Pac-Tending 11-24-10

"I would say they played a role but I've only been here four years. I would say obviously that has a fair amount to do with it."
- Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly on what role facilities play in the success of his football program.
The Creek was back in championship mode as the NCAA cross country championships were contested last week and Stanford claimed fourth in the men's race while Arizona was 11th in the women's race.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the NCAA will take a deeper look at the issue of publically chastised former Arizona head men's hoop coach Lute Olson about comments he made about the recruiting violations assessed against the Arizona program.
In women's hoop, the Bears defeated Yale to improve to 3-1 overall on the season.
In women's soccer, Washington defeated UC-Irvine to advance to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament where they will play Boston College on Saturday in Massachusetts.
In volleyball, senior outside hitter Tiffany Owens was named as the conference's player of the week.
Arizona State
In women's hoop, the Sun Devils lost to Tennessee to fall to 2-1 overall on the season.
In women's hoop, senior guard Darxia Morris was named as the conference's player of the week.
In cross country, sophomore Jordan Hasay finished third at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Indiana.
Oregon State
In football, senior defensive lineman Stephen Paea and senior kicker Justin Kahut were named as the conference's defensive and special teams players of the week.
In volleyball, the Cougars lost to Arizona and Arizona State to fall to 6-20 overall and 0-16 in conference play.
In football, the Cougars will play their 2011 game against Oregon State at Qwest Field in Seattle on October 22.
In men's hoop, Wazzu pummeled the Pilots of Portland to remain undefeated at 3-0 overall on the season.
In women's hoop, the Cougars lost to Nebraska and remained winless on the season at 0-4 overall.
In women's soccer, the Cardinal defeated fellow Pac-10 conference member UCLA to advance to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament, where they will play Florida State on Friday in Palo Alto.
In football, USC was in trouble with the NCAA again and running back Dillon Baxter was suspended after photos depict him receiving a free golf cart ride from a fellow student who has since registered as an agent.
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