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Cats schedule football series vs. Texas-San Antonio

2010-04-14T00:00:00Z Cats schedule football series vs. Texas-San Antonio Arizona Daily Star
April 14, 2010 12:00 am

The Arizona Wildcats will play Texas-San Antonio in a three-game football series starting in 2013, the schools announced Tuesday. Arizona will host the Roadrunners in 2013, travel to the Alamodome in 2014, then host again in 2015.

The Wildcats, who recruit Texas heavily, have been trying to schedule a game in the Lone Star State for years. UTSA fits the bill.

The Roadrunners, to play their first-ever game in 2011, are coached by Larry Coker, who won the 2001 national title at Miami.

"Larry Coker is a good coach, and they'll be a quality opponent in 2013 and beyond," UA coach Mike Stoops said. "Anytime you play a team from Texas, you'll be playing Texas football players, and we know what that's all about."

UTSA hopes to join the Football Bowl Subdivision by 2015 and already has agreed to series with Arizona State and Baylor.

basketball

Negedu not cleared to play

Former UA signee Emmanuel Negedu, a Tennessee forward who suffered sudden cardiac arrest, will not play again for the Volunteers.

Tennessee officials decided not to clear Negedu after consulting with medical experts and reviewing medical studies about the sophomore's condition. He did not play in the 2009-10 season.

ua softball

Despite sweep, Cats rank high

Being swept in a Pac-10 series for the first time in two years didn't drop the Wildcats far in the national polls.

The Cats (32-7), beaten three times by No. 1 Washington, are No. 3 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll. They fell from third to fourth in the USA Today/NFCA poll.

miscellaneous

USGA receives Tiger's entry form

• Tiger Woods has taken the first step toward playing the U.S. Open by sending in his entry form. The USGA said it received Woods' entry on Monday.

• Ben Roethlisberger met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday, and there was no word if the Steelers QB will be punished for off-field problems.

• No. 6-ranked Yavapai swept a baseball doubleheader Tuesday at Pima, winning 7-1 and 12-6. Ryan Retz went 4 for 7 for the Aztecs (16-28-1, 9-19 ACCAC).

• The Glendale City Council voted Tuesday to back a proposed arena lease agreement submitted by a group headed by sports mogul Jerry Reinsdorf that is seeking to buy the Coyotes. Reinsdorf's group still must reach an agreement with the NHL.

Ryan Finley Patrick Finley Contains material from a news release

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