Arizona Wildcats notebook: Redshirt freshman reportedly leaving football teamby Anthony Gimino on Jun. 30, 2010, under Sports
The Arizona Wildcats football team is losing redshirt freshman cornerback DeWayne Peace, who will transfer closer to home, according to WildcatSportsReport.com, a partner in the TucsonCitizen.com Sports Network.
Peace, from Grand Prairie, Texas, will transfer to Blinn College, a junior college in Brenham, Texas.
Peace, who showed good athleticism and speed in scrimmage situations, was a scout team receiver last fall but was moved to defense in the spring. He was not on the two-deep depth chart released by the school after spring ball.
Ex-Cat dismissed by Michigan
Laval Lucas-Perry, a guard who didn’t last even one semester at Arizona — this was the Kevin O’Neill interim season of 2007-08 — has now been kicked off the Michigan team.
Wolverines coach John Beilein announced the decision Wednesday.
“Unfortunately, Laval has violated our team standards,” Beilein said in a statement. “Therefore, I have decided that he will no longer be a part of our basketball program. Given the fact that Laval is near the completion of his degree, he has been extended the offer to remain on scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year and graduate in May with our 2011 class.”
Perry, from Flint, Mich., played in five games for Arizona. He played in 58 for Michigan, averaging 5.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.
Finch stars at World Championship
Former Arizona All-American Jennie Finch hit a grand slam Wednesday as Team USA won its opening medal-round game, 16-1 over Canada, at the ISF World Championship in Caracas, Venezuela. You can read about her travels on her blog and vote for her in the “Bear Down Leader” competition.
Finch is one of two ex-Cats on Team USA, the other being fellow Olympian Caitlin Lowe, an outfielder. The U.S. team will take on rival Japan on Thursday at 2:30 p.m., and you can follow along with a live webcast.
Other Wildcat news:
–Former offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes, in his first season as a head coach at Louisiana Tech, might have an interesting new talent for the 2011 season. Dismissed Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli recently visited the Ruston campus.
–The weekly e-mail from new athletic director Greg Byrne is on-line, talking about a variety of subjects. He reveals that junior quarterback Nick Foles will be UA’s player representative at Pac-10 Media Day in Pasadena.