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Wildcat Wednesday: Happy Thanksgiving

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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Arizona men's basketball center Christian Koloko has opened his youth season playing the best basketball of his career. Introducing Christian and his incredible Wildcat Journ ey in a video interview that we know you will enjoy, titled “My Story: Christian Koloko.”

Telling the stories of our student-athletes is part of the mission of our athletic department. We want to showcase the Wildcat journeys of student-athletes as they become sports, academic, and lifelong champions.

WOMEN GO TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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Our annual Territorial Cup showdown against the state d e Arizona is scheduled for 2 p.m. (MST) on Saturday, November 27 in Tempe. The 95 to edition of the nation's oldest trophy rivalry game will air on Pac-12 Networks, as well as Wildcats Radio 1290 AM. We know our students and loyal supporters in the Phoenix area will be there for Bear Down in addition to the fans driving from southern Arizona.

Visit the ASU 2021 GameDay information page if you plan to attend the game . We hope to see you on Saturday. Remember to use Bear Down and Go Cats colors!

ROMAN MAIN EVENT CHAMPIONS

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The basketball game of Arizona against Washington on Thursday December 2 will be A Tribute to Lute game. Join us for a moment of silence before the game and a special tribute video at halftime in honor of our iconic Wildcat. We would also like to ask fans to submit their photos with Coach Olson at Fans can submit their photos to ICA-Marketing@email.arizona.edu with the subject: A Tribute to Lute before Tuesday, November 30. To buy tickets for Arizona vs. Washington and A Tribute to Laúd, click here

GREATEST VOLLEYBALL DAY

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Are you ready for the Arizona gym season to begin? Season Tickets, Group Packages and Tickets for Individual Encounters are on sale now. We have ticketing options for fans to take on the GymCats this season. The team's full schedule has been posted with five regular-season games at McKale Center, as well as a handful of national events. -televised contests on Pac-12 Networks.

HOLIDAY TICKET SPECIAL OFFER
As the holidays approach, we have a special ticket package on sale for the Wildcat family. Individual tickets selected for both men's and women's basketball will go on sale at a discounted rate of Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday starting today, November 24 through Monday, November 29 November at midnight. Special ticket prices start at $ 4 for women's basketball and $ 19 for men's basketball. Treat yourself and your fellow Wildcat fans to exciting basketball action at the McKale Center at great prices.

USE THE COLORS – SHARE THE PHOTOS

Send us your photos of yourself wearing the colors while staying safe

Thank you for wearing the colors and sharing your Arizona pride! Make sure to take a photo the next time you wear the colors and send it to us, we could include it in next week's Wildcat Wednesday! And even if your submitted photo doesn't appear in next week's issue, check out our "Wear the Colors" album at facebook.com/ArizonaAthletics on Fridays.

NOTE: Submit photos for Wildcat Wednesday with an email original to uofaad@arizona.edu using subject line 'Wildcat Wednesday photo' Also, make sure all presentations are clear and properly lit. We also ask that you identify all the people in the photo so that we can highlight them accordingly.

Stay safe, duck and mask!

Dave Heeke
Athletic Director
University of Arizona
uofaad@arizona.edu

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