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September 10, 2008
"She is one of those kids that want to be the best. It's not cocky, just confidence. She always wants to be first, even if it is team sprints."
- Club coach Rob Spencer speaking about new Arizona State women's point guard hoop recruit Deja Mann.
The championship run for the Creek is starting early as Pac-10 teams already sit at or near the top of national polls in football [USC #1], soccer [UCLA#1] and volleyball [California #4].
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, all 10 bid cities - including Phoenix - for the NCAA Men's Final Fours from 2012 to 2016 have been designated as finalists.
In football, the Bears demolished WSU, 66-3, in their conference opener and sophomore running back Jahvid Best was named as the conference's offensive player of the week.
In football, the Wildcats defeated Toledo, 41-16 in a non-conference game and kick returner Keola Antolin was named as the conference's special teams player of the week. Receiver Terrell Reese was suspended indefinitely after his arrest for a DUI.
In women's hoop, Oregon State received a verbal commitment from forward Kate Lanz.
In men's hoop, guard Corey Hawkins gave a verbal commitment to Arizona State.
In women's hoop, the Sun Devils received a verbal commitment from point guard Deja Mann.
In women's soccer, the Women of Troy - ranked #1 in some national polls - defeated Alabama. 7-1, and tied a school record for most goals scored in a match.
In football, the Cougars were clobbered in their conference opener, 66-3, by California and senior defensive lineman Fevaea'i Ahmu was briefly suspended after failing to appear in court for a minor in possession charge against him earlier in the year.
In soccer, 37th-ranked Wazzu tied West Virginia to move to 1-1-3 overall on the year.
In volleyball, the Cougars lost to Eastern Washington to fall to 3-3 overall on the year.
In football, BYU slipped by Washington, 28-27, which received a verbal commitment from linebacker Andru Pulu and granted a release to junior linebacker E.J. Savannah.
In women's soccer, the top-ranked Bruins defeated UC-Irvine, 3-0, to remain undefeated at 4-0 overall on the year.
In football, the Ducks defeated Utah State, 66-24, in a non-conference game.
In volleyball, middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo was named as the conference's player of the week.
In women's soccer, the Cardinal received a verbal commitment from forward Courtney Verloo.
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