Oregon State University band, the oldest program in the Pac-12, celebrates 125th anniversary

The Oregon State University band program will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in the Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center.

OSU President Ed Ray names search committee for new athletics director

OSU has named a committee to help search for a new intercollegiate athletics director, as Todd Stansbury moves on to serve as Georgia Tech’s athletics director.

OSU President Ed Ray names Marianne Vydra interim athletics director

Marianne Vydra has been named as interim OSU athletics director while the university completes a national search to select a new intercollegiate athletics director.

Oregon State to undertake national search to replace departing athletic director

Oregon State University is launching an immediate national search to replace Todd Stansbury, vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics at OSU.

OSU alumnus Olin Hannum hired as athletic bands director

Olin Hannum, director of the California Aggie Marching Band at the University of California, Davis, and an OSU alumnus, has been hired as director of athletic bands.

Mammoth makes final touchdown in Reser Stadium end zone, construction reveals

Construction crews digging in the end zone in Reser Stadium on Monday uncovered a large femur bone, likely from a mammoth, along with more bones from several extinct mammals.

OSU announces plans to renovate Valley Football Center

Building on a 15-year plan to improve its athletic and educational facilities for student-athletes, OSU announced a $42 million project to expand and renovate the Valley Football Center.

OSU construction will impact game day traffic

Oregon State University opens its football season this Saturday, Aug. 30, with a 1 p.m. game against Portland State in Reser Stadium and OSU officials are urging Beaver fans to budget extra time for traffic and parking because of continuing construction on campus.

NCAA certifies Oregon State University intercollegiate athletics program

After a thorough self-study and external review, Oregon State's intercollegiate athletics program is certified once again by the NCAA, this time for 10 years.

INDIANAPOLIS--- Following a comprehensive campus self-study and review by the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification, the Oregon State University intercollegiate athletics program received certification today by the NCAA, the organization announced at its Indiana headquarters.

OSU was one of 12 Division I programs so approved in the association’s certification process. The designation of “certified” means that “an institution operates its athletics program in substantial conformity with operating principles adopted by the Division I membership,” an NCAA news release said.

All 335 active Division I member campuses participate in the certification process, and OSU’s certification, covering its 17 intercollegiate sports programs, is good for 10 years.

OSU’s self-study, which began in summer 2008, included a review of program governance and commitment to rules compliance; academic integrity; gender/diversity issues and student-athlete wellbeing. The process included a series of public meetings allowing faculty, staff, students and members of the public opportunities to offer their thoughts or concerns on any of the areas contained in the study.

As it does with all member campuses, the Division I Committee on Athletics Certification preliminarily reviewed OSU’s certification materials and provided a list of issues identified during the evaluation. 

The university then hosted a visit by peer reviewers who filed a report regarding the institution’s resolution of issues identified during the preliminary review. The certification committee, whose members represent such institutions as Princeton, California State University and the University of Michigan, then rendered its final decision.

 “I’d like to acknowledge the high level of integrity and the tremendous efforts exhibited by the faculty and staff who participated in this process,” said Rich Holdren, chair of the NCAA Self-Study Certification Steering Committee and interim vice president for Research at OSU. “Our student athletes will see real benefits for many years into the future as a result of those efforts.”