Miami Heat sign ex-Wildcat Bibby for title runby Christopher C. Wuensch on Mar. 02, 2011, under Bear Down...and Blog, Sports
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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
UPDATE: WEARING UNIFORM No. 0, MIKE BIBBY WENT 1-4 FROM THE FLOOR, SCORING 3 THREE POINTS, IN HIS MIAMI HEAT DEBUT ON THURSDAY NIGHT. MIAMI, HOWEVER, WAS FELLED BY IN-STATE RIVAL ORLANDO 99-96.
Mustafa Shakur has bragging rights over his fellow University of Arizona alum Mike Bibby. The former (Shakur, 20 points) is higher than the latter (Bibby, 2) on the Washington Wizards’ all-time points-scored list.
Bibby’s tenure in Washington was a brief one — shorter than Shakur, a player who’s playing in D.C. via a 10-day contract.
Bibby joined the Miami Heat on Wednesday after accepting a buyout of more than $6 million to divorce himself from the lowly Wizards after just two games. He’ll add depth to a franchise that looks to contend for an NBA championship. He’s been praised as a team-first guy for leaving that much money behind, especially with a potential league-wide lock-out on the horizon.
An NBA championship for the 13-year-, 5-team-veteran will give Bibby titles at every level, including the ones he earned at Phoenix’s Shadow Mountain High School (1996) and at the University of Arizona (1997).
Don’t believe us? Read the news on the official Mike Bibby website.
“Almost 100% healed… Been 4 weeks. Finally almost back and actually have both my hands.”
- Arizona forward Derrick Williams with the news that Wildcats fans have been longing to hear, especially after the team’s two-game skid in Los Angeles
“Brooks Reed just made himself some money..4.6, 30 reps.. AZ”
- Senior Wildcat safety Anthony Wilcox on former his former teammate and defensive counterpart Brooks Reed, whose 4.6-second time in the 40-yard dash was tied for the third best among defensive ends at this week’s NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis
“Hitting stripped range balls off matts ….yes I’m spoiled on tour with tm penta and perfect grass!”
- Thank you, LPGA pro Natalie Gulbis. It’s a fact: Naked golf balls do fly further than clothed ones
“Aces best random ? Of the day- Did Jesus wear underwear?”
- Yes he did, UA softball star Jennie Finch…but never while he hit stripped golf balls
“Spring break locations this year? Where everyone going!!??”
- There’s only so much New England cold former Wildcat and current Patriot tight end Rob Gronkowski can stand
“A group of demonstrators outside the hotel. They chant between 7 am and 7 pm. Don’t think it will do any good…”
- Annika Sorenstam in Washington D.C. for the Salute Military Golf Association’s National Health through Fitness day on March 2
“Anybody ever slipped goin down the stairs and tried to grab the rail but it was too late?? Yeah me either……..”
- Not me, former UA guard Nic Wise. I’m the guy who trips running up the stairs.
“Anyone interested in buying my matte black Ducati Monster 695 (600mi)?”
- How much do you want for it, former Wildcat swim star and Olympic medalist, Amanda Beard
“man i just ate a McLobster and it hits !! oh my, and its on the dollar menu. O.o”
“I’m just playing. lol I didn’t have a mclobster.”
- You just made a powerful enemy, Arizona forward Solomon Hill — my stomach. I already had my shoes on and my car keys in my hand before I read the second Tweet
will forever be remembered as the guy who brought a World Series back to the Boston Red Sox after 86 torturous years of futility. The man affectionately known as “Tito,” has a habit of endearing himself to his fan-bases.
Francona led the Wildcats to a College World Series title in 1980, earning the series’ most valuable player award along the way. That year also saw Tito win the prestigious Golden Spikes Award as the nation’s top amateur ball player.
His exploits in a Wildcat uniform have earned him a nod in this year’s College Baseball Hall of Fame. Joining Francona in the hall this year is Danny Goodwin, Southern University; Dick Groat, Duke; Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, Grambling State; Oddibe McDowell, Arizona State; Tim Wallach, Cal State Fullerton; and Bill Wilhelm, Clemson.
Read more of Francona’s hefty résumé on his official Wikipedia page.
*Disclaimer: Remember, take into consideration that Wikipedia can be edited by anyone.
When scaling Mount Lemmon and Mount Graham proved too easy, Arizona alums took to loftier aspirations, if not elevations.
Arizona alum Kit DesLauriers certainly left her mark on the work’s highest peak as the first woman and first American to ski down the summit of Mount Everest.
At risk of editorializing: that’s a tad on the insane side.
Mother Nature, however, can be fickle and wildly unpredictable. For every Kit DesLauriers, there are hundreds who succumb to the unforgiving elements of a mountain that scrapes the sky at 29,029 feet.
Wildcat nation lost cheerleader Morgan Boisson to Chomolunga in 2009 from what’s believed to be severe altitude sickness.
This one goes out to you, Morgan…Bear Down