Pac-Tending 01-11-11

"I regard this as a once-in-two-lifetimes opportunity."
- Eugene cardiologist and Oregon Duck fan Pat Bergin, referring to Oregon's 115-year football program history, at this week's national championship game against Auburn.
Conference play continues at the Creek this week in both men's and women's hoop and Stanford football athlete Owen Marecic was awarded the Paul Hornung Trophy while Stanford women's soccer athlete Christen Press was awarded the Mac Hermann Trophy.

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Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, there will be a lengthy legislative agenda in 2011 as the NCAA considers proposals affecting men's basketball and football including a proposal to prohibit coaches from making verbal offers of aid before July 1 after a prospect's junior year in high school.
In football, the Ducks lost to Auburn in the national championship game this week.
Oregon State
In football, running back Jacquizz Rodgers decided to forego his senior season and make himself eligible for the NFL Draft.
In women's hoop, the Bruins defeated rival USC, 61-42, to improve to 13-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play.
In football, receiver Juron Criner has indicated he will return for his senior season in Tucson.
In men's hoop, Wazzu swept Oregon State and Oregon to improve to 2-2 in conference play and 12-4 overall with a 60 RPI.
In women's hoop, the Cougars lost to Oregon but defeated Oregon State to move to 1-3 in conference play and 3-13 overall with a 173 RPI.
In track and field, men's senior hurdler Jeshua Anderson was named to the Bowerman Award list.
In football, defensive line coach Malik Roberson and linebackers coach Travis Niekamp reportedly will not return to the staff.
In men's hoop, guard Gary Franklin is transferring to Baylor after starting 11 of the Bears' 13 games so far this year.
In football, head coach Jim Harbaugh left to become head coach of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers.
In men's hoop, the Trojans defeated rival UCLA to improve to 2-1 in conference play and 10-6 overall.
In football, Washington agreed to a home-and-home series with Boise State in 2013 and 2015.
Arizona State
In football, defensive lineman Lawrence Guy has decided to enter the NFL Draft and skip his senior season.
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