Oregon State’s Jarmal Reid ejected for tripping referee

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Oregon State’s Jarmal Reid tripped a referee and was ejected with 2:56 remaining, starting Utah’s rally that led to a 59-53 victory Sunday night. After stealing the ball from Utah’s Jacob Poeltl, who was driving to the basket, Reid tried dribbling upcourt. But a lunging Poeltl seemed to bump Reid and the Oregon State forward fell to the floor. FOLLOW THE DAILY NEWS SPORTS ON FACEBOOK. "LIKE" US HERE. Reid complained that there was no foul call and while getting up it appeared that he made eye contact with referee Tommy Nunez and stuck his right leg out. Nunez tripped and stumbled to the court. Reid was assessed a Flagrant 2, and Brandon Taylor made the free throw to give Utah a 53-52 lead. The Beavers were outscored 6-1 the rest of the way. Continue Reading

Mammoth bones found during construction of Oregon State University football stadium expansion

A big dig at the Oregon State University football stadium revealed an ancient find: bones. Lots of them. Construction crews dug up a Woolly Mammoth femur in the Reser Stadium end zone Monday afternoon, the site of a prehistoric bog or marsh in what is now known as Corvallis. The city 72 miles south of Portland is nestled in the Willamette Valley where marshlands once attracted large mammals more than 10,000 years ago. “There are quite a few bones and dozens of pieces,” said Loren Davis, the university's associate professor of archeology. The startling find was witnessed by members of OSU football team as excavation workers huddled around the unearthed bones sticking out of the dirt. FOLLOW THE DAILY NEWS SPORTS ON FACEBOOK. "LIKE" US HERE. The project is part of the stadium’s expansion and renovation project before the start of the 2016 football season. It’s unclear if the bones will delay construction. There was no evidence of human artifacts at the site, but other mammals were found mixed in with the earth. Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Oregon State webcam girl Kendra Sunderland opens up in first interview: ‘I’ve always been the type of girl who’s not afraid to show off’

Kendra Sunderland’s mom started getting panicked texts from friends last week about her daughter. Then her phone died, and for a few minutes, she could only imagine the worst. Maybe Kendra had been hurt or killed in an accident. She charged her phone and learned the real news: Sunderland, a 19-year-old former student at Oregon State University, had been cited by state police after a video of her stripping in the school’s library went viral. “When she turned her phone on, she was relieved a bit because she was thinking things way worse than that,” Sunderland told the Daily News in her first interview since her summons last week. She said her mom told her, “This is just something you can learn a lesson from and move on.” But for Sunderland, her ticket wasn’t just a lesson — it was the big break she needed Sunderland told the Daily News she’s dreamed of posing for Playboy since she was a girl and wants to become a professional model. The X-rated show in Oregon State’s Valley Library was just one of many performances for MyFreeCams, a live webcam sex site with tens of thousands of models, that was recorded by a viewer. But that video attracted way more heat than she ever imagined. After someone uploaded it to the video site Pornhub sometime in the past month, it got hundreds of thousands of views and suddenly turned Sunderland into one of America’s hottest amateur models. It also got her slapped with a citation from state police on Jan. 27. She faces a fine of up to $6,250 and up to one year in jail. But that might just be a small price to pay on her way to the top of the modeling world. “When I first started working for MyFreeCams, I was hoping that it would open to modeling and doing magazines and shoots like that,” she said. “I knew that eventually everyone would see everything about me and see me naked. I just Continue Reading

Former Oregon State University student cited for making porn video in campus library

Go Beavers! A former Oregon State University student turned the campus library into her own peep show with a NSFW video that attracted her a citation for public indecency. She faces up to a year in prison and a fine of more than $6,000 if found guilty. The student, Kendra Sunderland, bares her breasts several times and briefly masturbates in front of a camera while sitting at a library desk, as students obliviously walk by in the background. The five-minute clip is watermarked with a logo for ReptCams, a live sex chat site. Sunderland, 19, got cited by Oregon State Police on Tuesday after someone tipped them off to the clip. She was enrolled at Oregon State University until this spring semester, school spokesman Steve Clark told the Daily News. He said she was a freshman enrolled in a human development and family science program. Her dropping out was unrelated to the video, which was shot and uploaded last fall, Clark said. Clark said this is the first — and hopefully last — time an Oregon State student became an amateur adult star with an on-campus clip. “To my knowledge, there have not been any other instances of an adult video being filmed or created on campus,” Clark said. He called the video “very unfortunate” and said the school, whose sports teams are named the Beavers, “does not condone such behavior.” Sunderland did not return requests for comment. She lives in Corvallis, Ore., according to police records. An Oregon State student told KEZI: “I was surprised someone was in our library doing that. I feel like it’s always packed. I don’t know how anyone could get away with it.” A statement from the school said there are security guards tracking the library at all times but it’s impossible to keep track of every student in the six-floor building. The clip of her scholastic Continue Reading

