Beavers announce 2017 football schedule

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Beavers announce 2017 football schedule

CORVALLIS – Oregon State will open the 2017 football season with a pair of home games for the first time since 2013 when it hosts the Portland State Vikings Sept. 2 followed by Minnesota Golden Gophers Sept. 9, the Pac-12 Conference announced Wednesday.

The six-game home schedule also includes home dates with Washington Sept. 30, Colorado Oct. 14, Stanford Oct. 26 (Thursday) and Arizona State Nov. 18. Road games include trips to Washington State Sept. 16, Colorado State Sept. 23, USC Oct. 7, California Nov. 4, Arizona Nov. 11, and Oregon Nov 24 (Friday). Season tickets for the home schedule are currently available at BeaverTickets.com

In addition OSU officials announced that Homecoming/OSU150 Celebration will be Oct. 14 and Fall Family Weekend, formerly known as Dad’s Weekend, will beNov. 18.

The Beavers, with third-year head coach Gary Andersen at the helm, return 57 lettermen and a roster with a combined 285 starts. The team begins practicing for the ’17 season next month with the annual Spring Game March 18 at Reser Stadium. 

Schedule Notes

·         Seven consecutive games against 2016 bowl participants - Sept. 9 vs. Minnesota thru Oct. 28 vs. Stanford.

·         Two weekday games – Thurs., Oct. 26 vs. Stanford and Fri., Nov. 25 at Oregon.

·         The first Thursday home game since Oct. 16, 2014 vs. Utah.

·         Three of the final four games on the road for the first time since 2009.

·         The Beavers enter the season on a two-game win streak for the first time since a four-game run to conclude 2007.

·         The first time OSU has played a Pac-12 game before concluding its non-conference season since 2013.

·         It’s the first time OSU has played back-to-back home games to open the season since 2013.

·         Three of OSU’s road games will mark Senior Day for the home team.

·         Stanford is the only team that has a bye the week prior to playing OSU; the same week the Beavers have a bye heading into a Thursday game against the Cardinal.

·         OSU, Oregon, USC and Cal are the only teams that have two back-to-back road games twice in successive weeks during the season.

March 18 Spring Game – The earliest spring football practice session in school history concludes with the annual Spring Game at Reser Stadium at 1 p.m.

Sept. 2 vs. Portland State – Fifth meeting between the two programs with OSU winning the previous four games. The game marks the fourth time the two have opened the season (2005, 2009, 2014). The only other meeting was game two of the 1983 season at what was formerly known as Civic Stadium in Portland.

Sept. 9 vs. Minnesota – The final contest of a two-game contract that began last year as the season opener in Minneapolis. UM, which won last year’s game 30-23, makes its first ever appearance in the state of Oregon. The Beavers have played on the Gophers’ field in 1954, ’78, ’81 and 2016. The game is the lone road contest for Minnesota until Oct. 7 at Purdue. The Gophers open the season Thurs., Aug. 31 vs. Buffalo.

Sept. 16 at Washington State – It’s only the third time in the 102-game series that the two programs have met in the month of September; the games of Sept. 16, 1989 and Sept. 17, 1993 were also played in Pullman. RB Ryan Nall had an 89-yard rushing TD last season vs. the Cougars for the third-longest rush in school history; he accounted for three touchdowns rushing with his 131 yards. This will be the third contest of a five-game home stand to start the season for WSU.

Sept. 23 at Colorado State – OSU will be the first FBS team to play at the new Colorado State Stadium. The game will mark only the third meeting and first in Fort Collins. The two programs haven’t played since a CSU 17-8 victory Oct. 11, 1975 at then Parker Stadium. The Rams will be coming off a game the week before at Alabama.

Sept. 30 vs. Washington – The will be the earliest in the season the two teams have played in the 102-game series since Sept. 30, 1978 in Corvallis. QB Marcus McMaryion made his first start of the season last year after former starter Darell Garretson suffered a season-ending injury the previous week vs. Utah. The Beavers also played last year’s game without their leading rusher Ryan Nall. The Huskies play at Colorado the week before to open the Pac-12 slate with two straight road games.

Oct. 7 at USC – The Trojans return to the schedule for the first time since 2014; also will mark the first time OSU has played in Los Angeles in back-to-back seasons (at UCLA last year) since 2009 and ’10. OSU has not won at USC since 1960.

