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April 26, 2006
"There are several format and administrative issues that are not necessarily newsworthy, but that will take some time and some thought and some consideration."
- BCS coordinator Mike Slive, explaining the new BCS process this year that includes a fifth bowl game that will be double hosted by the Fiesta Bowl.
The final numbers are in for Arizona State and Arizona in the APR after their appeals were exhausted and ASU will receive an 843 in men's basketball while Arizona will receive an 865 in baseball and an 882 in football. The APR cutline is 925 and all three programs absorbed scholarship loss penalties.
Meanwhile at NCAA HQ, a proposal to rescind the "two-in-four" rule in basketball - allowing schools to schedule two exempt tournaments every four years - was approved and will be voted on this week.
Also this week, the NCAA will consider whether football teams with 6-6 records should be considered bowl-eligible this season and whether or not students who have graduated early but still have eligibility remaining can be excluded from receiving the so-called "eligibility point" in the Academic Progress Rate [APR].
With an additional bowl game after the regular Fiesta Bowl, the BCS is considering opening up the pool of at-large teams for BCS bowl consideration.
Sophomore guards Jordan Farmar and Arron Afflalo will make themselves eligible for the NBA Draft but will not hire agents - preserving their NCAA eligibility for the 2006-07 season.
Due to roster injuries and uncertainties, Arizona cancelled their planned off-season trip to Europe for men's hoop in May and re-scheduled for a trip to Vancouver, Canada in September.
Stanford hired Iowa athletic director Bob Bowlsby as the new athletic director beginning in July.
The parents of running back Reggie Bush allegedly made housing arrangements last year with a man who has sports marketing company ties and had hoped to steer Bush toward a San Diego-based agent for his professional career. Both the pac-10 and NCAA are investigating the matter with the possibility of sanctions against USC.
Oregon State swept the conference's weekly softball awards as sophomore Cambria Miranda and junior Brianne McGowan were honored as player and pitcher of the week, respectively.
In men's hoop, junior point guard Kenny Love has elected to transfer to a Division II school.
In women's hoop, assistant coaches Lisa Fisher and Mark Lewis were promoted to associate head coaches.
The seventh-ranked Wazzu varsity eight crew defeated Stanford by three seconds last week.
The 69th-ranked tennis team defeated rival Washington and lost to Oregon to move to 14-12 overall and 1-7 in conference play.
In women's hoop, 6-3 sophomore center Sybil Dosty will transfer to Arizona State from Tennessee, joining 6-3 sophomore center Lauren Lacy, who transferred from Minnesota.
Kicker Ryan Perkins suffered a knee injury in spring football practice and may miss the 2006 season.
In men's hoop, forward Leon Powe has announced his eligibility for the NBA Draft but will not immediately sign with an agent to preserve his NCAA eligibility.
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