"It makes sense. The NCAA looks at the program as a whole, and you may be talking about systemic problems in these cases of payments by agents. Yes, these were different teams and coaches. Rather than do it piecemeal, look at the institution."
- Attorney Anthony Salerno after learning that the NCAA will combine investigations of USC's football case involving former player Reggie Bush and men's basketball case involving former player O.J. Mayo into one large investigation ostensibly focused on lack of institutional control.
In volleyball, the Beavers added middle blocker Tami Brown and libero Dianni Freeman to their 2009 roster.
In men's hoop, former head coach Russ Pennell was named as head coach at Division II Grand Canyon College while current head coach Sean Miller named James Whitford and Emanuel Richardson as assistants. Center Jordan Hill declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft and the Wildcats received a verbal commitment from Kyryl Natyazhko.
In football, Washington received verbal commitments from receiver Jamaal Kearse and offensive lineman Ben Riva.
In rowing, the Cougars lost to Washington for the first time in five years.
In tennis, the Cougars lost to UC-Santa Barbara but defeated EWU to move to 8-17 overall on the year.
In track and field, senior sprinter Charonda Williams and senior thrower Sarah Stevens were named as the conference's female track and field athletes of the week.
In baseball, the Ducks lost to Portland to drop to 12-21 overall on the year and 2-7 in Pac-10 play.
In softball, the Cardinal defeated Santa Clara to improve to 36-4 overall on the year.
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