Pac-Tending 09-03-08

"My mom is almost as happy as I was."
- Arizona men's hoop signee Darnell Shumpert after signing a scholarship offer with the Wildcats.
The 2008-09 season is officially underway at the Creek and already the football, soccer and volleyball seasons are beginning to show signs of dominance or pleasant surprise.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the Pac-10 has proposed to raise scholarship award limits from 12 to 13 in women's volleyball.
Oregon State
In football, the Beavers lost their season opener, 36-28, to Stanford.
In football, the Huskies lost their season opener, 44-10, to Oregon.
In football, the Cougars lost their season opener, 39-13, to Oklahoma State and starting defensive back Alfonso Jackson is questionable for this week's game against Cal with a hip flexor injury.
In soccer, 37th-ranked Wazzu remained undefeated in the 2008 season with a pair of ties against James Madison and William & Mary to move to 1-0-2 overall on the year.
In volleyball, the Cougars opened the 2008 season with a three-match sweep of Cal State-Northridge, Seattle University and Boise State to move to 3-0 on the year.
In men's hoop, the Wildcats signed forward Darnell Shumpert to a scholarship offer.
In football, the Bruins won their season opener, 27-24 in overtime, against Tennessee.
In football, the Bears defeated Michigan State, 38-31, in their season opener.
In football, the Ducks pounded Washington, 44-10, in their season opener and sophomore quarterback Justin Roper is questionable for this week's game after suffering a concussion.
Arizona State
In football, the Sun Devils opened their season with a 30-13 victory over Division I-AA [now FCS] opponent Northern Arizona.
In football, the Cardinal defeated Oregon State, 36-28, in their season opener.
In football, the Trojans opened their 2008 season with a 52-7 rout of Virginia.
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