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ONLINE EXTRA: Football shows promise despite losses

ONLINE EXTRA: Football shows promise despite losses

By Narciso Thomas Villarreal Photo by Ed Adams Scottsdale Videos by James Kelley The Pima Community College football team has lost three games in a row, but that includes a close call to an undefeated team and a deceiving score against the preseason No. 1 ranked team. The Aztecs (2-4, 0-3 Western States Football League) […]

Football, former quarterback move on

Football, former quarterback move on

By Eric Townsend Photo by James Kelley As an elite local quarterback who played for his future college coach, Dan Nicholas was anointed by many as Pima Community College football team’s savior. It initially came as a shock when Nicholas unexpectedly decided to leave the team in August. “I just lost confidence,” Nicholas said. “I […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Pros are paid too much

ATHLETIC VOICE: Pros are paid too much

By Eric Townsend $21 million. That was last years’ salary for Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. High paychecks seem to be the divider between professional sports and the viewing public. Ironically, those paychecks come with over-inflated egos. The National Football League has drawn unnecessary attention this offseason. You couldn’t watch ESPN without hearing about […]

Online Extra: Scottsdale holds off Pima football

Online Extra: Scottsdale holds off Pima football

By Narciso Thomas Villarreal Photo by Ed Adams Video by James Kelley The Pima Community College football team overcame an early 14-0 deficit to Scottsdale Community College on Oct. 2 but couldn’t hold on to their brief lead on a rainy night. The Aztecs (2-3, 0-2 Western States Football League) fell to the Artichokes 26-20 […]

Too many UA/PCC football conflicts

Too many UA/PCC football conflicts

By James Kelley The Pima Community College football team’s recent renaissance is great and all, but the atmosphere is still decidedly JV. The Aztecs need many things, like cheerleaders, a band, a fight song, but most of all they need more support. The team has fans, but it needs enough fans to intimidate visiting teams. […]

Online Extra: Football scores first blow-out win, falls to Glendale

Online Extra: Football scores first blow-out win, falls to Glendale

Story and photos by Narciso Thomas Villarreal Video by Lindsey Weldon The Pima Community College football team lost its opening conference game, but has secured its best record since 2004. The No. 7 Glendale Community College Gauchos, the only remaining undefeated team in the Western States Football League, beat the Aztecs 34-21 on Sept. 25 […]

Online Extra: Football takes New Mexico Prep to school

Online Extra: Football takes New Mexico Prep to school

Story and Photo by Narciso Thomas Villarreal The football team from New Mexico Prep Sports Academy was no match for the Pima Community College squad. The Aztecs (2-1) started slow but ended up routing the Bandits 48-0 on Sept. 18 at Tucson Electric Park. Pima gained 250 total offensive yards with 88 passing yards and […]

Online Extra: Football team snaps losing streak

Online Extra: Football team snaps losing streak

Story by Narciso Thomas Villarreal Photos by Ed Adams Video by Lindsey Weldon The Pima Community College football squad ended its 29-game overall losing streak with a 17-14 road-victory against the Phoenix College Bears on Sept. 4, but then lost its second game. The Aztecs (1-1) lost their home opener on Sept. 11 against No. […]

Football ready to end losing streaks

Football ready to end losing streaks

 Editor’s note: the football team snapped its 29-game losing streak on Sept. 4 By Narciso Thomas Villarreal It took the last game of the 2007 season, the entire 2008 season and the first two games of the 2009 season before the Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended their 19-game regular-season losing streak by […]

ONLINE EXTRA: 2010 Football results

ONLINE EXTRA: 2010 Football results

Photo by Daniel Gaona 3-8, 1-7 WSFL Sept. 4 @ Phoenix College W 17-14 SEPT. 11 EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE L 42-14 SEPT. 18 NEW MEXICO PREP SCHOOL W 48-0 Sept. 25 @ *Glendale Community College L 34-21 OCT. 2 *SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE L 26-20 OCT. 9 *ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE L 32-13 Oct. 16 @ *Mesa […]

Football practices conclude

Football practices conclude

By Daniel Gaona Spring practices are just about over and the Pima Community College football team is ready for its spring game. Head coach Pat Nugent was hoping to play the game at a high school stadium, but none were available. “We wanted a stadium to play in for people to watch and film and […]

Football begins spring practice

Football begins spring practice

By Daniel Gaona The Pima Community College football team has begun spring practices to prepare for next season, in addition to working on strength and conditioning. “We’ve got a long way to go but our kids have progressed and they are a lot further along than we were in the fall,” head coach Pat Nugent […]

NFL may kill sudden-death rules for playoffs

NFL may kill sudden-death rules for playoffs

By Austin Driscoll The National Football League may be changing the way overtime is handled in the playoffs starting this upcoming 2010 season. Under the new rule being proposed at the end of the month, each team would have a chance to score instead of it being a sudden death situation, but only sort of. […]

Athletic Voice: Experience will power Colts

Athletic Voice: Experience will power Colts

By Daniel Gaona After both came close to going undefeated in the regular season and both survived the playoffs as the No. 1 seeds, the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints will face off in Miami for Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7. The Saints clinched their first ever NFC Championship with a 31-28 overtime […]