Sept. 27, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--The UA's Family Weekend game Oct. 9 against Oregon State has been selected for a national cablecast by Versus and will kick off at 4 p.m. (MST) in Arizona Stadium.
The No. 14-ranked Wildcats (4-0) are idle this Saturday (Oct. 2), while OSU (1-2) to Arizona State (2-2) in Corvallis.
About 2,000 tickets remain for the OSU game, officials said, and with two weeks to go, has the potential for a second sellout for UA this year. Plenty of good seats remain.
It's Arizona sixth nationally available telecast this year, along with the earlier Toledo and Iowa games (ESPN) and the future showdowns with USC (ABC), Oregon (ESPN) and ASU (ESPN). Additionally, four remaining games are in the mix for TV picks by Pac-10 telvision partners in a 12- or 6-day process.
...Arizona remained No. 14 in the AP poll this week, but jumped two spots to 14 in the USA Today Coaches poll... Wildcat players have today and tomorrow off because of the open date... UA's defense is rated No. 4 this week in NCAA FBS listings, while UA is 12th in passing offense, 11th in pass efficiency defense and tied for third in scoring defense, seventh in pass defense (yardage allowed)... The Cats lead the country in kickoff return average... Oh, yeah -- Arizona is 4-0 for the first time since 1998 when that club opened 5-0 to start a stellar 12-1 season... UA returns to the practice field Wednesday at the Jimenez Facilty... The OSU game caps a three-game homestand and then Arizona will travel to Pullman, Wash., to play Washington State on Oct. 16 before a two-gamne road swing to Los Angeles and Palo Alto... Right-handed Nick Foles attempted a couple of passes left-handed against the Cal Bears last week, one nullified by a holding penalty, the other incomplete. He's fourth in the country with a 74.5 pass completion percentage...