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Nick Daschel, Oregon State sports reporter for The Oregonian/OregonLive, has covered sports in the region for 40 years. Catch up on all things Beavers with Nick and his colleagues from The Oregonian/OregonLive and other guests. Subscribe today and don’t miss an episode.

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Nick Daschel, Oregon State sports reporter for The Oregonian/OregonLive, has covered sports in the region for 40 years. Catch up on all things Beavers with Nick and his colleagues from The Oregonian/OregonLive and other guests. Subscribe today and don’t miss an episode.

    Beavs square off against Utah State in inaugural Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl

    Beavs square off against Utah State in inaugural Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl

    The Oregon State Beavers' first trip to a bowl game in nearly a decade is officially on, and the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl presents a special opportunity for OSU.


    On the latest episode of the Beaver Banter podcast, The Oregonian/OregonLive's Nick Daschel and Aaron Fentress give an initial look at the inaugural bowl game and the opponent, Utah State.


    Kimmel, the late night host, offers the schools a chance to promote their brands to a big-time audience. What's that mean for OSU?


    On this episode:
    - The pros/cons of this bowl and matchup for OSU
    - Initial thoughts on Utah State
    - Some notable player absences (No Avery Roberts, for example)
    - Can OSU shake its less-than-stellar record away from Reser?
    - Some early men's/women's basketball thoughts
     
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    • 35 min
    Beavs can't get the job done in showdown with Ducks

    Beavs can't get the job done in showdown with Ducks

    Welp.


    The Oregon State Beavers had what seemed to be a golden opportunity to win their second game in a row against their rivals down in Eugene. The Beavs didn't get the job done.


    On the latest episode of Beaver Banter, The Oregonian/OregonLive's Nick Daschel and Aaron Fentress breakdown how it all went wrong and what may be ahead for the program.


    They discussed:
    - Highlights/low lights from the 38-29 loss
    - Jonathan Smith's new contract extension
    - Luke Musgrave finally getting some play in the passing game
    - The bowl game situation
    - Recruiting and more
     
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    • 43 min
    Previewing the biggest Oregon-Oregon State game in years

    Previewing the biggest Oregon-Oregon State game in years

    Oregon State appears to have rediscovered its mojo at just the right time and the Beavers head to Eugene to face a Ducks squad that is reeling from injuries and a blowout administered
    by the Utah Utes.


    Storylines abound in what is perhaps the most significant edition of the still unnamed rivalry game since 2009.


    This week, The Oregonian/OregonLive's Aaron Fentress, Nick Daschel and James Crepea join forces to break down all the various storylines on a special collaboration edition of the Ducks Confidential and Beaver Banter podcasts


    They discussed:


    - How OSU is feeling coming off huge win over ASU to move to 7-4 most wins since 2013. How will Ducks rebound after devastating loss at Utah 
    - Who wins the battle between Oregon's defense and OSU's running attack
    - Who has the edge in the quarterback battle?
    - Breaking down the special teams storylines
    - Which program needs a win Saturday more
     
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    The Beavs are bowl eligible for first time since 2013, but big games remain

    The Beavs are bowl eligible for first time since 2013, but big games remain

    The Beavs are, most likely, going bowling for the first time since 2013. The next two games will set the stage for what level of bowl game Jonathan Smith and crew will land once the regular season ends.
    On the latest episode of Beaver Banter, Nick Daschel and Aaron Fentress discuss the 35-14 rout of Stanford and much more.


    They addressed:
    · What the bowl eligibility means for the program
    · How the defense looked under new defensive coordinator Trent Bray
    · Chance Nolan looking sharp for first time in weeks
    · Can the Beavs stop Arizona State’s run attack?
     
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    • 35 min
    Beavs fire Tim Tibesar, but can the defense be fixed this year?

    Beavs fire Tim Tibesar, but can the defense be fixed this year?

    Oregon State fell in Boulder this weekend and defensive coordinator Tim Tibesar is out the door as a result.


    But the woes didn’t start in Colorado for the fourth-year staffer.


    On the latest episode of Beaver Banter, Nick Daschel and Aaron Fentress discuss Tibesar’s firing, Trent Bray’s ascension to the defensive coordinator, the 37-34 overtime defeat and much more.


    They also discussed:
    - The new voice on the defensive side
    - Everett Hayes had an incredible kick, but also bad misses
    - Can the defense be turned around in a week
    - What is realistically still in play for the Beavs this season?


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    • 35 min
    The Alabama vs. Cincinnati rankings debate, and why the committee got it wrong

    The Alabama vs. Cincinnati rankings debate, and why the committee got it wrong

    On this episode of The College Football Playoff Show, the first rankings are out, and the committee putting Alabama at No. 2 and Cincinnati at No. 6 has Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah fired up.


    First, the guys think about adding Wake Forest and Notre Dame to the playoff discussion, and at the end, they kick out either Iowa or Ole Miss.


    In between, with the help of the text subscribers, they dive into whether the committee is setting up Alabama to make the playoff as a two-loss team if the Tide loses to Georgia in the SEC title game. And what does Cincinnati have to do if the committee thinks only its win over Notre Dame matters so far?


    Among the other discussions:
    - Which teams control their own destiny?
    - Did the committee get the Oregon-Ohio State order right?
    - What do they think of Michigan State at No. 3?
    - Why are three-loss Mississippi State and Wisconsin ranked so high?


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