The Huskies asked Cal to make the switch and the Bears agreed. Both teams would have had nine straight games without a bye week had the schedule remained the same.
Now, Cal will have three bye weeks -- Sept. 20, Oct. 11 and Nov. 29. It will mark the first time since 1987 the Bears have played a Pac-10 game after the Big Game, which is scheduled for Nov. 22.
Stanford: The Cardinal will open the 2008 season at home against Oregon State, moving the game from late October to August.
The Pac-10 made the change to the schedule Wednesday, switching the game from Oct. 25 to either Thursday, Aug. 28, or Saturday, Aug. 30.
Ohio State: Coach Jim Tressel encouraged 13 of his juniors to ask the NFL where they might be selected in the next draft.
Tressel declined to identify the players. Linebackers James Laurinaitis and Marcus Freeman, quarterback Todd Boeckman, defensive lineman Vernon Gholston, cornerback Malcolm Jenkins and wide receivers Brian Robiskie and Brian Hartline confirmed they had sent information to the NFL.
College players can complete forms that are submitted to an NFL advisory committee, which estimates where -- or in some cases if -- a player might be taken in the draft. The player then can elect to remain in college or make himself available for the draft.
Houston: The Cougars have hired Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Kevin Sumlin as their head coach, a person told of the decision said.
Houston athletic director Dave Maggard told the Houston Chronicle he was prepared today to name Sumlin, who has spent the past five years on Bob Stoops' staff.
Louisville: Running back Anthony Allen will transfer after being granted a release from the program.
Allen set the school's single-game rushing record with 275 yards against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 6.
No. 1 Tennessee 84, Middle Tennessee 61: Candace Parker scored a season-high 34 and grabbed 13 rebounds and Alexis Hornbuckle had 17 points to lead the host Volunteers (8-0) over the Blue Raiders (3-5).
Parker set a Tennessee record by taking 21 free throws, making 17.
Texas Tech 73, No. 18 Arizona State 69: Dominic Seals scored 16 of her career-high 20 in the second half to help the host Lady Raiders beat the Sun Devils (5-4).
The victory was Texas Tech's first over a ranked opponent since the Lady Raiders (10-1) beat Nebraska in February.
Cal: Seniors Andrew Jacobson and Luke Sassano were invited to the 2008 Adidas MLS Player Combine, which features 54 Division I players and will take place Jan. 11-15.
Jacobson was named Pac-10 Co-Player of the year. Sassano, a defender-midfielder and team captain from Orinda, earned Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention honors.