INTRODUCING BEAVERBLITZ.COM - A member
of the Yahoo! Sports/Rivals Sports Network
is a website dedicated to covering Oregon State University's athletic
programs. The primary focus is Beaver football, basketball, baseball and recruiting news.
BeaverBlitz.com is fully credentialed with the Oregon State Sports Information Department, which allows us to better serve our subscribers.
Each day we provide Beaver fans with timely Oregon State sports content, including news not found on the
official site or print media channels. Our online presence is bolstered through a premium and exclusive message board dedicated to Oregon State Athletics.
MEDIA AND ADVERTISING
& Quotes: Angie is always available to the media for interviews
or quotes. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more details.
Advertising: If you are interested in advertising on BeaverBlitz.com
then contact Eric at email@example.com.
The big man with the big feet is the editor for the BeaverBlitz Daily
News and a board moderator.
REPORTER - JasonBeav
passed away in 2005 and was our practice photographer and roving reporter.
He's the nephew of MattMBeav, both of who were integral to Blitz's success. Jason helped organize and run the 'Blitz
Tailgaters. Like many members on the site, Jason provided first hand reports
from the practice field, and he tracked the Beavs in the NFL. His influence
on the BeaverBlitz faithful will not be forgotten.
BEAVERBLITZ / RIVALS
BEAVERBLITZ.COM and RIVALS.COM BACKGROUND
1999 In 1999 BeaverSportsCentral.com was launched on the Rivals Network
by Ben Summers. Over the next two years it transitioned to Mike Denison
and Alex Firth and was renamed pure-orange.net.
Those of us now operating BeaverBlitz frequented the original Rivals.com
website. We enjoyed the Beaver community, recruiting news provided by
Rivals, recruiting database, and the sports information that was shared
by members. It was our intent to bring this back to Beaver fans
who enjoyed recruiting and football news.
The original Rivals.com format was not content or subscriber oriented,
and the business model couldn't survive based on advertising. Rivals reopened
under a stronger business management team and many of the same recruiting
gurus (such as Bobby Burton) remained. However, Rivals.com was without
an Oregon State presence.
In the autumn of 2000 a website called "Unofficial OSU Facilities" was
created with the intention of reporting on the sports facilities at Oregon
State. It was constructed by several people on the BeaverBlitz staff and maintained
for over a year. The Facilities site eventually faded as the BeaverBlitz
concept was conceived.
The original seed for this website was planted in the winter of 2001.
After spending several months working on an operational plan and becoming
NCAA Compliant, BeaverBlitz officially opened on March 1st, 2002. It was
based solely on the efforts of volunteers and has established a strong
connection with fans, the athletic department, BASF, and the sports programs.
Rick Kimbrel joins the Rivals Team in 2002 to give the network a superior
West Coast presence, and he's been an integral part of the effort at BeaverBlitz.
Matt Mansfield becomes one of the core members at BeaverBlitz. Matt's
expertise in recruiting knowledge and football go back to the original
Rivals website and make him the perfect fit.
This year brought more good news and resources to the BeaverBlitz community.
Student Sports, the Nike Camps, and Greg Biggins join the Rivals family.
Jeff Perry ("View from the 4th Street") and Matt Henderson ("Tale of the
Tapes") begin volunteering with the site on a regular basis.
BeaverBlitz is now the largest OSU Membership website on the internet,
and the daily readership continues to grow. Biogeeks, provided by beevergeek,
become an instant hit and the Recruiting War Room makes its first appearance.
Todd McBeaver and Moose begin basketball coverage and analysis with the
Basketball Tale of the Tape. Raju Woodward joins the team as a feature
This was another great year for the 'Blitz Community. BlitzArchive.com
was created by Greg Perry, and it has become one of the most popular fan
features. Casey Thomas takes over the anchorman position on the Daily
Links, which continues to be the most visited Beaver Pages. Brad Hoiseth
(JCGridiron.com) becomes Blitz's voice for JUCO Recruiting. The BeaverBlitz
tailgaters and popularity swell. They culminated at the spring game when
the Blitz Community packs a local PGE Park bar before the Spring Game.
This becomes the best year on record for BeaverBlitz.com. Angie and Eric
Machado add their talents to the daily operations of the website, and
their connections and insight take the news and recruiting coverage to
the next level. Dave Wilson is a savory addition to the Blitz Team by
lending his BBQing skills and event planning.
It was another great year for BeaverBlitz and the Beavers. Yahoo! became
the marketing partner for Rivals.com and Jed Tai officially assumed the
role of Recruiting Director with Angie and Eric's guidance. Barometer
Sports Editor Sean McLean joins the Blitz team to write sports features.
Angie, Eric, and Jed continue to focus on recruiting to make Blitz the
best place to get the real scoop on Oregon State recruiting. The Blitz
community thrives with the Spring Tailgater and reintroduced chat sessions.
BeaverBlitz welcomed Adam and Anthony to the team and enjoyed its best year of recruiting coverage. Our fantastic photographer Liza brought a new twist to recruiting coverage with shots of recruits on official visits.
Travis brought his pen and paper to the BeaverBlitz Team to increase coverage during spring and summer football camp.After many years of hard work, it was announced that the Nike Football Camp would be held at Oregon State University in the spring of 2010.
BeaverBlitz officially brings Travis and Dan into the mix. Among the new features are BeaverBlitz TV and the Beaver Nation blog.
2012 - Photographer Geoff Thomsen delivers sideline photos for BeaverBlitz and JP’s Weekly Walk-Off becomes one of the most popular baseball features online. BeaverBlitz.com begins covering football camps that leverage the Oregon State staff in Califonia and other locations.
2013 - Angie becomes a regular on Comcast’s College Football programs and radio shows around the state. Brooks Hatch joins the BeaverBlitz Team, the first BeaverBlitz.com Recruiting Guide is published, and Scott Hood provides editorial features.