Oregon State University hosted a special guest speaker for the Martin Luther King Junior holiday on Monday in Corvallis.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was there during the special presentation by Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton.
OSU Players and Fans Not Phased by Haze
The Oregon State Beavers are preparing for their season opener against Ohio State with a series of public scrimmages across the state, and today they were in Bend.
The green and white at Summit High School was replaced by orange and black on Thursday afternoon as the Oregon State Beavers invaded campus to hold an inter-squad scrimmage.
The usual familiar backdrop of the Cascade Mountains was replaced with smoke and haze but the show went on, and players and fans alike seemed unphased.
The beavers had moments throughout the scrimmage where they looked sharp, and others, not so much. We’ll blame it on the smoke. Overall the trip was a success and a great chance for fans to see their team up close and personal.
The Beavers kick off their season at number 5-ranked Ohio State on September 1st.
OSU-Cascades, with sponsors Selco Community Credit Union and 10 Barrel Brewing, opened a new bike stop in Bend Monday for its bike share program. The program now boasts 8 stops in downtown, westside Bend, the Mill District and around the OSU-Cascade campus with 55 bikes available. OSU hopes to expand the bike share program throughout Bend through the next year, even adding dockless bikes that would allow users to park bike at anywhere in Bend.
OSU President in Bend to Deliver Annual Address
The president of Oregon State University was in Bend on Monday to give his annual ‘State of the University Address,’ and Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel joined us from the Riverhouse where he talked with President Ed Ray before the speech.
After feeling like they dodged a financial bullet from Salem, the staff and administrators of OSU-Cascades are looking ahead to the construction of a second academic building on the Bend campus.
A new study from OSU-Cascades has found many millennials lack the knowledge about the importance of sunscreen and continue to tan both indoors and outdoors.
Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton sat down with the lead researcher in this study, which has garnered national attention, and the results were surprising.
The study looked at 250 college students, most between 18 and 23 years old. The findings showed that continued sun exposure was in part due to low self-esteem and high rates of narcissism, which fuels the addictive tanning behavior.
The Oregon State University women’s basketball team made history on Sunday in their game against Tennessee.
Tennessee had never lost in the tournament on their home floor and they were 57 and 0 coming into the matchup, but they can kiss that record goodbye.
The Beavers took them down, shocking the Vols 66 to 59.
The crazy thing about the matchup was three of Tennessee’s best players are from Oregon and played basketball at Oregon high schools. Five years ago the number one high school recruit in the nation was Mercedes Russell out of Springfield and she choose to take her talents to Tennessee. Jaime Nared and Evina Westbrook followed suit in the following years.
That gave Tennessee three starters from Oregon and the Oregon girls showed out. Russell led the way with 21 and 14 but it wasn’t enough. The Beavers overcame an earlier deficit and clawed out a 7-point victory. The Beavers were led once again by senior Marie Gulich who put up 14 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks.
OSU now marches on to the Sweet 16 for the third straight year where they will face 2-seed Baylor in Lexington, Kentucky on Friday.
The Beaver’s aren’t the only Oregon team moving on. The University of Oregon Lady Ducks got off to a fast start against 10 seed Minnesota and never looked back.
Led by sophomore guard Sabrina Ionescu with 29 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds, the NCAA’s all time leader in triple doubles almost messed around and got another. Fellow sophomore Ruthy Hebard added 22 and 10 and the Ducks were up by as many as 34 before clearing the bench. They finished with a 101 to 73 victory.
The Ducks will now head to Spokane, Washington where they will face Central Michigan the 11 seed on Saturday.