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  • Silvas becomes first Pascua Yaqui college signee

    Silvas becomes first Pascua Yaqui college signee

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:30 AM EDT2014-04-17 06:30:34 GMT
    A student scores a big win for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe as he becomes the first member in the tribe's history to be recruited to play collegiate sports. Ruben Silvas, 20, will sign a National Letter of Intent
    Pascua Yaqui student signs to become first tribal member to play collegiate sports.
  • Snakes slide continues

    Snakes slide continues

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:19 AM EDT2014-04-15 05:19:31 GMT
    PHOENIX (AP) - Lucas Duda had four hits and two RBIs, Zack Wheeler pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Monday night David Wright added
    Zack Wheeler pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Monday.
  • Playoff push popped

    Playoff push popped

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-04-15 04:53:04 GMT
    PHOENIX (AP) - Zach Randolph scored 32 points and the Memphis Grizzlies clinched the final playoff berth in the Western Conference with a 97-91 victory over Phoenix that eliminated the Suns from postseason
    The Memphis Grizzlies clinched the final playoff berth in the Western Conference with a 97-91 victory over Phoenix.

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Tucson, AZ - Arizona ventures to its eastern-most bowl destination to take on Boston College, a program it has never faced on the gridiron, for a New Year's Eve bowl game.  Both teams starting arriving before noon. Arizona players were busy flying in from all parts of the country while Boston College gathered quickly for a short afternoon practice.

Much of the spotlight will shine on the nation's two leading rushers BC's Andre Williams and UA's Ka'Deem Carey.

Williams edged out Carey for the Doak Walker Award and it's the first time a pair of first-team Associated Press All-America running backs square off in a bowl game. While both teams have found success on the ground this season, they do it in different ways. The Eagles are a more traditional offensive system, while the Wildcats spread teams out and play at a fast tempo.

The Cats have found more room to throw the ball, especially late in the season as the passing game progressed … The Eagles pose a stern threat with a pass rush that produced 35 sacks, while the Wildcats created more pressure themselves late in the campaign. Two disciplined squads, led by the Eagles who are the third-least penalized team in the nation.

Keep an eye on third downs, the Wildcats convert at a 46-percent clip when they have the ball, while the Eagles have moved the chains just 33-percent of the time. Motivation should be high for each school, which both suffered setbacks to end the regular season in late November. However, BC head coach Steve Addazio has his club in a bowl in his first season, something UA's Rich Rodriguez did a year ago. Each has his program poised for bigger successes, and a win will set a positive tone for the offseason

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  • Wildcats Gordon, Johnson declare for NBA Draft

    Wildcats Gordon, Johnson declare for NBA Draft

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:22:17 GMT
    Arizona Wildcats basketball players Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson made it official today, announcing that they are leaving the team to declare for the NBA Draft.
    Arizona Wildcats basketball players Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson made it official today, announcing that they are leaving the team to declare for the NBA Draft.
  • BB: UA wins UCLA series for 1st time in nine years

    BB: UA wins UCLA series for 1st time in nine years

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-04-14 05:33:35 GMT
    Zach Gibbons had four hits, including a leadoff double in the ninth inning, and scored on an infield single by Kevin Newman to hand the University of Arizona baseball team a walk-off victory, 6-5, securing
    Zach Gibbons banged out four hits and scored the winning run in a bottom of the ninth walkoff win.
  • BB: Hamlin pitches UA past champs

    BB: Hamlin pitches UA past champs

    Sunday, April 13 2014 2:39 AM EDT2014-04-13 06:39:38 GMT
    Cody Hamlin tossed a complete game five-hitter, and Riley Moore collected a season-high three hits for the University of Arizona baseball team as the Wildcats held on for a 3-2 victory Saturday night at
    Cody Hamlin's stock continues to rise as the sophomore goes the distance in Arizona's 3-2 win over defending NCAA Champion UCLA.
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