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June 18, 2008
"Anderson the freshman outlasts the real McCoy!"
- CBS College Sports television commentator, Ian Eagle, giving the call at the wire in last week's NCAA Track and Field Championship when Wazzu's Jeshua Anderson won the 400-meter hurdle title over Auburn's Rueben McCoy.
The championship season is almost over at the Creek as only Stanford remains alive for a baseball championship.
An updated version of the 2007-08 Director's Cup standings were released and once again, 13-time defending champ Stanford has clinched their 14th title while the rest of the Pac-10 comes in the Top 90 - including eight Pac-10 schools in the Top 40.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, enough requests have been received to reconsider legislation which had eliminated opportunities for men's basketball coaches to evaluate at non-scholastic events in April and the NCAA launched a channel on YouTube.
In men's hoop, junior guard Chase Budinger has elected to remain at Arizona instead of making himself available for the NBA Draft.
In men's hoop, Washington received a verbal commitment from JC center Charles Garcia, Jr..
In softball, assistants Eve Gaw and Geoff Hirai were fired.
In men's hoop, forward Ryan Anderson has elected to enter the NBA Draft.
In track and field, women's junior hammer thrower Eve Orban won the NCAA title with a toss of 68.71 meters [225-5] at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
In track and field, senior women's javelin tosser Rachel Yurkovich [56.58 meters/187-5] and sophomore decathlete Ashton Eaton [8055 points] won NCAA titles in their respective events at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
In football, tight end/defensive lineman Dane Guthrie will not return for his senior season due to academics while another tight end, Lance Evbuomwan, is transferring. The Sun Devils received a verbal commitment from offensive lineman Kody Koebensky.
In men's hoop, the Beavers signed Providence point guard transfer Dwain Williams.
In men's hoop, forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute elected to remain in the NBA Draft.
In track and field, freshman Jeshua Anderson ran a personal-best 48.69 and won the 400-meter title at the NCAA Track and Field Championship in Des Moines, Iowa, breaking the longest-standing track and field school record on the books - the 49.27 mark previously held by Boyd Gittins, set in 1968. Senior women's thrower McKenzie Garberg finished fifth and sixth in the discus and hammer, respectively, while senior decathlete Rickey Moody, Jr. finished eighth in the decathlon and redshirt freshman Anna Layman also finished eighth in the 800 meters.
In golf, seven Cougars - five women and two men - were named to the Pac-10 all-academic team.
In rowing, junior Irena Neffeova and senior Karin Brevick were selected to the first team of the CRCA [Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association].
In men's hoop, Stanford hired former Santa Clara head coach Dick Davey as an assistant coach.
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