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October 11, 2006

Pac-Tending 10-11-06


"If the NCAA gives 95% of its revenue to its member institutions, that would be its program expense. I would argue that 95% is a very responsible number."

- Executive director of online charity database Charity Navigator Trent Stamp, defending the NCAA against congressional questions of the NCAA's tax-exempt status.



Pac-10 athletic directors will meet at the Creek this week while hoop season is almost upon us and the women's hoop television schedule was announced last week. The 17-game schedule is dominated by Stanford and Arizona State, who will featured six times apiece.

Meanwhile at NCAA HQ, the NCAA was fending off congressional inquiries about its tax-exempt status - specifically challenges about the amateur status of athletes, the validity of the Academic Progress Rate [APR], corporate sponsorships for March Madness and the educational purpose of intercollegiate athletics.




Arizona State

In women's soccer, the Sun Devils were swept by Oregon and Oregon State to drop to 5-5-2 overall and 0-2 in conference play.

Arizona State was swept by USC and UCLA to drop to 9-7 overall and 1-4 in conference play in volleyball.



USC

The second-ranked Trojans defeated Washington, 26-20, to remain undefeated at 5-0 overall and 3-0 in conference play. Senior kicker Mario Danelo was named as the special teams player of the week.

In women's soccer, the 21st-ranked Women of Troy tied both California and Stanford to move to 7-2-3 overall and 0-0-2 in conference play.

Fourth-ranked USC swept Arizona and Arizona State to remain undefeated at 17-0 overall and 6-0 in conference play in volleyball.


California

The 11th-ranked Bears defeated Oregon, 45-24, to improve to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play. Junior running back Justin Forsett was named as the conference's offensive player of the week.

The 16th-ranked Bears lost to UCLA and tied USC to move to 7-2-3 overall and 0-1-1 in conference play in women's soccer.

Seventh-ranked California lost to rival Stanford to drop to 14-2 overall and 3-2 in conference play in volleyball.


Washington

The Huskies lost to USC, 26-20, to drop to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play.

In men's hoop, center Spencer Hawes will have arthroscopic knee surgery and be out three weeks.

In women's hoop, senior guard Angie Jones' career is over due to nagging knee injuries.

In women's soccer, the Huskies lost to the rival Cougars to drop to 5-7 overall and 0-1 in conference play in women's soccer.

Washington swept Oregon and Oregon State to improve to 14-3 overall and 4-2 in conference play in volleyball.


UCLA

The Bruins defeated Arizona, 27-7, to improve to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Ben Olson will be out for a t least a month due to a knee injury.

Fourth-ranked UCLA swept California and Stanford to improve to 11-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play in women's soccer.

The third-ranked Bruins swept Arizona and Arizona State to remain undefeated at 19-0 overall and 6-0 in conference play.


Arizona

The Wildcats lost to UCLA, 27-7, to drop to 2-4 overall and 0-3 in conference play. Quarterback Willie Tuitama will miss this week's game with a concussion. Tight ends coach Dana Dimel was promoted to co-offensive coordinator.

Arizona beat Oregon State but lost to Oregon to move to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in conference play in women's soccer.

Arizona was swept by USC and UCLA to drop to OSU lost to rival Oregon to drop to 9-8 overall and 0-5 in conference play in volleyball.



WSU

The Cougars defeated Oregon State, 13-6, to improve to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Tight end Cody Boyd will be out for three weeks with an ankle sprain. Senior linebacker Scott Davis was named as the conference's defensive player of the week.

The Cougars defeated the rival Huskies to improve to 6-4-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

WSU defeated Oregon State but lost to Oregon to move to 13-7 overall and 1-5 in conference play in volleyball.


Stanford

Stanford lost to Notre Dame, 31-10, to drop to 0-6 overall and 0-3 in conference play.

The 29th-ranked Cardinal lost to UCLA and tied USC to move to 7-5-1 overall and 0-1-1 in conference play in women's soccer.

In volleyball, the sixth-ranked Cardinal defeated rival California to improve to 13-2 overall and 4-1 in conference play. Senior Kristin Richards was named as the conference's player of the week.


Oregon

The Ducks lost to California, 45-24, to drop to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play.

The Ducks swept Arizona and Arizona State to improve to 8-5 overall and 2-0 in conference play. Senior forward Nicole Garbin was named as the conference's player of the week.

The Ducks were lost to Washington but defeated WSU to move to 12-3 overall and 2-3 in conference play in volleyball.


Oregon State

The Beavers lost to WSU, 13-6, to drop to 2-4 overall and 0-2 in conference play.

In women's hoop, junior forward Tiffany Ducker will miss the season for personal reasons. OSu received a verbal commitment from point guard Talisa Rhea from Alaska.

Oregon State lost to Arizona but defeated Arizona State to move to 8-3-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play in women's soccer.

Oregon State was swept by WSU and Washington to drop to 3-11 overall and 0-5 in conference play in volleyball.




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