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photo Old foe back to badger UA

Walton and Stoudamire both return to face Saint Louis

Mention the word "Wisconsin" around the three UA seniors and only bad memories come to mind.

"I don't even want to talk about that game," said senior Rick Anderson about the No. 1 UA's 66-59 loss two years ago to the No. 8 seed UW Badgers in the NCAA tournament.

No, Wisconsin is not the No. 1 Wildcats' (2-0) opponent tonight that would be Saint Louis at 7 p.m. in McKale Center. But the head coach of the Billikens, Brad Soderberg, was the assistant coach for Wisconsin during the Badgers' upset over UA and brought the same philosophy with him to SLU (1-2). [Read article]

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Quick trigger

Hunting season is in full swing, and it claimed its ninth victim yesterday.

But hunting in the world of college football isn't about good old Yosemite Sam going after Bugs Bunny. This is university athletics directors going after their head football coaches.

While here in Tucson, head football coach John Mackovic came under fire for the way he treated his players, many coaches have lost their jobs already this season for much less well, except for maybe Bobby Williams at Michigan State. [Read article]

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photo Football Notes: Cats place three on Pac-10 first team

There was very little good news this season for the Wildcat football team, but four Arizona seniors got some good news yesterday.

Wide receiver Bobby Wade and linebackers Lance Briggs and Ray Wells were named to the Pacific 10 Conference's first team, while offensive lineman Makoa Freitas was named to the second team. Wade was also named to the second team as a punt returner.

"They all deserved it," said head coach John Mackovic. [Read article]

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photo Womens' Basketball Notes: Womens' hoops returns to Top 25

After a blowout win over previously eighth-ranked Georgia and an overtime loss to Louisiana State, the current No. 2 team in the nation, the Wildcats cracked The Associated Press Top 25 ranking list for the first time since the 2000-2001 season.

Arizona (2-1) made its 2002-2003 season debut in the polls yesterday at No. 21.

The last time the Wildcats were in the AP poll was Feb. 5, 2001, when they were No. 22. [Read article]

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UA Sports Trivia:

Q: Who was the former basketball coach of Saint Louis?

A: Lorenzo Romar, who now coaches at Washington


 
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