Oct. 14 vs. Colorado – The ninth game in the series, but only the third in Corvallis.  OSU won the first ever meeting in Corvallis during the 2013 season 44-17; CU edged OSU 17-13 in 2015 in a game where Ryan Nall had his first 100-yard plus rushing game (122 yds). The Buffaloes will be in a stretch of three of four Pac-12 games on the road when they travel to Corvallis.

Oct. 26 vs. Stanford – The seven-game win streak by Stanford in the series is the longest by any Pac-12 opponent vs. OSU. The Beaver defense held Stanford to its fewest points during the Cardinal’s six-game win streak to end the ’16 season.

Nov. 4 at California – The game begins a season-ending stretch of three of four on the road. OSU presented Gary Andersen his first Pac-12 win when Darell Garretson scored on a 16-yard QB draw in overtime for a 47-44 victory last year at Reser Stadium. The winning team in this series has scored at least 45 points over the last five games. The contest marks the last home game of the season for Cal.

Nov. 11 at Arizona – The second stretch of back-to-back road games during the season. QB Marcus McMaryion threw a career-high five touchdowns in a 42-17 win over the Wildcats at Reser Stadium last season. OSU has won six of the last seven matchups in Tucson after not winning in the initial 11 meetings at UA. The game is the only home date for the Wildcats in their last four games of the season.

Nov. 18 vs. Arizona State – It’s the first time OSU has played the Arizona schools back-to-back since 2011. It’s also the first time ASU has played at Corvallis since OSU beat then No. 7 ASU (35-27) Nov. 15, 2014 in a game that kicked off with a temperature of 34 degrees (dropped into the mid-20s by the fourth quarter). This is the latest date in the calendar the two teams have ever played. OSU has not played at Sun Devil Stadium since 2013; the longest void away from any Pac-12 stadium. 

Nov. 24 at Oregon – It’s the third consecutive game at Autzen Stadium in the 121-game series that is on a Friday. OSU snapped an eight-game losing streak in the series last season with a 34-24 win. RB Ryan Nall had four touchdowns with 155 yards in the win last year. The Ducks play three of their final four games at home.

Three-star TE J.T. Byrne commits to Oregon State

Three-star TE J.T. Byrne commits to Oregon State

While recruiting operations on campus may be postponed through August by the Pac-12, that hasn't stopped schools from taking commitments.

Additionally, that did not stop 247Sports three-star tight end, J.T. Byrne, from unofficially visiting the Oregon State campus himself. 

After looking around and falling in love during his unaccompanied tour, the Carmel, CA native committed to the university to play football in the Pac-12. 

“For me, I feel like I have a great relationship with the coaching staff,” he told Andrew Nemec of The Oregonian. “I fell in love with the campus when we visited this last weekend.”

The 6'6", 238-pound prospect while unrated by composite rating, has a three-star evaluation by 247Sports who says he's the nation's No. 39 tight end and No. 72 overall player in California. 

[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Beavers Podcast with host Ron Callan and special guest Oregon State Women's Basketball coach Scott Rueck and Branding consultant Jeremy Darlow].

Byrne chose Oregon State over Army, San Diego State, San Jose State, Utah State, among other FCS schools like Eastern Washington and Montana. 

Part of the appeal to playing for Coach Jonathan Smith is the Beavers' belief in him as a tight end, his preferred position. Getting an offer from a P5 school for the role he wants to play was enough to end his recruiting process.

“Well, the beauty of this staff is they are supporting me as a tight end,” Byrne said. “One of the things they really like about my game is the ability to go down the field and catch the ball. That’s one of the areas of I take a lot of pride in with my game – the ability to stretch the field vertically.”

With the graduation of Noah Togiai  (44 receptions, 406 yards, 3 touchdowns) last season, there may be room for early playing time in Corvallis, as well. Currently, the Beavers have junior Teagan Quitoriano (5 receptions, 100 yards, 2 touchdowns) and sophomore Luke Musgrave (2 receptions, 18 yards) returning next season.

With his commitment, Oregon State has eight verbal commitments in 2021 with a class ranked No. 87 nationally. However, with Byrne not having a composite ranking, the Beavers will not rise or fall with his decision in the national rankings. 

[RELATED]: Meet the 2021 Oregon State Beavers recruiting class so far

Former Oregon State guard Mikayla Pivec signs overseas with CD Promete

Former Oregon State guard Mikayla Pivec signs overseas with CD Promete

Former Oregon State women’s basketball star Mikayla Pivec has found a new home overseas to hopefully begin her professional basketball journey this year. 

