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    Danny Andrews, who trains with the UA track field team runs at practice at Drachman Stadium. Andrews had his leg amputated at 14, has set three Paralympic world records and is training for the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing.
    Danny Andrews, who trains with the UA track field team runs at practice at Drachman Stadium. Andrews had his leg amputated at 14, has set three Paralympic world records and is training for the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing.

    Unfair pay

    Ah, yes, basketball at the UA. Lute is making only $700,000 in money declared; Pastner a measly $95,000.

    No faculty member in the School of Music (full professors included) is making $95,000, let alone $700,000.

    Yes, I know these funds come from different sources, but does this not suggest a slightly perverted sense of priorities?

    While we are at it, has anyone asked Bibby, Arenas, Channing, et. al. for major league donations to something other than the sports program? Is it time for basketball to be outsourced, privatized? Will any administrator anywhere deal with the issue, while still in power? What is the function and meaning of a university, anyway?

    Daniel Asia
    School of Music professor

    Remembering Roz

    Roman Veytsman,The article (“”Cutting off the right arm””) you wrote in (April 24’s) Arizona Daily Wildcat was wonderful. You captured the relationship coach Jim Rosborough has had with everyone in the basketball program, and the quotes you chose to use from Marcus Williams and Jack Murphy also reflected the quality of those two young men.

    Thank you.

    Donna E. Swaim
    classics senior lecturer

    Editor’s Note: The following two posts were taken from posted comments to the article “”Cutting off the right arm”” by Roman Veytsman.

    Roz an example of integrity

    Sorry to see coach Rosborough go. He has been a man of character and integrity for the Arizona basketball program. I understand change, though.

    There will come a time when coach Olson will have to step down. Let’s hope it is on his own terms. When Kevin O’Neill was at Tennessee he was known for his bad language and a style of basketball that got his brains beat in in the SEC. You could hear his cussing 30 rows behind the bench. I hope it works out for the Cats. I catch a lot of grief here in SEC country about how they get to the tournament every year and get beat. They are known as the Atlanta Braves of college basketball in the South.

    I am looking forward to seeing them here in Memphis next season and hope we can drill the Calapari Memphis

    Tigers like we did this year. Thanks again to coach Rosborough for always being loyal to coach Olson and all the players and fans.

    Fred
    (posted on April 24)

    Olson had no choice

    It is sad to see this end to the coaching regime at Arizona.

    After this season, it was apparent that some profound changes were necessary if Arizona is to remain an elite program.

    The game had obviously moved beyond what was being taught here. Given that reality, I don’t think Olson had much choice.

    He had to shake the program to its core, and that meant either he or Roz or both needed to go.

    It remains to be seen if next year’s team can be brought up to an average Pac-10 level, much less a national contender.

    Nice to hear from one of the selfish brats who brought this on, while he is preparing in Seattle for the NBA draft.

    Is Marcus taking his classes online now?

    DOR
    (posted on April 24)

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