Pac-Tending 12-17-08

"Part of it was luck and part of it was, I think, everything was falling together for our team."
- Stanford sophomore outside hitter Alix Klineman, after the Cardinal swept Hawai'i to advance to the Final Four of the NCAA volleyball tournament.
The championship run for the Creek continues as Stanford has moved into the Final Four and remains in contention for the national championship in the NCAA volleyball tournament.

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Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the travel mileage thresholds that have been in place for autumn sport championships will be extended for winter and spring sport championships as well.
In football, linebacker Sterling Lewis is suspended for the Las Vegas Bowl after being cited for a DUI.
In men's hoop, junior forward Jordan Hill was named as the conference's player of the week.
In men's hoop, Wazzu lost to Gonzaga but defeated Montana State to move to 7-3 overall on the year.
In football, Wazzu received verbal commitments from Nolan Washington, Casey Locker and Anthony Carpenter.
In women's hoop, Wazzu defeated Idaho to improve to 6-2 overall on the year.
Oregon State
In men's hoop, the Beavers defeated Nebraska and Seattle Pacific to improve to 3-5 overall on the year.
In men's hoop, the Bruins defeated DePaul to improve to 6-2 overall on the year.
In men's hoop, the Ducks succumbed to San Diego and fell to 4-5 overall on the year.
In football, Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian hired California offensive line coach Jim Michalczik as offensive coordinator, Demetrice Martin as secondary coach and Johnny Nansen as special teams coach.
In football, secondary coach Rocky Seto turned down Washington and an offer to become the Huskies' defensive coordinator.
In women's soccer, head coach Paul Ratcliffe was named as national coach of the year by Soccer America magazine.
Arizona State
In football, the Sun Devils received verbal commitments from defensive lineman William Sutton, running back Jamal Miles and JC defensive back LeQuan Lewis.
In women's hoop, the Bears squandered a 26-point halftime lead and lost to Oklahoma to fall to 8-2 overall on the year.
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