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Few have what it takes to play college football

By JOEL GANTT   With the Tucson sun beating down on a mid-summer day, more than 70 men kneel on one knee surrounding Pima Community College football coach Pat Nugent. “The reality is we can only keep a few players,” Nugent says. “Most of you won’t be playing football for Pima this fall.” The PCC […]

Turnovers plague Aztecs in loss to Eastern

Turnovers plague Aztecs in loss to Eastern

By MYLO ERICKSON   The Pima Community College football team lost its second game in a row Oct. 8 when it faced No. 15 Eastern Arizona College. The Aztecs (2-5, 1-3 Western States Football League) were defeated 49-7 by the Gila Monsters. PCC used two rookie quarterbacks, sophomore Devin Stewart and freshman Quinn Rollerson, because […]

Backup QB leads football to 37-10 road win

Backup QB leads football to 37-10 road win

By MYLO ERICKSON Photo Courtesy PCC The Pima Community College football team snapped its three-game losing streak Sept. 24 by beating Phoenix College 37-10 on the road without the starting quarterback. For the Aztecs (2-3, 1-1 Western States Football League), the victory marked their third win in a row against the Bears. Sophomore Devin Stewart […]

ONLINE EXTRA: Football blown out twice after win

ONLINE EXTRA: Football blown out twice after win

By MYLO ERICKSON Photos and video by JAMES KELLEY The Pima Community College football team’s home opener came Sept. 10, when the Aztecs hosted Scottsdale Community College in their final non-conference game, but their woes continued. The Aztecs (1-2) and Fighting Artichokes played at Tucson High School in a non-conference game between Western States Football […]

By the numbers

By the numbers

59 Points scored by the Pima football team in the season opener versus Sonora Institute of Technology 35 Points given up by the football team in its second game against Glendale Community College 46 Points given up by the football team in its home opener against Scottsdale Community College 15 Goals scored by the men’s […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Simple  solutions for NCAA scandals

ATHLETIC VOICE: Simple solutions for NCAA scandals

By JAMES KELLEY It is the best of times and the worst of times for big-time college sports. While NCAA conferences sign record TV contracts and pack stadiums, scandals at schools like Auburn, Louisiana State, Connecticut, North Carolina, Oregon and Southern California pile up. Most recently, Yahoo! exposed the biggest scandal of this century, making […]

Sports From the Archives: football wins debut against defending national champion

Sports From the Archives: football wins debut against defending national champion

By JAMES KELLEY 2001 File photo by Deborah Kravitz Pima Community College has had a mostly nightmarish football history, but 10 years ago the program began with a dream start. On Aug. 25, 2001, the Pima Storm debuted with a 28-20 win over defending national champion Glendale Community College in front of 4,500 fans at […]

Football returnees inspire confidence

Football returnees inspire confidence

By MYLO ERICKSON Photo by ED ADAMS Once again that time of year is upon us, a time when players take it to the gridiron and carry the old pigskin up and down the field. It is time for football and the Pima Community College Aztecs (1-0) are ready to go. Third-year head coach Pat […]

ONLINE EXTRA: 2011 fantasy football preview

ONLINE EXTRA: 2011 fantasy football preview

By JOEL GANTT The fall semester is here, and with that comes a new season of football. We were all worried this off-season, due to the lockout, but we can sleep easy now as game one of the National Football League season kicks off Sept. 8. What comes with NFL football? Fantasy football! Many leagues […]

ONLINE EXTRA: 2011 Football schedule

ONLINE EXTRA: 2011 Football schedule

Photo by ED ADAMS Home Field: Kino Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way Game Admission: $7 General $5 Students Saturday August 27 Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora (@ Douglas HS-Douglas, Ariz.): W 59-0 Saturday September 3 @ Glendale CC 7 p.m. Saturday September 10 SCOTTSDALE CC 7 p.m. Saturday September 17 *SNOW COLLEGE 7 p.m. Saturday Sept. […]

Football expects to go to bowl

Football expects to go to bowl

By NARCISO THOMAS VILLARREAL Photo by ED ADAMS As spring camp nears its end, the Pima Community College football team is optimistic about the upcoming fall season. PCC will close out its spring practices with a football game in which the offense scrimmages the defense. The game will be played Saturday, April 23, at 9:30 […]

ONLINE EXTRA: Football signs recruits, sends players to universities

ONLINE EXTRA: Football signs recruits, sends players to universities

By NARCISO THOMAS VILLARREAL The Pima Community College football team is already busting its tail in preparation for the 2011 season, despite it still being the offseason. Official signing day for new football recruits began on Feb. 2, and head coach Patrick Nugent wasted no time. He has already acquired 17 new Aztec football players, […]

AAA Padres may affect Pima football team

AAA Padres may affect Pima football team

By ERIC TOWNSEND Triple-A baseball is returning to Tucson. Although that is good news for the Tucson community, the Pima Community College football team may face scheduling issues. In 2010, Pima began playing its football games at Tucson Electric Park, which is now called Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. At least during 2011 and possibly into […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Early Pima newspapers record beginning of Aztec Sports

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Early Pima newspapers record beginning of Aztec Sports

By JAMES KELLEY Pima Community College student newspapers and Aztec sports both had humble and confusing beginnings. The college held its first classes in 1969 and officially opened in 1970, but the start of the Aztec Press and Pima sports are a bit more hazy. A student newspaper named Graffiti Press started in 1970. That […]

Pima deals with concussions

Pima deals with concussions

By JAMES SARGENT Photo by ED ADAMS aztecpress@pima.edu Last year, former Aztec basketball player Travares Peterson sustained a concussion in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Tournament. He was diagnosed hours after it happened by receiving an X-ray from the hospital. Once he was cleared from the hospital, he was told not to […]