Pac-Tending 10-29-08

"I'm pretty much back on the market."
- Former Arizona recruit Mike Moser, who de-committed from the Wildcats when head coach Lute Olson stepped down last week.
The championship run for the Creek continues for the Pac-10 as teams still sit at or near the top of national polls in football [USC #5], soccer [Stanford #2] and volleyball [California #4].

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Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the NCAA had a few proposals for change including revising the definition of a prospective men's basketball student-athlete and changing the composition of the Division I women's soccer committee.
In football, sophomore quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and senior kicker Matt Evensen were named as the conference's offensive and special teams players of the week respectively.
Oregon State
In administration, athletic director Bob DeCarolis was dropped from consideration for the athletic director vacancy at Indiana.
In women's soccer, junior forward Kristina Larsen was named as the conference's player of the week.
In soccer, 22nd-ranked Wazzu defeated Oregon but lost to Oregon State to move to 8-5-4 overall and 2-3-1 in the Pac-10.
In volleyball, the Cougars lost to rival Washington to drop to 0-9 in conference play and 7-13 overall on the year.
In football, Wazzu received verbal commitments from defensive back Jamal Atofau and offensive lineman Quayshawn Buckley.
In men's hoop, head coach Lute Olson stepped down and was replaced by assistant coach Russ Pennell.
In football, the Wildcats received a verbal commitment from offensive lineman Chris Putton.
Arizona State
In women's hoop, guard Markisha Patterson verbally committed to the Sun Devils.
In volleyball, senior outside hitter Cynthia Barboza was named as the conference's player of the week.
In football, head coach Tyrone Willingham has stepped down.
In volleyball, the Women of Troy lost to Stanford but upset California to give the Bears their first Pac-10 loss of the season while USC moves to 11-7 overall and 4-5 in conference play.
In men's hoop, the Bears received a verbal commitment from forward Markhuri Sanders-Frison.
In football, sophomore linebacker Matt Mohamed was named as the conference's defensive player of the week.
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