"The committee read the signs society has prioritized about the importance of protecting the player as opposed to the sanctity of playing rules."
- Former Seattle Pacific head soccer coach and current NCAA secretary rules editor for soccer Cliff McCrath explaining the rationale behind a potential rule change in soccer for concussions suffered during play.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, college football attendance in all divisions declined by 554,330 [a 1.1% decrease] last year while the soccer rules committee is considering a five card accumulation during a season to warrant a one-game suspension for a coach or an athlete while also recommending that stoppage of play be allowed for concussion injuries.
In women's hoop, the Huskies were swept by USC and UCLA to drop to 9-16 overall and 4-11 in conference play.
In football, running back LaMichael James was arrested and charged with domestic abuse while receiver Jamere Holland was kicked off the team after complaining about the coaching staff on a social media website.
In baseball, sophomore second baseman Zack MacPhee was named as the conference's player of the week..
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