Mike Riley's Gang up for an ESPY

June 25, 2009

Corvallis, Ore. -

What do Mine That Bird, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Team USA (soccer) and the Oregon State football team have in common?  They are the four candidates for The 2009 ESPYs Upset of the Year.  The awards ceremony airs Sun., July 19 at 6 p.m. PDT on ESPN/ESPN HD.


Beaver head coach Mike Riley, James Rodgers and Jacquizz Rodgers will be in attendance at the taping of the 17th annual ESPYs July 15 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.


Beaver Nation can help in the online voting or via mobile phone at www.espn.mobi beginning Thurs., June 25. 


The ESPYs gather top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. The 2009 ESPYs will recognize both sport-specific achievements, such as “Best MLB Player” and “Best WNBA Player,” and best-in-sport winners, such as “Best Team” or “Best Female Athlete” that pit nominees from different sports against each other.  The ESPYs honor ESPN’s commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a partnership launched with the late Jim Valvano at the inaugural ESPYs in 1993. 




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