Ribbon cutting for the Oregon State basketball practice facility will be at 4 p.m. Thursday. Read more about it here.
I guess men’s coach Craig Robinson kept his promise of long ago that his sister, the First Lady, would visit Corvallis when there would be a basketball practice facility.
More ribbons will be cut at OSU in the fall.
Ribbon cutting for the track will be 3 p.m. Sept. 14. It’s going to be called the Whyte Track and Field Center. It’s named after Jim Whyte, the lead benefactor and former athlete.
The ceremony is a celebration of the first phase of the three-phase project. Former OSU standouts such as Olympic gold medalist Dick Fosbury, former coaches Berny Wagner, Sam Bell, Chuck McNeil, Steve Simmons and Pat Ingram are expected to be there.
“It’s amazing to watch the facility grow from an empty lot to an outline of the facility to now a nearly completed track and infield,” coach Kelly Sullivan said. “It’s going to be an exciting day to see our current team with a lot of former greats who made the facility possible.”
And the track team picked up some recruits, including Michelle Turney from Crescent Valley High.
Check out this story about senior golfer Nick Sherwood’s experience at the U.S. Open.
If you missed it on the blog earlier, here’s a link to a football recruiting story. The Beavers got their first commitment and a transfer.
The APR numbers come out Wednesday. OSU is good shape across the board, an administrator told me. There are no scholarship reductions coming for bad classroom work.