CAN'T THEY FIND SMARTER PEOPLE TO TAKE THEIR TESTS?
The UA men's basketball team had a collective grade point average of 1.96--the worst among the state's three universities.
PROVE YOU CAN SPELL PUNK AND WE'LL LET YOU HAVE AN OPINION, JOSEPH
After writing that Arizona's basketball team was an underdog in its game against UCLA at McKale, Star columnist Greg Hansen was harassed by several UA basketball players. After the game, as Hansen interviewed Miles Simon, Joseph Blair approached and said, "Don't answer any questions from him. He's punk."
YOU MAKE HALF A MILL A YEAR AND YOU NEED THE STAR'S HELP?
In response to Hansen's column, Coach Lute Olson said, "According to what the players said, I think we should thank the Daily Star for our focus out there.... We appreciate their assistance today."
PASSING THE PIPE, ER, THE BUCK
Former UA basketball player Brian Williams was fined $1,200 by customs officials in the Cayman Islands for allegedly possessing a marijuana pipe. Williams said the pipe belonged to a member of his traveling party.
GEEZ, TRY THE DECAF NEXT TIME
In a traffic dispute with 66-year-old Shirley E. Jones, UA assistant basketball coach Phillip Johnson allegedly punched the truck Jones was driving, breaking her driver's door window and spraying glass inside the vehicle.
"It was an accident," Johnson said. "I wanted to get her attention. I banged on the window and it just broke."
THE SCENT OF A WOMAN DRIVES HIM WILD
UA football lineman Frank Middleton was given two years' probation and ordered to pay $500 for slugging Oregon State's mascot, a woman dressed as a beaver, as he was leaving the field after a 1995 game.
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