The Promete Sports Club is a Fundación Promete project consisting in the design of an educational environment in a defined and specific environment, such as a sports club considered as an ecosystem, with the aim of investigating and experimenting with the operational implementation of the principles of the new paradigm.

No surprise here, Promete general coordinator and coach have taken note of Pivec’s do-it-all game:

Fernando Ceña, general coordinator of CD Promete, has been very excited about the addition: "We are convinced that it can be one of the sensations of this season." For Ceña, the young American stands out for mastering all kinds of situations: 

She is an off-road player who can contribute in any outside position and in different facets: scoring, rebounding, defense…

[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Beavers Podcast with host Ron Callan and special guest Oregon State Women's Basketball coach Scott Rueck and Branding consultant Jeremy Darlow].

César Aneas, coach of the LF Endesa Promete Campus, has also had an impact on how complete Pivec is. "She is a very talented player who dominates many facets of the game, very capable of scoring, but also of generating and assisting," he explained. Aneas, who has also been "delighted" with the incorporation, also has no doubts about the important role he will have in the team: "He has become one of our great references."

The mission of  Fundación Promete is to promote a greater and better development of the talent of all people, through the design and implementation of educational and social innovation projects, in cooperation with other social agents, as a contribution to a new paradigm of vocational education , personalized and inclusive: The Education of the Self.

Pivec was selected No. 25 overall in the 2020 WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream, but decide to sit out the 2020 season. The Atlanta Dream made the announcement on their Twitter page Monday, saying Pivec will not play in the 2020 season due to personal reasons, adding she ‘will be suspended by the Atlanta Dream.’ The Dream’s PR tweet did say the team would welcome Pivec back next season.

[RELATED]: Former Oregon State Beaver Mikayla Pivec will sit out the 2020 WNBA season

During her senior year at Oregon State, Pivec averaged 14.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game and became the Beavers’ all-time leader in rebounds (1,030 in her collegiate career). 

Oregon State’s Hamilcar Rashed Jr. named to Bednarik Award watch list

Oregon State’s Hamilcar Rashed Jr. named to Bednarik Award watch list

The 2020 collegiate football season may be one large question mark at this point, but what isn’t in question is the talent and drive of Hamilcar Rashed Jr.

The Oregon State football redshirt senior outside linebacker made quite the splash for the Beavers in 2019, finishing as a 2019 First-Team All-American (Sports Illustrated, The Athletic, Phil Steele) as well as named a 2019 All-Pac-12 First-Team (Associated Press, Phil Steele).

On Monday, Rashed Jr. was named to the Bednarik Award watch list, which is given annually to College Defensive Player of the Year.

[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Beavers Podcast with host Ron Callan and special guest Oregon State Women's Basketball coach Scott Rueck and Branding consultant Jeremy Darlow].

Rashed Jr. led the nation with 22.5 tackles for loss in 2019 and placed tied for third with 14 sacks. Both totals also set Oregon State single-season records. He posted at least one TFL in each of his first 10 games, only one of three players nationally to accomplish that feat.

He has 121 tackles over three seasons for the Beavers, including 35 tackles and 16.5 sacks. He ranks sixth in the Oregon State career record books for both TFLs and sacks.

Along with the Bednarik Award, Rashed Jr. has also been named a Walter Camp Preseason All-America First Team; Sporting News Preseason All-America First Team; Watch list for the Lott IMPACT Trophy; Athlon Sports preseason All-Pac-12 First Team.

The Pac-12 Conference announced on Friday that it has canceled all non-conference play this upcoming season following in the footsteps of the Big Ten Conference who was the first power-5 conference to cancel all non-conference play.

When/if the 2020 collegiate football season begins, one of the Pac-12’s best defenders will be right there with it.

Listen to the full Talkin’ Beavers Podcast here.

Oregon State WBB welcomes former Adidas marketing director to mentor students

Oregon State WBB welcomes former Adidas marketing director to mentor students

Being a women's basketball player at Oregon State University has gained another perk, and this one will have lifetime benefits.

Oregon State has partnered with branding expert Jeremy Darlow to help mentor students develop marketing plans while in school and beyond, head coach Scott Rueck announced Thursday. The goal is to guarantee success beyond basketball for all of his student-athletes. 

“I am excited to launch this exclusive partnership that will provide our athletes an incredible opportunity for personal development,” Rueck said. “Jeremy Darlow is one of the best branding minds in sports and having him work with our students in person, on campus, every week, gives each of our team members an unparalleled opportunity to learn from him, and to shape and build their personal brands. Our program is dedicated to helping our students grow on and off the court and prepare for life beyond Oregon State, and this partnership is another reflection of that vision.”

