October 13, 2010

Pac-Tending 10-13-10



"The 'five-out' look has changed our game - with the bigs now being able to shoot the three."

- UCLA head women's hoop coach Nikki Caldwell, citing one example of what has changed in the women's hoop game since its inception as an NCAA championship sport 29 years ago.



The 2010-11 athletic season continues and the new NCAA RPI rankings are out for both soccer and volleyball with Stanford first in soccer and the Cardinal fifth in volleyball.

Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the NCAA will release graduation rates on October 19.





Stanford

In men's hoop, junior forward Josh Owens is back for the 2010-11 season.



Washington

In men's hoop, Washington received a verbal commitment from point guard Tony Wroten.



UCLA

In football, the Bruins suspended Morrell Presley and Josh Smith for a violation of team rules and they will not play next week against Oregon.



Oregon State

In football, senior receiver James Rodgers will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury and the Beavers have stated that they will seek a medical hardship waiver for Rodgers for the 2011 season.



WSU

In volleyball, the Cougars were swept by rival Washington to fall to 6-9 overall and 0-5 in conference play.

In football, the Cougars lost to Oregon, 43-23 to fall to 1-5 overall on the year and 0-3 in conference play and two players - Jamal Atofau and Andre Barrington - were arrested

In soccer, Wazzu skunked Arizona, 1-0 but lost to Arizona State to move to 6-7 overall with an RPI of 99.



Arizona State

In football, the Sun Devils defeated Washington, 24-14, to improve to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in conference play.



Arizona

In football, the Wildcats were upset by Oregon State and fall to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play.



California

In football, the Bears defeated UCLA, 35-7 to improve to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play.



Oregon

In football, Oregon defeated the Cougars, 43-23 to remain undefeated at 5-0 overall on the year and 3-0 in conference play.



USC

In football, the Trojans lost to Stanford, 37-35 to fall to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in conference play.





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