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The Daily Wildcat


    This week in Wildcat history

    On August 13, 1985, the Arizona Summer Wildcat reported that UA President Henry Koffler had announced a liquor ban at Arizona Stadium. The ban, which was originally estimated at $25,000, prohibited not only liquor, but any kind of beverage container from being brought into the stadium. The estimated cost was due to redesigning and widening some of the stadium gates to reduce congestion of people entering the stadium, making it easier to enforce the container ban.

    On August 11, 1997, the Wildcat reported that two UA football players, Leland Gayles and Mikal Smith, were indicted by a Pima County grand jury on fraud charges in connection with an alleged textbook scam. The two players were arrested in June 1997 after UAPD discovered 67 illegally obtained textbooks in the trunk of Gayles’ car. The two were accused of using stolen Athletics Department book vouchers to purchase textbooks at university-area stores, then allegedly selling them back for 50 percent of their value.

    – compiled by Lance Madden

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