"The committee is pleased to license all 34 bowls that took place last year."
- Sun Belt conference commissioner and NCAA Football Issues committee chairman Wright Waters announcing that all 34 bowl games from last year will be played again this year - although some lost their title sponsors and there will be no new additions to the college football bowl game lineup.
The updated 2008-09 Director's Cup standings were released and 14-time defending champ Stanford maintained their usual spot at the top of the heap while the Pac-10 placed six schools in the Top 25.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, all 34 bowl games from last year were licensed again for the 2009-10 season although some did lose their title sponsors and there will be no new bowl games. Also, beach [or "sand"] volleyball has been given preliminary approval to become a varsity women's sport in the 2010-11 season.
In track and field, junior decathlete Ashton Eaton and senior javelin tosser Rachel Yurkovich were named as two of the conference's four athletes of the week.
In men's hoop, Wazzu added Kansas State to the 2009-10 schedule as part of the big12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series.
In baseball, the Trojans lost to Wazzu two out of three times to fall to 10-8 in conference play and 21-19 overall.
In baseball, the Beavers lost two out of three games to UCLA to fall to 9-6 in conference play and 24-11 overall.
In track and field, sophomore Michael Coe and junior Kimyon Broom were named as two of the conference's four athletes of the week.
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