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January 5, 2011

Pac-Tending 01-05-11

"They bounced back from some terrible years and put Stanford back on the football map."

- Former Stanford quarterback great Jim Plunkett, after the Cardinal crushed Virginia Tech, 40-12, in the Orange Bowl.



Conference play continues at the Creek this week in both men's and women's hoop.

Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, new men's basketball recruiting rules for 2012 were discussed, including an extension of the April contact period and a requirement of the NCAA to publish a quarterly list of allowable recruiting and scouting services.





Oregon

In women's hoop, the Ducks will be playing the final games ever to be played at MacArthur Court on Thursday against Wazzu and Saturday against Washington.



California

In football, running back Shane Vereen decided to forego his senior season and make himself eligible for the NFL Draft.



UCLA

In women's hoop, the Bruins swept Washington and WSU to open up Pac-10 play at 2-0 and 12-1 overall.



Stanford

In football, the Cardinal crushed Virginia Tech to win the Orange Bowl and secure their first Top Five finish since 1940.



Arizona

In men's hoop, the Wildcats defeated Oregon but lost to Oregon State to move to 1-1 in conference play and 12-3 overall.



WSU

In men's hoop, the Cougars were swept by UCLA and USC to drop to 0-2 in conference play and 10-4 overall. Sophomore point guard Reggie Moore was cited for marijuana possession stemming from an incident in early December.

In women's hoop, the Cougars were swept by USC and UCLA to remain winless in conference play at 0-2 and drop to 2-12 overall.



USC

In men's hoop, the Trojans lost to Washington but defeated WSU to move to 1-1 in conference play and 9-6 overall on the year.



Washington

In men's hoop, senior Matthew Bryan-Amaning was named as the conference's player of the week both left USC to pursue NFL careers. Point guard Abdul Gaddy suffered an ACL knee injury and is out for the season.



Arizona State

In women's hoop, the Sun Devils swept Oregon State and Oregon to improve to 2-0 in conference play and 10-2 overall.



Oregon State

In men's hoop, the Beavers swept Arizona State and Arizona to improve to 2-0 in conference play and 8-2 overall on the year.





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