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    No. 4 Arizona softball vs. No. 12 Stanford

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    padding:2px;””>Arizona has been ranked No. 1 for some part of the season every year since 1991. Caitlin Lowe is on the verge of becoming Arizona’s all-time stolen base leader, and Taryne Mowatt just threw her fourth career no-hitter and acted like it was no big deal. It’s hard to combat this team’s accolades or head coach Mike Candrea’s 1,100+ wins.

    Arizona 5, Stanford 1

    Roman Veytsman, sports editor

    border:thin solid;””>If last weekend’s series is any indication, this one should be a high-scoring affair. First pitch will be tonight, but it won’t end until the 26th inning sometime early Saturday morning – 1-0 on a walk-off hit by the Cardinal. But, hey, it’ll probably end before Canucks-Stars Game 2, which I’m guessing goes six overtimes tonight.

    Stanford 1, Arizona 0 (26)

    Ryan Casey, assistant sports editor

    border:thin solid;””>Who’s hotter? Oh yeah, Arizona is. And I can say that cause I’m a girl. But hot girls finish last (and every time I pick softball to lose, it wins). So Stanford it is, but the game is called in the fifth due to the heat.

    Stanford 3, Arizona 2 (5)

    Melissa Krueger, assistant sports editor

    How long will baseball’s winning streak last?

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    padding:2px;””>Talk about home cooking. Twelve of the last 13 games Arizona has played have been at home and the other was in Phoenix. On the other hand, Stanford’s baseball team (0-6 Pac-10) is as bad as the school’s academics are good. Washington State isn’t much better at 1-5. The streak reminds me of “”Prison Break.”” It just keeps going.

    21 games

    Roman Veytsman, sports editor

    border:thin solid;””>OK, let’s see, it’s already at 14, and there’s 22 games left? I’ll take 36 games.
    Seriously, though, who do you think I am, Michael Schwartz? This thing will go on as long as the Sunday starter’s role allows it to. I see it going to 19 before the ‘Cats drop the Sunday game in Pullman, Wash., next weekend.

    19 games

    Ryan Casey, assistant sports editor

    border:thin solid;””>Basically, Friday and Saturday night games are a lock thanks to the starting pitching. But Sunday? Not so much. And even though Stanford is scraping the bottom of the Pac-10, it looks like Arizona’s luck is about to run dry. But it will pick up another streak next weekend against Washington State – Phoenix Suns-style.

    16 games

    Melissa Krueger, assistant sports editor

    Who will raise the
    Stanley Cup?

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    padding:2px;””>If a hockey game is played and no one is there to see it, does it really exist? They say playoff hockey is one of the most exciting events in sports. Then, may I ask, why are most of the NHL’s playoff games are on a network called Versus, which is broadcast to about 12 households. As for my pick, I’ll go with the team with the hottest cheerleaders. Wait, it’s too cold for cheerleaders. OK, then the team who has the player with the coolest name. Jonathan Cheechoo of the San Jose Sharks. He’s hurt? Aww, who cares?

    San Jose over Pittsburgh in 5

    Roman Veytsman, sports editor

    border:thin solid;””>How sweet is it that the best time of year is here again (even if these playoffs are missing the best team over the past 10 or so years – ahem, the Colorado Avalanche)? It’s going to come down to a hot goalie once again, Çÿ la Cam Ward for Carolina last year. As much as it pains me to say this, Roberto Luongo in Vancouver fits the mold.

    Vancouver over Buffalo in 6

    Ryan Casey, assistant sports editor

    border:thin solid;””>I’m not gonna lie, I don’t even know who’s in the playoffs. I just know I want Barry Melrose and his mullet off my daily fix of SportsCenter. But like soccer, I’ll give hockey a chance. My life could use a little culture. After some research and after being told by the Wildcat’s resident hockey fan, Ryan Casey, that Peter Forsberg is the most talented player in the world, I’m pulling for Nashville.

    Nashville over Ottawa in 7
    (5OT in Game 7)

    Melissa Krueger, assistant sports editor

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