Oregon State AD Scott Barnes released from hospital following 'medical event' over weekend
Oregon State athletic director Scott Barnes was released from Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California, Wednesday afternoon. Barnes spent several days in the hospital following what the program has called a “medical event” he experienced Saturday night while attending a Fresno State awards event.
“The Barnes family is beyond grateful for the love, prayers, and support shown to them by Beaver Nation and beyond,” Barnes said in a release from the program.
Barnes, 60, was in the cardiac recovery unit of a Fresno hospital after initially being in the intensive care unit. He was said to be in stable condition on Sunday night and then moved to cardio recovery on Tuesday.
The Oregon State AD was set to be honored during an awards ceremony at Fresno State, his alma mater, when he fell ill. Barnes received on-site medical care before being transported to Saint Agnes Medical Center.
Barnes was an all-conference player who helped Fresno State to two NCAA tournaments during his basketball career. He also played professionally overseas before moving into an administrative role. He took over at Oregon State in 2016 and has engineered one of the better turnarounds of any football program in the country.