"Washington State University has a great working relationship with the NCAA, having hosted a number of championship events in the past, and we are excited to host the 2010 NCAA Women's Rowing Championships."
- Wazzu senior associate athletic director Anne McCoy, commenting on the recent awarding to Wazzu as host of the 2010 Women's Rowing Championships in Sacramento.
The 2009-10 championship season is now officially underway at the Creek as nine of the conference's 10 women's soccer teams have played their first match with the conference going 4-5 overall in those matches.
Seven conference schools received a grade of "B" or better on a list of green schools compiled by the Sierra Club.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, Washington State University was selected as the site for the 2010 NCAA Women's Rowing Championships scheduled to be held at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center in Gold River, California.
In football, receiver Rory Cavaille is expected to miss next week's season opener against Boise State with a shoulder injury.
In women's soccer, the Wildcats lost their season opener to UC-Irvine.
In women's soccer, the Beavers lost their season opener to Portland State.
In football, senior tight end Tad Smith is out for the season with an ACL knee injury.
In women's soccer, the Bruins were blown out by North Carolina, 7-2, in their season opener.
In women's soccer, the Sun Devils defeated UC-Irvine in their season opener.
In women's golf, senior Molly Aronsson won the Vermont state amateur championship.
In women's soccer, the Cardinal easily defeated Hawai'i, 6-2, in their season opener.
In women's soccer, 19th-ranked Wazzu defeated Idaho in their season opener.
In track and field, former Wazzu distance ace Bernard Lagat won a bronze medal in the men's 1500 meters and a silver medal in the men's 5000 meters at the World Track & Field Championships in Berlin.
In football, the Trojans lost freshman defensive back Patrick Hall for the season with an ACL knee injury and sophomore defensive lineman Armond Armstead for at least six weeks due to a foot injury.
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