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OSU 5th Best E-Campus in Nation

OSUCORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University is putting itself on the map again – this time for its online programs.

The U.S. News and World Report ranks the University as the fifth best in the country for its online Bachelor’s degree programs.

The E-campus program has been expanding over the years, serving more students around the world.

Ratings are based on student engagement and faculty credentials, among other factors.

“I think it’s a reflection of OSU as a whole,” said student Austin Baker. “We’ve continuously been moving up and trying to make ourselves better.”

Last school year, more than 15,000 students took an E-campus class.

“It’s just great,” said student Kaitlyn Muller. “For a university to be providing such an awesome program and for it to be so highly ranked is awesome for Oregon State.”

Beavers Stun #6 Arizona State 35-27

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fb beavers pic for articleCORVALLIS – Quarterback Sean Mannion threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes and Michael Doctor returned an interception 35 yards for the clinching score as Oregon State upended No. 6 Arizona State 35-27 at Reser Stadium.

It was OSU’s (5-5, 2-5 Pac-12) first victory over a ranked team since a 27-20 win over UCLA at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 22, 2012. OSU’s last win over a top-10 team was a 29-27 upset of No. 9 Arizona on Oct. 9, 2010,; its last home win over a top-10 team was a 27-21 victory over No. 1 USC on Sept. 25, 2008.

Senior linebacker D.J. Alexander sacked ASU quarterback Taylor Kelly for a 13-yard loss on a 4th-and-2 from the ASU 33-yard line with 1:10 to play to end ASU’s final drive. OSU took three knees to end the game and thousands in the crowd of 40,525 stormed the field.

Senior tailback Terron Ward (148) and junior tailback Storm Woods (125) combined for 273 rushing yards and established career-bests for their longest run as the Beavers pounded out 247 yards rushing and 498 yards of total offense. The last time two Beavers rushed for 100 yards in the same game was in the 2007 Emerald Bowl against Maryland, when Yvenson Bernard (177) and James Rodgers (115) combined for 292.

Mannion completed 19 of 33 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns and engineered two second-half scoring drives that erased a 27-14 ASU lead. The Beavers scored the final 21 points of the game to snap a four-game losing streak.

OSU started quickly as Woods broke free for a 78-yard TD run up the middle on their second snap to give the Beavers a 7-0 lead with 11:17 left in the first quarter. It was their longest run from scrimmage since the 2002 season and their longest play from scrimmage this season.

After an ASU field goal, Ward broke free on a play similar to Woods’ and scampered 66 yards for another touchdown with 5:09 left in the quarter. It was also the longest run of his career.

The Sun Devils responded with 21 unanswered points on two Kelly TD passes and a fumble return to surge ahead 24-14 at halftime.

Mannion’s 20-yard TD pass to Victor Bolden drew the Beavers within 24-21 with 5:50 left in the third quarter. Another ASU field goal made it 27-21 with 12:43 to play.

Mannion then sent the Beavers ahead 28-27 with a 67-yard scoring strike to Jordan Villamin with 10:55 to play. He set the school record of 80 TD passes on that play, breaking a tie with Derek Anderson.

Ward and Woods each gained 100 yards and established career-bests for their longest run. The last time two Beavers rushed for 100 yards in the same game was in the 2007 Emerald Bowl against Maryland, when Yvenson Bernard (177) and James Rodgers (115) combined for 292.

The Beavers play their final road game of the season at Washington on Saturday, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Husky Stadium.

Photos: Oregon soccer defeats Oregon State 2-1 in home closer

Oregon State midfielder Sabrina Santarossa (16) hooks the ball with her foot while sliding across the field. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon State midfielder Sabrina Santarossa (16) hooks the ball with her foot while sliding across the field. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon forward Kristen Parr (15) knocks down Oregon State midfielder Samantha Moultrie (14) while keeping the ball. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon forward Kristen Parr (15) knocks down Oregon State midfielder Samantha Moultrie (14) while keeping the ball. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon State goal keeper Bella Geist (0) winds up to kick the ball towards the other end of the field. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon State goal keeper Bella Geist (0) winds up to kick the ball towards the other end of the field. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon forward Bri Pugh (5) looks past Oregon State midfielder Annie Govig (24) while navigating the ball across the field. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon forward Bri Pugh (5) looks past Oregon State midfielder Annie Govig (24) while navigating the ball across the field. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon State midfielder Samantha Moultrie (14) waits for the start of the second half. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon State midfielder Samantha Moultrie (14) waits for the start of the second half. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

