Pac-Tending 10-15-08

"There is no question that the actions of the three individuals constitute misconduct as defined in the NCAA bylaws. In addition, the public nature of the incident justifies the assessment of a public reprimand."
- NCAA Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet Chair Jeff Schemmel, explaining the reasoning behind the NCAA's decision to uphold the sanctions against the head coach and two members of the Arizona State baseball team for their role in an altercation at last year's NCAA super regional against Fresno State.
The championship run for the Creek continues for the Pac-10 as teams still sit at or near the top of national polls in both soccer [Stanford #2] and volleyball [Stanford #4].

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Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the NCAA upheld the sanctions against Arizona State baseball coach Pat Murphy and two other players [Brett Wallace and Ike Davis] for their roles in an altercation at last year's super regional against Fresno State.
In men's hoop, the Bears received a verbal commitment from point guard Brandon Smith.
In volleyball, sophomore setter Jenna Hagglund was named as the conference's player of the week.
In football, junior running back Toby Gerhart was named as the conference's offensive player of the week.
In football, senior defensive lineman Fili Moala was named as the conference's special teams player of the week.
In football, the Cougars lost to Oregon State, to fall to 0-4 in conference play and 1-6 overall and redshirt freshman quarterback Marshall Lobbestael suffered an ACL knee injury and is out for the year.
In soccer, 24th-ranked Wazzu tied USC but lost to UCLA to drop to 6-3-4 overall and 0-1-1 in the Pac-10.
In volleyball, the Cougars were swept on the road by USC and UCLA to drop to 0-6 in conference play and 7-10 overall on the year.
In women's hoop, Wazzu received a verbal commitment from point guard Ki-Shawna Moore.
Arizona State
In cross country, freshman Kate Lydy won the 5000 meters at the ASU Invitational.
Oregon State
In football, the Beavers defeated WSU, 66-13, to improve to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the Pac-10.
In soccer, the Wildcats defeated rival Arizona State for the first time in program history to improve to 8-4 overall and 1-0 in the Pac-10.
In football, receiver Terrence Austin suffered a strained neck and concussion in last week's loss to Oregon and is questionable for this week's game.
In football, defensive back Jairus Byrd was named as the conference's defensive player of the week.
In women's hoop, the Ducks received a verbal commitment from forward Aliyah Green.
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