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SPORTS
Thursday, October 2, 2003
photo Last-second victory vaults water polo closer to No. 1

One second. That's all the UA men's water polo squad needed to send waves throughout the country.

With one tick left on the clock in Sunday's championship match against the Michigan, Todd Carpenter stepped up and instantly made a name for himself among his No. 2-ranked Wildcat teammates.

The sophomore's odd-angle blast found its way into the back of the net with :01 left in the game to give Arizona a 9-8 victory over the No. 3 Wolverines, claiming the Miami, Ohio Invitational title for the Wildcats in the process. [Read article]

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Prediction for October: A Fall Classic by the Bay

I wanted to write a moving, serious column this week about how much I love our national pastime.

I wanted you, the reader, to see what an impact the game of baseball has had on my life.

I wanted you to know that baseball has been a part of my life from the time I was in the womb, and that many of my greatest memories are linked to the greatest game in the world.

I wanted to tell you how I lived at the Oakland Coliseum growing up, reaping the benefits of my dad working for the Oakland A's. [Read article]

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photo New Deal: Coordinator takes over playcalling

When the Arizona athletics department decided to relieve John Mackovic of his coaching duties, the team not only lost its head coach, but also its offensive play-caller.

Since he came to Tucson two and a half years ago, Mackovic had called all the plays for the Wildcat offense.

That job has now fallen on offensive coordinator Mike Deal but he will get help from all of the coaches in this task. [Read article]

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Staff picks

Arizona vs. Washington State

No one listened to my choice for Wildcat Athlete of the Week this week. Clay Hardt? Thirteen tackles was a huge effort, but I passed. Heavner? Way to hang, kid, but get some more reps and we'll talk. My choice: Danny Baugher. Eight punts for close to a 50-yard clip kept TCU in check all night. I guess being sports editor means nothing anymore. Congrats to big No. 33. [Read article]

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