by Bill DiFilippo / @bflip33
The lengths of the suspension of Devon Collier and Eric Moreland, two projected starters for Oregon State in ’13-14, have been announced by coach Craig Robinson.
A violation of team rules will force Collier out for one game, while Moreland will miss the team’s first 14 contests of the season. These suspensions come from Collier’s first violation of team rules and Moreland’s second.
Collier is a rising senior forward for the Beavers, and was second on the team in scoring and third in rebounding last year, averaging 12.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest. Moreland nearly averaged a double-double, pulling down a team high 10.6 rebounds and scoring 9.4 points per game.
From Yahoo Sports:
Oregon State will have to find a way to replace that production during the entirety of a non-conference schedule that includes challenging road games at Maryland and DePaul and three games at the Diamondhead Classic. Moreland will also miss the opening weekend of Pac-12 play before returning Jan. 9 against Stanford.
There is no word on what rules either player violated, but regardless, their presence will be missed as Oregon State tries to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1990.