"Just about everybody has a weird one."
- Pac-10 assistant commissioner Jim Muldoon, commenting on the conference's scheduling – prior to next year's full round-robin schedule - that has produced lopsided home-and-away travels for each school.
The Creek released their television schedule for women's hoops for the 2005-06 season and out of the 21 initially scheduled, USC has five scheduled appearances, followed by Stanford with four and Arizona and UCLA with three apiece. Oregon State and Washington State bring up the rear with one apiece.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the United State Supreme Court upheld the NCAA's position in a lawsuit brought by basketball tournament promoters seeking to overturn the organization's so-called "two in four" rule which stipulates that Division I institutions may only compete in two tournaments every four years, thereby allowing all institutions access to valuable tournament play and not merely perennial powerhouse schools.
Running back Shelton Sampson has quit the team. ABC will televise the October 22 home game against USC at 12:30 p.m.
Senior outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic was named as the conference's player of the week in volleyball.
The Cougars lost to Stanford, 24-21, to fall to 3-2 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
In women's hoop, senior guard Ariana Scales is academically ineligible and senior forward Keisha Moore must sit out the Cougars' first two games stemming from her transfer from Idaho.
Soccer was swept by California and Stanford to fall to 7-5-1 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
The Sun Devils lost to Oregon, 31-17, to drop to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in conference play.
The 18th-ranked Bears lost to UCLA, 47-40, to fall to 5-1 on the year and 2-1 in conference play.
The Wildcats lost to USC, 42-21, to fall to 1-4 overall on the year and 0-2 in conference play. Linebacker Dane Krogstad is out for a month with a knee injury.
In men's hoop, guard Jawann McClellan has been ruled academically ineligible for the fall semester.
Senior midfielder Mallory Miller was named as the conference's player of the week in women's soccer.
Freshman goalkeeper Packy Deenihan has been named as the conference's player of the week in men's soccer.
The Cardinal defeated WSU, 24-21, to improve to 2-2 on the year and 1-1 in conference play.
The 12th-ranked Bruins defeated California, 47-40, to move to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play. Offensive lineman Chris Joseph will miss the WSU game after suffering a knee injury. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew was named as the conference's offensive player of the week.
In men's hoop, forward Alfred Aboya will miss a month after having surgery for a knee injury.
The top-ranked Trojans defeated Arizona, 42-21, to improve to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in conference play. Linebacker Dallas Sartz is expected to redshirt the season due to a shoulder injury.
The 20th-ranked Ducks defeated Arizona State, 31-17, to improve to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Offensive lineman Mat Webb quit the team and will transfer. Safety Anthony Trucks and kicker Matt Evensen were named as the conference's defensive and special teams players of the week, respectively.
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