Pac-Tending 05-18-11

"It was really fun."
- Stanford head women's water polo coach John Tanner after defeating rival California to win the NCAA title.
It is championship time at the Creek and the conference sent five teams to the NCAA women's rowing championships this week.

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Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the organization is looking into making some changes to the APR penalty system.
Oregon State
In football, defensive lineman Castro Masaniai was suspended after his arrest and five charges were assessed in connection to a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.
In men's track and field, sprinter James Alaka won the 100-meter and 200-meter races at the Pac-10 Championships.
In baseball, junior second baseman Danny Pulfer was named as the conference's player of the week.
Arizona State
In women's hoop, Cleveland State associate coach Amy Wright was hired as an assistant coach at ASU.
In men's volleyball, longtime head coach Al Scates will retire after the 2012 season.
In women's water polo, the Cardinal Stanford will make a change won the NCAA title.
In baseball, Wazzu lost two to Arizona but took one from the Wildcats and split a doubleheader with Portland to move to 22-25 overall on the year and 6-15 in conference play with a 55 RPI.
In track and field, senior men's 400-meter hurdler Jeshua Anderson won his fourth straight title at the Pac-10 Championships last week, joining senior women's javelin tosser Marissa Tschida, senior women's 800-meter runner Anna Layman and the men's 4x100 relay team as Pac-10 champions.
In rowing, Wazzu will be making their sixth NCAA championship appearance at the NCAA Championship Regatta.
In men's hoop, previously verbally committed guard Katin Reinhardt has de-committed from the Trojans.
In men's hoop, point guard Lamont "MoMo" Jones will transfer.
In football, quarterback Zach Maynard - a transfer from Buffalo - was named as the Bears' starting QB for 2011.
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