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Hand-colored team portrait of the OSU Rugby Club, 1964-1965.
Hand-colored team portrait of the OSU Rugby Club, 1964-1965.
Harriet's Photographic Collection (P HC). (Click to enlarge)

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Athletics - Online Audio/Video

Among the materials held in SCARC are a rich collection of videos and sound recordings, many of them related to intercollegiate, club and intramural sports at Oregon State. Over time, a portion of these materials have been digitized and made freely available online. Below is an itemization of the athletics-specific videos currently available online. For more see also the University History, Natural Resources, Oregon Multicultural Archives and History of Science video and audio pages.

Video

Athletics (General)

  • "Commitment to Excellence," ca. 1980. (0:20:49) OSU Beaver Club promotional film featuring game and practice footage, as well as interviews conducted with administrators and coaches including Jim Rudd, Dee Andros, Sylvia Moore and Ron Ludwig.
  • Interview of J.R. ("Jack") Davis, President of the NCAA, 1986. (0:21:20) Davis speaks on athletics and education in the 1980s and about the beginning of the NCAA. Recorded on January 24, 1986 for use in the February 8, 1986 basketball half-time show.
  • Dee Andros Testimonial Dinner, February 21, 1987. (2:46:44) Dee Andros served as head football coach at Oregon State University from 1965-1975, and as athletic director from 1975 to his retirement in 1985. Dais speakers at this 1987 testimonial dinner included Darrell Aune (master of ceremonies), John Byrne, Plato Andros, Pete Elliot, Pete Pifer, Harry Missildine, Sam Boghosian, Jim Rudd, Rick Bay, Jim Sweeney, Lynn Snyder, and Dee Andros himself. Testimonials were also delivered by several of Andros' former players who were seated in the crowd.
  • "A Look Back at the Orange and Black" (history of athletics at OSU), 1991. (0:32:28) Written and produced by Michael D. Lay, 1991; narrated by Darrel Aune. Contains interviews with Bill Tomshek - Captain, OSC Ironman football team of 1933; Martin Chaves - Captain, 1942 Rose Bowl football team; Terry Baker - Heisman Trophy winner, 1962; Dee Andros, former football coach and Athletic Director; former basketball coaches Jimmy Anderson and Ralph Miller; ground breaking high jumper Dick Fosbury; and Sylvia Moore, former women's Athletic Director and coach.
  • Dee Andros Reunion Highlights, October 18-19, 1996: Part 1 (1:59:17) and Part 2 (1:26:16). A reunion gathering in honor of Dee Andros, (1924-2003) "The Great Pumpkin," former Oregon State head football coach (1965-1975) and Athletic Director (1975-1985).

Baseball

  • Northwest Conference Baseball Champions, 1925. (0:00:14) This short clip from the 1925 film "The Old Grad Comes Back" shows the members of the 1925 Northwest Conference champions playing pepper on the lawn near Waldo Hall. This is a black and white silent film.
  • Beavers vs Ducks Baseball Footage, 1975. (0:10:35) This footage shows portions of the eighth through tenth innings of a double-header at Coleman Field. The original film is 16 mm color silent and is about eleven minutes long. This was the first game of a double header played on May 10, 1975, with the Beavers winning 6-5 in ten innings. OSU also took the nightcap 11-7. These were the last regularly scheduled games of the conference season. OSU finished in a tie with Washington State for the Northern Division title, and a one-game playoff ensued in Pullman the following Wednesday, with the Cougars prevailing 6-4. OSU finished the season with a 28-10-1 record. Assuming that the film is in chronological order, all the action takes place from the eighth inning on. Pat Barry, pitching in relief, was the winning pitcher in each game of the double-header.
  • OSU Baseball Coach Jack Riley "mic'd up," 1982. (0:09:01) This footage of Coach Jack Riley (20) with a wireless microphone was shot at the April 7, 1982 game versus Portland State University at Coleman Field. This was the Northern Division league opener for both teams. The Beavers won 5-4 in ten innings. The innings are not identified: the footage includes Pat Shaw (14), Jeff Myers (6), Todd Thomas, Mickey Riley (2), Bill Gassaway (8), Jim Wilson (2) and Mike Gorman 921). The original footage is 3/4 inch videotape that is extensively degraded.
  • OSU vs. WSU Baseball Doubleheader, 1983. Game 1, Part 1 (2:05:00); Game 1, Part 2 (0:48:00); Game 2 (2:05:00). The doubleheader versus Washington State University at Coleman Field on May 21, 1983 was televised on KBVR-TV, with Ken Shafer and Mark Snider announcing. The original footage is recorded on 5 3/4 inch videotapes. The 1983 team, defending Pacific 10 Northern Division champions, ended the regular season with a nine-game winning streak including a doubleheader sweep of Washington State University on May 21 at Coleman Field, to capture its second consecutive division crown. A record 3,100 fans jammed Coleman Field on Fan Appreciation Day to watch Jeff Reece hurl OSU to a 2-1 extra-inning victory in game one. WSU entered the final day with the seasonal series and the division title in sight, but the Cougars suffered a tail-chopping 14-5 defeat in game two and cancelled their post-season travel plans.

