Pac-Tending 09-02-09

"[Pursuing] future television arrangements both domestically and internationally in the Pacific Rim… that's a real green field opportunity."
- Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott, identifying some of his potential developmental ideas for so-called Olympic sports at conference member schools.
The 2009-10 championship season is now officially underway at the Creek as all 10 of the conference's women's volleyball teams have played their first match with the conference going 24-6 overall in the first week of action.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, UCLA has not yet decided to cancel their football game against San Diego State due to the wildfires in the southern California area.
Arizona State
In football, the Sun Devils lost sophomore defensive end James Brooks for three weeks due to a team rules violation.
In men's soccer, Washington defeated Seattle University in their season opener.
In women's soccer, the Ducks defeated Fresno State to move to 1-1 overall on the year.
Oregon State
In football, redshirt freshman safety Josh LaGrone is out for the season with a knee injury.
In football, tight end Rob Gronkowski may miss the season opener against Central Michigan due to a back injury.
In soccer, 30th-ranked Wazzu defeated Syracuse but were upset by Colorado College to move to 2-1 overall on the year.
In volleyball, Wazzu defeated UC-Davis, Montana State and Portland to begin the season at 3-0 overall.
In football, receiver Ronald Johnson is out for two months after breaking his collarbone and defensive back Shareece Wright has been declared academically ineligible.
In football, Ohio State defensive lineman Willie Mobley will transfer to UCLA.
In women's soccer, the Bears were blown out by Portland to drop to 1-1 overall on the year.
In men's soccer, the Cardinal lost to Lehigh in their season opener.
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