Pac-Tending 08-18-10

"I've referred back to that many, many times."
- NCAA's director of its lucrative men's hoop tournament Tom Jernstedt, who is stepping down from his position, recalling the first NCAA Final Four he attended in 1965.
The Creek is closing in on the start of the 2010-11 athletic season with announcements of the pre-season conference polls in women's soccer and volleyball.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the head of the NCAA's lucrative men's hoop tournament, Tom Jernstedt, has stepped down from his post.
Arizona State
In football, offensive lineman Jon Hargis is expected to join the team in mid-season, after suffering an ACL knee injury in the spring.
In volleyball, the Bears are ranked 11th in the first national pre-season poll of 2010.
In football, freshman running back Deontae Cooper, was lost for the year with an ACL knee injury.
In track & field, British national team throws coach Robert Weir was named as throws coach for the Ducks.
In men's soccer, Stanford was ranked 14th in the national pre-season poll released last week.
In football, JC receiver Dexter Ransom was rejected by the Wildcats after Arizona filled their 2010 scholarship allotment two weeks ago.
In football, freshman running back Dillon Baxter is suspended from the season opener against Hawai'i for violating ream rules.
In soccer, Wazzu crushed Idaho, 5-1 in an exhibition season opener.
In football, defensive back Marlon Pollard intends to transfer from UCLA.
Oregon State
In women's hoop, added Oral Roberts assistant coach Eric Ely to their coaching staff.
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