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Wednesday, November 23, 2005
photo 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]

photo Territorial cup

Young Cats get first exposure to Territorial Cup

Throughout the season, the Arizona football team has relied heavily on a youthful squad, and many of those players have gained experience during the Wildcats' first 10 games.

Those youngsters will experience something new Friday when many of them play in their first Arizona-ASU rivalry game in Sun Devil Stadium at 1 p.m.

"I think they'll be excited to play," said Arizona head coach Mike Stoops, adding that he didn't expect any of his young players to be in awe of the rivalry. "We don't have anything to lose. We're just playing for the competition and the pride of the game as a rivalry. [Read article]

Volleyball set for final regular-season matches

With a second-place finish in the Pacific 10 Conference and the possibility of hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament on the line, the No. 6 Arizona volleyball team travels to Oregon this weekend for its final regular-season matches.

The Wildcats (20-5, 12-4 Pac-10) take on Oregon (12-16, 1-15) Friday at 9 p.m. in Eugene, and they meet Oregon State (10-12, 6-10) on Saturday at 8 p.m. in Corvallis. [Read article]

photo Duel in the desert: Final game a homecoming for Bell

Phoenix native aims for milestones in last outing as Arizona Wildcat

When the scoreboard in Sun Devil Stadium reads double zeros Friday to mark the conclusion of the Arizona-ASU football game, it will mark the final time senior running back Mike Bell will step on a field in a Wildcat uniform.

Fittingly, it will be in the greater Phoenix area, the very same place his football odyssey began. [Read article]

Staff picks

Arizona at ASU
2005 Territorial Cup game

Ryan Casey:

"The game is at Sun Devil Stadium." "Arizona has only three wins." "ASU is headed for a bowl game." "It's Senior Day." "The Sun Devils will be looking for revenge." I just gave you five reasons why ASU will win on Friday.

"Stooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooops." (The reason why the Devils will get shot down on their home turf.) [Read article]

Poor shooting finally does in Wildcats

For the second consecutive day, the No. 9 Arizona men's basketball team couldn't find its shooting touch, shooting 40.6 percent from the field en route to losing 79-70 to No. 3 Connecticut last night in the second round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii.

The Wildcats (1-1) will meet Michigan State at 2:30 p.m. in tomorrow's third-place round.

After Arizona took a 56-52 lead on a Hassan Adams free throw, UConn (3-0) pulled away using a 15-1 run spanning 4:28 to make the score 67-57. [Read article]

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