today. Oregon Tech went 6-1 since the last poll with wins over No. 9 Southern Oregon University, Evergreen State, Northwest University, Multnomah, and Walla Walla University and a...
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Beavers Cruise To Civil War Victory

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Four players scored in double figures and Oregon State used a strong second half to cruise to a 76-64 win over Oregon on Friday night in the 349th edition of the Civil War. Tres Tinkle posted his seventh career double-double with a game-high 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Beavers (10-5, 2-1...
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Can Jon Gruden revive the Raiders again? Answering questions on his return

ESPN – The football gods called Jon Gruden back. After nearly a decade at ESPN calling games on Monday Night Football, Gruden is making his return to football and to the Oakland Raiders. The 54-year-old coach rejoins the organization nearly 17 years to the day after his last game in charge of the team, which came in...
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How Tua Tagovailoa became Alabama’s unlikely legend

ESPN – ATLANTA – DeVonta Smith heard the playcall come in and knew he had a chance. On second-and-26 in overtime, with Alabama trailing Georgia 23-20, the freshman receiver had just learned he was going to run a go route into the end zone. He smiled and looked over at his quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa. “Trust me, bro,”...
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