UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
College Basketball

Source: Coach Craig Robinson fired by Oregon State

Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

Craig Rohinson's teams failed to reach the NCAA tournament during his six seasons at Oregon State.

Oregon State fired head coach Craig Robinson on Sunday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. In six seasons, Robinson went 94-105 with no NCAA tournament appearances. The Beavers went 16-16 last season and are losing all five starters from that team.

The biggest surprise of the firing of Robinson, the brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, comes with the timing. Oregon State's season ended six weeks ago with a loss to Radford in the CBI and Robinson had reportedly received support from Oregon State's administration. Robinson has three more years remaining on this contract and the university is expected to owe him more than $4 million.

Robinson began his tenure with a 18-win season in 2008-09, as he took a team that had lost 21 consecutive Pac-10 games and put the program on the right track. That coincided with the election campaign of Obama, as Robinson introduced his sister, Michelle Obama, at the Democratic National convention in the summer of 2008. From there, Robinson had uneven results at one of the Pac-12's hardest jobs. He's finished with a 39-69 record in Pac-12 play.

Robinson began to change the culture at Oregon State after the disastrous tenure of Jay John, who finished 28-68 in the Pac-12 in his five-plus seasons. Oregon State has not reached the NCAA tournament since 1990. The Beavers last won a game in the NCAA tournament in 1982.

More College Basketball

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again