LOS ANGELES - The Arizona Wildcats have matched up unusually
well with USC over the last two years, losing by a touchdown both
times against teams that went on to Rose Bowl victories.
Buried underneath the disappointment of a double-overtime
homecourt loss Wednesday was a statistic Arizona coach Sean Miller
could be proud of.
While Arizona State athletic director Lisa Love's contract
renewal figures to be approved at this week's Arizona Board of
Regents meeting, Jim Livengood's future with the Arizona Wildcats
No Arizona Wildcats made the Pac-10 all-conference first team in
Arizona Wildcats junior defensive end Ricky Elmore has registered 10 1/2 sacks this season, most in the Pac-10. Elmore will take on the Pac-10's other star defensive end Saturday, when the Wildcats travel to Los Angeles to meet No. 20 USC in the teams' regular-season finale.
On the same afternoon that UNLV players traded high-fives with
elated student fans after upsetting Louisville, the Arizona
Wildcats trotted into their first practice since the Maui
UA athletic director Jim Livengood, left, has a résumé that includes the hiring of basketball coach Sean Miller, right, in April 2009.
Orlando Vargas (38), with Kyle Day and Apaiata Tuihalamaka, celebrates his touchdown off a punt he blocked then recovered before halftime.
Arizona's William "Bug" Wright is forced out of bounds by Arizona State punter Trevor Hankins in the first half. Wright returned three punts for 51 yards in the win over the Sun Devils.
TEMPE - The Arizona Wildcats have lost games this season on
kicked balls, illegal forward passes and improbable
Juron Criner runs past a trio of ASU defenders in the fourth quarter at Sun Devil Stadium. Criner had three catches for 12 yards.
UA receiver Terrell Turner bursts away from ASU's Vontaze Burfict for a first down in the fourth quarter of the Wildcats' victory.
TEMPE - Maybe because he missed all of last season, Mike Turner
didn't necessarily have a spot in his home picked out for the game
ball he received after Saturday's rivalry game.
After a red-eye trip home from Maui early Thursday, the Arizona
Wildcats were treated to Thanksgiving dinner at coach Sean Miller's
home, then took Friday completely off.
Speaking of Saturday's overtime win at Arizona, Oregon coach Chip Kelly said that "a lot of guys made little teeny plays."