Remember when?by Tucson Citizen on May. 16, 2009, under Sports
Citizen Staff Report
THE FINAL EDITION
The Tucson Citizen was there when the University of Arizona played its first football game and first basketball game:
Date: Nov. 21, 1899
Headline: FOOT BALL GAME. – Neither Side Scored. – Line up of the Teams. – Close Contest.
The foot ball game at Carrillo’s gardens yesterday afternoon was a very closely contested struggle and more than fulfilled the high expectations of the spectators. The teams are evenly matched and the result of the game was a score of nothing to nothing. The Tucson team had the advantage of in weight, but lacked in practice, while the members of the University team, although lighter, are almost all experienced foot ball players and were very effective in team work.
(The Citizen listed each team’s starting 11 by last name, adding that Herb Drachman officiated as umpire, while prof. Adams was referee in the 0-0 game.)
Date: Feb. 19, 1905
Headline: Good Sport at Morenci Basket Ball
MORENCI, Ariz. – The University of Arizona basket ball team won a by no means easy game from the Morenci club boys last evening, with a score of 40 to 32. The Tucson athletes proved themselves superior in nearly all points, their good training and coaching telling throughout the game. The playing of Wooddell was phenomenal. Once the ball was fairly in his possession, a goal was almost sure to result. For Morenci Edgington (center) and Storch (guard) played the best game, although the others supported them well. Morenci did better team work, but was outclassed in star playing.
The game throughout showed the Tucson team to be fine, gentlemanly fellows.
(The Citizen listed both team’s lineup and noted that O.A. Kates, Arizona’s head coach, was the referee.)