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Hot & Not: November 12

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Rebecca Marie Sasnett

Arizona midfielder Gabi Stoian (9) celebrates with teammates after scoring Arizona’s only goal during Arizona soccer’s 1-1 tie against Cal in its last home game of the season at Murphey Field at Mulcahy Soccer Stadium on Oct. 26. On Monday, Arizona soccer was selected to play in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in its 20-year history.

HOT

Arizona soccer made the NCAA tournament on Monday for the third time in the program’s 20-year history. After the Wildcats went 6-11-3 in 2012 and 1-16-2 in 2011, they are 10-7-2 in head coach Tony Amato’s second year, and in the Big Dance.

Arizona football beat Colorado 38-20 on Saturday to secure the Wildcats’ third straight seven-win season. UA head coach Rich Rodriguez improved his record at Arizona to 23-12 in those three seasons and 12-12 in the Pac-12 Conference.

Over the weekend, Arizona volleyball swept California and almost beat No. 1 Stanford on the road, losing 3-2 against the Cardinal. Senior outside hitter Madi Kingdon had 25 kills and a career-high 30 digs. The Wildcats had 106 digs against Stanford, the seventh-most digs in school history.

Arizona hockey swept Michigan State over the weekend, winning 4-2 and 5-2. The Wildcats have now won three in a row after losing six in a row.

NOT

The Chicago Bears lost 55-14 to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night and their fans embarrassed themselves afterwards. Bears fans tweeted rape threats and homophobic slurs at Chloe Trestman, the daughter of Chicago head coach Marc Trestman, after the loss.

According to News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., North Carolina men’s basketball players took 35 bogus classes in 2004-05, a year where they won the national championship. The “paper classes” featured independent studies classes without professors and lecture classes that didn’t meet.

On Saturday, Florida defensive tackle Leon Orr left the Gators’ game on a bus after learning he wouldn’t start.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will pay to play in the NFL this season after serving a nine-game suspension. Smith’s salary this season is $1.09 million and $525,000 after taxes, but he owes $661,000 to the 49ers after forfeiting his signing bonus.

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