"We at the national office saw some of the problems that could occur during the upcoming championships season, and we want to discuss these issues with our various committees that administer our championships."
- NCAA senior vice president for championships, Joni Comstock, addressing the changes that will need to be made for travel for upcoming NCAA championships due to increased costs of travel and reduced scheduled commercial flights.
The championship run for the Creek continues as Pac-10 teams still sit at or near the top of national polls in football [USC #1], soccer [UCLA#2] and volleyball [UCLA #4].
Also, the conference championship in cross country was changed due to a conflict in scheduling.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, increasing travel costs have caused some concern for upcoming championship events.
In addition, the NCAA approved legislation to alter the current track and field championship qualifying system beginning in 2010, eliminating the current regional qualifying system and replacing it with a two-day, three-site setup while also reducing the number of baseball games from 56 to 52.
In football, tight end Cory Harkey is out with an ankle injury.
In men's hoop, the Bruins received a verbal commitment from forward Tyler Honeycutt.
In volleyball, junior outside hitter Rachel Rourke was named as the conference's player of the week.
In football, defensive back Shareece Wright is out for up to six weeks with a hairline fracture of one of his vertebrae.
In men's hoop, USC received a verbal commitment from guard Noel Johnson.
In administration, interim athletic director Scott Woodward was named as the school's athletic director.
In men's hoop, Washington received a verbal commitment from forward Clarence Trent.
In volleyball, the ninth-ranked Bears defeated Cal State-Fullerton to improve to 10-1 overall on the year.
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