"This move will be a win-win for the student-athletes, coaches and fans. We anticipate larger crowds, increased excitement and better television coverage during the first and second rounds. The big winner overall will be women's basketball."
- Arizona State head women's hoop coach Charli Turner-Thorne, speaking about the NCAA's move to 16 pre-determined sites for the post-season tournament, beginning in 2009.
It is TV time at the creek as the women's basketball television schedule was released - a 22-game package that features California and Stanford six times apiece.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the NCAA has approved a recommendation that will, beginning with the 2009 championship, move to a post-season tournament model of 16 pre-determined sites with four teams each for the first and second rounds.
Nine finalists for the 2007 NCAA Woman of the Year finalists were selected and Whitney Myers [swimming and diving] from Arizona was chosen as of the finalists. The winner will be announced on October 27.
In football, the top-ranked Trojans defeated WSU, 47-14, to remain undefeated at 3-0 and 1-0 in conference play.
In football, the Cardinal lost to Oregon, 55-31, to fall to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
In football, the Wildcats lost to California, 45-27, to fall to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
In football, the Ducks defeated Stanford, 55-31, to improve to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play. Senior quarterback Dennis Dixon was named as the conference's offensive player of the week. Receiver Brian Paysinger is out for the season with a knee injury
In football, the Sun Devils beat Oregon State, 44-32, to improve to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play.
In football, the Beavers lost to Arizona State, 44-32, to drop to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
In football, the Bears beat Arizona, 45-27, to improve to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play. Senior Thomas DeCoud was named as the conference's defensive player of the week.
In men's hoop, California received a verbal commitment from guard Garrett Sim.
In football, the Bruins defeated Washington, 44-31, to improve to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play. Senior kick returner Matthew Slater was named as the conference's special teams player of the week.
In football, the Cougars lost to USC, 47-14, to fall to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
In men's hoop, WSU received a verbal commitment from James Watson.
In women's soccer, 23rd-ranked Wazzu beat Nevada but lost to UNLV to move to 5-1-1 overall.
In women's hoop, the Cougars received a verbal commitment from forward Rosie Tarnowski.
In volleyball, the Cougars lost to Oregon and Oregon State to drop to 9-7 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
In football, the Huskies lost to UCLA, 44-31, to drop to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
In volleyball, senior outside hitter Stevie Mussie was named as the conference's player of the week.
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