Clemson, Oregon State basketball teams safe in Barcelona after van crash

The Clemson men's basketball team was staying in a Barcelona hotel in close proximity to where a van crashed into a crowd Thursday, coach Brad Brownell confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. Brownell said no one from the Tigers' roster was harmed and everyone is safe. The team has been in Barcelona as part of an overseas trip this August. Clemson's final exhibition game was canceled and the team will return home on Friday, as originally planned. Oregon State confirmed its basketball team was in the vicinity of the the incident, and Arizona also was in Barcelona. No members of its traveling party were injured.A white van mounted a sidewalk and struck several people in the Las Ramblas district — a popular tourist spot, killing at least one person killing at least 13 people and injuring many others in what police are calling a terror attack.Spanish media, including Cadena SER radio station and TV3, put the death toll as high as 13.Albert Tort, a 47-year-old nurse who lives in the area, tells the Spanish newspaper El  Pais the scene of the carnage was a "real disaster.""I have counted at least 6 dead, I have tried to revive a young man but it has been impossible, " Tort saysThe Spanish newspaper El  Pais reported that two suspects fled the scene, with at least one holed up in a bar. EFE, the Spanish news agency, said one of the suspects, wearing a blue and white sweather, managed to escape. PHOTOS: VAN CRASHES INTO PEDESTRIANS IN BARCELONA    Continue Reading

Oregon State among CSU’s first opponents at new stadium

CSU took another big step in upgrading its nonconference football schedule Wednesday with the announcement of a home-and-home series with Oregon State that begins with a 2017 game at the new on-campus stadium in Fort Collins.Colorado State University’s first game in the new stadium will be played Sept. 9, 2017, against Abilene Christian, with the Oregon State game coming two weeks later on Sept. 23.CSU will open the 2017 season Sept. 2 in Denver against the University of Colorado and will play a road game at Alabama on Sept. 16. That gives CSU three nonconference games against schools from what now make up the Power Five conferences for the first time since 2004, when CU, Southern California and Minnesota were all on the Rams’ schedule.“We are extremely excited about the opening of our new stadium in 2017 and bringing Rams football back to campus,” CSU coach Mike Bobo said in a news release. “We also want to play the most competitive schedule we can and deliver to our fans the opportunity to see quality competition. Our 2017 non-conference schedule, with two opponents from the Pac-12 and one from the SEC, will provide our program with the type of competition we need to prepare our team for Mountain West play.”RAMS: Mike Bobo hires Jamie Bryant to complete CSU football coaching staffThe conference dates are still unknown because the Mountain West doesn’t announce them until the spring prior to each season. But the schedule calls for the Rams to play home games in 2017 against Air Force, Boise State, Nevada and San Jose State and road games at Hawaii, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming.The Oregon State game is part of a home-and-home series between the two schools, with CSU scheduled to visit Corvallis, Oregon, for the return game in 2020.Abilene Christian will receive a $325,000 guarantee from CSU for the 2017 game, said Steve Cottingham, the Rams' executive associate athletic director. That's the same amount the Continue Reading

Fred Thompson, Oregon State football player, dies of apparent heart attack at 19

Oregon State football player Fred Thompson, 19, died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday evening, leaving the university and its storied football program in shock. Thompson was playing basketball at the campus recreation center when he collapsed, a statement from the university said. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 7 p.m. local time. The university said it planned to hold a news conference Thursday to discuss the freshman defensive tackle's death. Brandon Sprague, a local reporter, tweeted that he “talked with Fred a month ago. Told him a lot of people thought he could be a BIG time player at OSU. He just looked at me wide-eyed and said, 'Man, just being here is a blessing. The fact that people believe in me, means everything.'" "Tonight, I remember that big smile," Sprague added. Thompson, a freshman who would have turned 20 on Sunday, went to the Corvallis campus from Richmond, Calif., where he was a standout player at Oakland Technical Senior High. On his Facebook profile, he expressed his love for football, putting it as his only activity and joking that he was majoring in it. Sprague tweeted a link to an article from Signing Day in 2010, when Thompson proudly committed to playing for the Beavers. "I can't remember the last time I cried," Thompson told the news website OaklandNorth.net. "The last time I cried was probably at my dad's funeral." Thompson’s father died in 2006. The university said football coach Mike Riley was off campus recruiting and was on the way back to Corvallis. Sean Martin, a sophomore cornerback, was one of many Oregon State athletes to take to Twitter upon hearing the news. "In shock ... miss u Fred R.I.P. I'm going to accomplish that plan we made bro," he tweeted. "I promise." Thompson is survived by his mother and two brothers. [email protected] Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

