Pac-Tending 01-19-11

"While we are appreciative of the fact that he has since apologized publicly for his remarks, all of our student-athletes must adhere to Pac-10 policy that prohibits them from making public comments about officiating."
- Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott, referring to UCLA true freshman Josh Smith's public complaints about officiating in last week's loss to rival USC.
Conference play continues at the Creek this week in both men's and women's hoop and five conference athletes were drafted in the 2011 WPS Draft.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the NCAA signed a multi-year agreement with Westwood One for radio rights for all NCAA championships.
In football, San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Mike Johnson is expected to replace Norm Chow as offensive coordinator for the Bruins.
Oregon State
In gymnastics, juniors Leslie Mak and Olivia Vivian were named as the conference's gymnast of the week and for special performance of the week.
In football, running back Demitrius Bronson has left the program.
In men's hoop, the Ducks defeated USC in the first game played at Matthew Knight Arena then lost to UCLA in the second game to move to 1-5 in conference play and 8-10 overall.
In men's hoop, sophomore forward Derrick Williams was named as the conference's player of the week.
In men's hoop, Wazzu got a Bay Area split last weekend, defeating Stanford and falling to California in overtime to move to 3-3 in conference play and 13-5 overall with a 56 RPI.
In women's hoop, the Cougars lost to Stanford but defeated California to move to 2-4 in conference play and 4-14 overall with a 147 RPI.
In football, linebackers coach Travis Niekamp was officially relieved of his duties and re-assigned in a newly created position while Wazzu received a verbal commitment from defensive lineman Brandon Tuliaupupu.
In women's hoop, junior forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike was named as the conference's player of the week.
In women's hoop, the Bears were swept by Wazzu and Washington to fall to 2-3 in conference play and 10-6 overall.
Arizona State
In football, junior quarterback Samson Szakacsy has left the program.
In men's hoop, freshman guard Bryce Jones intends to transfer from USC.
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