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SPORTS
Thursday, October 7, 2004
photo Football: UA's little big man

Sophomore Steptoe's heart, ability, much larger than 5-foot-9 frame

If it's said that a person's heart is about the size of a fist, then it's no wonder Syndric Steptoe is snatching every pass in his direction for the Arizona football team.

His teammates know the sophomore receiver has a huge heart, so if there is a correlation between the two, then it's possible Steptoe has the largest hands on the team as well. [Read article]

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photo WNIT bid highlights women's hoops slate

The UA women's basketball team announced its 2004-2005 schedule yesterday, highlighted by three televised games, matchups against five NCAA tournament participants and a berth in the preseason Women's National Invitational Tournament.

The Wildcats, fresh off their second consecutive 20-win season last year, open play Nov. 12 by hosting St. Mary's in the first round of the preseason WNIT in McKale Center. [Read article]

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photo Tennis: Matalonga lone UA single at ITA meet

UA men's tennis junior Roger Matalonga will have no time to get his feet wet this season, as he jumps right into tough competition from his opening match at the Icy Hot/ITA Men's All-American Championship today through Sunday.

Matalonga will compete in both a singles draw and a doubles field with senior partner Colin O'Grady. The 64-player singles field and 32-team doubles event are the main draw of this Chattanooga, Tenn., tournament. The junior will face some of the toughest competition in the nation from more than 70 schools that competed from pre-qualifying to the main event. [Read article]

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Women's tennis duo heads west for ITA championship

After a disappointing opening tournament, senior Dianne Hollands will be looking to rebound at the 2004 Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships today through Sunday.

This event, hosted by the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., will crown the first national singles and doubles titles of the season. The fields will be composed of 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. More than 60 schools sent players to the pre-qualifying and qualifying tournaments leading up to the main draw, which features automatic qualifiers such as Hollands and the UA doubles team. [Read article]

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UA lineman suspended for violating rules

Freshman Yaniv Barnett, a defensive end on the UA football team, was suspended by head coach Mike Stoops this week for violating unspecified team rules.

"Yaniv is indefinitely suspended," Stoops said. "That's my comment about that."

Barnett and three other students were charged with possession of marijuana Monday night at a table in front of Arizona Stadium, 1425 E. Sixth St.

Barnett was also caught with marijuana Sept. 1 and was referred to the Dean of Students that day. [Read article]

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