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The Bounce: Few coaches jump within Pac-10

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<p>Baltimore Orioles right fielder Oscar Salazar climbs the wall to prevent a home run by New York Mets' Brian Schneider during Thursday's game in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

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Baltimore Orioles right fielder Oscar Salazar climbs the wall to prevent a home run by New York Mets' Brian Schneider during Thursday's game in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Had USC basketball coach Tim Floyd accepted the offer to jump to Arizona, it would have been a rarity.

Not many head coaches move from Pac-10 school to Pac-10 school, and Floyd won’t be one of them after deciding to stay with the Trojans.

In the history of the league, there have been only four head basketball coaches to jump within the conference. Just one of those went directly from one school to the other – Marv Harshman, who went from Washington State to Washington after the 1971 season.

The other two-timers are:

• Mike Montgomery. He spent 18 seasons at Stanford, from 1986 to 2004 before trying his hand at the NBA. He returned to college coaching last season, taking over at Cal and directing the Bears to the NCAA Tournament.

• George Raveling. He coached Washington State from 1972 to 1983 before replacing Lute Olson at Iowa. Raveling returned to the Pac-10 in 1987, coaching USC for seven seasons.

• Forrest Twogood. He led Idaho from 1937 to 1941 when the league was the Pacific Coast Conference. He coached at USC from 1951 to 1966.

UA track hosting Shootout

Decathlon and heptathlon events continue Friday in the annual Jim Click Shootout track and field event at Roy P. Drachman Stadium.

The Shootout started Thursday. Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., Arizona will host the regular team competition with a new format.

The Pac-10, represented by the Wildcats and Washington, will be matched against the Big 12′s Kansas and Nebraska and the Big Ten’s Penn State and Wisconsin.

Defending NCAA outdoor high jump champion Liz Patterson leads Arizona, which has already qualified 11 athletes in two meets for this year’s NCAA Championships.

The Wildcat women are No. 22 in the nation and the men are unranked.

UA qualifiers include LaTisha Holden (100-meter hurdles), Dahlys Marshall (100m hurdles), Abdi Hassan (1500-meters), Maggie Callahan (300-meter steeplechase), Irine Lagat (5000-meter run), Nick Mossberg (pole vault), Dutch Perryman (pole vault), Tomaz Bogovic (hammer throw), Tyler Johnson (hammer throw), Taylor Freeman (discus throw) and Korion Morris (shot put).

Five Wildcats earned All-America honors at last month’s NCAA Indoor Championships. All, including Patterson, will make their outdoor debuts Saturday.

The others are the husband-and-wife weight throw team of Zack and Nicole Lloyd, weight thrower Megan Howard and pole vaulter Gabriella Ducios, the 2007 Pac-10 outdoor champion, who redshirted last year.

Citizen Staff Report

Tough task for UA women

The Arizona women’s tennis team will face the most challenging road test of the year when it travels to the Bay Area to play No. 10 Stanford at 2:30 p.m. Friday and No. 8 California at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Wildcats are 10-5 and 1-2 in Pac-10 play.

Senior Danielle Steinberg leads the Cats with an 11-3 record at the No. 1 position. The top record belongs to freshman Sarah Landsman with a combined 14-1 record.

Citizen Staff Report

Danridge wins dunk crown

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – New Mexico’s Tony Danridge beat Charlotte’s Charlie Coley III in the college slam-dunk contest Thursday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

In the final round, Coley received a perfect 50 from the judges after a dunk off a pass from Rhode Island’s Jimmy Baron in the stands. Danridge, though, forced a dunk-off with his third 50 of the competition with a two-ball, two-handed double dunk.

Coley then dunked over judge Jalen Rose for a 48, and Danridge ended it with a left-handed windmill for a 49.

The Associated Press

Salaries still going up

DETROIT – John Calipari will make more in a single half at Kentucky than Kenya Crandell will make all year at Southern Utah.

That’s life for a college assistant. A lot of head coaches, too. Unless you’re Billy Donovan, Coach K, Roy Williams or a handful of others, coaching won’t make you a millionaire. Not in one season, anyway.

