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Building The Dam Dec 5, 2019
BTD Podcast: 2019 Season Roundup

BTD Podcast: 2019 Season Roundup

Photo by Steve Dykes/ Breaking down a football season that exceeded expectations Welcome to the BTD Podcast: After a long hiatus Travis and Marcus chat about Oregon State football on the BTD Podcast. They talk about Isaiah Hodgins decision to declare for the NFL Draft, the coaching staff’s pay raises, the Civil War game, the tough Washington State defeat, Hamilcar Rashed’s breakout season and much much more. If the Oregon State football talk doesn’t interest you perhaps some DMV talk will keep you entertained. Thanks for listening and find all of BTD’s podcasts on Apple Podcasts...
Building The Dam Dec 3, 2019
Isaiah Hodgins declares for NFL Draft

Isaiah Hodgins declares for NFL Draft

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports The star receiver forgoes his senior season In a move many Beaver fans anticipated star receiver Isaiah Hodgins has declared for the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. Hodgins announced his decision on Twitter Tuesday evening. Long talks with God... pic.twitter.com/gwFB6lcYdK— Isaiah Hodgins (@IsaiahHodgins) December 4, 2019 Isaiah Hodgins was the top receiving threat this season recording 86 receptions, 1171 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was the first Oregon State player to have over 1000 yards since Brandon Cooks. Hodgins was a highly-touted recruit coming...
Building The Dam Dec 1, 2019
Tinkle’s Monster Night Helps Oregon State Edge Portland State, 81-76

Tinkle’s Monster Night Helps Oregon State Edge Portland State, 81-76

Photo by Leon Bennett/ The Beavers move to 7-1 with the victory. Dominance in sports just somehow never gets old. In the case of Oregon State forward Tres Tinkle, the story has been read before. Tinkle owns the stat-sheet. The Beavers win. The team moves on to the next game. Yet on Sunday afternoon in Corvallis, a vintage outing from Tinkle was hard to look past as the Beavers needed every bit of his prolific game to knock off a scrappy Portland State team, 81-76. Tinkle poured in 26 points on an 8-15 shooting effort from the field, which included knocking down five three-pointers along...
Building The Dam Nov 30, 2019
Oregon State WBB: Beavers Survive Scare From Liberty, Win 68-55

Oregon State WBB: Beavers Survive Scare From Liberty, Win 68-55

Molly J. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Scott Rueck gets his 500th win with the Beavers, and the team stays undefeated. Despite an impressive first half from the Liberty Flames, the Beavers dominated in the second half to win their second game in the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament 68-55. Oregon State now stands at 7-0 this season, and Head Coach Scott Rueck earned his 500th win with the team. It didn’t come easy, with Liberty controlling the pace of the game early. While the Beavers couldn’t seem to find a shot, the Flames capitalized on fouls and turnovers to take a 13-4 lead in the first....
Building The Dam Nov 30, 2019
Oregon State Basketball: Portland State Vikings Preview (Game 8)

Oregon State Basketball: Portland State Vikings Preview (Game 8)

Joseph Weiser-USA TODAY Sports An in-state foe visits Corvallis. Portland State Vikings (3-4) Head Coach: Barret Peery (3rd Season) Top Performer: Holland Woods (19.0 PPG, 5.4 APG) Points For: 80.4 PPG (60th) Points Against: 78.6 PPG (324th) Last Game/Streak: 81-70 Loss at UC-Santa Barbara (1L) Conference Affiliation: Big Sky Conference The Skinny Sitting at 6-1 in a much-improved Pac-12 Conference, Oregon State has a legitimate chance to enter conference play in around a month’s time with an 11-1 mark. The Beavers have just five games left on their schedule before then,...
Building The Dam Nov 29, 2019
Oregon State WBB: Beavers Take Down Miami on Black Friday

Oregon State WBB: Beavers Take Down Miami on Black Friday

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Destiny Slocum gets her 1000th career point in the win. On the day after Thanksgiving, the Beavers got right back to work, taking down the 18th/19th ranked Miami Hurricanes 75-53. The Beavers now sit at 6-0, and will have one more game in Miami tomorrow, against Liberty University. The Beavers took the lead early, with Mikayla Pivec and Destiny Slocum once again leading the way. Pivec was the team’s leading scorer, with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists while Slocum contributed 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The Beavers never lost the lead after...
Building The Dam Nov 29, 2019
How To Watch & Listen To Oregon State Beavers @ Oregon Ducks

How To Watch & Listen To Oregon State Beavers @ Oregon Ducks

Photo by William Mancebo/ The Oregon State Beavers cap the season this Saturday in the latest chapter of the Civil War rivalry in Eugene. At 5-6, the Beavs still have a chance to make a postseason game. If you’re not headed to the game, here’s how you can watch or listen to it. Game Time 6 PM PT, 9 PM ET How To Watch TV: Pac-12 Network & Pac-12 Oregon Xfinity Comcast: 421/720 HD (Pac-12 Net), 420 (Pac-12 Oregon) Dish Network: 406 Charter Spectrum: 332/452 Streaming: Pac-12 Networks Live & Pac-12 Now App (with TV provider login) How To Listen Streaming: TuneIn Traditional Radio:...
Building The Dam Nov 28, 2019
Oregon State Steamrolls San Jose State, 83-48

