Oregon State AD Scott Barnes 'stable' after medical event
AD was being honored at a banquet at Fresno State.
Oregon State athletic director Scott Barnes is in stable medical condition as he continues to receive care in a Fresno, Calif. hospital
According to OSU on Sunday evening, Barnes is “showing signs of improvement.”
Barnes, 60, was attending a banquet and reception in Fresno, Calif. on Saturday. The OSU athletic director played college basketball at Fresno State in the 1980s and was set to be honored as part of the event held on campus at the Student Union. His wife, Jody, and their two children were with him.
Barnes was set to receive the “Top Dog” award, recognizing a select group of alumni who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations and careers have honored Fresno State.
Barnes had what appeared to be a heart-related incident shortly after the first award recipient of the evening was honored. Event organizers called 911, cleared the room, and the OSU AD left in an ambulance while getting medical attention. CPR was performed, per a source.
Barnes remains hospitalized at Saint Agnes Medical Center. He was able to communicate with his family members throughout the day on Sunday.
“All of us within the Oregon State University community are very grateful for the medical care that Scott continues to receive and we all are encouraged by the progress in his condition that is being seen,” said OSU President Jayathi Y. Murthy. “Scott and his family are beloved members of the OSU community. His contributions to the university and OSU Athletics are significant and benefit so many.”
Barnes was hired at OSU in 2016 and has recently overseen a refresh of the university’s facilities. The Beavers opened a 20,000-square foot gymnastics facility and the AD spearheaded the $153 million “Completing Reser Stadium” project.
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Once again we learn just how fragile our existence on this spinning ball can be. All the best to him and his family.
Get better, Scott!!! You and your family are now in my prayers