Basketball

Game Footage

1986-87 Season

    The games itemized below include footage of Gary Payton playing for the men's basketball team during his freshman year at Oregon State University. OSU finished the 1986-87 season with a record of 19-11, competing in two post-season games in the National Invitational Tournament. The team's leading scorer was center Jose Ortiz, who averaged 22.3 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game. Payton, who started at point guard as a true freshman, averaged 12.5 points, 7.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game.

  • OSU vs. UC-Santa Barbara, December 5, 1986. The Beavers defeated the Gauchos by a score of 91-85. Jose Ortiz scored 28 points; Gary Payton tallied 17 points and 7 assists.
  • OSU vs. University of Portland, December 6, 1986. Oregon State won the game, 67-51. Jose Ortiz finished with a game high 30 points, while guards Eric Knox and Gary Payton contributed 13 and 7 points respectively.
  • OSU vs. University of Puget Sound, December 11, 1986. The Beavers defeated the Loggers by a score of 70-52. Jose Ortiz led the way for Oregon State with 23 points; Gary Payton added 17 points, 7 assists and 4 steals.
  • OSU vs. Arizona State University, January 4, 1987. Oregon State defeated the Sun Devils by a score of 81-75. OSU's leading scorers in the game were Eric Knox (16), Bill Sherwood (16), and Jose Ortiz (14). Gary Payton tallied 11 points to go with 11 assists.
  • OSU vs. Washington State University, January 22, 1987. The Beavers defeated the Cougars by a score of 66-48. Jose Ortiz finished with a game high 23 points, with Earl Martin contributing 17 points and 10 rebounds. Gary Payton tallied 8 points in the win.

Basketball Features

  • "The Orange Express in Tokyo" (0:26:00). A feature on the OSU basketball team's trip to Tokyo in December 1981 to participate in the Suntory Tournament. While in Japan, the Beavers defeated Pennsylvania and Louisville, then ranked #3 in the country.
  • "26 and 1 Ain't Bad: The 1980-81 Season of Oregon State Basketball" (0:28:13). A game-by-game review of the historic 1980-81 OSU men's basketball season.
  • "Red Hot and Rollin'" (0:23:46). A highlight film reviewing the 1981-82 OSU men's basketball season.
  • "Glory Road and the Desegregation of College Basketball: The Untold Story at OSU," 2011. (1:23:00) A presentation, panel discussion, and Q & A regarding the desegregation of the OSU basketball team during the 1960s. Panelists were Norm Monroe, first black walk-on player during the 1960-1961 season; Charlie White, first black player recruited on scholarship, 1964-1967; Paul Valenti, OSU Basketball Head Coach, 1964-1970; Craig Robinson, OSU Basketball Head Coach, 2009-2014; Dr. Larry Griggs, Director of the Educational Opportunities Program, 1985-2008. More information about this event is available here.

