"That will be a gut-wrenching decision, not only for us, but for the people of Louisiana."
- Sugar Bowl executive director Paul Hoolahan, commenting on the decision that may have to be made to move the Sugar Bowl from New Orleans' Superdome to Atlanta's Georgia Dome due to the damage done by Hurricane Katrina.
The Creek continued to count the coins from the ASU-LSU game that will be donated to relief efforts and the Hurricane Katrina recovery process, but the total is expected to top $1 million.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the organization denied, for academic reasons, allowing a one-time transfer exception for athletes whose seasons were affected by Hurricane Katrina and the AEC [Academics/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet] voted to oppose a fifth season of eligibility in football.
The Beavers lost to Louisville, 63-27, to fall to 2-1 on the year. Long snapper Joel Cohen is out for the season with a knee injury.
Senior forward Ryan Johnson was named as the conference's player of the week in men's soccer.
The Cougars defeated Grambling State, 48-7, to remain undefeated at 3-0 on the year. Wazzu received a verbal commitment from Washington offensive lineman Grady Maxwell. Maxwell selected WSU over California.
The Cougar soccer team defeated Virginia Commonwealth, 1-0, and Long Island University by the same score, to move to 5-2 overall on the year.
The volleyball team lost to Middle Tennessee State but defeated Oakland and Saint Louis to move to 7-4 on the season.
The Sun Devils defeated Northwestern, 52-21, to move to 2-1 on the year and are ranked 18th. Junior starting offensive lineman Zach Krula is lost for the season with a broken ankle.
The top-ranked Trojans defeated Arkansas, 70-17 to remain undefeated at 2-0 on the year. Starting sophomore defensive back Terrell Thomas is out for the season with a knee injury. Starting senior linebacker Dallas Sartz will be out for three weeks with a dislocated shoulder.
The Huskies defeated Idaho, 34-6, for their first win of the year, putting them at 1-2. Washington's game with UCLA on October 1 has been moved to 7:15 p.m. to accommodate television coverage.
Junior setter Courtney Thompson was named as the conference's volleyball player of the week.
The Bruins defeated Oklahoma, 41-24, to remain undefeated on the season at 3-0 and are ranked 25th. Senior starting receiver Junior Taylor is out for the season with a knee injury. Senior quarterback Drew Olson was named as the conference's offensive player of the week. The Bruins' October 1 home game against Washington has been moved to 7:15 p.m. to accommodate television coverage.
Senior forward Iris Mora was named as the conference's player of the week in women's soccer.
The Wildcats lost to Purdue, 31-24, to drop to 1-2 on the year. Starting senior defensive lineman Marcus Smith, who injured an ankle two weeks ago against Northern Arizona - is out for the season.
The Cardinal lost to provisional Division I-AA UC-Davis, 20-17, to drop to 1-1 on the year. Starting quarterback Trent Edwards suffered an injury to his throwing hand and may miss Stanford's conference opener against Oregon in two weeks.
The 13th-ranked Bears defeated Illinois, 35-20, to remain undefeated at 3-0 on the year. Junior Tim Mixon was named as the conference's player of the week for special teams. California's home game against Arizona on October 1 was moved to 4 p.m. to accommodate television coverage.
The Ducks defeated Fresno State, 37-34, to remain undefeated at 3-0 on the year and are ranked 24th.
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