Pac-Tending 01-07-09

"I wish we could keep playing, that's all."
- USC head coach Pete Carroll lamenting a lack of a Division I college football playoff after mauling Penn State in the Rose Bowl.
The holiday season is over at the Creek and the Pac-10 conference went undefeated – 5-0 – in all bowl games.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the NCAA plans to unveil a new camera configuration at this year's Final Four in men's basketball.
In men's hoop, junior forward Patrick Christopher was named as the conference's player of the week.
Oregon State
In men's hoop, the Beavers lost to UCLA but upset USC to improve to 6-6 overall and 1-1 in conference play.
In men's hoop, junior guard Ben Voogd has left the team.
In football, assistant coaches Michael Gray and Robin Pflugrad will not be retained when offensive coordinator Chip Kelly succeeds Mike Bellotti as head coach.
In football, defensive coordinator Nick Holt has left to become the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Washington.
In women's hoop, freshman guard Kristi Kingma is out three weeks with a high ankle sprain.
In football, junior offensive lineman Eben Britton has declared himself eligible for the NFL draft.
In men's hoop, the Bruins began the Pac-10 season by sweeping Oregon and Oregon State to improve to 12-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play.
In men's hoop, the Cougars lost to rival Washington to fall to 8-5 overall on the year.
In women's hoop, the Cougars lost to rival Washington to drop to 7-5 overall on the year.
In football, Wazzu added SMU to their 2009 non-conference schedule, received a national letter of intent from tight end Peter Tuitupou and a verbal commitment from offensive lineman Sebastian Valenzuela.
Arizona State
In men's hoop, the Sun Devils beat Stanford but lost to California to move to 12-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play.
In women's hoops, the Cardinal swept Arizona and Arizona State to open conference play at 2-0 and 11-3 overall.
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