The Ralph Miller Show

On his weekly television show, Oregon State basketball coach Ralph Miller reviewed the previous week's games and previewed what was to come. Co-hosted by Pat Lafferty, the show also included profile interviews with individual players, discussions of Miller's coaching philosophy, and features on others who were involved with OSU basketball. Later seasons also incorporated academic profiles produced by OSU News and Communications Services, as well as historical reviews of each of Miller's past seasons as head basketball coach at Oregon State. All episodes of the Ralph Miller Show that have been made available online can be accessed here.

  • The Ralph Miller Show, 1980-1981. Known as "The Orange Express," Oregon State spent much of the 1980-81 basketball season ranked number one in the country, and completed the year as champions of the Pac-10 conference. Season 1 episodes available online, and the features included in each episode, are as follows:
    • December 24, 1980 (0:29:20). Interviews with players Ray Blume, Mark Radford, and Steve Johnson, as well as a feature on base team drills that the Beavers run in practice and a profile of OSU basketball secretary, Anne Harper.
    • January 7, 1981 (0:29:36). Interviews with players Charlie Sitton and Lester Conner, as well as a feature on individual skill drills that the Beavers run in practice and a profile of OSU assistant basketball coach, Jimmy Anderson.
    • January 14, 1981 (0:29:34). Interviews with players Jeff Stoutt and William Brew, as well as a feature on OSU assistant basketball coach Steve Seidler and Miller's responses to questions submitted by fans.
    • January 21, 1981 (0:29:43). Interviews with players Bill McShane and Alan Tait, as well as features on OSU's 3-on-3 drill and the Oregon State rally squad (including an interview with cheerleader Andre Houle), and Miller's responses to questions submitted by fans.
    • January 28, 1981 (0:29:42). Interviews with players Rob Holbrook and Jeff Wilson, as well as a feature on creating fast break opportunities and a profile of OSU assistant basketball coach, Lanny Van Eman.
    • February 4, 1981 (0:29:32). Interviews with players Ray Blume and Raymond Lankford, as well as a feature on the principles of zone defense and footage of Coach Miller "mic'd up" during the recent UCLA victory.
    • February 11, 1981 (0:29:38). Interviews with players Mark Radford and Danny Evans, as well as a feature on the principles of man-to-man defense and a profile of undergraduate assistant, Andy McClouskey.
    • February 18, 1981 (0:29:41). Interviews with players Jeff Stoutt and Charlie Sittion, as well as a feature on the fundamentals of passing and footage of OSU radio voice Darrell Aune calling the Civil War basketball game from Eugene.
    • February 25, 1981 (0:29:34). Interviews with players Bill McShane and Steve Lankton, and a feature on student support for the basketball program.
    • March 4, 1981 (0:30:07). Interviews with players Lester Connor, Jaime Stangel, and Brett Starr, and a profile on senior team manager Kenny Schaudt
    • March 11, 1981 (0:25:42). Interviews with players Steve Johnson and Scott McKie, a feature on the wives of members of the basketball coaching staff, and a preview of the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament.

