NBA schedule underway for former Arizona Wildcatsby Christopher C. Wuensch on Oct. 31, 2010, under Bear Down...and Blog
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Current and former University of Arizona athletes are always making news and not always in traditional mediums. We scoured the Internet and found Wildcats online by visiting these lynx
Reaching out to Wildcat Nation through alternate mediums:
We Tweeted University of Arizona Athletic Director Greg Byrne after allegations arose about former Wildcat Rob Waldrop accepting money from retired agent Josh Luchs.
@AtPressTime: “Greg, what steps does the UA take to prevent current athletes from such temptations?
@GregByrne: “You have to have consistent education and interaction with SA’s and compliance. Also coaches have to stay aware.”
Bobcat on Bobcat Crime
The NBA tipped-off its season this week, which means that the summer vacation is over and it’s back to work for 10 former Wildcats.
Among the ex-Arizona basketball players taking to the hardwood this season is Richard Jefferson of the San Antonio Spurs and Jordan Hill of the Houston Rockets.
Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards; Jerryd Bayless, New Orleans Hornets; Mike Bibby, Atlanta Hawks; Chase Budinger, Houston Rockets; Channing Frye, Phoenix Suns; Jordan Hill, Houston Rockets; Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia 76ers; Richard Jefferson, San Antonio Spurs; Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks; and Luke Walton, Los Angeles Lakers
THOUGHTS: Go out to former Wildcat player and Pima Community College assistant coach Brenda Frese, who informed reporters at Tuesday’s University of Maryland media day that her 2-year-old son has begun treatment for Leukemia. Frese has turned around the once moribund women’s basketball program, guiding the Terps to the 2006 NCCA title.
Said Frese via Twitter:
“So many have reached out to our family recently. I could spend all day & night thanking each of you. We’re very touched by the support. THX!”
“just because your not ready, doesn’t mean the person that your gonna wanna settle for, is gonna want to settle for yu.”
- Solomon Hill, the wise guru of the Arizona basketball program.
“Learning to play two positions is tougher than I thought.”
- Kevin Parrom contemplating the life of a guard/forward.
“Imma start investing in 5hoyr energy shots”
- Wildcat wide receiver Dan Buckner in need of a boost.
“I’m headed to puerto rico for track, jesus, and rice and beans… and you’re more than welcome to help me get there!”
- Ex-Wildcat track-and-field star Brianna Glenn with a full plate.
“Yesterday we went to the park in the morning, desert museum at noon and saguaro national park in the afternoon. Fun day”
- Ex-Arizona swimmer and Olympic sensation Amanda Beard with a nice little afternoon planned.
“at Tucson Airport w/ @tmas32 & Alicia Hollowell headed back 2reality…California here we come!”
- California isn’t the first place that comes to mind when hearing the world ‘reality,’ but it seems to work for ex-Wildcat softball player Leneah Manuma.
Who is Leneah Manuma?
Perhaps only Leneah can truly answer that one.
Amanda Beard is nominated for the USA Swimming Foundation’s annual Perseverance Award – but she needs your help to get it. Visit the Swim Foundation’s website to cast your vote.
Care to re-live Arizona’s win over Washington? Watch it again…in photos. We found this by visiting the official Arizona Athletics Facebook page.
Remember former Wildcat Chuck Cecil? Many of his opponents don’t, thanks to a slew of punishing hits the PAC-10 Defensive Player of the Decade (1980s) doled out throughout his career. Today, Cecil is the defensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans and recently got in some hot water for giving the referees a ‘one-finger’ salute.
Video courtesy of OneTrueMedia.com