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Best, Worst of Bowl Season

Watch title game, skip Little Caesars (except the pizza)

(Newser) - With college football bowl season set to begin today, Dennis Dodd tells you which of the 34 are appointment viewing, and which you should avoid at all costs. The top three:
  • BCS title game—Alabama vs. Texas (Jan. 7, ABC): Storied traditions, a Heisman winner … and coaches with combined
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Michelle Obama's Brother Will Pen Memoir

Craig Robinson hopes to inspire with book due next year

(Newser) - Craig Robinson, brother of First Lady Michelle Obama, is working on a book to be published next year, the AP reports. Robinson, who coaches the men’s basketball team at Oregon State, hopes the book—entitled A Game of Character—will be part memoir, part inspirational guide. More »

Oregon State Hoops Hope for Change They Can Believe In

Obama brother-in-law takes over losing team

(Newser) - Barack Obama isn't the only man in his family to face the daunting task of taking the helm of a struggling institution. The New York Times reports that brother-in-law Craig Robinson returns from stumping for Obama to his day job—coaching the Oregon State men's basketball team back from a... More »

Oregon State Stuns No. 1 USC

(Newser) - USC can kiss its No. 1 ranking goodbye. The team some had dubbed the greatest ever was toppled 27-21 last night by Oregon State, a 25½-point underdog. The Beavers derailed the Trojans offense and ran over what had been the nation’s best defense. “They just beat us... More »

UCLA Cruises Past Oregon State

84-49 win over worst in conference no surprise

(Newser) - Sixth-ranked UCLA felt strong going into last night's game against Oregon State, the worst team in the Pac-10 Conference. The score bore out that confidence, as the Bruins decimated the Beavers 84-49 without tiring any starters. No UCLA player exceeded 29 minutes; Kevin Love put in only 21 and almost... More »

Purdue Steals Another From Wisconsin

Stanford keeps winning against OSU, Butler fends off Wisconsin-GB

(Newser) - For the second time this season, Purdue shocked Wisconsin, this time downing the No. 8 Badgers 72-67 for their ninth straight win. Freshman Robbie Hummel put up a career-best 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, and fellow first-year JaJuan Johnson scored six points in the game's critical final minutes, reports the... More »

Collison, Love Rocket Bruins Past Beavers

Elsewhere in NCAA hoops, Texas blasts Tech, Marquette edges out DePaul

(Newser) - With Darren Collison back in top form, UCLA seems to be even more of a threat than before. The junior point guard had a career-high 33 points in the Bruins' 85-62 thumping of Oregon State, reports the Los Angeles Times. Amid boos and worse, native son Kevin Love scored 16... More »

Oregon State Grinds It Out Over Maryland

Beavers get fourth straight bowl win under coach Mike Reilly

(Newser) - Rainy conditions during the Emerald Bowl in San Francisco dictated that the offenses stay grounded tonight, and that was fine with Oregon State, the nation's No. 2 team in rush defense. The Beavers completely dominated the running game, outrushing Maryland 275-19, including 177 yards on 38 carries from Yvenson Bernard... More »

Oregon State Shocks No. 2 Cal

Golden Bears waste opportunity to pull ahead of LSU in polls with 31-28 loss

(Newser) - On the night that LSU was bounced from its top ranking, No. 2 California had the chance to take over—a possibility that fizzled as time ran out at Oregon State's 10-yard line. Freshman quarterback Kevin Riley was tackled with five seconds and no timeouts left, and the Bears couldn't... More »

Beavers Win 2nd Straight CWS

Despite returning just two position players, Oregon makes it back-to-back titles

(Newser) - Oregon State became the fifth team in College World Series history to win consecutive college baseball titles, beating UNC in two straight. The Beavers won despite a three seed and a miserable 10-14 record against its Pac-10 division rivals, leading to skepticism about whether they deserved a playoff berth in... More »

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