  • The Ralph Miller Show, 1981-1982. This iteration of The Ralph Miller Show documented the Beavers' run to a third consecutive Pac-10 basketball championship. Season 2 episodes available online, and the features included in each episode, are as follows:
    • January 6, 1982 (0:29:00). Interviews with players Lester Conner and Charlie Sitton, as well as a feature on the Beavers' December trip to Tokyo to play in the Suntory Tournament.
    • January 13, 1982 (0:28:29). Interviews with players Rob Holbrook and William Brew, as well as a coaching segment on attacking zone defenses, and a feature on the recent refurbishment of the Gill Coliseum playing floor.
    • January 20, 1982 (0:28:27). Interviews with players Danny Evans and A.C. Green, as well as a coaching segment on attacking man-to-man defenses, and a feature on testing and selecting proper footwear for playing basketball.
    • January 27, 1982 (0:28:30). Interviews with players Jamie Stangel and Greg Wiltjer, as well as a coaching segment on fundamentals of sound defense, and a feature on the OSU Crew team's work in cleaning up Gill Coliseum after each basketball game concludes.
    • February 3, 1982 (0:28:29). Interviews with players Jeff Wilson and Alan Tait, as well as a coaching segment on switching from defense to offense, and a feature on life on the road for a student-athlete.
    • February 10, 1982 (0:28:33). Interviews with players Dean Hart and Darrell Neal, as well as a coaching segment on defending the fast break, and a feature on concessions sales at Gill Coliseum.
    • February 17, 1982 (0:28:30). Interviews with players A.C. Green, Raymond Lankford and Brett Starr, a coaching segment on Miller's 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 drills, and a feature on The Beaver Club booster organization.
    • February 24, 1982 (0:28:30). Interviews with players William Brew and Danny Evans, a comparison of the 1981-82 team with the two teams that preceded it, and a collection of slow-motion highlights set to music.
    • March 3, 1982 (0:28:34). A video montage celebrating OSU's clinching of the Pac-10 conference title for the third consecutive year, an interview with player Charlie Sitton, a coaching segment on recent rule changes, and a feature on OSU Sports Information photographer Mike Shields.
    • March 10, 1982 (0:28:32). Interviews with players Rob Holbrook and Lester Conner, a highlight montage set to the song "It Don't Come Easy" by Ringo Starr, and Miller's analysis of the West bracket in the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament.

  • The Ralph Miller Show, 1982-1983. Season three of the Ralph Miller Show documents the Beavers' difficult 1982-83 campaign, during which the team's struggles with injuries and illness led to a third-place finish in the Pac-10 conference, and a birth in the National Invitational Tournament. Season 3 episodes available online, and the features included in each episode, are as follows:
    • January 11, 1983 (0:29:35). Interviews with players William Brew and Danny Evans, a coaching feature on preparing for different phases of a season (practices prior to playing any games; pre-conference games; and conference games), and an academic profile featuring OSU's Dean of Research, George Keller.
    • January 18, 1983 (0:28:42). Interviews with players Charlie Sitton and A.C. Green, a coaching feature on passing against zone defenses, and an academic profile of the College of Liberal Arts as narrated by dean Bill Wilkins.
    • January 25, 1983 (0:28:47). Interviews with players Steve Woodside and Darryl Flowers, a coaching feature analyzing the impact of recent changes to the OSU line-up, and an academic profile of the College of Science as narrated by dean Tom Sugihara.
    • February 1, 1983 (0:29:09). Interviews with players Alan Tait and Andy Mott, a coaching feature on the transition from defense to offense, and an academic profile of the College of Forestry as narrated by dean Carl Stoltenberg.
    • February 8, 1983 (0:28:52). Interviews with players Jeff Wilson and Alan Tait, a coaching feature on playing in the post, and an academic profile of the College of Engineering as narrated by dean Fred Burgess.
    • February 15, 1983 (0:28:51). Interviews with players Charlie Sitton and Brett Starr, and a feature on fan support for the OSU basketball program.
    • February 22, 1983 (0:28:54). Interviews with players A.C. Green and Jeff Wilson, a coaching feature on attacking defenses with "back door" plays, and an academic profile of the College of Business as narrated by dean Earl Goddard.
    • March 2, 1983 (0:29:18). Interviews with players Steve Woodside and Darryl Flowers, and a coaching feature on perimeter shooting.
    • March 8, 1983 (0:27:57). Interviews with players Danny Evans and William Brew, a coaching feature analyzing the final minute of the recent Civil War basketball game, and an academic profile of the College of Health and Physical Education as narrated by dean Michael Maksud.
    • March 15, 1983 (0:27:50). A highlight montage from the 1982-83 season, a coaching feature focusing on Miller's overall assessment of the recently completed regular season, and an academic profile of the College of Home Economics as narrated by dean Betty Hawthorne.

