Pac-Tending 10-05-05

"All these games from here on are huge. This conference is very competitive."
- UCLA head football coach Karl Dorrell, after playing his first conference game against Washington.
The Creek released their television schedule for men's hoops for the 2005-06 season and out of the 66 initially scheduled, Arizona has 15 scheduled appearances, followed by UCLA with 14 and California with 12. Arizona State brings up the rear with four.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, it was announced that the American Volleyball Coaches Association will donate $2500 to the Hurricane Relief Fund and match outside donations organized by volleyball programs in excess of $2500 between October 1 and November 2.
The 10th-ranked Bears shut out Arizona, 28-0, to remain undefeated at 5-0 and 2-0 in conference play. Starting offensive lineman Andrew Cameron is out for the season with a knee injury. Defensive back Daymeion Hughes was named as the conference's defensive player of the week. The Bears' October 15 match-up against Oregon State was moved to 12:30 p.m. to accommodate ABC television.
In women's hoops, Portland guard Lauren Greif gave a verbal commitment to the Bears. Greif selected California over Oregon and Washington.
The top-ranked Trojans defeated Arizona State, 38-28 to remain undefeated at 4-0 on the year. Safety Kevin Ellison is out for the season with a knee injury. Running back LenDale White was named as the conference's offensive player of the week.
Senior middle blocker Bibiana Candelas was selected as the conference's player of the week in volleyball.
The Cougars lost to Oregon State, 44-33, to drop to 3-1 overall and 0-1 in conference play. Linebacker Will Derting is out for a month with a knee sprain. The October 15 game against UCLA was moved to 3:30 p.m. to accommodate Fox Sports television.
In men's hoop, WSU signed a three-year agreement to play an annual game at Seattle's Key Arena. The Cougars play Utah in Seattle on December 22.
The Cougars defeated the University of San Francisco [4-0] and Montana[2-1] to improve to 7-3-1 in soccer this year. Kiki Lara was added to the coaching staff as an assistant. Lara is currently USL [United Soccer League] midfielder with the Minnesota Thunder.
The Cougars split with the Arizonas – losing to Arizona but defeating Arizona State – to remain at .500 with a 8-8 record overall this year.
Arizona State
The 17th-ranked Sun Devils lost to USC, 38-28, to fall to 4-1 on the year and 1-1 in conference play. Kick returner Terry Richardson was named as the conference's special teams player of the week.
The Wildcats were shut out by California, 28-0, to fall to 1-3 overall on the year and 0-1 in conference play. Running back Terry Longbons is out for the season with a shoulder injury.
Oregon State
The Beavers defeated WSU, 44-33, to move to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play. Two current players – offensive lineman Michael Marks and Gregg Peat – and one former player, offensive lineman J.C. Ronnfeldt, were indicted for their roles in the alcohol poisoning death of Lance Strickland, who was a friend of Marks.
The Cardinal lost to Oregon, 44-20, to fall to 1-2 on the year and 0-1 in conference play.
Athletic director Ted Leland will retire on January 1, so that he may return to his alma mater, Pacific.
Sophomore midfielder Rachel Buehler was named as the conference's player of the week in women's soccer.
The 25th-ranked Ducks defeated Stanford, 44-20, to move to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play.
The Huskies lost to UCLA, 21-17, to drop to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
Seattle center Spencer Hawes gave an oral commitment to the Huskies this week. Hawes chose Washington over North Carolina and Stanford. Starting forward Mike Jensen will miss the next two months with a shoulder injury.
The 20th-ranked Bruins defeated Washington, 21-17, to remain undefeated at 4-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play. Defensive lineman Nikola Dragovic is out for the season with a knee injury.
Senior defender Jordan Harvey was named as the conference's player of the week in men's soccer.
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