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Saturday, November 26, 2005
Cats lose Cup on late field goal

The Arizona football team failed to hold off Arizona State yesterday despite a 15-point second-half lead, losing 23-20 in Sun Devil Stadium.

Arizona State kicker Jesse Ainsworth kicked a 20-yard, game-winning field goal with six seconds remaining to grant ASU (6-5, 4-4 Pacific 10 Conference) not only repossesion of the Territorial Cup, but also a berth in the Insight Bowl in Phoenix.

Senior running back Mike Bell rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries in his final game in a Wildcat uniform, but missed most of the second half with a leg bruise.

His 952 yards on the ground this season were a career high and put him in fourth place on Arizona's all-time rushing list.

Rudy Burgess carried seven times for 43 yards on the game-winning possession, including a 16-yard run to the Wildcats' one-yard line.

Quarterback Rudy Carpenter fell to the ground on the next play to set up Ainsworth's kick. [Read article]

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Cats comeback falls short in overtime

The No. 9 Arizona basketball team clawed its way back from a 17-point second-half deficit yesterday, only to lose 74-71 in overtime in the third-place game against No. 12 Michigan State at the EA Sports Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Freshman forward Marcus Williams missed two free throws with 8.5 seconds left and the Wildcats down 70-68.

 Michigan State forward Paul Davis was subsequently fouled after rebounding Williams’ second miss and knocked down two free throws to make it a two-possession game.

 “Marcus played a great game, even with those two free throws,” said Arizona assistant coach Josh Pastner. “That wasn’t the big deal, because other guys missed free throws as well.” [Read article]


Wildcats fall in Shootout championship

After rolling to a 33-point victory the night before against Furman, the Arizona women’s basketball team fell to Central Connecticut State 69-65 in overtime yesterday in the championship game of the Great Alaska Shootout.

The Wildcats’ offense was as cold as the weather in Anchorage, as the team shot only 31.5 percent from the field and a frigid 19 percent (4-of-21) from 3-point range. “We were flat the whole game,” said Arizona head coach Joan Bonvicini.

“We didn’t play with the same intensity we had (Tuesday). We just weren’t in sync offensively. When we’re not able to score, we’re not able to press, and they got confidence.” [Read article]

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Optical grads opt to leave ASUA

Unofficial vote shows rep division

Optical sciences graduate students held an election last week requesting to be represented solely by the Graduate and Professional Student Council, a move the student body president said didn't change anything.

Elaine Ulrich, an optical sciences graduate student and GPSC president, said the election demonstrated that many graduate students believe the Associated Students of the University of Arizona represents only undergraduate students even though ASUA "falsely claims" to be for all students. [Read article]

· Business courses open to all majors
· Police: assault at Halloween party possibly gang-related
· Thanksgiving traditions not shared by all
· Quick Hits
· Fast Facts

Duel in the desert: Cats hope to play ASU spoiler again


Football heads to Tempe for

in-state rivalry

The field will be 100 yards, they will play for 60 minutes and it will be 11-on-11; but to many Arizona football players, Friday's rivalry game with ASU is not going to be like any other game they've played this season.

"It's nothing like you've ever experienced before," said senior safety Darrell Brooks, who will be playing the last game of his Arizona career. "It's not like any other game you play all year. It's all about pride." [Read article]

· Territorial cup
· Volleyball set for final regular-season matches
· Duel in the desert: Final game a homecoming for Bell
· Staff picks
· Poor shooting finally does in Wildcats
· Women's hoops ahead at half


Mascots are symbols of oppression

Finally, someone got the call right.

In August, an NCAA Executive Committee policy banned the use of "mascots, nicknames or images deemed hostile or abusive in terms of race, ethnicity or national origin" from postseason play.

This policy was passed for good reasons - the messages that these icons send betray the heritage of American Indians.

No better example comes to the mind than Chief Illiniwek, the mascot for the University of Illinois. Originally developed by an eagle scout, the Chief emerges during halftime regaled in headdress and rawhide and proceeds to "fancy dance" (an obnoxious dance trivializing American Indian tradition). [Read article]

· Editorial: Thanks/no thanks
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Latest Issue: November 17, 2005


It seems like the perfect vehicle for a romantic farce starring Jack Black, Kirstie Alley or some other overweight comedic actor. Here's the premise: An aging, portly man down on his luck and desperate for some green, tries his hand at the gigolo business.

Scouting out his prospective clients, being the ever-astute statistician, he tries to improve his chances of scoring a meal ticket by not just sending out one letter of seduction but two, both to women who reside in the same town. He also uses the same letter verbatim, recycling the same sweet nothings but being careful enough to switch names when appropriate. [Read article]

· Tucson and campus calendar
· Scatter shot 
· 'Howl' for the Shout Out Louds
· 'Turtles' stands up as good B-movie
· 'Derailed' runs on well worn tracks
· Going solo not best route
· Catch the Slowburn at Emergenza
· Culture Jamming brought to campus
· Green Day doesn't disappoint with new DVD
· Black Heart Procession vamp into town
· Deerhoof defies description, set to rock Tucson
· Madonna Straddles the Dance Floor A Lot

Latest Issue: November 22, 2005



More than 7,000 bike in 23rd annual El Tour de Tucson

As the sun rose over the Santa Catalina Mountains on a chilly Saturday morning, thousands of bicyclists - young and old, experienced and novice - geared up for a daylong adventure.

The adventure: a winding, hilly, dusty 109-mile journey around the perimeter of Tucson, starting and ending near the Tucson Convention Center to raise money for Tu Nidito Children and Family Services, the American Parkinson's Disease Association and the Global Sports Alliance. [Read article]


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