President Obama cheers on brother-in-law at Oregon State-Howard University basketball game

With a slight cut still apparent on his lower lip, President Obama was back on the basketball court Saturday - this time as a spectator.The President, who received stitches to his lower lip after being elbowed in his mouth during a basketball game at Fort McNair Friday, was spotted in good spirits on the sidelines at the Oregon State-Howard University match-up Saturday in Washington, D.C.While photographers focused in on his banged-up lip, Obama's focus was cheering for the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday, looking nearly healed from the rough game the day before.His brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, is the coach at Oregon State.Michelle Obama, her mom and the Obamas' nephew were dressed in Oregon State school colors - orange and black - while the President, sitting Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, a regular at the Obama hoops game, was also at the non-conference showdown - but he was more non-partisan, wearing a plain blue button-up.The Oregon State Beavers ended up beating the Howard Bison 84-74. With News Wire Services Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Oregon State Police detective solves 1979 cold case murder of Salem teen

More than 38 years after Janie Landers was brutally stabbed and beaten to death, an Oregon State Police detective was finally able to return a pair of earrings to her family and deliver the news they'd long waited to hear: He knew who killed the 18-year-old Salem woman."I'm really grateful and relieved that it's done," said Landers' sisterJoyce Hooper. "She can be totally at peace now because her case is solved." 'It needed to be solved': Cold case detective discusses hunt for Salem teen's killer Landers was a patient at Fairview Training Center when she went missing March 9, 1979. Functioning at the level of an 8-year-old, Landers struggled with learning challenges and behavioral issues that led to her residency at the now-closed state-run facility in Salem. Although some suspected Landers voluntarily walked away from the center, police still investigated her disappearance and spoke with the four employees who last saw Landers alive.They had spotted an unfamiliar man in the area and his yellow or gold-colored vehicle. According to one witness, a large, pot-bellied man parked his car and crossed the street to talk to Landers. The four witnesses worked with a Statesman Journal employee, who drew a composite sketch of the man.Five days after her disappearance, Landers' body was found along a path near Silver Falls State Park.An autopsy revealed she died from blunt force trauma to the head. She had multiple defensive wounds and deep cuts on her neck. An examination of her stomach contents led investigators to believe she died the day of her disappearance.Investigation hit dead endsOregon State Police investigated and eliminated several suspects while chasing down leads. But with little physical evidence, the case remained unsolved and soon turned "cold."Hooper was just 13 when her sister was killed. She doggedly followed the investigation and urged Continue Reading

Oregon State topples No. 2 California

College Football: Top 25 ScoreboardClick here to play College Football Pick'emBERKELEY, Calif. - Playing with its No. 2 quarterback, California squandered a chance to grab the No. 1 ranking. Yvenson Bernard leaped into the end zone on fourth down from the 1 with 8:30 remaining and Oregon State delivered the latest shocker in an upset-filled season, beating the second-ranked Golden Bears and backup quarterback Kevin Riley 31-28 Saturday. The win wasn't sealed until Riley inexplicably tried to scramble from the 12 with 14 seconds remaining and no timeouts. He was tackled after a 2-yard gain and the clock ran out before the field goal unit could get on the field. Riley had orchestrated a near-perfect drive up to that point from his own 5 with 1:27 remaining. But his inexperience showed at the end. "I saw the field and I thought I could get around that guy," Riley said. "It just didn't happen." Coach Jeff Tedford said he didn't consider kicking a field goal on the play because the Bears had time to take a shot at the end zone. But he wouldn't blame Riley for how the game ended. "It's not his fault," coach Jeff Tedford said. "He played his heart out at the end to get us in that situation. We didn't lose the game because of that play." Cal (5-1, 2-1 Pac-10) looked poised to move into the top spot for the first time in 56 years after No. 1 LSU's triple-overtime loss at Kentucky earlier in the day. But the Bears were unable to handle their own business, becoming the 10th team ranked in the Top 10 to lose to an unranked team already this season. Now it looks like No. 3 Ohio State will move up to No. 1 and Cal can only lament its lost opportunity after Oregon State (4-3, 2-2) beat a team ranked this high for the first time since upsetting O.J. Simpson and Southern California 3-0 on Nov. 11, 1967. "It looked like overtime, but that's why you play all 60 minutes," coach Mike Riley said. "When he started running I knew they didn't have a chance." Continue Reading