The ref issues a yellow card on Kiyomi Cook (14) during the second half of the game. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

The ref issues a yellow card on Kiyomi Cook (14) during the second half of the game. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon forward Bri Pugh (5) agonizes in pain after a hard fall while teammates check to see if she is alright. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon forward Bri Pugh (5) agonizes in pain after a hard fall while teammates check to see if she is alright. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon State midfielder Samantha Moultrie (14) keeps Oregon defender Riley Smith (16) off the ball. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Oregon State midfielder Samantha Moultrie (14) keeps Oregon defender Riley Smith (16) off the ball. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon on November 7, 2014. (Eve Hess/Emerald)

Mannion Makes History, but Beavers Lose

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fb beavers pic for webCORVALLIS, Ore. – Quarterback Sean Mannion set the Pac-12 Conference’s career passing yardage record on Saturday night but California downed the Beavers 45-31 before a Homecoming crowd of 42,479 at Reser Stadium.

Mannion set the yardage record with 14:02 remaining in the game on a 15-yard completion to tight end Connor Hamlett. That gave him 12,334 yards, eclipsing the old record of 12,327, established by ex-USC star Matt Barkley from 2009-12.

Overall Mannion was 30-for-45 for 320 yards and two touchdowns, stretching his record total to 12,454 yards. He moved ahead of Keith Price (75) and Alex Brink (76) into 10th place on the Pac-12 career list with 77 touchdown passes.

The Beavers (4-4 overall, 1-4 Pac-12) exploded for 21 unanswered points in the third and fourth quarters to erase a 27-10 deficit. Tailback Terron Ward’s 16-yard run with 12:02 remaining.

However, the Bears (5-4 overall, 3-4 Pac-12) replied with 17 straight points in the final 8:42 for their first win at Reser Stadium since 2006.

Tailback Storm Woods had a 49-yard run and gained 78 yards on nine carries. Ward added 53 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.

Wide receiver Victor Bolden matched his career high with 11 receptions for 119 yards. Wide receiver Jordan Villamin established career highs for catches (9) and yards (140) and a touchdown.

Cal led 3-0 after one quarter on a 41-yard field goal by James Langford with 1:19 left in the period. He also missed a 50-yarder on Cal’s opening possession.

Oregon State went ahead briefly, 7-3, on Mannion’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Rahmel Dockery early in the second quarter. But Cal bracketed Keith Romaine’s 30-yard field goal with 14- and 21-yard TD runs by Daniel Lasco and added Langford’s 26-yard field goal with 14 seconds left for a 20-10 intermission lead.

The Beavers resume Pac-12 Conference play against Washington State at 1:07 p.m. Saturday at Reser Stadium.

 

Beavers Crushed by the Cardinal 38-14

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Stanford, Calif. – Quarterback Sean Mannion moved closer to the Pacific-12 Conference’s career passing yardage record on Saturday but the Beavers fell 38-14 to Stanford at Stanford Stadium.

Mannion completed 14 of 30 passes for 122 yards and remained in second place with 12,134 yards. He needs 194 more yards to pass career leader Matt Barkley of USC, who threw for 12,327 yards from 2009-12.

The Beavers (4-3 overall, 1-3 Pac-12) were held to 221 yards by the Cardinal (5-3, 3-2 Pac-12), who lead the conference in total defense. Stanford won its fifth straight game in the series.

‘There wasn’t anything good about that game. I hated it,” OSU coach Mike Riley said. “We were not very good in any area. We got outplayed in every area.

“We didn’t tackle well, we got outplayed offensively and we played poorly on special teams. I’m really disappointed.

“We took lost-yardage plays, which we knew we couldn’t do,” as Mannion was sacked six times for minus-55 yards. “We got ourselves in a hole and appeared not to be able to do anything. We just couldn’t execute at all. It was bad football.”

Stanford took a 7-0 lead on its first possession and was marching for a second when safety Ryan Murphy grabbed his first interception of the season. Following an OSU punt, linebacker Michael Doctor returned another interception to the Stanford 5-yard line and tailback Chris Brown powered over on the next play for a 7-7 tie with 2:03 left in the first quarter.

However, Stanford scored the final 21 points of the first half to take a 28-7 intermission lead. The Cardinal added 10 more unanswered points in the second half before OSU tailback Damien Haskinsscored on a 1-yard run with 3:54 to play on his first career carry for the final margin.

