UA football beat No. 9 USC 39-39 on Oct. 27, 2012, at Arizona Stadium. Rallying back from 28-13, Matt Scott threw for 469 yards and scored a total of four touchdowns, making the UA record 5-3.
Arizona basketball hosted their annual red-blue game at McKale Memorial Center on Oct. 21, 2012. Those in attendance included Lute Olson and the 1987 UA basketball team.
Arizona defeated Washington 52-17 on Oct. 20, 2012, at Arizona Stadium. Passing for 256 yards and a career high four touchdowns, Matt Scott has lead UA to a 4-3 overall record (1-3 Pac-12).
Tucson’s annual Tucson Meet Yourself, a three-day folk-life and food festival, was held downtown this weekend. Bringing out Tucsonans, the event is to interpret and present the communities art and research the Arizona regions.
Making its way through downtown and scaring plenty of onlookers, Tucson Zombie Walk was held this past Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Featuring activities such as costume contests, dance parties and a free concert, Tucson Zombie Walk is an annual event that benefits the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
Club Crawl brought Tucson residents and Arizona natives downtown to bring in some night life. The event featured numerous bands playing on four different stages.
The Pride of Arizona marching band hosted its 59th Annual U of A Band Day on Oct. 6, 2012. High school bands from across the country competed at the event for individual rankings. The POA marches an exhibition performance for the students and parents. This year’s show was titled Radiohead 2.0.
Arizona fell to No. 18 Oregon State 38-35 on Saturday at Arizona Stadium. Coming back from behind to take the lead at halftime, UA would eventually be overtaken in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.
The space shuttle Endeavour flew over the UA Mall Thursday, during its flight from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Tucson leg of Endeavour’s flight honored former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, the astronaut who commanded Endeavour’s final mission in May 2011. The shuttle, mounted to a 747, descended to 1,500 feet and flew directly over the Mall, where spectators cheered as it appeared.
The Arizona Insect Festival was hosted this weekend in the SUMC. The festival showcased several booths, most of which had live insects for the public to interact with.
UA shut out SCSU 56 – 0 at Arizona Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Currently ranked No. 24 in the nation, UA will play Oregon State next week.
Every week, Arizona Daily Wildcat football beat reporters Zack Rosenblatt, Cameron Moon and Kyle Johnson will vote on the top 10 players on Arizona’s roster. The rankings will take into account the full-season performance, with fluctuations based on week-to-week performance.
Rufus Arizona, a live bobcat, was introduced to UA in 1915, after the UA President Rufus Bernard Von KleinSmid. Decades later, in 1959, Wilbur the Wildcat was created and made his debut at a football game against Texas Tech. Today, the UA mascot walks alongside Wilma the Wildcat, and is portrayed by two UA students.
In a 59-38 victory, the UA football team upset No. 18 OSU at Arizona Stadium on Sept. 8, 2012. With the win, UA is now 2-0 for the season.
The Arizona basketball team held a “big man” practice at Richard Jefferson Gymnasium on Wednesday. Angelo Chol, Grant Jerrett, Brandon Ashley and Kaleb Tarczewski were all coached up by head coach Sean Miller.
In their first regular season game, UA football beat Toledo 24-17 in overtime.
The UA volleyball team practices in McKale Center on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.
Tucson experienced monsoon rains and flooding as UA Convocation let out on Sunday night. With many students heading inside to avoid the weather, some embraced the change and played in the rain. As much as 1.35 inches fell on several areas of Tucson.
Anxious parents, carloads of personal belongings and congested parking garages were hard to avoid on campus during the final days of summer as thousands of new Wildcats moved into their residence halls.
Students were able to move in early Wednesday. The regular move-in process started early Thursday morning and will continue Friday. Residence Life is offering newcomers a number of resources to help with the transition, according to Dana Robbins-Murray, assistant director of marketing for Residence Life. The department has also posted on its website several maps and guides, and a section of frequently asked questions to make sure everyone gets to where they’re going.
Robbins-Murray also encouraged many incoming freshmen to attend Wildcat Welcome. The nine-day series of events runs through the first week of school, and is meant to help freshmen prepare for and settle into college life.
Alana Sorge, a resident assistant in Coronado Residence Hall and an early childhood education senior, said that she and other RAs plan to coordinate a welcome program the Sunday before classes to allow residents throughout the hall to meet one another.
For some newcomers, Residence Life’s preparations paid off. Cassi Parsons, a biology freshman moving in to Hopi Lodge Residence Hall, said the move-in process was easy and that she was most looking forward to meeting new people.
For others, getting moved in wasn’t so simple, as biology freshman Paige Doyle described her move into Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall as “hectic.”
The UA’s official move-in process will end Friday at 4 p.m.