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WILDCAT FOOTBALL GUIDE FIND IT IN TOMORROW’S DAILY WILDCAT THE DAILY WILDCAT Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 VOLUME 108 • ISSUE 3 Dorms “not really overbooked” BY JOCELYN VALENCIA The Daily Wildcat With this year’s incoming class of over 7,800 new students marking the largest in UA history, it was expected that there would be a larger number of freshmen applying for on-campus housing. By mid-June, the residence halls were already full, making Residence Life unable to accommodate all the students who wanted to live on campus. Dana Robbins-Murray, assistant director of marketing for Residence Life, dismissed claims of overbooking of students in residence halls causing them to live in resident assistant rooms and study halls. “We’re not really overbooked,” Robbins-Murray said. Every year, Residence Life tries to accommodate as many freshmen as they can who have the desire to live on campus. To make this possible, they have an extended housing program. This program opens up about 300 extended spaces of temporary housing. Although there was an incentive program for returner students to live off-campus and the former Phi Gamma Delta fraternity was converted into a residence hall — adding 64 new bed spaces — the extended housing program was still needed due to the large number of incoming freshmen. “We convert some study halls into rooms; they’re set up that they can be rooms,” Robbins-Murray said. “We have some apartments that we convert into student housing for the short period of time. We do put some students in with the [resident assistants], and then we have some rooms we don’t typically use that will open up for the time period.” The RAs’ contracts state that there is a possibility they will have to temporarily share their bedrooms. Those RAs who are placed in this situation are compensated for it. As soon as permanent spaces open up, these students who are placed in temporary housing are moved. These permanent spaces open up from students who don’t show up to movein day and students who decide that living in the dorms is not for them, according to Robbins-Murray. The first students who are moved will be those currently living with RAs. RobbinsMurray added that some will be pulled out this week. As of now, there is no known number of exactly how many students are currently in temporary housing or how many RAs are sharing their DORMS, 3 ELECTION 2014 TAKING A DIP Ducey wins out crowded GOP field BY MICHEL SANCHEZ The Daily Wildcat Election time has returned to Pima County, or Arizona 2nd Congressional District, as Congress refers to the area. Running for state governor, the Republican vote went to State Treasurer Doug Ducey, who won the GOP primary with 23,844 Pima County votes against five other opponents. Emerging from the primaries uncontested was Democratic nominee, Fred Duval. Winners for the Republican secretary of state were Michele Reagan,and for the Democrats, Terry Goddard, who earned their nominations, the former with 44 percent and the latter with 98 percent of the votes. The victor for state treasurer was Republican Jeff DeWit, and the attorney general vote went to Mark Brnovich with the Republicans and uncontested Felecia Rotellini for the Democrats. A swift victory came in the primaries for the House of Representatives, where previous winners Martha McSally and Rep. Ron Barber won. Martha McSally, the local Republican favorite, emerged victorious in her party’s primary with 69 percent of the vote against Kais Shelley and former United States Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Chuck Wooten. Ron Barber ran undisputed in District 2 for the Democratic primary, pitting him against his previous opponent, McSally, in the general elections in the coming months. — Follow Michel Sanchez @DailyWildcat Cornerbacks aim to improve upon last year BY ROBERTO PAYNE The Daily Wildcat REBECCA MARIE SASNETT/THE DAILY WILDCAT MARCUS WURSTER, an undeclared freshman, takes a picture of his feet in a puddle of water on University Boulevard during a flash flood warning on Tuesday. Bike theft precaution needed especially near dorms BY ADRIANA ESPINOSA The Daily Wildcat With the beginning of a new school year, several students will navigate their way around campus via bicycle, which may lead to bicycle theft for some unlucky students. Elliot Montgomery, a UA alumnus, conducted research ranging from 2006 to 2013 regarding bike thefts at residence halls across campus. His most recent research is a follow-up study on bike thefts that he conducted in 2012. This study includes the bike theft during the years 2012 and 2013 that he is still working on. In Montgomery’s data, he noted that residence halls are a prime spot for bicycle theft, particularly at the beginning of fall semester, experiencing nearly 40 percent to 50 percent of their thefts in August, The current college football landscape has forced defensive coordinators to game plan drastically different than even just 10 years ago. The amount of spread offenses and empty backfield sets are the primary offensive sets for many college football teams around the nation, especially in the Pac-12 Conference. With so many top tier quarterbacks coming through the ranks recently, team scores approach the 40s and 50s on a regular basis. This puts enormous pressure on defensive coaches as they try September and October. According to Montgomery’s study, the Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall experiences the most bike thefts. Approximately 31 percent of bike thefts at Manzanita-Mohave occur in September, followed by 13 percent in August and 12 percent in March. Since 2006, the most reported bike thefts occurred in 2009 and 2010, with 16 reported thefts per year followed by 13 reported thefts in 2012. However, that number decreased with only one reported bike theft in 2013. Montgomery points out that while there was only one theft in 2013, that was the only reported theft, and that there was likely to have been other stolen bikes that were not reported at Manzanita-Mohave. That is an average of 8.375 stolen bikes per year since 2006 at that residence hall, according to Montgomery’s study. UA Career Services presents...Part-time jobs for Full-time students For Part-Time Positions while you’re in school to combat those high-powered offenses. Specifically, cornerbacks receive the brunt of criticism when a defense is torched for considerable passing yards or touchdowns. Cornerback is, arguably, the toughest position to play on the defensive side of the game. At Arizona, between coaching changes and transfers, cornerbacks have revolved rather quickly over the past couple years. Rich Rodriguez enters his third season in the program this year and finally has his kind of guys back there. Among those who will see CORNERBACK, 7 Ricky Maciel, an astronomy and physics junior, experienced residence hall bike theft last year. In September 2013, Maciel’s bike was stolen off of the bike racks in front of the Árbol de la Vida Residence Hall overnight after his roommate had locked it up. “My roommate [who was borrowing the bike] locked the bike through the tire to the rack, instead of locking the body of the bike to the rack,” Maciel said. “So the person just took the bike and left the tire that the lock was on.” Maciel was using a U-Lock to secure his bike to the bike racks around campus. 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