Pac-Tending 10-31-07

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"My coach preached that if I can get you to grow as a person, then I can get you to grow as an athlete. It made well-rounded."
- Former Arizona swimmer Whitney Myers, who, last week, was named as the 2007 NCAA Woman of the Year.
The Creek hit the jackpot this week as the Arizona State-Oregon football game – likely for the conference title – will be televised nationally and this news is coming on the heels of the official announcement of former Arizona swimmer Whitney Myers as the NCAA's 2007 Woman of the Year. The media joined the coaches in picking Stanford as the pre-season favorite in women's hoop.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, additional penalties for baseball teams with low APR's [Academic Progress Rates] will be discussed this week by the NCAA, including potential reductions in the playing season and numbers of contests for programs subject to a second consecutive year of historical-based penalties.
In football, the Cougars beat UCLA, 27-7, to improve to 3-5 overall and 1-4 in conference play. Fox Sports announced they will televise the November 10 home game against Stanford.
In men's hoop, freshmen center Fabian Boeke was ruled ineligible for play this year by the NCAA due to his participation on a German club team that was deemed to be a professional team.
In soccer, 27th-ranked Wazzu defeated Oregon State and tied Oregon to improve to 10-2-3 overall and 3-1-1 in conference play. Senior forward Brooke Bemis was named as the conference's player of the week.
In volleyball, WSU lost to rival Washington to fall to 9-15 overall and 0-10 in conference play.
In football, the Trojans lost to Oregon, 24-17, to fall to 6-2 overall and 3-2 in conference play.
In volleyball, senior outside hitter Asia Kaczor was named as the conference's player of the week.
In football, the Bears lost to Arizona State, 31-20, to drop to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
In men's hoop, sophomore point guard Jerome Randle will miss a month due to a kidney biopsy.
In football, the Cardinal lost to Oregon State, 23-6, to fall to 3-5 overall and 2-4 in conference play.
In football, the Wildcats defeated Washington, 48-41, to improve to 3-6 overall and 2-4 in conference play. Junior quarterback Willie Tuitama and receiver Michael Thomas were named as the conference's offensive and special teams players of the week, respectively.
In football, the Ducks beat USC, 24-17, to improve to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in conference play. Defensive back Matthew Harper was named as the conference's defensive player of the week.
In football, the Huskies lost to Arizona 48-41 to drop to 2-6 overall and 0-5 in conference play. Running back JR Hasty quit then re-joined the team.
Arizona State
In football, the Sun Devils beat California, 31-20, to improve to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in conference play. ASU received verbal commitments from receivers Clint Floyd and Kemonte Bateman and offensive lineman Andrew Sampson.
In men's hoop, Arizona State received verbal commitments from guards Jared Cunningham and Trent Lockett.
In football, the Bruins lost to WSU, 27-7, to drop to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in conference play. Running back Kahlil Bell is out for the season with a knee injury.
Oregon State
In football, the Beavers defeated Stanford, 23-6, to improve to 5-3 overall and 3-2 in conference play.
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