Darlow is a leading brand consultant, former director of marketing for Adidas Football and Baseball, marketing professor, and author of the best-selling books “Brands Win Championships,” a branding guidebook for college sports programs, and “Athletes Are Brands Too,” an athlete’s roadmap to building a stronger personal brand. Over his career, he has worked with and built marketing plans for some of the most heralded athletes such as Aaron Rodgers, Von Miller, Dak Prescott, Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa, Lionel Messi, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Now, he's taking his talents to Oregon State.

Both Barlow and head coach Scott Rueck joined Ron Callan on the Talkin' Beavers podcast this week to discuss the announcement.

“I graduated from Oregon State in 2003, and when I left one of my goals was to one day come back and help the university build its brand – both as a school and an athletic department,” Darlow said. “In a way, now I get to live out that dream. More importantly, now I get to help these individual student-athletes build their brands. I want every single player on this team to leave with their own marketing plan – a road map they can follow for the rest of their lives.”

Darlow plans to be on campus every week at his alma mater helping athletes develop and define their personal brands while in school, and learn skills that will help them beyond basketball. 

The Darlow Rules course teaches college athletes how to build personal brands that set them up for success in life, regardless of what happens in their athletic careers. By the end of the course, students will have built their own brand marketing plan, employing the same planning techniques used by Darlow over the course of his extensive career in sports marketing.

Current and former Beavers seemed hyped about the announcement.

Jake Mulholland to return to Oregon State, has ‘unfinished business’

Jake Mulholland to return to Oregon State, has ‘unfinished business’

Not even one month after ace pitcher Kevin Abel shared his decision to return to Oregon State, another familiar face will take the field at Goss Stadium for the 2020-21 season. 

Left-handed pitcher Jake Mulholland announced Wednesday he will also be returning for his fifth and final season in Corvallis.

“Beaver Nation, it’s been a great four years. Let’s do one more. We’ve got some unfinished business,” Mulholland said in a post. 

Despite the NCAA canceling winter and spring sports due to the coronavirus pandemic this year, Mulholland is still aiming to become the first four-time All-American in Oregon State history this upcoming season. 

In 2019, Mulholland pitched in 28 games, all in relief, and was 3-3 with a 1.93 ERA in 46 2/3 innings. He struck out 41 and recorded eight saves. He made an appearance in just five games with one start in 2020 before play was suspended. 

The Snohomish Wash., native took home All-Pac-12 first-team honors in 2019 and Honorable Mention recognition in 2017 and 2018. He was also named an All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) in 2017 by the NCBWA and Collegiate Baseball in 2018 and by Perfect Game in 2019.

Mulholland has been an integral part of three rather successful teams for the Beavers. He saw Oregon State compile a 147-38-2 record and was a part of two trips to the College World Series. 

Along with Mulholland, redshirt junior Mitchell Verburg, juniors Reid Sebby and Nathan Burns, sophomores Jake Pfennings, Joey Mundt, and Andrew Walling, and freshmen Jack Washburn, AJ Lattery, Will Frisch, Ryan Brown, Kai Murphy, and Cooper Hjerpe will return to the bullpen next season. 

[RELATED: Oregon State Baseball has a long history of pitchers getting drafted in MLB]

Kevin Abel primed to do something special in return to Oregon State

Kevin Abel primed to do something special in return to Oregon State

Kevin Abel is returning to Corvallis, and no one is more excited than Oregon State baseball coach Mitch Canham, who will have one of the best pitchers the program has ever had back in the fold.

Canham joined Beavers Insider Ron Callan this week on the Talkin’ Beavers podcast to discuss the right-handed pitcher electing to return to Oregon State for another season of action after not being selected in the shortened MLB draft’s format of five rounds.

Kevin’s no doubt a very special young man. Not just what he does when he holds the baseball in his hand, but what he does without the baseball. How he impacts the clubhouse, how he goes about everything that he does…Everything he does, he’s extremely competitive and you can see that fire. He made a post on social media about coming back and no doubt it’s going to ignite excitement all across Beaver Nation. -- Mitch Canham

Abel could certainly have a shot at being an early-round selection in 2021 if he returns to his pre-Tommy John surgery form that garnered national attention in the 2018 College World Series. 

Abel and the Beavers were about to begin Pac-12 play when the season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Canham said he and his players were getting on a plane to Arizona when they received the news.