Oregon State Steamrolls San Jose State, 83-48

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports The victories keep coming for the Beavers. It was a nice easy day at the office for Oregon State. The Beavers had four players reach double-figures in scoring, led by guard Ethan Thompson who finished with 17 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists, as they dismantled San Jose State in a one-sided affair, 83-48. Head coach Wayne Tinkle’s squad now sits at 6-1 on the year, with just five games left on their non-conference slate. As a whole, Oregon State shot 33-60 (55.0%) from the field, 11-21 (52.4%) from behind the arc and tallied 19 assists as a team in...
Building The Dam Nov 27, 2019
Best Week 14 College Football Bets

Best Week 14 College Football Bets

John Reed-USA TODAY Sports The Beavers are 19.5-point underdogs to Oregon Another 4-1 week is in the rear-view mirror. Setting up my overall record for the season to (40-23-2). The Beavers had bowl-eligibility in their grasp on Saturday night in Pullman and were tragically defeated in the final seconds. The bright-side? They once again covered the spread! Which I know isn’t much of a consolation prize but before I become enraged again, let’s get to the picks. *Picks in italics, odds courtesy of FanDuel. #1 - Oregon (-19.5) vs. Oregon State The Beavers certainly aren’t going to...
Building The Dam Nov 26, 2019
Oregon State Basketball: San Jose State Spartans Preview (Game 7)

Oregon State Basketball: San Jose State Spartans Preview (Game 7)

Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports The Beavers will clash with the Spartans in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. San Jose State Spartans (3-3) Head Coach: Jean Prioleau (3rd Season) Top Performer: Seneca Knight (12.7 PPG, 6.3 RPG) Points For: 69.8 PPG (253rd) Points Against: 76.2 PPG (302nd) Last Game/Streak: 91-76 Loss vs. Portland State (1L) Conference Affiliation: Mountain West Conference The Skinny Sitting at 3-3, the best of San Jose State’s season may already be behind them. Their opening day win over Hofstra should’ve had longer legs (as the Pride would go on to knock...
Building The Dam Nov 26, 2019
WATCH: Jonathan Smith Previews The 2019 Chapter of the Civil War

WATCH: Jonathan Smith Previews The 2019 Chapter of the Civil War

The Oregon State Beavers football team has one more shot at achieving bowl eligibility this season. Unfortunately, they have to go through their rival and a top 15 team in the Oregon Ducks. Beavs’ Head Coach Jonathan Smith took the podium on Monday to talk about that game and the Beavs’ most recent result at Washington State. See the full video below. Topics covered include: Thoughts after the WSU game Respect for Mario Cristobal and Justin Herbert Walking through OSU’s last possession against Washington State How Hamilcar Rashed’s play was limited by his injury Defensive highs...
Building The Dam Nov 24, 2019
Oregon State Dominates Grambling State, 80-58

Oregon State Dominates Grambling State, 80-58

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports Kylor Kelley’s monster outing led the way for the Beavers. Center Kylor Kelley is not well known for his explosive scoring ability, but on Saturday against Grambling State, the towering center posted one of the best games of his collegiate career. Kelley scored 22 points on 7-8 shooting from the field (including an 8-9 mark from the free throw line), in addition to grabbing 7 rebounds and blocking 7 shots in the Beavers 80-58 victory over their SWAC foes. With the win, Oregon State now sits at 5-1 on the season and is still unbeaten at home in four...
Building The Dam Nov 24, 2019
Beavers Lose in a Heartbreaker

Beavers Lose in a Heartbreaker

Photo by William Mancebo/ WSU wins a shootout, 54-53 WHAT A DEVASTATING LOSS! My blood was pumping, unnecessary adrenaline was coursing through my veins as bowl-eligibility was in the Beavers grasp. Oregon State up 53-42 with four minutes remaining in the game and all was right with the world. Instead WSU had other plans and the Beavers were sent home with regrets. Here’s how it happened... FIRST HALF Washington State won the toss and elected to receive. Their vaunted offense was driving with relative ease until John McCartan snagged a gorgeous interception in the redzone. The Beavers...
Building The Dam Nov 23, 2019
Oregon State vs. Grambling State: How To Watch & Gamethread

Oregon State vs. Grambling State: How To Watch & Gamethread

Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports It’s Beavers and Tigers on a Saturday morning in Autumn. Now sitting at 4-1, Oregon State will welcome Grambling State to Gill Coliseum on Saturday morning for a pre-noon tip-off. Below, you can find all the information on how to follow along with the game and during the contest, share your comments with us! Game Info Date: Saturday, November 23rd Time: 11:30 AM PT Location: Gill Coliseum (Corvallis, OR) Coverage: Pac-12 Network
Building The Dam Nov 22, 2019
How To Watch & Listen To Oregon State Beavers @ Washington State Cougars

How To Watch & Listen To Oregon State Beavers @ Washington State Cougars

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports The Oregon State Beavers hit the road this weekend to face Mike Leach’s Washington State Cougars in Pullman. With a victory, the Beavs would qualify for a bowl game for the first time since 2013. Take in the potential history via the methods below. Game Time 6 PM PT, 9 PM ET How To Watch TV: Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Oregon Xfinity Comcast: 421/720 HD (Pac-12 Net), 420 (Pac-12 Oregon) Dish Network: 406 Charter Spectrum: 332/452 Streaming: Pac-12 Networks Live & Pac-12 Now App (with TV provider login) How To Listen Streaming: TuneIn Traditional Radio:...

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