"He can say whatever he wants, he's the athletic director."
- USC head football coach, Pete Carroll, after athletic director Mike Garrett indicated he was "very dismayed" with the Trojans' 8-4 regular season finish in football.
The 2009-10 championship season for autumn sports ended last week when California became the last conference team to succumb at the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship when the Bears lost to Penn State in the Elite Eight.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, tickets for first and second round games in the men's 2010 basketball championship are sold out at the Spokane Arena in Spokane but tickets are available at eight other venues across the country.
In administration, athletic director Jim Livengood is one of three finalists for the open athletic director position at UNLV.
In men's hoop, the Ducks lost to Saint Mary's to drop to 4-4 overall on the year.
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