  • The Ralph Miller Show, 1983-1984. Season four of the Ralph Miller Show covers the Beavers' run to the co-championship of the Pac-10 conference - their fourth such title in five years - and their selection to play in the NCAA tournament. Season 4 episodes available online, and the features included in each episode, are as follows:
    • January 10, 1984 (0:29:02). Interviews with players Charlie Sitton and Alan Tait, a coaching feature on Miller's use of the team's young players, and an academic profile on clean coal-burning technology being developed by the OSU College of Engineering.
    • January 17, 1984 (0:29:30). Interviews with players A.C. Green and Steve Woodside, and a coaching feature analyzing Miller's half-court defensive system.
    • January 24, 1984 (0:29:29). Interviews with players Darrin Houston and Darryl Flowers, and a coaching feature analyzing Miller's full-court pressure defense.
    • January 31, 1984 (0:30:02). Interviews with players Jamie Stangel and Rick Berry, a coaching feature analyzing movement and teamwork on offense, and an academic feature on Engineering education at OSU.
    • February 7, 1984 (0:29:21). Interviews with players Tyrone Miller and Pat Giusti, and a coaching feature further analyzing Miller's philosophy of playing offense.
    • February 14, 1984 (0:28:53). An interview with player Kevin Spivey, a coaching feature analyzing the four-corners offense, and a conversation with assistant coach Jimmy Anderson focusing on preparing OSU's scout team.
    • February 21, 1984 (0:29:18). Interviews with player Parrish Johnson and assistant coach Lanny Van Eman, and a coaching feature on the transition break between defense to offense.
    • February 28, 1984 (0:29:09). Interviews with players Darryl Flowers and A.C. Green, a coaching feature on applying pressure defense on ball handlers, and an academic profile of the OSU wave research facility.
    • March 6, 1984 (0:28:58). Interviews with players Steve Woodside and Alan Tait, and a coaching feature examining this year's team's use of its post players.
    • March 13, 1984 (0:28:36). An interview with OSU player Charlie Sitton and a montage of highlights from the 1983-84 season.

  • The Ralph Miller Show, 1984-1985. Season five of the Ralph Miller Show covers a year in which the Beavers finished in a tie for third place in the Pacific-10 Conference and qualified for the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in five years. This iteration of the show also includes a methodical look back at Miller's coaching history at Oregon State. Season 5 episodes available online, (note that the February 27, 1985 episode is not available) and the features included in each episode, are as follows:
    • January 2, 1985 (0:29:31). Practice footage featuring new players added to the OSU roster for the 1984-85 season.
    • January 9, 1985 (0:29:07). Interviews with players Eric Knox and Steve Woodside, and a historical feature looking back on the 1970-71 OSU basketball season, Ralph Miller's first as head coach at OSU.
    • January 16, 1985 (0:29:05). Interviews with players A.C. Green and Darryl Flowers, and a historical feature looking back on the 1971-72 and 1972-73 seasons.
    • January 23, 1985 (0:29:10). Interviews with players Dean Derrah and Pat Giusti, and a historical feature looking back on the 1973-74 and 1974-75 seasons.
    • January 30, 1985 (0:28:51). Interviews with players Byron Thierry and Darrin Houston, and a historical feature looking back on the 1975-76 and 1976-77 seasons.
    • February 6, 1985 (0:29:06). Interviews with players Jeff Hales and Todd Thomas, and a historical feature looking back on the 1977-78 season.
    • February 13, 1985 (0:29:09). Interviews with player Tyrone Miller and assistant coach Jimmy Anderson, and a historical feature looking back on the 1978-79 season.
    • February 20, 1985 (0:29:19). Interviews with player Eric Knox and assistant coach Lanny Van Eman, and a historical feature looking back on the 1979-80 season.
    • March 6, 1985 (0:29:06). Interviews with players Steve Woodside and Dean Derrah, and a historical feature looking back on the 1981-82 season.
    • March 13, 1985 (0:29:05). Interviews with player A.C. Green, and a historical feature looking back on the 1982-83 and 1983-84 seasons, and a montage of highlights from the recently concluded 1984-85 regular season.

