April 3, 2009 |
Last year, Tim Floyd told anyone who would listen he was a USC Trojan for life. "This is my last job," he insisted. What Floyd never said was "this is my last job interview." This week, Floyd told players at the season-ending basketball banquet that he was in for the long haul. And Floyd meant it, at the time he said it. Before he knew it, though, he was on a private jet headed to Tucson and interviewing for the Arizona job. Reaction: Attach yourselves to dogs, folks, not coaches.
March 5, 2009 |
The NCAA is investigating Arizona's basketball program for alleged recruiting violations, according to a notice of inquiry sent to the school's president. The Arizona Daily Star reported on its website that the allegations stem from initially self-reported violations involving a recruiting event at the McKale Center, where the Wildcats play.
March 11, 2008 |
Lute Olson will return to the Arizona bench next season, the university announced Monday, but that doesn't begin to resolve the questions surrounding the program and its Hall of Fame coach. Olson missed the entire season for what he announced for the first time was "a medical condition that was not life-threatening, but serious enough to require time away from my coaching responsibilities." He later attributed his leave to "personal issues within my family."
September 6, 2007 |
A University of Arizona student whose roommate had recently accused her of stealing is suspected of killing the woman during a fight in their dorm room, authorities said in Tucson. Galareka Harrison, 18, will be booked on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Mia Henderson, also 18, university spokesman Johnny Cruz said. Cruz said he did not have any details on the fight between Harrison and Henderson, of the Navajo Nation. He did not say how Henderson died, but university police Sgt.
March 12, 2007 |
When Arizona has struggled this season, the finger-pointing started with its defense -- or lack thereof. Here's evidence that these 'Cats may be just plain passive: Arizona averages 13.4 fouls per game, the fewest of any major-college team. The Wildcats had a 536-244 scoring edge at the free-throw line this season, but opponents still averaged 72.5 points a game.
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December 8, 2006 |
Merlin K. DuVal, 84, founding dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, died of a heart attack Tuesday, the Tucson Citizen reported. "I would argue that he is the most important individual in the College of Medicine's history," Keith Joiner, dean of the Tucson college, told the Citizen.