November 8, 2012 in Sports

In brief: Three WSU soccer players make All-Pac 12

 

SOCCER: Three Washington State soccer players are second-team selections to the All-Pac 12 team announced Wednesday.

Honorees include junior defender Rachael Doyle of North Epping, New South Wales, Australia; senior forward Brandi Vega of Carson City, Nev.; and junior forward Micaela Castain of Castro Valley, Calif.

Castain leads the Cougars with 11 goals and an assist. Vega has seven goals and five assists.

Washington State (12-6-1 overall, 6-4-1 Pac-12) will play at 7 Friday night at Portland in a first-round NCAA tournament game.

NCAA still says no to marijuana

COLLEGES: NCAA President Mark Emmert doubts that college sports’ governing body will relax its drug standards for student-athletes now that two states have legalized recreational marijuana use.

Emmert said that the NCAA hasn’t held “any discussion to that effect.”

Colorado and Washington approved ballot measures on Tuesday to become the first states to legalize recreational marijuana use. Marijuana is on the NCAA’s list of banned substances.

The NCAA released a study last January that said more than 25 percent of college football players acknowledged in 2009 that they had smoked marijuana during the previous year.

Associated Press


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