"We believe, in some case, that players must be penalized more severely when the contact is flagrant and dangerous."
- Oregon head football coach Mike Bellotti speaking about proposed rule changes in the way flagrant personal fouls should handled during football games.
Hoop season is in full force at the Creek and California, Stanford and Arizona State are in the Top 25 of the NCAA women's RPI.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the NCAA announced that they intend to strengthen the enforcement of flagrant personal fouls in football if proposed rule changes are accepted next month.
In men's hoop, the conference elected to take no public action against USC head coach Tim Floyd and guard Daniel Hackett for a late-game incident in last week's game against Arizona State involving Pac-10 referees and a controversial call.
In women's hoop, junior center Jayne Appel was named as the conference's player of the week.
In women's gymnastics, freshman Vanessa Zamarripa was named as the conference's special performer of the week.
In football, Washington named University of San Diego offensive coordinator Jimmie Dougherty as receivers coach and ASU offensive line coach Dan Cozzetto as new offensive coordinator. The Huskies also received verbal commitments from linebacker Jordan Wallace and defensive lineman Sione Potoae.
In football, the Sun Devils promoted recruiting coordinator Matt Lubick to assistant head coach.
In women's hoop, the Beavers swept Washington and WSU to improve to 15-8 overall and 6-7 in conference play.
In men's hoop, the Wildcats received a verbal commitment from forward Tremayne Johnson.
In football, the Wildcats lost associate head coach Dana Dimel to Kansas State.
In football, running back LeGarrette Blount was suspended indefinitely for team rules violations.
In men's hoop, Wazzu defeated Oregon but lost to Oregon State to move to 5-8 in conference play and 13-12 overall on the year.
In women's hoop, Wazzu defeated Oregon but lost to Oregon State to move to 3-10 in conference play and 10-14 overall on the year.
In football, Wazzu received a verbal commitment from offensive lineman John Fullington.
In women's tennis, sophomore Mari Andersson was named as the conference's player of the week.
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