Craig Robinson will remain as the Oregon State men's basketball coach, a university source told The Oregonian late Friday afternoon. The athletic department will issue a statement in the next 24 hours to that effect. The news comes a day after Robinson met with athletic director Bob De Carolis in their annual end-of-season review. Robinson's six-year Corvallis tenure has been defined by unfulfilled expectations, but ultimately he is still owed $4 million on his contract. In the end, Oregon State cannot afford to buy out the remainder of his deal. The president's brother-in-law, tasked with rebuilding a program in 2008 fresh off a 0-18 conference campaign, has a career mark with the Beavers of 94-105 (39-69 Pac-12). Here is a snapshot look at Robinson's OSU career so far: Year One: 2008-2009 Record: 18-18 (8-11) High point: Winning a College Basketball Invitational title after beating Texas-El Paso in a best-of-three championship series. Low point: Starting the season 0-4. The Beavers' early skid included home losses to Yale and Montana State. Year Two: 2009-10 Record: 14-18 (8-10) High point: Upsetting Arizona 63-55 on the road. The win, which came less than a month after the Beavers ousted the Wildcats in Gill Coliseum, was OSU's first win in Tucson since Jan. 27, 1983. Low point: Falling to Seattle at Gill by 51 points. It was OSU's worst-ever home loss, and it equaled the worst defeat in the history of the program. Year Three: 2010-11 Record: 11-20 (5-13) High point: Beating Arizona by one point in Corvallis. The Wildcats went on to finish with 30 wins and reach the west regional final. Low point: Having just six available players after Robinson suspended five Beavers for a mass curfew violation. OSU tried to rally in the ensuing game at Arizona State, but grew fatigued and fell 80-66. Year Four: 2011-12 Record: 21-15 (7-11) High point: Reaching the semifinals of the conference tournament. After dropping five straight, the Beavers notched home victories over Utah and Colorado before ousting Washington State and Washington in the tournament. No. 9 seed OSU was the lowest-seeded team to make the semifinals in the tournament's history. Low point: Losing to Idaho by 14 points at home. The Vandals went on to end their season in the second round of the CIT. Year Five: 2012-13 Record: 14-18 (4-14) High point: Robinson's fifth season was such a disaster that the Beavers' peak may have been an 84-78 loss to No. 10 Kansas on Nov. 30. OSU hung within three points late before the Jayhawks polished off their victory. Low point: The season-ending ACL tear center Angus Brandt suffered four games into the Beavers' season. The loss dealt OSU a hefty blow, both on and off the court. With the team's "big brother" sidelined, the Beavers struggled to run their Princeton-style offense. Year Six: 2013-14 Record: 16-16 (8-10) High point: Beating UCLA on Super Bowl Sunday. The win pushed OSU above .500 in conference play with only nine Pac-12 games remaining. Low point: The Robinson era reached its nadir with a loss to Radford in the first round of the CBI. Just 1,351 people flocked to Gill to watch the Beavers struggle to contain a Highlanders team that fell to Old Dominion by 23 points in its second-round game.
Craig Robinson will remain Oregon State Beavers coach
Oregonian | Mar 29