Pac-Tending 02-25-09

"It was juvenile behavior between two players. They'll learn from it and be better people because of it."
- USC men's hoop coach Tim Floyd trying to defuse an altercation last week after a loss to Washington between Dwight Lewis and Daniel Hackett.
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 and the conference championship in swimming begins this week in Washington.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the NCAA announced that they will dedicate a website to display single year APR's for head coaches beginning next year.
In football, offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti left to become offensive coordinator at Pittsburgh, the Bears hired Utah offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig as his replacement.
In men's hoop, the Trojans received a verbal commitment from center Renardo Sidney.
Arizona State
In baseball, junior outfielder Jason Kipnis was named as the conference's player of the week.
Oregon State
In women's hoop, the Beavers defeated UC-Santa Barbara to improve to 16-10 overall [and 6-9 in Pac-10 play].
In softball, the Cardinal defeated St. Mary's to improve to 13-1 overall on the year.
In football, the Wildcats hired Texas Tech assistant Seth Littrell as an assistant coach for tight ends and running backs.
In men's hoop, Wazzu lost to USC but defeated UCLA to move to 6-9 in conference play and 14-13 overall on the year. Senior guard Taylor Rochestie was named as the conference'splayer of the week.
In women's hoop, the Cougars were swept by USC and UCLA to drop to 3-12 in conference play and 10-16 overall on the year.
In football, quarterback Marshall Lobbestael was suspended after an alcohol-related arrest.
In tennis, the Cougars lost to Oregon and Ohio State in non-conference matches to drop to 3-7 overall on the year.
In women's gymnastics, freshmen Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs and Vanessa Zamarripa were named as the conference's gymnast of the week and for special performance of the week.
In men's hoop, Washington lost to UCLA but defeated USC to move to 11-4 in conference play and 20-7 overall on the year.
In men's hoop, the Ducks lost to California but defeated Stanford for their first Pac-10 win of the year and move to 1-14 in conference play and 7-20 overall.
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