Getting off the plane and getting everyone together and addressing it was very important. Getting back to the clubhouse and trying to focus on these guys, making sure they know that they’re loved and that we are going to work through this thing together. -- Mitch Canham 

Hear more from Canham on the Talkin’ Beavers podcast. He discusses how he’s managed to find good in the coronavirus pandemic, how he’s always dreamed of coming back to Corvallis, the guidelines of returning to baseball this upcoming season and more. 

Oregon State reports a positive test for COVID-19 among athletes

Oregon State reports a positive test for COVID-19 among athletes

Last week, Oregon State had one athlete test positive for the coronavirus during the second week of welcoming student-athletes back onto campus in preparation for future seasons, per The Oregonian. 

The university did not disclose who the athlete was or what sport they play. 

Two weeks ago, Oregon State began welcoming student-athletes back on campus, with precautions, for voluntary workouts. The university had no positive tests after the first week of testing.

The latest positive test is the second positive test of an Oregon State student-athlete since the beginning of the pandemic. The timing of the first one has not been revealed but Oregon State Athletic Director Scott Barnes said it was "very early on."

[The latest on the Talkin’ Beavers Podcast with host Ron Callan and special guest Oregon State women’s basketball forward Taya Corosdale].

Before beginning voluntary workouts, Barnes and Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Dr. Doug Aukerman held a press conference via Zoom for media members to ask questions about the school's protocol surrounding the coronavirus. 

[RELATED]: Oregon State football to begin testing, voluntary workouts this week

Each athlete was required to complete a 14-day quarantine at their homes and then complete a coronavirus test when arriving at Oregon State. From then on, each athlete will be tested once a week with more frequent testing possible given new information. 

"We will not allow any [players] to be in [the facilities], doing workouts or exercising until we've gotten their test results back and it shows they're not an asymptomatic carrier," said Dr. Doug Aukerman. 

He later estimated that 25% to 35% of college-aged coronavirus carriers are asymptomatic which makes the virus tougher to defend against. The university will have a better idea of which athletes have had it before and which haven't once they take the antibody tests. 

Athletes will workout in the brand-new, 20,000 square foot facilities in groups of ten. Two groups can workout at the same time but in different sections of the facilities and all of the athlete's workouts must be confined to their specific section. All strength and conditioning staff will wear masks and gloves while in the facilities. When a group completes its workout, then the area will be cleaned before the next group of student-athletes uses the facilities. 

Each athlete will need to pass a temperature test before entering the facilities. 

Back in May following Oregon governor Kate Brown's recommendation of all mass gatherings being cancelled through September, Scott Barnes reassured everyone that Beaver football will be played sometime during the 20-21 academic school year. 

"One scenario we are not working on is not playing football," said Barnes. 

Then in the most recent press conference, he said that they're all planning for many different avenues for athletics next school year but haven't made any final decisions because they're waiting for more information.

We'll keep an eye out on how Oregon State continues to navigate the landscape of the pandemic as the fall season approaches. 

Oregon State forward Taya Corosdale ready for her redemption tour

Oregon State forward Taya Corosdale ready for her redemption tour

The 2021 season will bring a new look to the Oregon State women’s basketball program.

As the team eventually takes the court at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon next year, you might recognize a few key pieces missing: four-year guard Mikayla Pivec has graduated and two-year starter Destiny Slocum has found a new home with the Arkansas Razorbacks. 

Those two pieces were a huge part of head coach Scott Rueck’s system that was staring down the No. 1 national ranking early last season.

But, the page has turned and it’s time for new players to step into those roles.

One of those players includes the highly anticipated return of redshirt junior Taya Corosdale.

The basketball journey has been all but smooth for Corosdale. She suffered a hamstring injury just two games into the 2019-2020 season that kept her sidelined for the rest of the year. The road to recovery wasn’t easy, but she is ready for her redemption tour.

And Beaver Nation is ready to welcome her back to the court as well.

I’ve never played in front of a crowd like Beaver Nation before… I just think that support and knowing that they have your back, it’s the best feeling in the world. — Taya Corosdale

[The latest on the Talkin’ Beavers Podcast with host Ron Callan and special guest Oregon State women’s basketball forward Taya Corosdale].

The 6-foot-3 forward from Bothell, Washington averaged 6.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game her sophomore year. Her absence this past season forced freshman Kennedy Brown into action. The duo of Brown and fellow freshman forward Taylor Jones was stellar this past season and showed the Pac-12 conference that it’s in for a ride for the next three years.

Corosdale was excited to see her teammates succeed, but the pain from injury and not being on the court was still there.