That touchdown was set up by quarterback Luke Del Rio’s 52-yard completion to Hunter Jarmon, a career-long for both players. Del Rio was 4-for-8 for 87 yards in his first meaningful game action.

Fullback Ricky Ortiz blocked a punt in the third quarter. It was OSU’s first such play since Oct. 8, 2011, when Clayton York blocked a punt for a touchdown in a 37-27 victory at Reser Stadium.

The Beavers resume Pac-12 Conference play against California at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. OSU’s annual Homecoming game will be televised by the Pac-12 Network. It is the first of three consecutive home games.

“We’ve got to put a good, solid game plan together,” Riley said. “We’ve got to do every bit of teaching we possibly can. We just have to have a great week of practice, focus on good football and get them ready to go play like crazy.

“That’s where this season points to now. We took a big step back today.”

 

OSU President Gets 9% Raise

Ed RayCORVALLIS, Ore. — How does a 9 percent pay raise sound? That’s exactly what’s coming to Oregon State University’s president.

The OSU Board of Trustees approved a raise for President Ed Ray on Friday.

Right now he makes just over $485,000 a year. His raise will bump that up to more than $528,000 a year.

Students we spoke with Tuesday say they don’t agree.

“That seems kind of unfair just because I know a lot of students who are struggling to pay for college as it is,” said student Jordan Smith-Martinez.

“From what I can tell he’s a good guy. I haven’t heard any complaints from any of the other faculty, staff, or other students so far, but 9 percent, like that’s a big jump,” said student J.J. Hockley.

OSU says the university reached its $1 billion fundraising goal earlier this year under Ray’s leadership. The school says that has created hundreds of scholarships and has funded many construction projects on campus.

Photo courtesy of oregonstate.edu.

Beavers Beaten Down by #18 USC

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LOS ANGELES – Southern California scored the final 28 points of the game on Saturday and the 22nd-ranked Trojans defeated Oregon State 28-10 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

It was the first loss for the Beavers (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12), whose four-game winning streak over the past two seasons was snapped in their Pacific-12 Conference opener.

Ryan Murphy’s 97-yard kickoff return in the first quarter accounted for OSU’s lone touchdown. Trevor Romaine added a 45-yard field goal that gave OSU a short-lived 10-7 advantage in the second quarter.

Senior quarterback Sean Mannion completed 15 of 32 passes for 123 yards. He was intercepted twice and remained tied with former USC star Carson Palmer for 13th on the Pac-12’s all-time passing touchdown list with 72.

Junior tailback Storm Woods led OSU’s ground attack with 61 yards on nine carries. Senior Richard Mullaney had a team-high five receptions for 78 yards.

The Trojans (3-1, 2-0 Pac-12) took a 7-0 lead on a 31-yard interception return by Su’a Cravens with 5:11 left in the first quarter. But Murphy returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown to make it 7-7 after Romaine’s PAT.

Romaine then sent the Beavers ahead 10-7 with a 45-yard field goal at 11:14 of the second quarter. USC surged in front to stay, 14-10, on Cody Kessler’s 16-yard TC pass to Justin Davis with 7:16 left in the half.

The Trojans scored again on a 48-yard Kessler-to-Darreus Rogers Hail Mary pass on the final play of the first half to go ahead 21-10 and added a clinching score early in the fourth quarter.

The Beavers resume Pac-12 action at 1 p.m. Saturday at Colorado. The game will be televised by the Pac-12 Network.

 

OSU Men’s Basketball to Hold Tryouts

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State men’s basketball team will hold a tryout for Oregon State students interested in walking-on for the 2014-15 season, head coach Wayne Tinkle announced Thursday.

The tryout will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 on the second level of the OSU Basketball Center, which is located directly behind Gill Coliseum and just north of the Sports Performance Center off Ralph Miller Drive.

All walk-on prospects are required to have two-plus years of varsity basketball high school experience and be a full-time student at Oregon State University. All costs incurred for the tryout are the responsibility of the prospect.

Students interested in trying out must stop by the Oregon State Athletic Department Compliance Office at Gill Coliseum to fill out the necessary paperwork. Physicals must be completed by Tuesday, Sept. 30 and paperwork must be submitted to the Compliance Office by Thursday, Oct. 2 to tryout. There will be no exceptions to the deadlines.

For more information, contact Kurt Paulson, director of basketball operations, at [email protected]