"The university felt that's what had to happen."
- USC head football coach Pete Carroll, explaining why junior running back Joe McKnight did not play in the Trojans' bowl game this week after McKnight was allegedly involved in a possible incident involving possible NCAA violations.
The 2009-10 championship season for winter sports has begun and Wazzu, in men's hoop and Stanford in women's hoop sit atop the conference standings as Pac-10 play approaches.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, takes a closer look at non-traditional coursework.
In women's hoop, the Bears lost to Boston College to drop to 5-5 overall on the year.
In football, Wazzu received a verbal commitment from running back Bishop Sankey.
In men's hoop, Oregon defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff to improve to 8-4 overall on the season.
In women's hoop, the Cardinal suffered their first defeat of the year to Connecticut, to fall to 9-1 overall on the year.
In women's hoop, the Sun Devils defeated Furman to improve to 8-3 overall on the season.
In men's hoop, the Beavers defeated Fresno State to improve to 6-5 overall on the year.
In football, the Bruins defeated Temple in the Washington D.C. Bowl and defensive lineman Brian Price has indicated he will forego his senior season and make himself eligible for the NFL draft while offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-filo will go on a Mormon mission.
In women's hoop, senior guard Sami Whitcomb was named as the conference's player of the week.
In men's hoop, the Wildcats lost to BYU to drop to 6-6 overall on the year.
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