The Oregon State Beavers open up Pac-12 play tonight from Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, Washington.
Hopes are high for the black and orange this season, following a 10-2 record in non-conference games to begin the 2011-12 campaign.
For head coach Craig Robinson, the pressure is on to prove Oregon State can contend for a Pac-12 title and make the NCAA tournament. It is hard to fly under the radar when your sister is Michelle Obama and you coach at the Division I level.
Robinson has posted a 40-49 record since taking the position at Oregon State in 2008. As Pac-12 play begins, what will it take for coach Robinson and the Beavs to start off strong?