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Concern for Dele mounting

Bison Dele used to be a fixture on the UA campus, but the former Wildcat basketball player, who has been missing at sea for over two months, hasn't been back to Tucson in a couple of years.

Dele returned to UA in 2000 to play in a fund-raising basketball game spearheaded by ex-Wildcat Steve Kerr, and it was the last time he was on campus.

"(Head coach Lute Olson) and I are really concerned He was such a free-spirit, a good student and is one of our guys in our basketball family," associate head coach Jim Rosborough said yesterday. [Read article]

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photo Athlete of the Week: Andrae Thurman

Sport: Football

Position: Receiver

Year: Junior

Major: Family studies and human development

Hometown: Avondale

Why Thurman won: Thurman caught a career high nine passes for 165 yards including a 44-yard touchdown in the third quarter of UA's 23-17 victory against Utah. Thurman has emerged as the Wildcat's No. 2 wide receiver behind Bobby Wade, something the entire coaching staff was looking to happen. [Read article]

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McBride loses sense of class

Class. It's a word that's used quite often in sports, especially when it comes to describing peers. It's a word that's been used with former Arizona assistant coach and current Utah head coach Ron McBride.

But it shouldn't be any more.

After a heartbreaking defeat, it's understandable that a coach is a little agitated when men and women with recorders and notepads get up in their face and ask them what went wrong. Compound that with a game-deciding call that goes against that coach and you can expect fireworks. [Read article]

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photo Wildcats, Kraschinski win NCAA Preview

Greg Allen knew his team was close, but he didn't know how close.

He knew that the UA women's golf team the team he has coached at UA for three years would need to beat Oklahoma State's score by at least four strokes on the final day if they were going to win the NCAA Preview at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in Indiana.

So when he saw OSU head coach Amy Weeks outside the clubhouse minutes after his team had finished he had to ask what her team shot. [Read article]

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Pac-10 Notes

Arizona
Last week: Beat Utah 23-17
This week: No. 22 Wisconsin

Head coach John Mackovic was a little riled by Cal quarterback Kyle Boller winning the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week Award. "Nobody played better than Jason (Johnson)," Mackovic said of the senior who threw for 416 yards and two touchdowns against Utah The Wildcats are still a little thin on the offensive line going into this week's game against the Badgers. Guard John Parada (knee) and tackle Darren Safranek (knee) are both listed as doubtful, and guard John Vorsheck (concussion) is questionable. On the defensive side of the ball, end Andre Torrey (hip) and linebacker Pat Howard (knee) are doubtful. [Read article]

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UA Sports Trivia:

Q: What school did Wisconsin football coach Barry Alvarez attend?

A: The University of Nebraska

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Wildcat Fan of the Week

KEVIN KLAUS/
Arizona Daily Wildcat


Media arts junior Nate Ratey gained the title of Wildcat Fan of the Week, after painting his face and cheering on the UA football team Saturday night. The Wildcats held on to beat Utah 23-17 in a dramatic fourth-quarter finish.
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