Northwest Notes November 12, 2010
Future Pac-12 conference
hoop schedules announced
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-10 announced the 2011-12 Pac-12 men's and women's basketball schedules and the 10-year rotation model for scheduling.
As in previous years, the conference schedule is comprised of 18 games for each school and will maintain the travel partner in a non-divisional format. The annual schedule will include games against a school's traditional rival both home and away. In addition, each school will play six other opponents both home and away (for two consecutive years), and four opponents on a single-game basis - two at home and two away. The single-play opponents will rotate every two years.
The women's schedule is a mirror of the men's schedule. While opponents for both the men's and women's schedules have been established, game dates may be adjusted for television.
basketball team signs 2
MOSCOW - Idaho women's basketball coach Jon Newlee wanted to address the guard position during the early signing period which began Wednesday, and he did just that with the addition of two high school seniors who will join the Vandals in 2011-12.
Tayler Weiks of Tumwater, Wash., and Jenny Rocha from O'Fallon, Mo., have signed national letters of intent to play for the Vandals.
Weiks, a 5-foot-9 guard, was a first-team all-league selection each of the last two years. She averaged 15.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.8 assists per game as a junior at Tumwater High.
Rocha, a 5-foot-5 point guard, led St. Dominic High School of O'Fallon, Mo., to a 25-5 record, conference, district and sectional championships, and an appearance in the state final four during her junior season. She averaged 17.4 points, three assists and 2.0 steals per game, while hitting 46 percent of her shots, and 33 percent of her 3-point attempts and was a first-team all-state selection.
defensive end Ortiz
SPOKANE - The Spokane Shock have added defensive end Chase Ortiz to the 2011 roster.
In 2008, Ortiz signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cleveland Browns where he appeared in four preseason games before he was released.
The following season, Ortiz signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL as a member of their practice squad.
The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Ortiz had a decorated career at TCU where he was a three-time All-Conference selection. In 38 games as a Horned Frog, Ortiz collected 106 tackles - including 41.5 for loss - with 20.5 sacks and one interception. As a senior, Ortiz ranked among the Mountain West Conference and national leaders in sacks (nine), tackles for a loss (16.5), and forced fumbles (three).