"This is a heartbreaking situation for Todd's family, friends, teammates and classmates. We extend our deepest sympathies to everyone touched by this terrible accident."
- University of Oregon president, Dave Frohnmayer, speaking about the drowning accident that claimed the life of Oregon football player Todd Doxey.
It is the slow portion of the 2008-09 season at the Creek as the autumn sports begin the process of getting up to speed for next month's competitions but the conference has unveiled a newly renovated official website for 2008-09.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, Dan Guerrero, the athletic director at UCLA, was selected as the men's basketball committee chairman for 2009-10.
In men's hoop, the Bruins released their schedule which features non-conference games against Notre Dame, Texas and Wyoming.
In men's hoop, Washington released their schedule which features non-conference games against Oklahoma State, Lehigh and Montana.
In track and field, Wazzu hurdling sensation Jeshua Anderson won the 400-meter hurdling title at the World Junior Track and Field Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
In volleyball, Wazzu added three players to the roster – middle blocker Emily Rooney, a transfer from South Dakota State, setter Renee Bordelon, a transfer from North Idaho College and defensive specialist/libero Brianne Flach.
In women's rowing, Sarah Whipple was hired as an assistant coach.
In women's soccer, the schedule was announced and features non-conference matches against Utah, Fresno State and Portland.
In men's hoop, Wildcat recruit Brandon Jennings announced he would go to Europe to play and Arizona received a verbal commitment from guard Garland Judkins.
In football, the Wildcats received a verbal commitment from tight end Jack Baucus.
In women's hoop, current and former Cardinal players Claire Bodensteiner and Jillian Harmon were named to New Zealand's Olympic team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
In men's hoop, recruit DeMar DeRozan is academically eligible to compete.
In men's swimming, the program was reinstated.
In football, the Sun Devils received a verbal commitment from tight end Chris Coyle and defensive back Osahon Irabor.
In football, redshirt freshman defensive back Todd Doxey died after a drowning accident.
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