Dad’s Weekend In Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University is hosting 45,000 fans for the Friday night football game against the University of Southern California, but is also hosting thousands of dads.

Many OSU dads made plans to attend the USC football game with their kids.

“It could be on any day of the week,” said David Asula, an OSU Dad. “I will show up any time, any where; any place to see my daughter.”

Asula and his wife left Troutdale at 5:00 am Friday morning so they could attend their daughter’s classes.

“I came early to see my wonderful daughter, who I don’t see too often, and here I am to see her. She’s wonderful.”

Asula’s daughter says most students did not appear for her morning class, perhaps because of the USC game.

“It could have been because of Halloween though,” said Megan Asula. “But it’s hard when there are game days during the week. I work in a lab, and it’s hard on students and staff members. People like to work really early in the morning until really late at night because of experiments – they have to time everything correctly. And today they might not be able to finish experiments or they might be behind because so many people want to go to the game.”

Game day parking was also an issue. The Asula parents came to campus early to attend two classes with Megan. But hours later, tailgaters started popping up across campus like wildfire while classes were still in session.

“I don’t get to see my parents a whole lot because I’m so busy,” Megan said. “But it’s just a time to have fun, let loose; have my parents in class. I know a lot of people would probably be embarrassed by that, but I don’t care.”

Besides the USC game, there are other activities on campus for dads over the weekend. Saturday night there is a comedy show at LaSells Stewart Center with Tom Cotter at 6:30 and 9:00 pm.

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