Pac-Tending 01-06-10

"We don't want our games to end this way. It's not good for college basketball."
- NCAA secretary-editor of the basketball rules committee Ed Bilik, commenting on the Pac-10 officials' mis-application/mis-interpretation of the rule which was the basis for the technical foul called in the first overtime period of an eventual Oregon win over WSU in a men's hoop game last week.
The 2009-10 championship season for winter sports has begun with Oregon and USC tied atop the men's hoop standings and Oregon, USC, UCLA and Stanford all undefeated in women's hoop as conference play continues.

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Meanwhile the Pac-10 issued an official statement regarding USC's self-imposed sanctions in men's hoop.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the Knight Commission will encourage the NCAA to address fiscal change within the current unsustainable college athletics financial model.
Oregon State
In men's hoop, the Beavers were swept last week, losing to Wazzu and Washington to fall to 6-6 overall and 0-2 in conference play with a 209 RPI.
In men's hoop, point guard Jerime Anderson was benched as punishment for showing up late to see the Bruins' trainer about a groin injury last week.
In men's hoop, Wazzu defeated Oregon State but lost a controversial game to Oregon to move to 11-3 overall and 1-1 in conference play with a 69 RPI.
In women's hoop, the Cougars were swept last week, losing to Oregon State and Oregon to fall to 5-8 overall and 0-2 in conference play with a 120 RPI.
In football, offensive line assistant coach Harold Etheridge's contract was not renewed.
In men's hoop, sophomore guard named as the conference's Jorge Gutierrez is out for this week's games against UCLA and USC with a knee injury.
In football, running back Jahvid Best announced his intention to leave school and enter the NFL Draft.
In women's hoop, the Huskies lost to Oregon but defeated Oregon State to move to 6-6 overall and 1-1 in conference play.
Arizona State
In football, the Sun Devils hired Mississippi offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone as their new offensive coordinator.
In football, the Ducks lost to Ohio State in the Rose Bowl.
In football, the Wildcats were shut out by Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl.
In football, special teams assistant coach D.J. Durkin was named as assistant coach for linebackers at Florida.
In men's hoop, the Trojans assessed self-imposed sanctions for the NCAA violations incurred in association with former player O.J. Mayo, who played under former head coach Tim Floyd.
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