Citizen Staff Writer
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
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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.
• UA’s top indoor marks, 7C
Tough task for UA women
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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.