Oregon State Athletic Director Scott Barnes On Road To Recovery

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State athletic director Scott Barnes has been moved from intensive care to cardio recovery after a serious medical event while attending an award ceremony at Fresno State on Saturday night.

Barnes, 60, was being treated at Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California. Oregon State announced Tuesday night that he had been moved from the ICU.

“I am so thankful for the incredible immediate medical response that I received Saturday night, as well as the outstanding ongoing care provided at Saint Agnes Medical Center,” Barnes said in a statement released by Oregon State. “I also have been blessed by the outpouring of love, care and support shown me and my family by members of Beaver Nation, the Fresno State community, friends and athletics colleagues from across the nation. Such support contributes greatly to the Barnes’ family and my own recovery. I look forward to seeing you all soon.”

Barnes is a former Fresno State basketball player and was at the school to receive an award Saturday night. He has been athletic director at Oregon State since 2016 after previous stints as AD at Pittsburgh and Utah State.

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