Pac-Tending 06-17-09

"The first year of the grant program went well and we are anticipating more success in Year Two."
- NCAA Division I women's basketball vice president Sue Donohoe commenting on the NCAA's grant program which awarded $750,000 to 14 selected institutions [including UCLA] to promote increased attendance for games.
Championship season is almost over at the Creek as Arizona State remains as the lone conference team still pursuing the final NCAA title in baseball and track and field while the conference made a deal with ESPNU to televise the Pac-10 Year in Review.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton and the Omni Tucson national Resort in Tucson will be two of the regional host sites for men's golf in 2010.
In men's hoop, two more USC recruits were lost by the Trojans in the wake of former head coach Tim Floyd's resignation.
In football, Wazzu received a verbal commitment from defensive back Damante Horton while Tyree Toomer and LeAndre Daniels were suspended indefinitely for their roles in an alleged bike theft.
In soccer, Wazzu received a verbal commitment from forward-midfielder Roslyn Pontius.
In track and field, Jeshua Anderson won his second consecutive NCAA men's 400-meter title while men's discus tosser Matt Lamb finished fifth and junior javelin tosser Marissa Tschida finished sixth at the NCAA Track & Field Championships.
In football, Arizona received a verbal commitment from receiver Garic Wharton.
Oregon State
In football, head coach Mike Riley was named to the Board of Trustees of the AFCA [American Football Coaches Association].
In track and field, the Ducks finished second in both men's and women's NCAA Track & Field Championships last week.
In men's hoop, freshman guard Jrue Holiday has left the program and will be eligible for the NBA draft.
In football, Washington received a verbal commitment from receiver Keanon Lowe.
In men's track and field, senior men's discus tosser Martin Maric won the NCAA title.
In women's hoop, senior Jayne Appel will miss much of the summer while rehabbing from knee surgery.
Arizona State
In football, the Sun Devils received a verbal commitment from linebacker Carl Bradford.
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