Jeff Metcalfe Arizona Republic Published 1:28 PM EDT Sep 28, 2018 Herm Edwards' voice is raspy. Manny Wilkins is somewhat subdued, blaming it on school work. On the outside, Arizona State football is off to a perfectly acceptable 2-2 start under Edwards with a split against top-25 teams and road losses by a touchdown. But the first-year coach expects more and so does his fifth-year quarterback. Even they don't know the ceiling for the Sun Devils, but the effort they're putting in to make it higher than most believe possible is palpable. One ASU coach pushes back when he hears support staff around athletics suggesting that beating Oregon State on Saturday will be a breeze (ASU is a 21 1/2-point favorite). Wilkins isn't tolerating that talk either from younger teammates, who might not know better. "If they think this is going to be a cakewalk, I'll be the first to tell them it's not," Wilkins said. "If they're not doing what we need them to do, I'm going to simply tell … [Read more...] about Manny Wilkins refusing to let ASU take Oregon State for granted
Three and out... new installment. 1) We're going to learn a lot about Oregon when it suits up on Saturday to play against Cal. The game is stacked against the Ducks in a lot of ways -- on the road, against a team coming off a BYE, in the wake of a disappointing outcome vs. Stanford, with thin depth at running back -- but ultimately, Oregon is the better team and it has the best player on the field. I keep coming back to that. That said, I'm 6-2 against the spread this season. But I'm ice cold... coming off an 0-2 weekend where I picked both Oregon over Stanford and Oregon State over Arizona. The trend is NOT my friend here. Oregon blew out Stanford. Also, it lost in OT. I like the Ducks to show up in Berkeley despite the line of pundits who believe otherwise. I don't think it's a particularly pretty game because Cal coach Justin Wilcox and his defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter are capable of doing that to a good offense. In fact, this one might turn into … [Read more...] about Oregon Ducks get exposure? Or get exposed? Plus why funny doesn’t win by itself.
Oregon's popular razor clam season on Clatsop County beaches will not reopen as scheduled on Monday, Oct. 1, because state biologists say while the clam abundance is normal, most are too small at just two to three inches long. The continued closure only applies to beaches north of Tillamook Head. All other beaches from Tillamook Head south to the Umpqua River remain open. A domoic acid closure is in effect from the Umpqua south jetty to the California border. The continued Clatsop closure applies to both recreational and commercial clam digging. Matt Hunter, shellfish biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, said public meetings will be held in late October to receive public comment about either reopening clam digging in November or wait until after the first of the year, when clams will be closer to four inches. Last year's late set, coupled with a decrease in the ocean's plankton, clams' primary food, resulted in smaller-than-usual clams. Most of the larger spawning … [Read more...] about Small clams cause digging delay on north Oregon Coast
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CORVALLIS -- The Oregon State baseball team's Sacramento connection doesn't appear to be tapering off. From Andrew Susac to Nick Madrigal to Tyler Malone, the Beavers have extracted several talented players over the past decade from the metropolitan area surrounding California's capital. Their latest pull was Beau Philip, a junior college transfer looking to fill Cadyn Grenier's vacated spot at shortstop. "Kids pay attention and there's a history," said Beavers pitching coach Nate Yeskie, who is responsible for recruiting Northern California. "I think it's an easy transition for some kids. It's not too far from home and it's close enough where if they feel like they want to go home, they can. But at the same time it gives them some room to grow, both as a person and as a player." Philip, a graduate of Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, played against Madrigal and Malone during their youth careers. Madrigal, the fourth overall pick in last June's MLB draft, and … [Read more...] about Oregon State’s baseball pipeline to Sacramento produces another potential star in Beau Philip