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This day in Wildcat history: Arizona men’s basketball advances to Final Four after 87-81 win over Illinois

You fill out your bracket every March with the hope of seeing the best teams in the later rounds of the tournament battle it out for a championship. Most of the time that doesn’t happen as your pick to win the dance crumbles to a Cinderella team and spoils that desired No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in the Regional finals. But that was not the case in 2001. Read more

What's in a racket?

Part of the appeal of tennis is the austerity of the equipment. The simple combination of a racket and a ball as a beginner can result in a lifelong sport once a player is hooked. Read more

Higher Expectations

Amid all the ridiculous things mumbled by UA's intoxicated Halloween party-goers this past weekend, there was one comment I overheard that really struck me. Read more

Q&A;: Nic Grigsby

Editor's Note: Arizona junior running back Nic Grigsby injured his shoulder during a Sept. 26 UA road win against Oregon State. He re-injured his shoulder during the Wildcats' home win against UCLA two weeks ago and is expected to miss the team's homecoming game this Saturday. The Arizona Daily Wildcat caught up with Grigsby to discuss when he might return to the playing field, what the most frustrating part is about his injury and if he's given other players any advice for Saturday's game. Read more

Practice boding well for football

Since first appearing in the rankings three weeks ago, Arizona has done nothing but move up in both the BCS and AP national polls. With a bye week this past weekend, the Wildcats approached the extra week of practice with a new sense of urgency and a new attitude — a winning attitude. Read more

Who shoots the three?

Of all the scenarios surrounding starting lineups and rotations that UA's basketball head coach Sean Miller must dissect, Jamelle Horne is trying to fill a void beyond the arc. Read more

The mindset of a championship team

What takes a team to the next level, separating the champions from the contenders?How does a team go beyong simply competing? These are the ideas that head coach Dave Rubio proposed to the Arizona volleyball team after the loss to then-No. 5 Washington Huskies at home. Read more

Athlete of the week: Sherlyn Popelka

Seventeen-year-old freshman UA women's golfer Sherlyn Popelka made her presence felt in the golf world last week as she led the UA women's golf team to their first team win in six years at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown in Boulder City, Nev. In only her third collegiate start, the highly recruited Zurich, Switzerland native took home the individual honors by way of a 209, seven-under-par. The Arizona Daily Wildcat caught up with Popelka to talk about her tournament victory, her love for the Titanic and favorite tunes. Read more

Volleyball splits weekend

After a disappointing showing on Friday night against the No. 5 Washington Huskies, Arizona volleyball rallied to knock off No. 21 Washington State on Saturday night. Read more

Tennis: Embry takes first

The Arizona men's tennis team completed its fall season with a bang this weekend at the UNLV Rebel Fall Classic as junior Geoff Embry went undefeated in his matches, winning the individual tournament title. Read more