"I have promised to be a good patient and follow my doctors' requests."
- NCAA president Myles Brand, who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Hoop season is in full force at the Creek and California and Arizona State are in the Top 25 of the NCAA RPI.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the NCAA has changed the age at which a student-athlete will be considered a prospect in men's basketball. From now on, a men's basketball prospect is defined as anyone who has entered the seventh grade.
In football, the Bruins received a verbal commitment from defensive lineman Branden Warner.
In football, Washington hired Utah receivers' coach as an assistant coach and the Huskies received a verbal commitment from defensive back Desmond Trufant.
In football, the Trojans hired Jeremy Bates from the NFL's Denver Broncos as offensive coordinator. Quarterback Mark Sanchez declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft and receiver Vidal Hazelton will transfer to Cincinnati.
In men's hoop, Wazzu swept both Oregon State and Oregon - setting a Pac-10 record for free throws as they improved to 3-2 in conference play and 11-6 overall on the year.
In women's hoop, Wazzu defeated Oregon State and lost to Oregon to move to 1-4 in conference play and 8-8 overall on the year.
In men's hoop, the Wildcats were swept by UCLA and USC to fall to 11-7 overall and 2-4 in conference play.
In men's hoops, the Ducks were swept by Wazzu and Washington to remain winless in Pac-10 play at 0-6 and 6-12 overall.
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