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The business of athletics

When the 1980s concluded and a new decade dawned, the UA was just becoming a known commodity in the world of collegiate athletics. In 1988, Lute Olson and his "Cardiac Cats" led by Sean Elliott, Steve Kerr and Tom Tolbert, brought the Wildcats to their first Final Four. They lost to Oklahoma 86-78, but a new era in University of Arizona athletics was born. The name was national, but that still did not mean the athletic department had finally reached its peak as an organization. In the 1991-92 fiscal year, the gross sponsorship revenue for the athletic department was a paltry $76,875. It was enough to keep programs above the red, but far short of the amount needed to compete on a national level.    [More]
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UA officials evaluating Jobtrak agreement
[news] UA officials aren't yet sure whether they will cancel their affiliation with Jobtrak, a national job listing company that made hundreds of student transcripts and resumes available to the public on its FTP server. Until Tuesday, student information from at least six schools was available on the company's File Transfer Protocol server.    [More]

Swimming prodigy
[news] For Arizona freshman Beth Botsford, qualifying for the 1996 Summer Olympics in three events at 14 years old was nothing short of a dream come true. "I can't put all of the emotions that I was feeling into words," Botsford said of the experience. That summer in Atlanta, Botsford's dreams turned into reality as she won gold medals in the 100 backstroke and 400 medley relay.    [More]

Jobtrak breach exemplifies internet security threats
[news] Jobtrak is not the devil - not even close. It is noble service that expands job availability for thousands of college students at almost 1,000 universities. It is the front-runner in the market of online job databases, handling hundreds of thousands of students' resumes and records. The validity of the company is not an issue.    [More]

'VISCOM' brings out the best in UA graphic artists
[news] "Visual Communications, 2000" displays art forms, such as poster advertisements, illustrations and logos, that are commonly overlooked by galleries but draw attention to that ever-present and most tangible relationship between art and the general public. The annual exhibit takes place at the Lionel Rombach Gallery through May 3 and provides a rare opportunity for graphic design and illustration students to gain recognition for their work and to exhibit it to its intended audience - the local community.    [More]

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'I feared that if I answered honestly, I could not win the South Carolina primary. So I chose to compromise my principles. I broke my promise to always tell the truth.'

-U.S. Sen. John McCain apologizing for not saying that the Confederate flag in front of South Carolina‚s Statehouse should be lowered during the Republic presidential campaign.

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