"The Pac-10 conference expects the highest standards of sportsmanship from all participants, including coaches. All coaches are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which will reflect credit on their institution and the conference, and to create a positive environment in which to conduct competition."
- Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott's official reprimand last week of USC head women's hoop coach Michael Cooper after Cooper had made what the conference deemed to be "in appropriate" remarks about UCLA following the Women's of Troy's game with the Bruins.
The 2009-10 championship season for winter sports continues with California standing alone atop the men's hoop standings while Stanford remains undefeated in women's hoop as conference play continues.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, volleyball substitutions will be maintained at 12 per set rather than bumped up to 15 as was proposed.
In football, offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes has left to become head coach at Louisiana Tech.
In men's and women's tennis, juniors Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Venise Chan were named as the conference's players of the week.
In women's hoop, the Bruins swept the Washington schools to improve to 12-6 overall and 5-2 in conference play.
In women's hoop, senior guard Alexis Gray-Lawson was named as the conference's player of the week.
In women's hoop, Oregon State was swept by the Bay Area schools and fell to 9-8 overall and 1-6 in league play.
In football, the Sun Devils received a verbal commitment from defensive lineman Lee Adams.
In men's hoop, the Ducks were swept by the Bay Area schools to fall to 10-9 overall and 2-5 in conference play.
In football, quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and receiver Garrett Embry have been accused in a theft in Eugene.
In men's hoop, Wazzu defeated USC but lost to UCLA to move to 14-6 overall and 4-4 in conference play with a 97 RPI.
In women's hoop, the Cougars were swept last week, losing to USC and Stanford to fall to 5-14 overall and 0-8 in conference play with a 148 RPI.
In football, Wazzu received a verbal commitment from defensive lineman Kalafitoni Pole.
In football, Tennessee assistant coach Willie Mack Garza was named as an assistant coach at USC.
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