By Katy Krieger

With that disappointing loss in the Alamo Bowl it seems as though OSU sports are over until next fall when football starts back up, but, oh how wrong you are! Winter term offers some great OSU sporting events that will get you and your friends out of the house and into the stands.

Basketball: With Jared Cunningham off to the NBA there have been a lot of changes to the OSU basketball team including four new freshman players (most of who are seeing quite a bit of court time). The season is well underway and the Beavers are already 10-6. Coach Robinson is doing a great job leading us into a strong Pac-12 schedule and perhaps even a March Madness appearance. Head to Gill and check this team out!

Women’s Basketball: These OSU ladies hold their own on the court. They are currently 7-9. The next game is Civil War against U of O at 8PM on the 15th (tomorrow night) at the Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. But fear not, the game is televised (as are many of the OSU men’s and women’s basketball games). Lead scorers so far this season are Weisner, Bright, Gibson, Hamblin, and Martin.

Gymnastics: The home season began last Friday with the Beavs appearing at home and beating Ohio State. The team looks strong with 12 possible all around competitors and big name returners like Melanie Jones, Makayla Stambaugh, Kelsi Blalock, and Brittany Harris. The floor routines always feature great music and the uneven bars are more stressful than midterms!

Men’s and Women’s Golf: Although the season goes on hiatus in January, expect to see score updates beginning February for the two golf teams. Both the men and women will appear in a plethora of tournaments, opens, and classics but unfortunately they will be migrating to warmer courses to make OSU proud.

Baseball: The baseball season starts with some exciting tournaments in February so look for them to be on the PAC12 network and in March the action moves to Corvallis! Yelling is encouraged and for once you get to be outside when it’s nice. Why not go see baseball? Oh, did I also mention the delicious yet awful ball park food offered and the fact that like all OSU sporting events it’s FREE!

Softball: Similar to baseball, the team will open in February away from campus in a number of tournaments and will return later in March to Corvallis. These girls will no doubt be force in the PAC-12 so look forward to lots of “W’s” on the board.

Women’s Swimming: Coming off a win against Northern Arizona, the swim team will appear in a Corvallis meet January 26th against WSU. Some early leaders to watch out for are Crystal Kibby, Ocean Trail, and Sammy Harrison.

I could go on by diving into the intramural and club team events but alas my bog would be far too long for you all to read. So, with this small (but diverse) smattering of OSU sports, I hope you can all find your inner Beaver Believer and represent the Orange and Black at your favorite sport!

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