Football

Football Features

Bowl Games

  • Pineapple Bowl Festivities and Game Footage, 1939-1940. (0:09:15) Color footage of the team's travel, by ship, across the Pacific Ocean as well as the festivities that awaited them once they arrived in Honolulu. The team enjoyed an elaborate parade and played in two games during their trip, the culmination being a sound 39-6 defeat of the home University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors on New Years Day, 1940.
  • Rose Bowl Homecoming Banquet, 1942. (0:07:16) Includes footage of the Civil War football game between Oregon State College and University of Oregon in November 1941, the campus celebration that followed Oregon State's win, and the Homecoming Banquet for the 1942 Rose Bowl team. Footage of card stunts, the marching band, and several plays in the Civil War game are included. The post-game campus celebration shows students gathering in the Memorial Union quadrangle and the front steps of the Memorial Union, yell leaders, and Coach Lon Stiner. The footage of the Homecoming Banquet includes Oregon Governor McKay, F.A. Gilfillan, Coach Lon Stiner, other dignitaries, and the players.
  • Rose Bowl Pre-Game Activities, 1942. (0:03:58) Includes footage of team's arrival in Durham, North Carolina; coaches and players on the Duke University campus before the game; pre-game warm-ups, and coin toss. Oregon State players are wearing orange jerseys.
  • Rose Bowl Game Footage, 1942. (0:15:08) Game footage of the 1942 Rose Bowl football game between Oregon State College and Duke University that was played in Durham, North Carolina. Oregon State players are wearing jerseys with dark numerals and dark helmets.

Civil Wars

  • Civil War Football Game, 1946. (0:31:16) Silent footage of the Civil War football game, played in Corvallis on November 23, 1946. The Beavers defeated the Ducks that day, by a score of 13-0.
  • Civil War Football Game, 1948. (0:32:06) Silent footage of the Civil War football game, contested in Corvallis on November 20, 1948. The final score was University of Oregon: 10 - Oregon State College: 0.
  • Civil War Football Game, 1951. (0:30:00) Silent footage of the Civil War football game, contested in Eugene on November 24, 1951. Oregon State College beat the University of Oregon that day by a score of 14 to 7.
  • Civil War Football Game, 1955. (0:36:58) Silent footage of the Civil War football game, contested in Eugene on November 19, 1955. OSC was held scoreless on the day, losing 28-0.
  • Civil War Football Game, 1960. (0:36:33) Silent footage of the Civil War rivalry football game, held in Corvallis on November 19, 1960 and ending in a 14-14 tie.
  • Civil War Football Game, 1966. (0:30:32) Silent footage of the Civil War football game, held in Corvallis on November 19, 1966. Oregon State beat Oregon on this occasion, winning by a score of 20-15.
  • Civil War Football Game, 1967. (0:31:41) Silent footage of the Civil War football game played in Eugene on November 18, 1967. The 1967 Beavers are known now as the Giant Killers team, and they won this game, 14-10.
  • Civil War Football Game, 1970. (0:32:08) Silent footage of the Civil War football game contested in Corvallis on November 21, 1970. Oregon State emerged victorious, winning by a score of 24-9.
  • Civil War Football Game, 1976. (0:20:49) Silent footage of the 1976 Civil War, including pre-game and halftime activities, scenes of fans in the stands, and in-game footage. OSU lost the game, 23-14.
  • Civil War Football Game, 1978. (0:17:49) Silent footage of the 1978 Civil War, including images of fans entering the stadium and in the stands, journalists in the press box, game action, and scenes from the Oregon State sideline. The Beavers lost the game to the Ducks by a score of 24-3.
  • Civil War Football Game, 1983. Commonly referred to today as "The Toilet Bowl," the 1983 Civil War football game stands as the last scoreless tie in the history of NCAA Division I football. Played on November 19, 1983 in wet and windy conditions, the game featured eleven turnovers, four missed field goals, and sixteen punts. Footage features radio broadcast commentary by Darrell Aune and Jim Howe. First Half; Second Half.

Other Game Footage

Halftime Shows

Olympic and Club Sports

Women's Athletics

[See also: Olympic Sports, above]

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