September 20, 2006

Pac-Tending 09-20-06


"The fact that errors on the onside kick altered the outcome of the game is most unfortunate and unsettling."

- Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen this week in response to the Oregon-Oklahoma game where officials missed a crucial call [as well as instant replay of the call] near the end of the game that likely would have resulted in an Oklahoma victory. The crew responsible for missing the calls have been suspended for one game.



It was a topsy-turvy week at the Creek last week as the Pac-10 acknowledged that the football officiating crew in charge of the Oregon-Oklahoma game missed crucial calls late in that game that allowed Oregon to pull out an improbable one-point victory. Commissioner Tom Hansen announced that, upon review of the tape of the game, the crew working that game would be suspended for one game.

Meanwhile at NCAA HQ, the NCAA announced they would have a new logo for the 2008 men's Final Four in San Antonio.




Arizona State

The 20th-ranked Sun Devils defeated Colorado, 21-3, to remain undefeated at 3-0 on the year.

In women's soccer, ASU tied UC-Santa Barbara and lost to Pepperdine to drop to 4-2-2 overall.

The Sun Devils lost to Duke but defeated Butler and Notre Dame to move to 8-3 overall in volleyball.



Oregon

The 13th-ranked Ducks defeated Oklahoma, 34-33, to remain undefeated at 3-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

In women's soccer, Oregon beat Gonzaga and Eastern Washington to improve to 4-3 on the year. Freshman goalkeeper Emily Zaler was named as the conference's player of the week.

The Ducks defeated Gonzaga and Boise State to remain undefeated at 10-0 on the year in volleyball.


Arizona

The Wildcats beat Stephen F. Austin, 28-10, to improve to 2-1 on the year.

Arizona defeated Cal Poly and Montana to improve to 6-2 overall in women's soccer.

The Wildcats defeated Pittsburgh and Eastern Illinois before losing to Northwestern to drop to 9-3 on the year in volleyball.



WSU

The Cougars beat Baylor, 17-15, to improve to 2-1 overall. Offensive lineman Bobby Byrd is likely out for this week's game against Stanford with an MCL knee injury. Junior kicker Loren Langley was named as the conference's special teams player of the week.

Wazzu defeated Montana and Idaho to improve to 5-2-1 on the year in women's soccer.

The Cougars split with Idaho to move to 12-2 in volleyball.


Oregon State

Oregon State lost to Portland to drop to 4-2-1 overall in women's soccer.


Washington

Washington defeated Fresno State, 21-20, to improve to 2-1 on the year. Linebacker E.J. Savannah is expected to miss this week's game against UCLA with a thumb injury. Senior safety C.J. Wallace was named as the conference's defensive player of the week.

The Huskies lost to Dayton and Ohio State to drop to 4-4 overall in women's soccer.

4th-ranked Washington beat Fresno State and UC-Davis to improve to 10-1 in volleyball.


California

The 22nd-ranked Bears defeated Portland State, 42-16, to improve to 2-1 overall. Offensive lineman Scott Smith is expected to be out for three weeks with an MCL knee injury.

The 19th-ranked Bears lost to Ohio State but beat Dayton to move to 5-1-2 in women's soccer.

The 8th-ranked Bears beat Pacific and Yale to remain undefeated at 11-0 in volleyball.


USC

The third-ranked Trojans defeated Nebraska, 28-10, to remain undefeated on the year at 3-0. Running back Ryan Powdrell is out for the year with an ankle injury but USC will apply for a sixth year of eligibility for the senior. Junior receiver Dwayne Jarrett was named as the conference's player of the week.

The 20th-ranked Women of Troy beat Eastern Washington and UNLV to improve to 6-1-1 overall in women's soccer.

The 7th-ranked Women of Troy beat Pepperdine and Purdue to remain undefeated at 11-0 in volleyball. Sophomore outside hitter Asia Kaczor was named as the conference's player of the week.


UCLA

The third-ranked Bruins defeated Cal State-Northridge to improve to 6-1 in women's soccer.

The third-ranked Bruins beat Florida International, Long Island University and Maryland to remain undefeated at 13-0 in volleyball.


Stanford

The Cardinal lost to Navy, 37-9, to drop to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in conference play. Running back Nick Frank quit football due to a spinal injury.

29th-ranked Stanford lost to Tennessee but defeated Boston to move to 5-3 overall in women's soccer.

The 6th-ranked Cardinal defeated Santa Clara, Georgetown and St. Mary's to improve to 9-1 in volleyball.




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