Later this afternoon, the Cards will travel 2,327 miles to Corvallis, Oregon.
Here are a few interesting facts about Oregon State University, and the city of Corvallis.
– Corvallis is recognized as Tree City USA. The city has at least 47 public parks within and adjacent to the city limits. TREE HUGGERS!!!
– Corvallis has a higher Education Rate Per Capita than any other city in the state of Oregon. On February 18, 2008, Corvallis was named the fifth smartest city in America by Forbes Online Magazine. NERDS!!!
– In 2006, the Morgan Quitno Awards ranked Corvallis as the 20th safest city (of 344) in the 13th Annual America’s Safest (and Most Dangerous) Cities publication for Metropolitan areas of its size. I think we can all agree that the city will instantly become more dangerous when Charlie Strong steps off the plane. Hide ya kids, Hide ya wife!!!
– Oregon State University is also home to the oldest Marching Band in the PAC-10. The Oregon State University Marching Band was started in 1890 and has become a staple at Beaver Football games. OSU football coach Mike Riley credits the marching band with 10 points at each home game and 6 at each away game. Coach Riley must not be familiar with the Red Rage.
– Some of OSU’s notable alumni include, Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals, Steven Jackson of the St. Louis Rams, 2007 World Series Champion, Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Redsox, nine time NBA All Star, Gary Payton, and none other than former NBA “iron man”, and lifetime virgin A.C. Green. No Really!<