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photo Passing game keys blowout win

Johnson throws for 381 yards, defense shuts down NAU in 37-3 season-opening victory

Northern Arizona University came into Tucson looking to make a big point, but unfortunately for them only scored three.

The Lumberjacks managed only three points Saturday night and could not stop Wildcat senior quarterback Jason Johnson, who had 318 yards passing by halftime, in a 37-3 loss in front of 48,446 people in Arizona Stadium. [Read article]

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photo Sacked by tragedy: Siofele honors lost brother

Saturday's line for Joe Siofele read like this: five tackles, one sack and one gaping hole in his heart.

Less than two months ago, Siofele's brother John died in a car accident on a highway en route to Honolulu.

Police reports stated that his car crossed the centerline and ran headfirst into a bus in the early morning hours. It was later revealed that the former prep star, who was about to begin his freshman season at the University of Hawaii, had a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit. [Read article]

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Upset loss to Louisville drops Wildcats five spots in rankings

David Rubio had a feeling the Wildcats could struggle early in the season because of their youth.

The Wildcat head coach was right.

Louisville dominated the UA women's volleyball team in all aspects as they cruised to a 3-0 (19-30, 27-28, 28-30) victory Saturday.

UA defeated Texas Arlington and American earlier in the weekend but the loss dropped the Wildcats (2-1) to a national ranking of 11, which marks the first time in two years that it has been ranked out of the Top 10. [Read article]

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photo UA opens season with 2 shutout wins

Go ahead and pick your jaw off of the ground because, yes, these women are more than they appear to be.

The 2002 UA women's soccer team has opened its season with a statement, taking the Wildcat Invitational title with a 1-0 win against visiting Cal Poly on Sunday and a 2-0 win against Drake on Friday.

Despite being out-shot 17-7 in Sunday's game, the Wildcats put the ball where it needed to be in the back of the net. [Read article]

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Sports Briefs

Barry, Grace make NFL rosters after not being taken in draft

Both Kevin Barry and Steven Grace made the opening day rosters of the Green Bay Packers and the Arizona Cardinals after not getting drafted in June's NFL draft.

It was the first time since 1984 that no Wildcat was taken in the NFL draft.

Barry will add depth to an already solid Packer offensive front. The Racine, Wisc., native is one of three undrafted Packer free-agents to make the roster. [Read article]

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