She had torn three tendons that attach to the bone and had surgery Nov. 21 following the annual Beavers Beyond the Classroom game, according to Steve Gress of Beavers Authority.

It was a hard year for me, not going to lie, but what kept me going was my teammates and my family. I had a really good support system from the coaching staff, athletic trainers… It made it a lot better not going through this by myself. — Taya Corosdale

Year after year, women’s basketball in Corvallis, Oregon is something to spotlight with the growing popularity of the sport on a national level. Gill Coliseum’s capacity feels like a lot more than 9,604 fans and presents a real challenge for opponents. Oregon State posted a 14-3 record at home last season.

That challenge will also include a new-look team featuring the anticipated return of Corosdale on the court.

Oregon State Baseball has a long history of pitchers getting drafted in MLB

Oregon State Baseball has a long history of pitchers getting drafted in MLB

If you want to pursue a pitching career in Major League Baseball but want to craft your game at the college level first, then Oregon State University is your destination.

The Beavs have a long standing of pitchers getting selected in the MLB Draft… 20 years in a row to be exact.

You have to go back 21 years in history to find an Oregon State pitcher not selected in the draft. 

[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Beavers Podcast with host Ron Callan and special guest Oregon State men’s basketball coach Wayne Tinkle and his family].

Here’s a list of all the Oregon State pitchers that have been drafted in the last 20 years:

2000: Scott Nicholson (Texas Rangers- did not sign)

2001: Scott Nicholson (Colorado Rockies)

2002: Mark McLemore (Houston Astros)

2003: Ben Rowe (Texas Rangers- did not sign)

2004: Nathan Pendley (San Francisco Giants); Jared Sanders (Cincinnati Reds); Kyle Aselton (Minnesota Twins); Jake Postlewait (Colorado Rockies); Andrew Baldwin (Philadelphia Phillies)

2005: Nathan Fogle (Texas Rangers)

2006: Jonathan Koller (New York Mets); Jonah Nickerson (Detroit Tigers); Kevin Gunderson (Atlanta Braves); Dallas Buck (Arizona Diamondbacks)

2007: Anton Maxwell (Texas Rangers); Joe Paterson (San Francisco Giants); Michael Stutes (St. Louis Cardinals- did not sign); Daniel Turpen (San Francisco Giants); Eddie Kunz (New York Mets)

2008: Mark Grbavac (New York Mets); Michael Stutes (Philadelphia Phillies)

2009: Greg Peavey (Houston Astros-did not sign); Kraig Sutton (Boston Red Sox- did not sign); Jorge Reyes (San Diego Padres)

2010: Kevin Rhoderick (Chicago Cubs); Tanner Robles (Cincinnati Reds); Josh Osich (Anaheim Angels- did not sign); Kraig Sitton (Colorado Rockies); Greg Peavey (New York Mets); Tyler Waldron (Pittsburg Pirates); Taylor Starr (Cleveland Indians- did not sign); James Nygren (Florida Marlins)

2011: Josh Osich (San Francisco Giants); Sam Gaviglio (St. Louis Cardinals)

2012: Matthew Boyd (Cincinnati Reds- did not sign)

2013: Dan Child (Philadelphia Phillies); Scott Schultz (Florida Marlins- did not sign); Matthew Boyd (Toronto Blue Jays); Ben Holmes (Philadelphia Phillies- did not sign)

2014: Scott Schultz (Arizona Diamondbacks); Ben Holmes (Florida Marlins); Jace Fry (Chicago White Sox); Travis Eckert (San Francisco Giants- did not sign)

2015: Andrew Moore (Seattle Mariners)

2016: John Pomeroy (Pittsburg Pirates); Travis Eckert (Kansas City Royals)

2017: Max Engelbrekt (Washington Nationals); Jake Thompson (Boston Red Sox); Drew Rasmussen (Tampa Bay Rays- did not sign)

2018: Drew Rasmussen (Milwaukee Brewers)

2019: Dylan Pearce (St. Louis Cardinals); Bryce Fehmel (San Francisco Giants); Brandon Eisert (Toronto Blue Jays); Grant Gambrell (Kansas City Royals)

2020: Christian Chamberlain (Kansas City Royals)

That streak likely won’t end in the 2021 MLB Draft either.

Oregon State received great news that ace pitcher Kevin Abel, who led the team as a freshman in 2018 to a National Championship, will be returning to Corvallis, Oregon next season. Abel had to sit out all last season from Tommy John surgery, but will be back out on the mound at Goss Stadium in 2021.