Civil War to Serve as Alumni Weekend for Men's Basketball
Feb. 5, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State men's basketball game against Oregon on Saturday will serve as the program's 'Alumni Weekend' as many Beaver greats will return to legendary Gill Coliseum to be honored at halftime as part of the 60th anniversary celebration.
The former men's basketball student-athletes who will be attending on Saturday helped make Gill Coliseum into one of the most recognizable arenas in college sports. Those slated to attend include:
James E. Anderson
Scott M. Gascho
Andre Lamar Hurd
William 'Bill' McShane
Bernard A. (Bud) Ossey
Robert Lee Holbrook
Col. Jack L. De Tour
Robert W. Jacobson
Roy Karl Weide
Richard A. Reed
Richard G. Ballantyne
Neal A. Jurgenson
W. D. (Bill) Harper
Thomas C. Holman
Paul B. Valenti
Through the efforts of those listed above as well as many others, Gill Coliseum continues to be an integral part of the heritage of Oregon State athletics. Since its opening, Gill Coliseum has seen:
Over 3,000 victories.
Over 150 Oregon State All-Americans.
More than 25 individual and team titles.
For tickets to the game against Oregon, which are $27 each, fans can purchase by calling the Oregon State ticket office at 1-800-GO-BEAVS or online at www.osubeavers.com.
Oregon State enters the most-played rivalry in NCAA Division I men's basketball with a record of 9-12 on the season, 3-6 in league play, after the Beavers split a pair of games against the Los Angeles schools. Oregon State defeated USC, 51-45, before dropping a 62-52 decision at the hands of UCLA.
The Beavers are looking for their first sweep of Oregon since the 1992-93 season.