But if you’re looking for outrage at the $32 million Kentucky threw at Calipari this week, don’t look to the coaches convention at the Final Four. It’s just the price of business at Kentucky, most coaches said, a school that treasures its tradition-rich history and refuses to accept anything less in the future.

Besides, if Kentucky is willing to throw around that kind of money, maybe a little of it eventually will come their way, too.

“To me, it’s democracy. The market dictates,” Missouri coach Mike Anderson said Thursday. “Everyone’s trying to get a jump on the next guy.

“It’s always been like that. In everything. That’s just the American way, isn’t it?”

The Associated Press



Yards thrown for by Jay Cutler, who was traded to Chicago from Denver on Thursday. It was the No. 3 mark in the NFL last year. Other leaders:

1. Drew Brees, N. Orleans 5,069

2. Kurt Warner, Arizona 4,583

4. Aaron Rodgers, G. Bay 4,083

5. Phillip Rivers, S. Diego 4,009

6. Peyton Manning, Indy 4,002

7. Donovan McNabb, Phil. 3,916

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1993: Donald Williams scores 25 points to lead North Carolina to a 77-71 win over Michigan in the NCAA championship.

2002: New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur becomes the first goalie in NHL history to post six straight 35-win seasons after stopping 14 shots in a 3-1 win over Atlanta.

2008: Memphis beats UCLA 78-63 in the NCAA men’s semifinals to become, at 38-1, the winningest team ever in a single season. Kansas’ Brandon Rush scores 25 points as the Jayhawks stun North Carolina 84-66 in the second semifinal.



Give Livengood the heave-ho

Re: Tim Floyd to stay as USC basketball coach

• No decent coach will take second place – especially after a coach like Floyd dumps us. Athletic director Jim Livengood needs to go. ANOHAWK

• All the passionate and impatient comments aside, most of these searches wind up at the Final Four, behind the scenes, where these guys are more free to talk. I would not be surprised if this doesn’t go on until Tuesday now, when two of the four Final Four coaches could be in the mix. 3829

• Bring Russ Pennell back. At least he has class. CRIMSON COYOTE

• Livengood has had five months to line up a top-shelf coach and he can’t do it. Something is wrong. I think he’s just too cheap to spend the money on an elite coach for an elite program. CROOK

• We are dancing in the aisles! No Floyd. Go IZZO! or FEW or whoever. Thank you Tim Floyd. 3231

• Livengood is an embarrassment. NEVER make a public offer without a sure bet that someone is going to say yes. RUNENFOOL

• According to an ESPN reporter, Tom Izzo will not leave Michigan State for Arizona under any circumstances. Fine, but why isn’t anybody in Tucson or the media mentioning Jamie Dixon of Pitt? Hasn’t Livengood tried to even talk to him? This is disturbing, because you get the feeling he’s not really trying to grab for the top shelf out of fear he may grab some thing big and then have to pay for it. KIKI04

• Folks, this is a blessing. Let’s grab the young and great coach at Baylor (Scott Drew). Listen, people, he is a great coach and knows how to recruit. Give him three to five years and he will surpass Lute. His team was in the NIT Championship against Penn State. Forget about these old prima donnas and famous clowns. Let’s rebuild the program with Drew. He will win a title for UA in less than seven years. JCS

• There is no need to panic. There are plenty of very good coaches out there. Here’s hoping we find him soon. We need to try to find some semblance of order. TW

• This is a nightmare! Our program has gone from the best in the West to a laughing stock. The only good thing about this debacle is that Floyd won’t be our coach and Livengood’s fate is sealed. Hire Josh Pastner! He loves Arizona, has good upside, will work well with Reggie Geary and will come relatively cheap. BMW308428

• I think it would be interesting if Pennell gets a Pac-10 head coaching position, returns to Tucson to soundly beat a UA team with a fancy $2.5 million-a -year coach with no recruits and three players off to the NBA. TFROGGER

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