Oregon State University athletic director Scott Barnes was hospitalized Saturday after experiencing a «medical event» during an awards ceremony at his alma mater, Fresno State.

«Scott Barnes is a dear friend, a trusted colleague and an incredibly loved man throughout the state of Oregon and the Pac-12 families and the entire college sports community,» the Pac-12 said in a statement, via ESPN. «Our thoughts are with Scott and his family at this time.»

The Oregonian reported that Barnes is in stable condition.

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The Oregon State Beavers logo at the Moda Center in Portland. (Joseph Weiser/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Barnes was at Fresno State to accept an award, while playing basketball for the school.

«All of us at Oregon State University are grateful for the medical care Scott is receiving,» said Oregon State President Jayathi Y. Murthy.

Barnes has been the university’s athletic director since December 2016 after holding the same position at other institutions.

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Barnes started as athletic director at Humboldt State in 1997, where he spent three years. He then spent time in Eastern Washington from 1999 to 2005, Utah State from 2008 to 2015 and Pittsburgh from 2015 to 2016 before joining the Beavers in Oregon State.

«During Barnes’ tenure, OSU Athletics has made significant strides academically and athletically,» the university’s personnel directory reads. «Beaver student-athletes are among the leaders in the Pac-12 Conference for academic achievement, the Valley Football Center officially reopened and the popular Fan Experience Committee was created.

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A Beavers logo pylon at Reser Stadium on May 8, 2021 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

«In addition, he has increased emphasis on fundraising and developing a sustainable business model that will ensure Beaver Athletics continues to progress and prosper, and introduced the BUILD THE DAM Strategic Plan to guide the program moving forward for years to come.»

As a college basketball player, Barnes reached two NCAA tournaments with the Fresno State Bulldogs and was named second-team all-conference as a senior.

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The floor at Gill Coliseum before a game between the Oregon State Beavers and the Northwest Eagles on November 27, 2020 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Soobum Im/Getty Images)

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He transferred to Fresno State after spending time at Eastern Montana College, a Division II school.