Beavers are Aggies of Northwest
isolated in a rural setting and committed to escaping the shadow of its big brother nearby.
The Beavers even have a slightly less hostile version of the AggiesLonghorns blood feud with their in-state rival, Oregon, which — in Oregon State’s view — comes off as big, arrogant and swimming in money. For instance, OSU claims a $58 million athletic budget, which pales in comparison to Texas’ $163 million annual operation.
“We’re a bunch of farmers,” OSU operations and recruiting intern Todd McShane said of his alma mater and Oregon, “and they’re a bunch of hippies.” Sound familiar? And were it not for the Pac-12’s ban on such things, those same Oregon Ducks might have their own television network as well. The Nike Network, if you will.
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