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20070220 Courtside Conversations ? Feb. 20, 2007
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Release: 02/20/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Arizona Women&rsquo;s Basketball Team played two games in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Los Angeles</st1:place></st1:City> last week.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In fact, their venue was just a block away from the famous Shrine Auditorium.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Yep, I&rsquo;m leading up to the Oscars, which will be handed out this Sunday Night.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>So, here are my Oscar winners for this season&rsquo;s Wildcats:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Best Actress</SPAN></U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Joy Hollingsworth is a star all of the way.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She not only plays hard but she scores a lot too.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She is personable off the court and the fans love her.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>This one was easy.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Best Supporting Actress<o:p></o:p></SPAN></U></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Ashley Whisonant has played different positions and is getting better as the season progresses.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She smiles while she plays defense.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>That&rsquo;s a good thing.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Best Foreign Actress</SPAN></U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Amina Njonkou has been up and down but shows signs of brilliance.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She speaks very good French.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>That&rsquo;s always a positive.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I don&rsquo;t know why, it just is.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>This is the Oscars and I don&rsquo;t need logic.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Best New Actress</SPAN></U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Rhaya Neabors beats out her sister (Rheya) because she&rsquo;s played more games.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>They both have a great future in this business.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Best Showing<o:p></o:p></SPAN></U></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&rsquo;s win at UCLA gave ample evidence that improvement is underway.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>They desperately needed to beat a decent team on the road.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Worst Showing</SPAN></U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Let&rsquo;s not talk about the game at USC.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We&rsquo;ll save that for the Oscar Parties...late Oscar Parties.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Best Special Effects<o:p></o:p></SPAN></U></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Amina Njonkou&rsquo;s imitation of Joy Hollingsworth&rsquo;s &ldquo;bird-like&rdquo; walk.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>LOL!<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Best Late-Comer</SPAN></U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Where has Malia O&rsquo;Neal been all my life?<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Lifetime Achievement Award</SPAN></U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Coach Joan Bonvicini has the kids playing hard after two disappointing seasons.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>No one has given up.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Her 600<SUP>th</SUP> win clinches the deal.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Special Consideration Award</SPAN></U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> fans deserve recognition for their steady support of the Cats.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Attendance is down but not by much.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Good job.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Your patience will pay off!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">See you the radio!<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:PersonName w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Paul Johnson</SPAN></st1:PersonName><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">*Each Arizona Women&rsquo;s Basketball Game can be heard live on AM 1400 KTUC.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>- <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> vs. ASU Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>- <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> vs. OSU at the Pac-10 Tournament Friday, March 2 at 8:45 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P>
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